President Joe Biden’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is reportedly working with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow illegal immigrants to fly without proper identification, prompting backlash from U.S. citizens who are required to show identification in order to travel at U.S. airports.
The New York Post reported that while U.S. citizens are required to show a passport or a valid form of identification to travel by plane both domestically and internationally, signs at various airports claim that the TSA and CBP are working together to enable illegal immigrants to travel without traditional identification documentation.
Podcast host Dave Rubin shared a picture of one of the TSA signs last week on X, formerly Twitter. The TSA sign states, “TSA is partnering with CBP to test the use of CBP One at certain TSA checkpoints to validate adult non-US citizen travel documentation when the traveler does not otherwise have an acceptable form of Identification.”
The TSA sign explains that it is “optional” for illegal immigrants to have their picture taken by a TSA officer and that the TSA will not store the immigrant’s information but will only use the information to verify information provided to CBP through the CBP One app.
Rubin slammed the Biden administration over the TSA’s new policy, writing, “This is the state of absolute insanity happening at our airports. I’m in the Pre-TSA line, where migrants don’t have to have an ID to get through security and it’s their choice whether they want their picture taken. There is a plan to destroy America.”
Former CBP Chief Patrol Agent Chris Clem expressed concerns regarding the TSA and CBP policy under the Biden administration to The New York Post, warning that there are “so many questions we don’t have answers to be concerned about.”
“I’m an American citizen and I’m quite offended that these migrants that have come in here are getting preferential treatment and being prioritized in so many ways,” Clem said. “The rest of us are paying the price at gas pump and grocery stores. Tax is going up. Yet [the US is] continuing to bring masses of people [in].”
While the CBP One app requires illegal immigrants who use the platform when they enter the United States to be photographed and have fingerprints taken during the interview process at the border, Clem warned that law enforcement has limited information regarding the individuals.