The head of the Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday that “under 1,000” illegal immigrants have been allowed to board planes using warrants as identification this calendar year — as he faced a grilling on the matter from Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
Hawley asked TSA Administrator David Pekoske at a Senate hearing about a TSA policy that allows illegal immigrants to use warrants, which represent civil immigration enforcement and are not criminal arrest warrants, as an alternative form of identification.
“How many individuals have presented TSA with arrest warrants or deportation notices and been allowed to travel this calendar year?” Hawley asked.
“Under 1,000 sir,” Pekoske replied.
The head of TSA admits the Biden Administration has let nearly 1000 illegal aliens use arrest warrants as ID to get on planes this year. Think about that while you wait in line at the airport pic.twitter.com/rNIiGa8yBu
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 21, 2022