As Hot Air notes, “This story is so insane that it sounds like an urban legend, a claim you’d stumble across on an Internet message board and then start googling in the belief that it must be a mistake. It’s not a mistake. The Daily Caller broke the news a few days ago, citing a letter that TSA itself sent” to Congressman Lance Gooden (R-Tex.). “Fox News contacted the agency to confirm it and it’s now confirmed.” If an illegal alien is in the U.S., and has an official DHS arrest warrant or removal warrant, he can present that to the TSA checkpoint at an airport as valid proof of ID and use it to board an airplane:
Here’s the key passage from the TSA: “All passengers whose identity is verified through alternate procedures receive additional screening before being allowed into the secure area of the airport,” TSA assured Fox.
As Allahpundit notes, this “doesn’t explain why known illegals with proof of their illegal status are being allowed to fly…..the letter to Gooden also says TSA is willing to accept Form I-205 as proof of identity. That’s a warrant of deportation”:
But as Hot Air notes, “Unlike with the arrest warrant, I can’t imagine a scenario in which an illegal would be walking free with one of those documents on his person.”