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ICYMI: Rubio: No Arrest Warrants for Flight IDs

May 7, 2024 | Press Releases

TSA must stop enabling illegal immigration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

May 7, 2024


In January 2022,…the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed that it was allowing illegal immigrants to use arrest warrants as identification to board U.S. flights. No photo ID. No verified information….

Thankfully, this year’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill provides an opportunity to scrutinize our government’s insane flight rules…. Congress’s purpose is clear: we must outlaw the use of arrest warrants as identification….

At least one ISIS member appears to have evaded government detection in the United States for two years while applying for asylum. And how many other members of terrorist organizations have crossed the border undetected? Under this administration, we just don’t know.

This is disturbing on its own merits, but it’s especially disturbing in light of the TSA’s lax document policy…. Perhaps the Biden administration’s bureaucrats have forgotten why we instituted flight safeguards in the first place: because September 11, 2001 taught us how disastrous it can be to let the wrong people onto planes. 

Why hasn’t President Biden reversed course on this misguided policy? …The sad reality is that Biden is unwilling to admit Trump was right, and he is unable to buck the open-borders extremists in the Democratic Party’s base….

Nevertheless, Congress can and should outlaw the use of arrest warrants to board flights. Representative Lance Gooden (R-TX) and I introduced the SECURE Flights Act to do just that. The Senate has a chance to address this issue as we consider, debate, and hopefully amend the FAA reauthorization bill this week…. 

Democrats, however, are already signaling they will block this basic reform. Only time will tell the outcome, but the American people deserve a sign their leaders are still looking after them, and I hope my colleagues agree to give them one.

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