Daines: Illegal Immigrants with Arrest Warrants Should be Arrested, Not Cleared by TSA

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to prohibit the use of an ICE arrest warrant as a form of identification at aviation checkpoints.

“It’s pretty simple — if an illegal immigrant presents their own arrest warrant as a form of ID, they should be immediately arrested, not cleared by TSA to hop on a plane in the United States,” Daines said. “The fact this is even an issue is beyond outrageous. This is a threat to our national security and it must be stopped immediately.” 

Daines introduced this bill after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer David Pekoske confirmed TSA was accepting these documents as proof of identity. Daines is introducing a Senate companion to legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

For bill text click HERE.



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