Daines: “How is This Even Serious?”

Condemns Biden Administration for Policies Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Board Planes Without Valid ID

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference condemning the Biden administration for allowing illegal immigrants to board airplanes without any required personal information.

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“The American people know that if you head to the airport, you want to jump on a flight here in the United States, you bring a valid form of ID. I always use my Montana driver’s license. I imagine some of you, maybe it’s even happened to you, you show up at the airport, you’re running a little late, might have forgotten an ID back home. You don’t try to enter through TSA to get to the terminal because you know you’ll be turned back without a valid form of ID.  

“This is an actual sign that’s popped up at the Delta Terminal at the Miami Airport. Instructions for illegals to use their CBP One app at TSA checkpoints as a valid form of ID to board a plane in the United States. For those who don’t know, the CBP One app provides appointments for migrants who are claiming asylum at the border.

“Migrants, particularly those wanted for crimes, can fill in any basic information they want in the app and be let into the country. The goal is to, ‘Validate adult non -U .S. citizen travel documentation when the traveler does not otherwise have an acceptable form of identification.’ However, it also notes that photos are optional. It says that multiple times. It says it can provide biographical information if requested, but notes that information is not stored again multiple times. How is this even serious?

“Illegals coming to the United States from countries that are designated state sponsors of terror and on terror watch lists can use this process. Americans, think about this for a moment. We, as Americans, are going to be forced to acquire a Real ID by May of 2025, or you, or anybody else here, myself, we will be barred from boarding a flight in the United States. How in the world can we justify this when illegal immigrants are allowed to board planes with unverifiable information they’ve filled out on an app? The administration and the Senate Democrats say they are concerned about the southern border, but their actions prove otherwise. It’s time to get serious.”

Earlier today, Daines joined Fox Business’ Cavuto: Coast to Coast to discuss President Biden’s border crisis. Watch the interview HERE.

See more of Daines’ work to secure the southern border HERE.