Illegal immigrants are being “released on their own recognizance” and later “allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” a National Border Patrol Council spokesman reportedly told Breitbart Texas' Brandon Darby.
Hector Garza, identified as NBPC’s Local 2455 spokesman, expressed serious concern that illegal immigrants are only required to show “paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer” in order to board planes used by the American public for domestic travel.
“The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing,” he said. “They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”
Garca also claimed that authorities have to “solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have.” In reality, he explained, officials can’t be positive of the identities of the thousands of illegal immigrants currently flooding into the United States.
“We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves,” he explained.
NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran also objected to the Obama administration’s current policy of releasing illegal immigrants “with no real way to track them.”
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
In a statement provided to Breitbart Texas, the National Border Patrol Council announced that it “adamantly opposes” the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to release illegal aliens onto the street.
“The fact that TSA is accepting the I-862 (Notice to Appear) as a form of identification and allowing illegal aliens to travel commercially shows just how little regard the federal government has for its own immigration laws,” the statement reads.
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