In a Breitbart Texas exclusive, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) directly challenged the truthfulness of public statements made by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA spokesman used social media to claim that Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby and the NBPC were lying about a recent report that the TSA is allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airliners without verifiable identification.
The social media exchange of tweets was exposed on Friday evening on Twitchy Media.
The NBPC's vice president Shawn Moran released the Border Patrol agents union's statement to Breitbart Texas and stated:
TSA employees at Laredo International Airport notified Border Patrol agents last night at 11 p.m. local time that a new policy was in place that would not allow illegal aliens to fly solely using an I-862, otherwise known as the Notice to Appear form. TSA employees stated they will allow illegal aliens who had been released on their own to travel with a foreign passport or ID in addition to an I-862. We're grateful that TSA has fixed this lapse in security, even if they won't acknowledge it publicly. Our fear is that those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it. In the worst case scenario, our commercial transportation system could have been exploited, as it was by illegal aliens nearly 13 years ago.Breitbart News reported on Saturday that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had previously said Breitbart Texas’ report that illegal aliens were boarding commercial airlines with no other identification than their Notice to Appear forms “was completely wrong.”
The TSA statement of policy change vindicates Breitbart News and Managing Director Brandon Darby, who initially reported the story, proving that the sources used in the article had provided correct information.
Immediately after the TSA publicly attacked Darby and the Border Patrol agents, the NBPC issued a press release stating that the Border Patrol agents were willing to go under oath and give sworn statements that the TSA were lying. The NBPC also stated that the surveillance footage from the airport would prove that the TSA had in fact been allowing illegal aliens to fly without verifiable identification.
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