- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The vice president of the National Border Patrol Council says the current border crisis is “the dream of every terrorist in the world,” with illegal immigrants being able to board American jetliners without proper identification.

The union, which represents thousands of Border Patrol agents, has accused the Transportation Security Administration of letting illegals board American jetliners with only a “Notice to Appear” document — a claim the federal agency strongly denies, Fox News reported.

“This is a document that could easily be forged,” union vice president Shawn Moran told Fox News. “It is simply a computer printout with a name on it.

“This is the dream of every terrorist in the world,” he said. “There is no way of knowing who is on board the jetliners.”

Conservative government watchdog Judicial Watch confirmed through an unnamed high-level source within the Department of Homeland Security that illegals were allowed to board planes in El Paso without identification, Fox News reported.

TSA is letting them go around security,” the source told Judicial Watch. “No picture ID, just a slip of paper.”

TSA denied the reports, saying in a statement to Fox News that “a Notice to Appear, issued by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), is not an acceptable form of ID at the TSA checkpoint.”

“For Mexican nationals without a passport who are returning to Mexico, they can be issued a Certificate of Presumption of Nationality of Mexico (CPNM) by the Government of Mexico,” the statement said. “TSA has established a robust verification process of a CPNM, which includes a photograph. At the checkpoint, this documentation will be authenticated by TSA’s Identity Verification Call Center (IVCC), the same center that processes U.S. travelers who may have lost, or forgotten, their government-issued ID. Once this process is complete, the passenger will undergo enhanced TSA screening.”