(ConservativeSense.com) – US Senator Ted Cruz has warned that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules that allow migrants to use planes in America make it easier for terrorists to launch attacks. Cruz, a Texan Senator, wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stating that the TSA policy of permitting illegal migrants to use their “CBP One” application to board commercial aircraft amounts to taking “illegal aliens at their word on their names and dates of birth.”
In his letter, he wrote that, in effect, the TSA was holding Americans to higher verification standards than migrants. “This is alarming,” he stated.
According to a government factsheet, the CBP One application permits migrants “without appropriate documents for admission” to travel to the United States through southwest border ports of entry and to “attest that they, or a spouse or child accompanying them, meet specific vulnerability criteria.”
A TSA spokesperson denied Senator Cruz’s interpretation of the rules and said any migrant who presents a threat to the United States is detained and not permitted access to any airport in the US. The spokesperson also said that border security agents use “various screening and vetting processes that work to detect and prevent individuals who pose national security or public safety risks.”
Meanwhile, a video clip showing a large group of migrants crossing the border at Eagle Pass, Texas, was posted on social media and prompted outrage among Republicans. Fox News journalist Bill Melugin posted the footage on Twitter and said it was provided to him by an unnamed contact in Eagle Pass. He said it showed thousands of migrants passing into the US and added, “I’ve spent hundreds of days there over the last 2+ years, and I’ve never seen it like this.”
Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake commented on the footage and said, “Deadly, destructive, dead-end Democrat policies” caused the border crisis. US Customs and Border Protection data shows 2.475 million encounters at the southern border in 2023.
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