In a bombshell investigative article published this morning,’s Brandon Darby reported that domestic airlines are allowing illegal aliens to fly without valid identification. The jaw-dropping report quotes Hector Garza of the National Border Patrol Council, who alleges that the illegal aliens are being allowed to travel by showing nothing more than their Notice to Appear forms:

MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.

“This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. 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. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”

Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. 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.”

Darby also spoke with Shawn Moran, the vice president of the NBPC, who stated, “Why waste money and effort transporting people from the [Rio Grande Valley] if we are only going to release them with no real way to track them? Why are we allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer[?]”

Ross Feinstein, tweeting from the official account for the press secretary/spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), says the allegations by Garza and Moran are false:

Darby replied that he had asked TSA for comment and had not received a response prior to publication of his article:

A lengthy exchange ensued:

As Darby points out, it’s not the first time Department of Homeland Security officials have called out his National Border Patrol Council sources. Darby links to this incident, in which the San Diego sector of Customs and Border Protection tweeted that one of Darby’s stories was “erroneous.” After Darby’s NBPC sources publicly stood by the article, the San Diego CBP quietly deleted its tweet.

Once again NBPC is standing firm with Darby:

The truth will come out. In the meantime, we’d recommend not treating TSA’s denial as the final word.

When it comes to this administration and its sycophants, trashing whistleblowers and watchdogs is par for the course.




  • Republicanvet

    Meanwhile I have to take off my shoes, belt and empty my pockets…then still get a generous feeling up by TSA because my metal knee now sets off their metal detectors.

    …after they ignore the card I carry showing I have had a joint replacement.

    • mrspinky85

      They even make you do this in uniform. I was in the Atlanta airport on my R &R from Iraq and had to take my belt out of my uniform pants. I had my military ID handy if they asked. Just wow.

      • Republicanvet

        Reminds me of a story just after 911 when the National Guard was patrolling airports. A Guardsmen came on duty, and had to pass through security to get to his post. He said he handed his M-16 to the security person and emptied his pockets, which included his Swiss Army knife. The security yahoo said she had to confiscate his Swiss Army knife…as she handed back his M-16.

    • Gallatin

      Yes you deserve special scrutiny because you fulfill all of the criteria for being a terrorist:

      You are a Veteran, thank you for your service by the way.
      You are a Republican.
      You are white.
      You were born in the USA.
      You probably like guns.
      You are most likely christian.

      Just go to the “Southern Poverty Law Center” and pull up their ridiculous “Hate Map”. Mouse over the icons to see the mythical hate groups that they say exist in your state, of course they are all Christian or White. I’m waiting for the SPLC to add these people to their map:

      Not holding my breath though.

  • thedumbblonde

    I’m looking forward to a statement from USAir that the delousing of all their aircraft has commenced.

    • Republicanvet

      …after 3 plane loads of civilians who flew after complained…

      • Stephen K

        “But hey, they can use my health care plan to get treatment for the tuberculosis they contracted! So what’s the problem?”


        • thedumbblonde

          No kidding and Go Gators!

    • matt durham

      let’s start with Air Force One.

  • Jeremy

    TSA is not too be trusted so,I of course believe the BP.

    • Republicanvet

      Yeah. Who to believe. Sworn LEO’s or some media hack.

  • Comrade Hadenov

    Homeland Security…LOL Wait, there could be dangerous or disease carrying individuals put in an enclosed tube, flying at 30,000 feet, with innocent, law abiding people. Put them on C-130s or C-5s and fly them back to their country of origin. Who paid for their commercial tickets? Rhetorical question because you know we the people did.

    • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

      With the way this government is going they no longer think of us as we the people but we the potential enemy. We are like steers to them. They prefer us castrated and docile so we give them no problems while they harvest their take from our blood sweat and tears.

      • Comrade Hadenov

        Ahh, a fellow optimist! :) Drop “potential” as we are bitter clinging terrorists, who have nothing but our guns, Bibles and religion in our “miserable” lives.

        • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

          But they love our money.

          • Comrade Hadenov

            But they spend it so much more wisely than you or I could ever do!

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      I’d say DHS themselves could be classified as dangerous diseases

      • Comrade Hadenov

        Yeah, mental illness.

    • carmenta

      WHY are they flying AWAY from the border at all? Either push them back into the river or put them on some Greyhound bus heading straight for Tijuana…..I no longer care about any of them. Im sick of good, law-abiding people being put at risk and having to pay for the privilege.

      • Comrade Hadenov

        Simple enough answer…the government wants these illegals scattered to the four winds so they can claim rounding up the law breakers would cost too much money. They can be given drivers licenses (motor voter laws) and vote for the only thing they know, 3rd world socialism, which guarantees progressives’ stranglehold on power for generations. I am more than sick of paying for this suicide of our Republic.

      • R90

        Load them on a C-5, fly them back to were they came from, and make them jump.

    • Comrade Hadenov

      LOL Didn’t mean to upvote my own comment. Dang touchscreen on my phone is sensitive and I was just scrolling! Seriously!

  • ConservaWynne

    Although, I have to say that to contact the Office of Multimedia instead of their press or public relations office is pretty lame.

  • AmericanLass

    Maybe they don’t know, maybe they had to read on a news site to learn about it. It’s how gov works. They know nothing !

    • ButteryWench

      Hey, that excuse works for Obama. (Well his lemmings believe it anyways)

  • Iacobus

    I’m waiting for the “my computer crashed and that’s why I don’t have the email” excuse. Works every time apparently.

  • iconoclast

    Have congress subpoena 4 or 5 TSA supervisors and workers. See if they want to face the consequences for lying to Congress.

    • Iacobus

      I wish. The IRS has been doing it with impunity from Congress. They’re literally getting away with it thus far.

      • iconoclast

        Congress is being stupid. The CIO of the IRS and his direct reports need to explain under oath why they broke federal law in terms of email and IM retention. Lerner is a stone cold progressive operator who has protectors in the White House because she has something on the White House. IRS CIO and his direct reports are just bureaucrats–officials of middling intelligence and even less courage. No Omertà for them–they will give up the culprit so fast your head will spin.

        Same with the TSA. The head of the Laredo TSA is certainly not a political operative. His subordinates are even less likely to be operatives. If this really occurred-and the odds are that it did occur-then the first TSA worker to spill the bean will be the one with immunity. Unless the union thugs make threats to the family we will learn the truth.

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          I don’t share your hopes that decent, God-fearing Americans are put into positions of power at the TSA.

          Maybe they aren’t all slick political operators but I suspect that they are, at the very least, cretins who will stick to obama’s story until the very end, in the pattern of”Representative” Elijah Cummings.

          • iconoclast

            Of course they are unionized federal bureaucrats so they can no more be trusted and an old Soviet commissar. But they do know that if someone will be thrown under the bus it will be them and not a high level Party member like Cummings.

            Of course it is getting to the point with the federal bureaucracy that questions of guilt or innocence are as useful as questions of the guilt or innocence of a suicide bomber. They are all guilty and should all be punished appropriately.

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            If these statist thugs have any sense of self preservation it tells them that it is better to be thrown under the bus than to sing like a stool pigeon.

            Besides, they know that if they’re thrown under the bus nothing will happen as the bus has been parked so long that it might never get rolling again.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      There are consequences for lying to Congress?! When did this happen?

      • iconoclast

        Not as long as that stupid and arrogant gangster is in charge of the DoJ of course. “Rule of law? I don’t need no steenking rule of law”–Eric (my people) Holder

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          I wonder how the AG became so powerful and is still under the executive branch. Originally it was an impotent position that gave legal advice to the President, or so I understand, but now it is responsible for not only enforcing the law but ensuring that the Executive Branch follows the law.

          I wish I were the one to decide whether or not to prosecute me 😉

          • iconoclast

            The system worked as long as politicians cared about the opinion of even their opponents and did not believe the USA should be run like Chiraq or Caracas. But Obama and Holder don’t care about anyone other than themselves, “their people” and some of the progressives following them. So they will behave as thuggishly as they can. Stupidly they do not realize that they are destroying the basis for their authority. Given the many many abuses of power by Eric Holder he may find himself in prison after he finally is thrown out of office.

  • AmericanLass

    I find it really weird that a gov dept working under this adm is concerned with facts and truth. Didn’t think they knew about either one.

  • TugboatPhil

    Ross Feinstein ✔
    .@BreitbartNews @DRUDGE_REPORT story on @TSA is completely wrong. Never contacted us for a statement and/or info. before publishing story.

    Ross, You weren’t contacted because they weren’t doing a story on harassing elderly Caucasians, humiliating disabled veterans or fondling children in public.

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    …because the TSA is renowned for its integrity, amirite?

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Government agencies certainly seem to have more than their fair share of difficulties with emails.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    I love how they avow the story is completely false and then go on a round robin about how they should have been contacted so that they could say the story was false despite eye witness testimony that it is true.
    So question for the TSA guy. If these illegals have no ID, and an ID is required to fly, and they arent using these forms for an alternate verified identification, how are they getting on the planes? Hummmmmmm?

    • Onyx

      What “eye witness testimony”? The NBPC spokesman made a (ridiculous sounding) claim that illegal immigrants are being allowed to fly on commercial airlines on the basis of an easily forged document with no photo ID. Why would you believe it?

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Darby got the story from the union, the union got the story from line workers who saw it happen, the TSA guy cant/wont explain how illegals are getting on the plane without ID if they arent in fact using the summons for an ‘alternate verified’ form of ID.
        Why wouldnt you believe it and want an investigation to determine the truth of the matter?

  • Pope Sparkles (F)

    Trust the government or the people on the front line?
    Do you want the red pill or the blue pill?

  • An American Veteran

    How is this guy getting on planes
    Jose-Antonio Vargas, he is as illegal as it comes but flies everywhere and hasn’t been arrested yet.

  • carti

    I’m sorry but one little chatty dude running the TSA twitter account has no idea what is happening on the ground in South Texas. Our elected representatives can’t even get accurate info about what is really going on down there.

  • Guest

    I sense a plot to destroy the United States…
    Clouded is everything by the dark side..

    • Charles Hammond Jr

      So boned we are.

  • force3351

    As someone recently said, to the government.. “WE DONT BELIEVE YOU.”

  • iconoclast

    How did the illegals get to places like California? Bus? Train? How about Michigan and elsewhere that Obama wishes to relocate potential blue voters?

    • tedlv

      They hitchhike, silly.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Why would anyone want to contact a government agency about this? Everyone knows they are going to lie so why waste the time?

  • rennyangel2

    I would trust Breitbart before ANY gov. agency’s belated and afrerthefact TWEET (not press release or official announcement). Bork the TSA.

    Vote every Dem. out of office and end this culture of intimidation, bullying, and oppression of private citizens and favoritism of “special” groups like alien illegal invaders.

    • tedlv

      My plan: vote against RINOs in the primary, and vote against democrats in the election. We won’t get rid of all the RINOs, that way, but a RINO is better than democrat.

  • Aimee

    This is a cluster**** if there ever was one.

  • Robert49 ✓Trump 2016

    Those illegals sure aren’t getting on board airline with state certified ID’s that require like 3 different sources of verified identification to acquire. I say that because how many of those illegals come in to the US with birth certificates, which is one of the pieces of identification you have to have to get a state certified ID card? Also, it’s not unlike the TSA hasn’t been caught in lies before because they have several times since the TSA came in to existence.

  • Mr_Funktastik

    TSA is part of the regime, and have proven themselves to be corrupt. I trust nothing this administration says.

  • JohnFLob

    Ross Feinstein – Any relation to Diane?

  • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

    Wow, what a class A d0uchebag. F*cking TSA.

  • matt durham

    ID? We are minorities! WE don’t need to show no stink in’ ID. That is only for white people and people with jobs that pay taxes.

  • matt durham

    so ALL those dreamers, will be made eligible for Obamacare? Was that factored into the cost basis? What happens when THEY go to the emergency rooms with no insurance? What about their ‘fines?

  • cloudshe

    “and, btw, you can keep your doctor”

    • tedlv

      And “five white guys” “outlawed birth control” so you can keep your period, period.

      • cloudshe

        where did you pick up that lie? who has “outlawed” birth control? try reality for an improvement to your intellect, amigo

  • Paul C.

    You can fly if you prove your an illegal.

  • chizou

    I don’t like the TSA either, but is Darby a fucking idiot? Right about that e-mail, it CLEARLY says “For information regarding assistance from the Department of Homeland Security in producing feature films/motion pictures, television programming, documentaries, books, and other multimedia projects, please contact the Office of Multimedia”

    How the hell does that have anything to do with TSA press? He’s just making himself look really stupid arguing with Mr. Feinstein.

  • Ambas Ador

    The major health-risks of drug-resistant TB are reason enough to immediately halt all immigration from high-risk countries.