Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to send hundreds of employees to help with efforts to deal with massive inflow of illegal aliens attempting to enter the U.S.
The TSA workers will be tasked with temporarily helping with immigration related procedures including “meal preparation, property management, and legal assistance to process the thousands of asylum claims being made each month,” USA Today reported Wednesday.
Officials say the deployment may include air marshals, who fly aboard airplanes to prevent terrorist attacks, as well as Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams, who patrol crowded areas like airports looking for suspicious activity, The Daily Caller reports.
The source details that the deployment would detract about 8% of federal air marshals to the border and about 20% of VIPR teams.
The first law enforcement teams for the deployment will be drawn from just six cities, according to another source, CNN reported.
The new measures comes following a decisive uptick in illegal immigration, as the number of illegal border crossings reaches a 10-year high.
“TSA, like all DHS components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southwest border. TSA is in the process of soliciting volunteers to support this effort while minimizing operational impact,” TSA spokeswoman Jenny Burke said in a statement.
This mess could be handled much better if we regular Americans were permitted to assist.
But the law supposedly prohibits American militias and just plain regular folks to help stop this invasion.