We’ve seen the statistics. We know the border is overwhelmed by migrants coming from Central America and elsewhere. But I didn’t realize it was this bad…
FOX NEWS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is planning to send hundreds of officials to the southern border to help the Department of Homeland Security with the escalating immigration crisis, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.
“TSA, like all DHS components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southwest border,” a spokesperson told Fox News. “TSA is in the process of soliciting volunteers to support this effort while minimizing operational impact.”
The move, first reported by CNN, is expected to consist of a few hundred officials, with a maximum of 400 volunteers, ranging from department attorneys to, potentially, some air marshals. CNN reported that the agency does not initially plan to involve uninformed airport screeners, but that some parts of TSA will be asked to contribute around 10 percent of their workforce.
The spokesperson said that the deployment schedule had not yet been finalized and that Americans should not be concerned that the deployment will hurt air travel safety because “at this time, the deployment will not include any frontline resources.”
This is a great idea! Send the TSA down there to give migrants awkward pat-downs so they’ll stop coming. Ha!
Seriously though, the fact that they are sending hundreds of officials from the TSA down there should bring home just how desperate it’s gotten at the southern border.