Arrest Warrant? Welcome aboard, Sir.


The TSA has confirmed that arrest warrants that were issued for illegal immigration charges can be used as identification for flying on a plane. “For non-citizens and non-US nationals who do not otherwise have acceptable forms of ID for presentation at security checkpoints, TSA may also accept certain DHS-issued forms, including ICE form I-200 (Warrant for Arrest of an Alien). Additionally, if a non-US/Canadian citizen presents one of these alternate forms of ID, the Transportation Security Officer will look at the DHS-issued document for an alien identification number (A-file) and validate the document one of two ways… All passengers whose identity is verified through alternate procedures receive additional screening before being allowed into the secure area of the airport.”

The policy, which also existed during President Donald Trump and President Barack Obama’s administrations, states that those who use the arrest warrant as ID will then receive additional screening before being allowed to fly. During the secondary screening, the documents will be validated through cross checking the database with Customs and Border Protection.