After 9-11 the United States Government forced the Department of Homeland Security on innocent Americans. The DHS is an effort to duplicate and combine the Reichsinnenministerium and Geheimer Kabinettsrat. One of the greatest most importantest things they set out to do was protect our airplanes and keep them from ever again being used as weapons. Which is why our airports now have more strip searches than our prisons. After all that 90 year old Jewish women might be a Islamic terrorist, we won't know she isn't without grouping her boobs and swabbing her hooh ha for explosive residue. Make sure no one has a pony of Jack Daniels in their pocket either, or too much tooth paste. We wouldn't want a passenger to have a little nip on the plane or sparkly white teeth.
Which is why it is no surprise that: Letter Confirms Illegals Allowed to Fly without ID, Just ‘Notice to Appear’. You read that right, if the color of your skin is brown, and you have no legitimate picture ID, and you are in the country illegally, all you have to show is a document that proves you are in the country illegally to get on the plane. The article doesn't say, but I bet if you can't speak English, or at least act like you can't, they will expedite your boarding process. No news on how many of these illegals have received "enhanced screening". Probably none, we wouldn't want to racially profile anyone.
What is it the TSA is protecting us from again? Dignity when traveling? Unreasonable searches of our person or possessions without a warrant? Too much toothpaste and mouthwash? The one thing they are not protecting us from is people from other countries that might want to do bad stuff to us with airplanes.