Once again we see that September 11, 2001 failed to serve as a teachable moment for the bureaucratic boobs running the government:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.
Several of the 9/11 hijackers had overstayed their visas, just as several had received flight training in the USA.
Yet today the TSA’s Alien Flight Student Program does not check immigration status. Our rulers wouldn’t want to discriminate against undocumented Democrats. Furthermore,
the TSA does not screen new and existing FAA pilot license holders against the Terrorist Screening Database until after the foreign national has completed flight training.
This means terrorists in the country illegally could receive all the training needed to operate an aircraft without receiving any vetting whatsoever.
At least we learned one thing from 9/11: No matter how big our government gets, it will not keep us safe.
On tips from Shawn, Spider, and Bob Roberts.