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AFA Statement on Reports of TSA Directed to Divert Staff to Border

Date: May 21, 2019

AFA released the following statement on Wednesday after reports that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are deploying staff, including air marshals, to the border:

"Once again aviation security is being undermined by the Trump administration. The Transportation Security Administration is charged with transportation security, not border patrol. TSA's own mission statement says, 'to protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.' We vehemently oppose any effort by this Administration to diminish our security by diverting Federal Air Marshals and other personnel away from transportation security.

"Aviation security should not be undermined for any reason. We implore the White House and Department of Homeland Security to reverse this harmful plan.”Read the full statement >

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