Is it save for a illegal immigrant to flight domesticly in the US?

Asked over 3 years ago - Everett, MA

I've heard about people being detained by TSA employees because they are coordinating with immigration at airports asking for visa status. More recently in Virginia there was a case.

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For the question above I meant to travel with a valid goverment issued passaport as an ID, but with no visa.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Not if they have no ID.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Lisa Monique Okoh-Brown

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . A visa is not required to travel within the u.s. so they should be ok with a passport or other accepted forms of i.d.

    Please be advised this answer is for informational purposes only and no attorney-client relationship has been... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . It would probably be Ok, but you do run the risk that TSA could cause problems.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts... more

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