Congressman Biggs Probes Biden Administration For Flying ID-Less Illegal Immigrants

Congressman Biggs Probes Biden Administration For Flying ID-Less Illegal Immigrants

By Corinne Murdock |

Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) is requesting information on the Biden administration’s practice of flying illegal immigrants without proper identification around the country. Biggs leads a coalition of 24 Republicans in seeking answers, which includes Congressmen Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04) and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08).

In a press release, Biggs accused the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of using taxpayer dollars to help illegal immigrants reach their desired destinations, further incentivizing illegal crossings. Biggs argued further that the ID standard for illegal immigrants compromises post-9/11 security measures.

“Transporting potentially tens of thousands of lawbreakers throughout the country — with virtually unknown backgrounds — is a national security risk and defies the recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission,” stated Biggs. 

In the letter, the coalition noted that about 45,000 illegal immigrants flew without proper ID from last January to October.


According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), illegal immigrants may use papers related to their immigration processing such as the notice to appear (DHS Form I-862), warrants for arrest of alien (ICE Form I-200) and removal/deportation (ICE Form I-220A), order of supervision (ICE Form I-220B), arrival and departure form (CBP Form I-94), and alien booking record (DHS Form I-385). 

Unlike illegal immigrants, American citizens must present a form of government-issued photo ID; alternative IDs like weapon permits and temporary driver’s licenses aren’t acceptable forms of ID.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske claimed in his Senate confirmation hearing last month that less than 1,000 illegal immigrants flew without proper ID this calendar year. Biggs’ coalition challenged that claim as “extremely low” since DHS has released nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants into the country this year.

Pekoske asserted during last month’s hearing that the immigration papers in question offered similar security to traditional forms of ID because they were issued by Border Patrol or a customs officer, and that TSA validated the papers using an alien identification number reflected in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) databases. 

“We aren’t looking at whether a person is legal or illegal in the country,” said Pekoske. “Our role is to make sure that people who may pose a risk to transportation that is significant enough to require enhanced screening or to not allow them to fly.”

The latest CBP reporting shows about 3.5 million illegal immigrant encounters along the southern border since President Joe Biden took office. 

The TSA hasn’t been consistently forthright about its allowance of illegal immigrants flying without government-issued photo ID. 

In 2014, TSA confirmed that they began accepting notices to appear as acceptable travel ID. 

Then in 2017, TSA informed the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that they did allow notices to appear.

Yet in 2019, TSA publicly denied that they allowed illegal immigrants to present immigrant processing papers.

In January, Congressmen Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY-11) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) introduced legislation to prohibit the TSA from allowing illegal immigrants to board planes with alternative forms of ID. 

Other congressmen in Biggs’ coalition include Mo Brooks (R-AL-05), Lauren Boebert (R-CO-03), Ken Buck (R-CO-04), Bill Posey (R-FL-08), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14), Jody Hice (R-GA-10), Mary Miller (R-IL-15), Ron Estes (R-KS-04), Andy Harris (R-MD-01), Tom McClintock (R-MN-04), Dan Bishop (R-NC-09), Scott Perry (R-PA-10), Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03), Ralph Norman (R-SC-05), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01), Michael Cloud (R-TX-27), Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01), Chip Roy (R-TX-21), Ben Cline (R-VA-06), Bob Good (R-VA-05), and Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06).

Corinne Murdock is a reporter for AZ Free News. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to

Congressman Biggs Requests Oversight Hearing on Election Fraud Documentary, ‘2000 Mules’

Congressman Biggs Requests Oversight Hearing on Election Fraud Documentary, ‘2000 Mules’

By Corinne Murdock |

On Wednesday, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) requested that the House Oversight Committee investigate the claims made in the controversial election fraud documentary, “2000 Mules.” 

The premise of “2000 Mules” is that thousands of individuals, or “mules,” delivered harvested ballots to election drop boxes in key states during the 2020 election. The documentary relied on geotracking data and 4 million minutes of ballot drop box video feed to arrive at this claim.

“2000 Mules” featured Arizona significantly. Notable testimony came from a San Luis whistleblower, who alleged that there was a network of harvesters that worked under what she described at length as the “Mexican Mafia” of Yuma County. 

Biggs declared in a press release and on Twitter that the House Oversight Committee chairwoman, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), had a duty to investigate the documentary’s claims. 

The congressman pointed out in his request letter that Maloney held hearings on significant election-related issues of late — notably the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 election and Texas’ voting laws — as well as social issues like flea and tick collars, the Washington Commanders football team, electric vehicles for the Postal Service, environmental justice, and vaping. Biggs declared that the latter collective of issues addressed was far less important than the “2000 Mules” claims. 

“As the chairwoman of the House’s oversight committee, Congresswoman Maloney has an obligation to hold an immediate hearing to further determine the veracity of these claims,” said Biggs. “The film exposes serious, potentially illegal activity related to the 2020 election. The committee should investigate these allegations to ensure the integrity of our elections.”

The filmmaker behind “2000 Mules,” conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza, holds that the 2020 election was thoroughly fraudulent and stolen from former President Donald Trump. 

In his request letter, Biggs highlighted the documentary’s estimation that Phoenix had over 200 individuals who were potential mules that visited over 20 drop boxes each. He also mentioned the estimated numbers of mules from other states, noting that the total came to more than 54,000 individuals delivering votes to five drop boxes across four states. 


Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08) signed onto the letter, as well as Representatives Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14), Mary Miller (R-IL-15), Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Pete Sessions (R-TX-17), Lauren Boebert (R-CO-03), Byron Donalds (R-FL-19), and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01).

Corinne Murdock is a reporter for AZ Free News. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to