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We're getting a troubling story today raising security questions at one of our nation's busiest airports.
A longtime security supervisor at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Is now under arrest after authorities discovered that he is in fact an illegal immigrant who for the past twenty years has been using -- identity of a dead man.
Not only -- -- pass all kinds of background checks but he reportedly gained access to some of the most security sensitive security information.
At the airport.
Trace Gallagher live to breaking news desk with more Trace.
And whether or not meg -- this illegal immigrant ever had bad intentions experts say this is a disastrous.
Labs for airport security this man's real name.
Is -- -- all you wall he's from Nigeria right.
Well for the last twenty years he's been living -- -- Thomas who was murdered back in Queens New York in 1992.
This illegal had all of this -- documentation we're talking about his birth certificate.
His Social Security card he was -- TSA supervisor in charge of thirty other agents and he had access to every secure area.
Inside and outside Newark International Airport.
The man underwent full background checks from the New Jersey State Police as well as the US Customs and Border Protection.
And the states in the -- both cleared him in his twenty years as a TSA agent.
He worked for several different contractors they also had to do individual background Jackson he passed all of those but they were going -- what the state in the Fed said and they just passed it right through now.
Omar Farouk -- -- -- to all of you were called the underwear bomber Christmas Day a few years ago was also from Nigeria this same area.
I TSA as you might imagine is now school rambling.
To review exactly how the Port Authority and the state and the Fed's process the information when it comes to TSA agents we should mention.
In fairness to TSA TSA wasn't around for the first ten years while this guy worked as a security agent at Newark Airport.
But several contractors after TSA was established also did background checks turned up nothing it wasn't for an anonymous tip.
He'd still be working as a TSA agent.
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