While leaving LAX Airport after a great week in Hollywood for Hispanicize a TSA Supervisor Lee Obrien wanted to Enforce US Passport Requirement for Puerto Rico. I have criticized the No US Passport Requirement campaign of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and I can see that this situation also serves as good example that the word is not getting around.
Almost Missed My Flight!
I almost missed my flight leaving LAX because the person in charge of the Security Check Point decided I could not use my Puerto Rico Drivers license as valid ID.
Mr. Lee Obrien (TSA Supervisor) kept on insisting that a Passport was required to leave Puerto Rico.
It is bad enough that I am an ex service member of the U.S. Military having served this TSA Agents Country and that my Country (Puerto Rico) is still a colony of the U.S. without rights to vote for president or have representation in congress.
This TSA Agent like many others are hired as simple robots to validate your identity without being clear with what the rules are.
If my country would have the privileges and rights of an Independent Country with the opportunity to vote for those who made there own calls I would not have an issue with getting my Puerto Rico passport.
I am submitting a complaint to TSA which normally ends up going nowhere like the issue I had last year with another TSA Agent out of San Francisco.
Focus On Security
I would prefer for TSA to focus on our security by staying up to date on what is expected of them like learning all the possible rules. If not I think it is time to have a computer validate the ID and they could do screening.
I honestly think that in this day and age they should have a way to validate what they think is happening with a database to a handheld or there computers.