Are you in the Govt's 100 mile border zone?

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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Passed a border patrol checkpoint on I-89 on the NH/VT border. Thought they were lost. frown
Same with me on 91 in Brattleboro VT. There was actually a stop sign in the middle of the interstate, I was like W.T? Apparently CBP also copies hard drives of Americans entering the country who are carrying portable devices and doesn't respond to many inquiries from 'anybody' regarding their procedures. http://www.onthemedia.org/story/my-detai...-border-patrol/
I saw border patrol when I was in Brattelboro last summer. Was a bit confused. I guess I considered "border" to be Canada/US and Mexico/US ... not 100 miles inland from the Atlantic ocean
Originally Posted By: 02SE
Despite the article, US Customs and Border patrol apparently isn't very effective, considering the estimates of anywhere from 7 to 30 million illegal aliens in this country.
Well it doesn't help when we bus them in.
 
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I stopped at a BP check point just this AM on my way home. We can't leave town to go shopping without being stopped by the BP on the way home. Feels like some countries I've been stationed in. Smoky
 
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The map is humorous, although the issue itself is not. Border Patrol in Massachusetts? I hardly ever see staties on 95/128 and Route 1, never mind BP.
 

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Originally Posted By: Smoky14
I stopped at a BP check point just this AM on my way home. We can't leave town to go shopping without being stopped by the BP on the way home. Feels like some countries I've been stationed in. Smoky
I'm curious on how you feel about this. Does it make you feel safer or do you think it is a waste of your time and the taxpayer's money?
 
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I'm pretty sure dogs can't "detect radiation" But you show up at the Border Patrol station with a name like "Raul Castro" it probably doesn't matter if you were governor or not. That said, I have relatives who live there. Lots of overpaid guys hassling people at the overstaffed highway checkpoint. This would be the one that Shannow went through on his visit to Arizona. They don't strike me as vicious people, just overpaid, not terribly dedicated, or terribly bright or well-trained people happy to have a paycheck. They liked to come on to my attractive and obviously anglo young niece when she passed through their checkpoint. Say anything other than "seal the border tighter than a drum" though and you are some kind of socialist.
 
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Well from my perspective quite a few "officers" serving in the border patrol are under trained, undisciplined, and very unprofessional goofs whom are not a credit to the United States. Unfortunately it only takes a few of these bad apples to negatively effect the efficiency and the entire purpose of Homeland Security and unfortunately some of these goofs have become political tools for some really irrational minded individuals. If this view makes me a socialist then so be it.
 

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I get the impression BP is a little like TSA. The uniform and group macho think makes them feel big when otherwise they would be flipping burgers. The thing about TSA is that all sorts of people end up being affected by them and it gets in the news and also comes to the attention of our lawmakers. But the border patrol's excesses seem to be concentrated in remote locations where people don't have the same voice.
 
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