Friday, May 17, 2013
Border Patrol Checkpoints: The border communities want them.
First off, I am not going to cite rules and federal regulations, you quasi lawyers can do that,
The reason we have these checkpoints is so we can have a more open flow of trade and people within the border communities. The checkpoints are what allows Mexican citizens to cross using a border crossing card. They allow Mexican citizens the ability to cross without going through the visa application and approval process. The border crossing cards are much more convenient. Take away the checkpoints, and everyone who wishes to cross into the United States would be required to obtain a visa before entering the US at the bridges.
Of course Mexico would retaliate and introduce the same requirements, no US citizens could enter without a visa. If you live in a border town you understand the chaos this would cause at the bridges.
So for you geniuses who are in line at a border patrol checkpoint and refuse to answer whether you are a US citizen or not, please quit. You do nothing but cause the lines to be delayed. And you are making a useless protest against a process that the people who are most affected want in place.
What say you?
Posted by Tom Wade at 8:16 AM