Is This Really Defending The Boarder?

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
March 29, 2010 4:43pm CST
Derby Line, Vermont is literally on the USA-Canadian boarder. On one side is Derby Line and the other is Stanstead, Canada. Buzz Roy lives in Derby Line. One day he entered Stanstead on foot to eat some pizza. When Buzz decided to go back home he was stopped by a cop. The cop told him that he was entering the US illegally. Apparently there are many side roads that connect both cities, yet the only way to legally enter the USA is through I-91. What Buzz did next is what I would have done, he crossed back into Canada and then back into the USA. Of course he got arrested. http://www.wptz.com/news/22826310/detail.html
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
30 Mar 10
My brother married a girl who parents were from Mexico but are now US Citizens. They went shopping in a border town and on the return they questions my brother and his son, born in America and let them go through. Hi wife and her sisters and their children simply told the Border agent that they were with my brother. Finally his mother in law cam up and said in perfect Spanish I am with them. He did not even bat an eye but waver her through. The only one who was questioned was my brother - who is white with brown hair - who had his passport and Driver License.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 10
Pfff, I would just have gone through the library, it's both in stanstead and derby line...lol...I mean litteraly, the towns share a library as well as an opera house. The border is litteraly in the middle of the reading romm of the library. The two towns also share a water utility. Entire neighbor hoods straddle the border. It's more like one town than two. There is a customs booth in town he could have used, if he lived in Derby he should have known it, and it's a small town. Unless they've closed it since the last time I was through. I've been in the area alot, it isnt too far from here. Nice place.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 Mar 10
The story sounds to me like it was night time. This town sound awesome. I would love to be in a room that on one side is Canada and the other side is the USA.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 10
OMFG! ROFL! I know who this is......He is not just a Deby Line resident...he's one of the village trustees, I know his son.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Good grief
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Mar 10
Well, I guess this is one of the problems with living so close to a border. I would think though that if the guy could show that he lives in the states it shouldn't be a problem for him. You know while their giving this guy a hard time, 20-30 illegal immigrants are racing across, right? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Mar 10
You pegged it, while he was wasting time, god only knows what was happening. the thing with this situation is, it's a small town and the guy was one of the village trustees, the cop knew exactly who he was, he was just giving him a hard time...not exactly smart to do to a guy who is responsable for running the town the cop works for...lol.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Mar 10
lmao I got a visual of him crossing three times! Then I would have jumped back and forth lmao! How frickin stupid. I understand the need for borders and border patrol. But for crying out loud, be realistic! I grew up on a border of Canada, literally three doors down from the bridge. We had Lake St Clair dividing us. If you swam out too far, the Coast Guard would come!
• Canada
29 Mar 10
Isnt that ridiculous? I saw that on the news and dont they have anything better to do then stop some honest people who used to be able to drive around freely before from one state to the other. What a waste of our money that they have to act this way. I know the people living in both those towns are really fed up with it all. Lets hope someone has a brain and stops this madness!!
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 Mar 10
It is ridiculous
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 10
"I know the people living in both those towns are really fed up with it all." I know, right? what do they expect people to do, go through customs just to borrow a cup of sugar from their neighbors?
@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Mar 10
What was he supposed to do at that point? Stay in Canada for the rest of his life? Go to some large city so he could visit a US embassy? The cop didn't use common sense. My father was from Canada and I remember traveling up there when I was young. In those days there were very few questions asked at the border, and travel between the two countries was simple. The unfortunate occurrences of terrorists going to Canada to cross into the US easily is the reason for the new attitudes. However, I would think that border towns such as these would have more rational border guards. If the man could prove he lived just a few feet away in the next town, there shouldn't have been any problem. Sometimes I think that government employees catch the guys who are nearest and easiest and ignore the big problems. This is why illegal immigration is out of control. I remember they were busy trying to deport a college professor who had overstayed his visa, but there are criminal elements who are never even pursued and free to commit crimes in the US. The college professor was easy to find and to catch. Criminals take a bit of work to find and catch. Personally, I would rather have the professor.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 Mar 10
What came to my mind was, "Hey you American, go back to Canada and stay there."
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I'd be sitting in jail with you, Gewcew, and they'd be $1000 richer.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 Mar 10
That is what sucks about it, they would be richer for it.