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Old 01-01-2019, 10:13 AM
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I do not have a lot of experience with border patrol and/or customs but do with other types of government investigators. My opinion is that getting people uncomfortable and being picky about the details is how they get the bad guys to slip up. Finding inconsistencies is the beginning of finding someone is lying.
Now I am probably giving them more credit then they deserve because it probably is just the power trip thing or they are having a bad day because someone before you got pissy with them. I give them the benefit of the doubt.
Your analysis of them and their mission is much kinder then mine as to their modus operandi. I too have had my share of dealing with these people and as Iím sure you can tell, I donít hold them in very high regard.

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Old 01-01-2019, 10:28 AM
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I can remember years ago, We were a full airline crew, dressed in uniform--the whole 9 yards, and customs at Miami, Houston, and Newark were horrible to us. Once I was talking to my local congress women, and asked about, "Don't these guys answer to "someone" Her answer was "No", because they belong to the judicial part of the government----You know---the Prez, congress, and the judicial side? She said any letter from her or a Senator can and would be totally ignored, and there's nothing they can do about it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:42 PM
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I can remember years ago, We were a full airline crew, dressed in uniform--the whole 9 yards, and customs at Miami, Houston, and Newark were horrible to us. Once I was talking to my local congress women, and asked about, "Don't these guys answer to "someone" Her answer was "No", because they belong to the judicial part of the government----You know---the Prez, congress, and the judicial side? She said any letter from her or a Senator can and would be totally ignored, and there's nothing they can do about it.
US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) is actually part of the US DHS (Department of Homeland Security). DHS is a Cabinet department (3rd largest behind the DOD and Dept of Veterans Affairs). Cabinet departments are in the executive branch of government, not the judicial.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:40 PM
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Clearing US customs can indeed be a trying and frustrating experience. However, I have been crossing the US/Canada border numerous times each year for 50 years and by private, corporate and commercial airplane too many time to mention during the last 35 years. Except for just a few of all those crossings I have been treated professionally and with courtesy.

This most recent trip to the Bahamas was no exception. Clearing US customs at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport (KFXE) was a breeze.

The things that must be done. 1: File an eAPIS. 2: File a flight plan and get a squak code. 3: Call the customs office at the airport you intend to land at and speak to an officer to set up a time to meet. These 3 things MUST be done or you will have big trouble with hefty fines. Never ever cross the border or the Air Defense Identification Zone ADIZ without a transponder code and be talking to ATC.

This thread drifted toward customs issues so I started a new one with a report on the trip.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=168409
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