Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:23 AM
Still around, i only visit TJ(once a month). Will be back to live in a year. Anyway, have a Sept. 18th interview for my sentri card. What i did over 30yrs ago is off the records, i guess.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:10 AM
ghost town in here, forums.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:56 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:05 PM
Ex-criminals like you can still get a SENTRI card, sort of.
Buy a motorcycle.
That will get you to the front of the line even faster than a SENTRI card might.
The driver in the car you cut in front of might get pissed so be prepared to show a little class and hand them a $5 tip through the window which is something I might do since my trips across the border would be infrequent as I, if I move to Mexico, would not have to go into the U.S. on a daily basis.
Having a woman on the back of your bike while you hand them a five spot will double the amount of class to your person, not to mention the fact that the drivers eyeballs will widen just a little thus cutting you more respect
I don't know...does anyone know if the Border Patrol actually allows, encourages and has a rule in place that permits, and mandates, the fact that bikers can cut to the front of the line without being penalized and chastised by the Border Patrol?
Your point about Mexican nationals who can virtually fly under the radar and obtain a SENTRI pass even though they may be Mexico's version of Al Capone is well taken. Several years ago I was told that the CBP has a tough, zero tolerance policy in place for Americans. Which means if you were ever charged (and not arrested) with a crime then that charge would automatically disqualify you from receiving a SENTRI card. I am not sure if the zero tolerance policy is still in place, but if it is, you just gotta figure that would rule out a large percentage of the American populace.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:48 AM
As far as a motorcyclist cutting to the front of the line, I did it every weekday for 3 years (excluding rainy days) and never had a problem with the CBP, just the occasional dirty look from disgruntled motorists...but what are they going to do, get out and assault you in front of the CBP. And I would never give any $$$ to a motorist, I'd rather give it to the juggling children or the elephantitis lady that hang out in the line.
CBP does however have a problem with motorcyclist getting to the front of the line who get stuck behind a car who's inspection is taking much longer than normal up at the booth, motorcyclist backs up and moves to the next lane. If you get caught doing this, its apparently a big no no. I did this once and was sent to secondary and had to wait there for 30 mins. Just wait for them to finish the car in front of you is the lesson i learned.
"YO heart BC"
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