How can private citizens report the border crossing activities in Texas or Arizona? What would happen if an unlicensed journalist ran into Border Patrol? Would they be required to leave? What types of credentials would be needed?
Two hazards you’d face are potential to cross the border yourself and if you get into smuggling / cartel territory your life will be at risk. ( Known to attack Border Services agents.)Your better off well back from the border and if you see people crossing to report the activity to Border Services. ( They have a website, but with the shutdown it might not be watched.)
How does the U.S. Border Patrol pick and choose who to stop at the checkpoint?
I was picked up by border security agency so here what I think…RandomPurposefullyIt's kinda tricky as they don't pick up people randomly to check but it's basically the background for the people whom they target purposely. It can be easily excused under “we search people randomly” all the time.Random selection is still not random. They must be looking atFirst timersImmigration purpose crossingsDressing in a way that catches the eyeBeing beautiful/handsomeBeing a jerk right off the bat.Now, every country has specific countries in its black list whom they check more strictly compare to other people.Now, it doesn't matter who you are, your selection will be based on the sole discretion of the officer. Anything can tick in his mind as “bit off” so they pick people up …What ticks an officer’s mind..Why are you scanning your surrounding constantly?Why are you changing your way upon officer being on your way?Why are you keep looking at your luggage?Why do you have so few or so much stuff with you?Why do you look like a junkie?Why are you taking too much time to put your bag on the scanner?Why you keep looking for something in your pockets?Why are you so attentively listening to the questions being asked to the person before you?Why are you on your phone constantly even after a long flight?Why did you hesitated when an officer asked you a simple question?Why are you giving long answers or explanation for everything?Why are you over friendly with the officers but don't talk shit to fellow passengers?Why are you so tensed?Why are you so relax?The most important question isWhy I shouldn't stop you?It's not about qualifying for reasons to stop you but qualifying for the reasons not to stop you.
How hard is it to become a border patrol agent?
Right now, very.U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Border Patrol’s parent agency, has been the victim of a too-ambitious hiring binge. For the last twenty years, with a big spike after 9/11, the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs Service (the two were merged into CBP in 2021. have been hiring agents and officers at an unprecedented rate. Pressured to get all those new folks on the job, there were some compromises in hiring standards, background investigations, training requirements, and a vacuum of qualified supervisory personnel as the experienced people were pushed into supervisory roles, whether they were ready and suited for those jobs or not.The result is that CBP has become arguably the country’s most corrupt law enforcement agency, with at least one agent arrested per month for over 11 years. The problem is aggravated by low morale, stemming from enforcement and engagement rules that run hot and cold from one week to the next, officers frequently stationed in remote, inhospitable locations, and the large amounts of money available to any agent who agrees to look the other way at designated times and places.One of CBP’s responses has been to make extensive use of the polygraph for screening new applicants, and to fail two out of three applicants on the polygraph. Rather than screening out dishonest candidates, it’s far more likely that the polygraph examiners are being too harsh on false positives for deception.Use of the polygraph is highly controversial. It’s hardly a foolproof device, and the efficacy of a polygraph examination varies directly with the experience and competence of the polygraph examiner. It is no substitute for a thorough background investigation (BI), but it is cheaper and faster than a BI, and the temptation to rely on it too heavily is strong when there is pressure to hire lots of new bodies.There are bunches of far less-troubled law enforcement agencies trying to hire new people right now. If I was looking for a law enforcement job, the Border Patrol would be pretty far down my list of options.
Is the White House order giving the military troops orders to use lethal force along the US/Mexican correct in a legal or moral sense?
The use of lethal force is always available for self-defense, whether armed or not.The President doesn’t need to “authorize” it, it exists by law, regulation, and civil right…Self-defense includes the defense of others, so an armed, or unarmed, soldier at the border who witnesses an attack on anyone, anyone at all, is duty-bound to come to assistance (or perform another action such as get help or act as a witness) of the victim.If an armed soldier witnessed someone shooting or beating another soldier, or a civilian, or a Federal officer or employee, then based on the circumstances, that soldier has to make a decision as to whether lethal force is authorized.Such decisions are built into the rules of engagement provided to soldiers during any deployment such as this, as well as military and civil law and regulations.(EDIT: ROE’S APPLY OUTSIDE THE US, INSIDE THE US THERE ARE ALWAYS STANDING RULES FOR USE OF FORCE [RUF], THAT ARE MODIFIED BY THE COMBATANT COMMANDER [NORTHCOM INSIDE CONUS] AND THE SECDEF AS NECESSARY. SEE: https://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/d... and http://www.jag.navy.mil/distrib/...)
When you enter the US, can the border patrol see how long you are out of the country?
It depends. When you fly out of the country, your passport information is often logged by the airlines for pre-screening purposes at your destination. Your passport is also usually stamped by the countries you visited.When you travel across the border on the ground to Canada or Mexico passport information is rarely, if ever, recorded. In that case Cust of the border patrol have no way of knowing how long you are gone.I frequently walk across the border into Mexico. Sometimes they ask how long I’ve been in Mexico, sometimes they do not.
I was treated horribly by U.S. border patrol. How can I get the media to cover this incident?
If large market media won't pick it up, go to local. If you get a good writer and have given honest account with names, dates, etc. larger outlets may pick it up. It's possible border patrol might be forced to deal with the complaint if media started calling for their if the story. So keep going until you find a journalist or blogger willing to give you a write up.
How do Indonesia safeguard their border given that they had 18,000 islands in such vast areas? How much they must spends to patrol their borders?
Safeguard the border from what? Indonesian government is not that represive so the people is not going to flee from the country and Indonesia is not that prosperous so that immigrant would go in drove. Indonesia is an island country (archipelago) so when the illegal immigrant came by land (lets say for argument sake he is a wanted international terrorist), he would still need a boat to go to other part of the country. So we really don't need to guard the border, just the port of entry / exit. The biggest problem would be for foreign ships that came and steal our fish or foreign company came and steal our lumber / forrest. Theoretically they stole a lot of our resource. But fortunately its (somewhat) renewable. So there's actually not that much were stolen. So how do Indonesian guard the border. Well the answer is in Economy. Indonesia guard the border just enough so that the country's resource don't get stolen and the government spend just enough so that the border guarding expenditure /expense is not bigger than the revenue from that resource.