Phil's Rambling Rants
|Date:||March 31st, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)|| |
I cross the border all the time at least twice a month and mostly never have trouble going into the US. Just answer what they ask and never volunteer information.All of them US and Canada get pretty much the same training. Sarnia usually an easy place to cross. Marah and I have had the car searched and sniffed by bomb and drug dogs. I remind myself that they are trying to keep both countries safe even before 9/11. Most european countries have had stricter rules for a long time . I remember my Mom's stories about crossing into the former soviet union in the 70's. I still have trouble with the racial profiling in the training ( I had a friend who worked for Canada Customs). I grew up in Quebec
and was exposed to terroism in my front yard
so safety at the border appeals to me.
Sorry for the rant. Hopefully when you come up for Wedding FKO next year it will be easier.