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Author: Subject: Sentri Card yanked at San Ysidro

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[*] posted on 6-26-2017 at 06:51 PM

I've coming down now for 55+ years and some of you dudes with your smart remarks if are made as a joke that's cool but if they be made to insult me then kiss my ass. I've been coming down here for a very long time and i'm to say that the problem with Norte Baja now are way too many people stateside that bring their i'm cooler than everybody attitudes.The exact same thing has happened in So. Cal. and is now spreading here. In the 60s this place was the wild wild west and ya better come prepared. The real boys will know what I mean. But sorry guys for the vent, I came in Peace..LOL You all stay safe down here
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[*] posted on 6-26-2017 at 07:33 PM

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Mood: Move on. It is just a chapter in the past, but don't close the book- just turn the page

[*] posted on 6-26-2017 at 07:43 PM

The Sentri pass is the gold ring and a real privilege as far as I am concerned. I once lost my temper with an agent in Tecate that found an apple in my trunk along with eggs I bought in the U.S. She got really nasty with me and after 4 years after that incident I got stopped crossing over in San Ysidro with a rental car that was not a Sentri vehicle but I could not move over into the Ready lane and got directed to the Sentri lane by a Mexican policeman. It seemed they had a record of my exchange with the agent in Tecate. They told me they could pull my Sentri card because I had had a "previous". I decided it wasn't worth arguing. It might sound crazy but I would be really upset to lose the Sentri pass.
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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 09:02 PM

I'm confused! Why all the problems.
In all the border crossings I've done (from all over the world) I've never had a problem. Crossing the Mexican border I roll down my window and take off my sunglasses and smile, at night I lower my lights to parking only so they can see my face. I have nothing to be worried about and I answer their questions with a smile. When I go to Secondary I do the same thing. They ask questions that they know the answers to like the weather were I live or where I live what's around there. It's just a game they play and I play back at them.
Last time through LAX from Australia I had all our papers ready, went through the passport gate and then the Customs guy. As I walked up I waved my papers, smiled and said, "OK which of these do you want, what ever you need, I got it". He just waved me by.

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