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Professionalism & US Border Security

This really, really, pains me to admit.

As a Canadian who's lived in the Canada, the US, and Mexico over the years, I've dealt with the proto-simian US border guards and immigration officials a lot. I have have plenty of horror stories I could share, although I won't, just now. It's been consistently just an awful experience.

But I've been noticing something in the past couple of years: they're clearly improving. They look sharper, are more personable and much less rude, and are even asking intelligent questions in a smart way.

They're still some way from approaching excellent, but the improvement is dramatic.

Has anyone else noticed this, or am I just becoming so jaded in my dotage that I can't tell any more?
Permalink Mongo 
August 10th, 2005
I've never crossed the Canadian-U.S. border, but it's been my experience that the INS has gotten worse. One guy in particular almost seemed ready to deport me then and there when I let on that I was visiting my girlfriend.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 10th, 2005
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