$5,000 Fine for Crossing American/Canadian Border Illegally. Why Not Same for American/Mexican Border?

Did you know that there is a double standard for illegally crossing our northern border with Canada versus the southern border with Mexico?

When was the last time you heard about any illegals crossing the US-Mexican border and being fined?

A US Customs and Border Protection report released earlier this month stated:

“On the afternoon of Sept. 7, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Sector arrested a male from Lebanon, 44, and a male from the United States, 40, for illegally entering the United States south of the Notre Dame, Canada border crossing area.”

“At approximately 2:30 pm while on patrol, an agent from the Rangeley Station encountered two male subjects walking on a dirt road with mountain bikes in nexus to the border. Questioning by the agent revealed that the two suspects illegally entered the U.S. from Canada. Subsequently, both males were arrested for violation of U.S. law and transported to the Rangeley Station for further processing.”

“Following database verifications, Border Patrol agents turned over both subjects to CBP officers at the Coburn Gore port of entry for assessment of fines and penalties.”

“While interdictions are always handled on a case by case basis, in this particular incident, both men deliberately entered the U.S. without lawful inspection and as such, each subject was assessed a $5,000 civil penalty under 19 USC 1459 for Failure to Report. Since this is an administrative fine, the individuals do not have to go through a judicial process and will have approximately 30 days to pay the fine.”

“All property was returned to the subjects and the U.S. citizen was released on his own recognizance. The citizen of Canada (Lebanese national) was returned to Canada on an expedited removal via the Woburn, Quebec, port of entry.”

So why isn’t our government enforcing the same laws and penalties on all of the illegals crossing our southern border with Mexico. Besides the millions of Hispanics that have crossed illegally, there have been a number of people from Africa and Middle East. They carry diseases, some of which have infected Border Patrol agents. It seems only a matter of time when someone carrying the Ebola virus from West Africa crosses the southern border and spreads the deadly disease here in the US.

There has also been an increase in Muslim items found in the southwestern deserts, indicating that a growing number of Muslims are crossing illegally as well. How many of them could have connections to terrorist groups we have no idea. We do know that members of ISIS have been talking with some of the Mexican drug cartels, mostly likely about how to gain access into America without being detected. Yet our worthless and traitorous leader in the White House refuses to take measures to secure the southern border.

Just think if every illegal crossing the southern border was fined $5,000 and imprisoned until they paid or served their time, it could really help fund more Border Patrol agents. So 11 million illegals fined $5,000 each, and then consider that half of them couldn’t pay the fine, that would still amount to around $27.5 billion. That would surely pay for beefed up border security along with a couple more Obama vacations and golf outings.