Don’t empower U.S. border guards on Canadian soil

As is so often the case, an important policy change that could affect Canadians in a direct and personal way has been given scant coverage — and negligible criticism — in the news media.

One would hope that a ceding of national sovereignty and the subjecting of Canadian citizens to potential arrest and physical violation by a foreign power operating within our borders would engender some pushback — or at least discussion — but here we are.

h/t JEH

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    I’m trying to predict what the angle of this story is going to be.
    So far it seems that the mean old Americans are free ranginging onto Canadian soil to randomly arrest peaceable Canadians because we’re a bunch of authoritarian a-holes.

    Okay, let’s get to the story and see how well that narrative holds up.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      This story is a work of ‘effing ART! So many gems!

      “They go so far as to creep around Canadian terminals in plain clothes, identifying and harassing unsuspecting passengers.

      A female acquaintance of mine was recently put upon by one such operative in a Toronto airport bar, after she had cleared U.S. customs.

      He flashed a badge and demanded she come with him. Canadian as she is, she obliged. She was hustled into a windowless room where several U.S. officers questioned and accused her for hours, reducing her to tears and causing her to miss her flight.

      Now, could you imagine those jokers with legitimate power to detain and strip-search, ratified by the Canadian government?”

      • Exile1981

        That sounds like they watched her after customs because of something that came up in the database. Want to bet this female friend had made multiple trips to a hostile country?

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          I would bet huge money that something came up post interview that was really bad and was likely worse than just frequent trips to Iran and Syria.
          For a customs agent to come LOOKING for you after the fact, and to bring all his friends, and for them sweat you in an interrogation room for hours is a pretty significant thing. Customs are kind of a lazy and jaded lot, so whatever it was it wasn’t minor.
          This is well beyond the mean Americans like to make Canadian women cry time.
          She gave answers that came up as bogus after the interview.
          Yes, they will sometimes check your answers against a database, and those checks don’t always happen exactly in real time.
          I wonder if she missed her flight because she was denied entry or even sucked on a three-year admin bar from re-entry?
          I’d love to hear the rest of this story.

  • FunkyWinkerbeans

    We keep hearing about how the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. I wonder how that stat would change if the number of illegal aliens that are locked up, were removed. Some estimates in various jurisdictions put the number as high as 25% for illegals. Would the US look as bad if the number wasn’t skewed like this?

    • Clausewitz

      Take away Black and Immigrant crime and the US is a pretty tame place to live. But then statistics are so racist. /sarc off.

      • terrence22

        if you take black-on-black killings out of the numbers, the murder rate from hand guns is almost the same in the USA and CanaDUH (both are very, very small).

      • Gary

        I’ve watch Toronto change since the late 1950’s and if Toronto only had the Canada back Blacks it would not have the welfare ghettos with single moms or the 1992 Yong Street riot by the caribbean yutes from those ghettos .
        Now we have the followers of islam taking over welfare housing and dealing in drugs to fund their wars back home as we see for Somali’s on top of a few of their mosques pumping out Jihadists that burn our Passport in videos.

        Get used to more Home Security systems and more Diversity mini-Cops that work for THEIR people and not canada. Toronto’s debt shot over $5 billion and is climbing while Mayor Tory cries poor by made it a Sanctuary City that now has over 300,000 tourists that won’t leave.

        No wonder Paul Martin hid his wealth outside canada just like Trudeau’s farther did. They wanted to make canada into a 3rd World Crap-Hole in the Middle East or Africa .

  • tom_billesley

    It’s the same situation as UK Border Force based in Calais. It’s a reciprocal Chirac/Blair agreement.
    Macron won’t scrap the controls, but wants the UK to pay more.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/21/france-wont-scrap-uk-border-controls-calais-britain-must-pay/

  • tom_billesley

    Charred body found in garden of west London home. The victim was named locally as Sophie Lionnet, 21, a nanny from Troyes, a town in north-eastern France
    According to neighbours, Ms Lionnet, who had been living in London for 14 months in order to learn English, had not been seen since “late August”.
    Suspected murderer Sabrina Quider is the former partner of a music mogul who now lives in the US. ​She has been dating a man who neighbours described as French Algerian. They have been taken to separate south London police stations for questioning.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/21/two-arrested-suspicion-murder-badly-burned-body-found-west-london/

  • reidjr

    The left wants to create a safe place for all Americans that’s all this is about.