If you live close to the border, there’s a possibility you could be confronted by the Border Patrol at a checkpoint. This guy decided he had had enough of it and wasn’t going to cooperate with them anymore.
And, as I have advised you, he videotaped it:
One thing I learned from this video is, you don’t have to cooperate and they will let you pass almost unmolested.
I did think the guy was a bit of a douche in the way he was talking to these guys and could have done the same thing in a more polite manner.
If you find yourself in a similar situation and have just had enough of the hassle, just do this:
There are four questions you should ask:
1. Why are you stopping me?
2. Do you have reason to believe I am not a US Citizen?
3. Are you charging me with a crime?
4. Am I free to go?
While that’s advice from a YouTube commenter, it’s sound advice.
The only thing I would add is, stay focused. Control the conversation. If you are free to go, then go. If you are not, why not?
And for your own sake, get video of it.