American Fined $5,000 For Illegally Crossing Border

He should have said he was an illegal immigrant. Then the U.S. would have paid him far more than $5,000 in services and benefits...

U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday.

The 40-year-old American and his 44-year-old Canadian companion were nabbed Sunday near Houlton, Maine, after allegedly biking across the border south of Notre Dame, Canada, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

A Border Patrol agent spotted the two men at about 2:30 p.m. with mountain bikes on a dirt road near the border. After questioning the suspects, the agent arrested them for illegally crossing the border.

Each was fined $5,000, said CBP.

If the same penalty was applied to American's estimated 11 million illegal immigrations, the federal government could collect $55 billion. (Source)

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

Posted by: DMartyr at 09:20 PM


1 Seems like a slam-dunk to get them off....well at least the Canadian :)

Posted by: Rob in Katy at September 10, 2014 10:07 PM

2 The answer to EVERY question that just popped into your mind after reading this article is....."because our country is run by idiots!"

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at September 10, 2014 11:00 PM

3 ^^^^ Ditto what frustrated teacher said.

Posted by: Bubbe at September 11, 2014 05:49 AM

4 How can you expect all the illegals pouring across the Southern Border to pay any fine when they have already paid everything they had to the coyotes?

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 11, 2014 10:06 AM

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