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Border Patrol Checkpoints

 

Wondering if anyone is working on border patrol checkpoints? Not the actual crossings, but the inland fixed stops that are always within 100 or so miles of the actual border. I know some always move, but there are permanent fixed stops that would be nice to have a POI of. Even the ones that move around are always within a few miles of each other so even if we could add those and mark them with a question mark, this would at least let folks know there is probably a stop in the general area.
Thanks,
Louie

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I'm curious

I'm just curious, but what do you see as the benefit to having such a POI file? It seems to me those locations would only matter to people who might be trying to avoid them. And if you have a reason for wanting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint, then I'm not sure I'd want to be involved in giving you the information you need to do that successfully.

I think

Cheech and Chung had it installed on their Ice Creme truck GPS. Not positive...

For the safety of our country...

I would think that they are not publicized even though they are permanent.

From a data sheet on Border patrols and interior checkpoints.
"Permanent checkpoints are placed at locations that are intended to maximize the chances to detect illegal immigrants and smugglers who have crossed the border illegally and who are seeking to reach large population centers, such as Los Angeles, California, or Phoenix, Arizona. Where possible, according to the Border Patrol, permanent checkpoints are placed after several highways or roads join, so that anyone intending to exit the area into the interior of the country must transit them."

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Movable

pwohlrab wrote:

I would think that they are not publicized even though they are permanent.

When I lived in S.Cal, they had "travelling" checkpoints.

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There are both types.

David King wrote:
pwohlrab wrote:

I would think that they are not publicized even though they are permanent.

When I lived in S.Cal, they had "travelling" checkpoints.

I didn't elude to the movable ones because the op only asked about permanent.

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Yeah but...

pwohlrab wrote:
David King wrote:
pwohlrab wrote:

I would think that they are not publicized even though they are permanent.

When I lived in S.Cal, they had "travelling" checkpoints.

I didn't elude to the movable ones because the op only asked about permanent.

Someone mentioned them (?)

The only permanent ones when I lived there (90-96) were on the border itself.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Why?

If I'm already on this side of the border and all my papers are in order what is the need to have this POI file?

Is it just in case I may get the urge to smuggle someone across?

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Here's Another One Who Thinks There's Evil Around Every Corner..

Felix Krull said in part..

Felix Krull wrote:

It seems to me those locations would only matter to people who might be trying to avoid them.

And your point is WHAT..!!..? confused And my wanting to avoid a "Red Light Camera Location or Speed Trap" (as a example of other POI's here), tells you I'm evil and looking to do........ ?

Felix Krull wrote:

And if you have a reason for wanting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint, then I'm not sure I'd want to be involved in giving you the information you need to do that successfully.

It's quite obvious (by your above statement), that you think something notorious would be the ONLY reason for someone wanting to know locations of BP checkpoints. rolleyes

As someone who was born and brought up in this country, I don't have to justify to anyone (let alone MY government) why I want to avoid BP Checkpoints, Red Light Cameras, or Speed Traps. grin

It's none of any ones business (let alone MY Governments) why I'm doing so as long as it's NOT being done for a "ILLEGAL" reason! smile

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I went thru OK

I hit about 6 or 7 checkpoints when we visited AZ in the Tucson-Tombstone areas several years ago. They cost me maybe 2-3 minutes in time each which I consider a cheap price to pay to keep the the illegals contained. I'm not just talking about immigrants either. How about drugs, money, guns etc too !
I have no problem with them ! (the checkpoints that is ! )

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Ohmmmmm

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

It's none of any ones business (let alone MY Governments) why I'm doing so as long as it's NOT being done for a "ILLEGAL" reason! smile

Whoa. Calm down.

Ya gotta admit, when someone is looking like they are deliberately avoiding the law, it looks very suspicious.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Can I also get the POI file

Can I also get the POI file for all the tunnels along the US-Mexico border?

those with

gadget_man wrote:

Can I also get the POI file for all the tunnels along the US-Mexico border?

or without lights?

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Moving?

Box Car wrote:
gadget_man wrote:

Can I also get the POI file for all the tunnels along the US-Mexico border?

or without lights?

With lights, air conditioning, and a railroad track to move heavy objects from one end to the other. (Like luggage. wink )

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That's funny stuff...

gadget_man wrote:

Can I also get the POI file for all the tunnels along the US-Mexico border?

I just think the whole inland border patrol checkpoints go way behind the intended purpose of keeping our borders safe. There is no probable cause to force me to make an unconstitutional stop and be subjected to drug sniffing dogs. The only thing these stops do is harass mom and Joe pop who just happen to have a joint in the car that they got from a state sanctioned marijuana dispensary to treat whatever ails them. Like was posted earlier any hardcore smuggler or serious threat to our national security ain't going through the checkpoint to begin with so lets leave the responsible marijuana smokers alone.

Keep up the comments. Love it!

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@windwalker

I had a chance to be in country that would fulfill your dream. It was called DDR (aka East Germany). I used to work there for a few weeks. And was warned that every time I leave place where I live I must have with me passport with valid visa, temporary ID card and one additional paper from company I worked for that stated my reason to be in DDR. And any traveling "for tourist purposes" were frown upon by police. And it was right before fall of Berlin Wall.

I had once idea to go to city near Austrian border. I used train and when I got off almost immediately I had police near me asking what I'm doing here. Took about 30 min to explain an be allowed to go. Later I was told that it's stupid to look policeman straight into eyes when he is looking at you. Nobody was doing that there.

Sadly DDR doesn't exist anymore so people like you can go there and see what they want to introduce into USA. But for some unknown reason East Germans aren't missing this heaven. Even if they "have nothing to fear if they weren't breaking The Law".

stops

louie6 wrote:
gadget_man wrote:

Can I also get the POI file for all the tunnels along the US-Mexico border?

I just think the whole inland border patrol checkpoints go way behind the intended purpose of keeping our borders safe. There is no probable cause to force me to make an unconstitutional stop and be subjected to drug sniffing dogs. The only thing these stops do is harass mom and Joe pop who just happen to have a joint in the car that they got from a state sanctioned marijuana dispensary to treat whatever ails them. Like was posted earlier any hardcore smuggler or serious threat to our national security ain't going through the checkpoint to begin with so lets leave the responsible marijuana smokers alone.

Keep up the comments. Love it!

While traveling I have only hit one inland check point and it took only about thirty seconds. I think mainly they want to hear you speak and see how nervous you seem. They didn't ask for any ID, just ask me where I was heading and said have a nice day.

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A POI to allow criminals to avoid detection?

grzesja wrote:

I had a chance to be in country that would fulfill your dream. It was called DDR (aka East Germany). I used to work there for a few weeks. And was warned that every time I leave place where I live I must have with me passport with valid visa, temporary ID card and one additional paper from company I worked for that stated my reason to be in DDR. And any traveling "for tourist purposes" were frown upon by police. And it was right before fall of Berlin Wall.

I had once idea to go to city near Austrian border. I used train and when I got off almost immediately I had police near me asking what I'm doing here. Took about 30 min to explain an be allowed to go. Later I was told that it's stupid to look policeman straight into eyes when he is looking at you. Nobody was doing that there.

Sadly DDR doesn't exist anymore so people like you can go there and see what they want to introduce into USA. But for some unknown reason East Germans aren't missing this heaven. Even if they "have nothing to fear if they weren't breaking The Law".

Do you live in a border state impacted by illegals? We pay for their healthcare, and other things. Many carry bales of drugs as come through the desert, break into homes along the way. We have lovely signs in the desert, put there by our gov, telling us they can't protect us from the armed coyotes and the bands of illegals they are escorting.

At one time we had border protection, didn't stop all of them, at least it was not a flood as it has been lately. We've had ranchers killed, fences cut tons of garbage left behind, But then its not PC to insist laws still be enforced to protect American's the way they were for years before this new wave of elite took over.

So lets get a POI file on unprotected homes with jewlery and money too so when they avoid the BP they can also pick up some spending cash too!

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Is it any wonder?

windwalker wrote:

Many carry bales of drugs as come through the desert, break into homes along the way.

Can you blame them? They know they have a ready market here.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

My 2 cents

The Red Light/Speed Cameras are revenue generators, IMO they are the officer, judge/jury and executioner all in one little device, with no opportunity to question your accuser.
Border Patrol(s) are not even close to being on that level.

Sorry, but asking about a POI for BP seems ill-advised.

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Border checkpoints

I would think Homeland Security would be interested in anybody downloading that one.
Only reason to need it would be somebody who doesn't want to get stopped.

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Not something I would be

Not something I would be interested in.

Yuma

Windwaker wrote:

Do you live in a border state impacted by illegals? We pay for their healthcare, and other things. Many carry bales of drugs as come through the desert, break into homes along the way. We have lovely signs in the desert, put there by our gov, telling us they can't protect us from the armed coyotes and the bands of illegals they are escorting.

At one time we had border protection, didn't stop all of them, at least it was not a flood as it has been lately. We've had ranchers killed, fences cut tons of garbage left behind, But then its not PC to insist laws still be enforced to protect American's the way they were for years before this new wave of elite took over.

So lets get a POI file on unprotected homes with jewlery and money too so when they avoid the BP they can also pick up some spending cash too!

I have seen first hand what you are saying, while visiting a friend in Yuma we did some geocaching on the desert north of Yuma. We ran across two places where we could see that a large group of people had camped there. Garbage, empty water bottles and even some articles of clothing. Lately he tells me he won't go on the desert anymore without being armed.

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Mexico and USA border

I work with someone who's son was border patrol for a while. He had to make a choice 1 day (as usual). Stop the illegals that were scattering, or stop the truck that was suspected of carrying drugs. He chose the truck.

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All yours

louie6 wrote:

Wondering if anyone is working on border patrol checkpoints?

Well Louie. It seems from all of the responses that no one is working on this. Apparently this poi file is all yours to produce.

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Un-intended consequences

OK, I see no reason for most folks to know where the check-points are - BUT!

There are lots of folks out there that would just LOVE to have all the locations easily downloadable for the GPS in their all terrain 4 wheel drive vehicle used for smuggling dope or people.

I say let them find out themselves.

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Innoncent reason to want a POI

metricman wrote:

OK, I see no reason for most folks to know where the check-points are - BUT!

There are lots of folks out there that would just LOVE to have all the locations easily downloadable for the GPS in their all terrain 4 wheel drive vehicle used for smuggling dope or people.

I say let them find out themselves.

One reason an innocent person would want to know where the checkpoints are is to simply know what they can expect on the highway.

+1

jgermann wrote:

It was the right time to take action.

+1 !!

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border crossings

I would use them all the time as a trucker crossing Canadian and usa borders all the time

here u go

San Clemente, CA I-5 - Border Patrol CheckpointMile Marker 67
The San Clemente Border Patrol Station maintains a full-time traffic checkpoint on the northbound lanes of I-5.
Mile Marker 67 The San Clemente Border Patrol Station maintains a full-time traffic checkpoint on the northbound lanes of I-5. It is one of seven stations in the San Diego Border Patrol Sector and 1 of 4 checpoints
Temecula, CA I-15 - Border Patrol CheckpointMile Marker 54 - Checks traffic going north on I-15. It is also right at the end of San Diego county going into Riverside county. Will also set up temporary stations on Rainbow Canyon Rd/CA 395. mo...Mile Marker 54 -
Checks traffic going north on I-15. It is also right at the end of San Diego county going into Riverside county. Will also set up temporary stations on Rainbow Canyon Rd/CA 395.
Oak Grove CA - Border Patrol CheckpointTemporary checkpoint placed occasionaly , unable to locate on google maps. Placed near Oak Grove along Highway 79Temporary checkpoint placed occasionaly , unable to locate on google maps. Placed near Oak Grove along Highway 79
Elmore Ranch, CA - Border Patrol Checkpoint Highway 86 CALocated near de intersection of Highway 78 and 86.
Checks Northbound trafic on Highway 86 Original Post more info »Located near de intersection of Highway 78 and 86.Checks Northbound trafic on Highway 86
Highway 86 CA - Border Patrol CheckpointTemporary Checkpoints are placed along Highway 86. Checks northbound traffic.
Location could not be found in google map.Temporary Checkpoints are placed along Highway 86. Checks northbound traffic.
Location could not be found in google map.
Highway 111 CA - Border Patrol CheckpointTemporary Border patrol checkpoints are placed allong Highway 111. Checks northbound traffic. Location could not be found in google mapsTemporary Border patrol checkpoints are placed allong Highway 111. Checks northbound traffic. Location could not be found in google maps
Fortuna Foothils, AZ I-8 - Border Patrol CheckpointMile Marker 17 - I-8.
Located 3 miles East of Fortuna Foothills.
Checks Eastbound trafic.Permanent Border Patrol CheckpointMile Marker 17 - I-8.
Located 3 miles East of Fortuna Foothills.
Checks Eastbound trafic.Permanent Border Patrol Checkpoint
Highway 95, AZ - Border Patrol CheckpointHighway 95 northbound. North of Kinter AZ
Highway 95 northbound. North of Kinter AZ
Stanwix, AZ I-8 - Border Patrol CheckpointMile marker 78, I-8.
11 miles west of Dateland AZ
Checkpoint is not visible with google maps.Mile marker 78, I-8.
11 miles west of Dateland AZ
Checkpoint is not visible with google maps.
Why, AZ - Border Patrol CheckpintThis checkpoint is located about 20 miles north of the US/Mexico border. more info »This checkpoint is located about 20 miles north of the US/Mexico border.
more info »
Agua Linda, AZ 1-19 - Border Patrol Checkpoint, AZ, USAMile Marker 42, I-19.
Temporary checkpoint placed at exit 42. This station is mobile and may move about I-19. Government has proposed a temporary checkpoint between Nogales ant Tuscon. No word on it...Mile Marker 42, I-19.Temporary checkpoint placed at exit 42. This station is mobile and may move about I-19. Government has proposed a temporary checkpoint between Nogales ant Tuscon. No word on its exact location.
Whetstone AZ - Border Patrol CeckpointLocated somwhere south of Whetestone AZ on Highway 90. Checks northbound traffic since 2007, excact location was not located.Located somwhere south of Whetestone AZ on Highway 90. Checks northbound traffic since 2007, excact location was not located.
Tombstone, AZ - Border Patrol CheckpointCheckpoint located somewhere north of Tombstone. Has been checking northbound traffic on Highway 80 since 2007. Exact location not found.Checkpoint located somewhere north of Tombstone. Has been checking northbound traffic on Highway 80 since 2007. Exact location not found.
I-25, NM - Border Patrol CheckpointNear Mile Post 26.
Checks all norhbound trafic.
Located 25 miles north of Las Cruces NM.Near Mile Post 26.
Checks all norhbound trafic.
Located 25 miles north of Las Cruces NM.
Sierra Blanca, TX I-10 - Border Patrol Checkpoint Mile Marker 102 - I-10
Checks all Eastbound traffic.
5 miles West of Sierra Blanca Original Post more info » Mile Marker 102 - I-10Checks all Eastbound traffic. 5 miles West of Sierra Blanca
Marfa, TX - Border patrol checkpointSouth of Marfa TX on Highway 67. Checks all northbound traffic. Located north of Presidio/Ojinaga borderSouth of Marfa TX on Highway 67. Checks all northbound traffic. Located north of Presidio/Ojinaga border
Marathon, TX - Border Patrol CheckpointChecks all northbound traffic on Highway 385. Located south of Marathon TX Original Post more info »Checks all northbound traffic on Highway 385. Located south of Marathon TX
Eagle Pass, TX - Border Patrol checkpointNear Eagle Pass, TX Checks trafic going east bound on Highway 57
Laredo, TX I-35 - Border Patrol CheckpointLocated 24 miles north of Laredo TX border. Checks all norhbound traffic.
Located 24 miles north of Laredo TX border. Checks all norhbound traffic.
Falfurrias TX - Border Patrol CheckpointLocated near Falfurrias. Checks northbound traffic on Highway 281. There are temporary checkpoints placed south of this location. Between 25 - 75 norh of the border.

Here u go

Another fixed location is going east from Laredo. Tx on Route 59 to Houston. Check eastbound traffic, approx. 20 miles from Laredo.

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Bruni?

Melaqueman wrote:

Another fixed location is going east from Laredo. Tx on Route 59 to Houston. Check eastbound traffic, approx. 20 miles from Laredo.

Isn't that right near the Bruni cutoff? Or maybe Aguilares?

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Location

KD5XB wrote:

Isn't that right near the Bruni cutoff? Or maybe Aguilares?

Sorry to say I have gone by there twice and had no idea where the actual location is. I am only guessing at the 20 mile distance east of Laredo.

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