Friday, May 27, 2011


New Mexico is generally a welcoming place, except when it comes to illegal foreigners.   While traveling through the state, you may be stopped  by Border Patrol at one or more "checkpoints."  You'll know you've reached one when the highway narrows to a single lane and over 20 cameras along the roadside are pointing towards your car.  Your citizenship will be questioned.  Dogs and agents with firearms may ask to search your vehicle.  If you don't belong in the country, you will be "escorted" out.  Luckily, Kyle and I are too gringo to have any problems; others have not fared as well.