In the aftermath of the events in Boston, in the same manner that was done after 9/11, residents and tourists along our southern border are singled out for increased scrutiny by the Department of Homeland Security.
The wait times to cross both Bridge I & II in from Mexico into Laredo Texas was more than 6 hours on Tuesday, the day after the events in Boston. Traffic backed up for two miles on Blvd Colosio for those trying to cross Bridge II, the Lincoln-Juarez bridge, while the downtown bridge saw backups almost a mile into the city causing a monumental traffic jam.Every single car and pickup crossing both bridges was physically inspected including vehicles lined up to pass through the X-Ray tunnels.
At Bridge III which handles only commercial traffic, there were similar delays of freight crossing into the United States as each and every trailer was manually inspected.
And what success did these unnecessary inspections garner? Nothing! Absolutely nothing!
Another case of closing the barn door after the horses are gone.
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