US Border Patrol
US Dept. of Justice Guards the US – Canada Border
The entire northern edge of Vermont borders Canada and makes for miles of international border crossing that must be protected and guarded. The US Border Patrol has been improving and enhancing patrols along this stretch of international boundary. Remember when going from the US to Canada you are processed by Canada Customs, when entering the US from Canada you must adhere to US Customs Laws. The border crossing requirement include a valid US Passport for all. Get your US Passport before traveling to Canada.
US Customs Border Patrol Information
The United States Border Patrol operates six Ports of Entry from Canada into Vermont. For complete information on customs regulation write: U.S. Customs, P.O. Box 7407, Washington, D.C. 20044, tel. 202-482-6900; or the U.S. Customs District Office in St. Albans, VT 05478, tel. 802-524-6527. Information also may be obtained at pre-clearance offices in Montreal, Canada. Tel. 514-636-3875; or Toronto, Canada Tel. 905-676-2606.
The U.S. Border Patrol manages the American – Canadian border in white vehicles, unmarked vehicles, on foot, and by ATV patrol. It is no secret that the Vermont – Canadian border has been used for centuries by gun runners, drug smugglers and people smugglers. The “hooch runners” of the last century have been replaced by the dangerous smuggling of drugs, arms, and illegal immigrants.
U.S. Border Patrol is asking people who live, work, or travel in the border area of Vermont for any information regarding suspicious vehicles or people who may be smuggling drugs, weapons, people, or other contraband across the border. Information provided may be vital in helping secure our border, protect our nation, and help reduce crime in your community. It may also qualify you for a reward. Contact the U.S. Border Patrol for more information.
The U.S. Border Patrol is also expanding. There may be employment opportunities available. Contact the U.S. Border Patrol and inquire about Border Patrol Enforcement job openings.
U.S. Border Patrol
Toll Free: 1-800-689-3362
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