Dec 8, 2009, 5:39 PM
Actually, "Well, what we have here is that the judge, prosecutor and punishment are all rolled into one. No checks, no balances, no appeals and no-nonsense." is EXACTLY the way Homeland Security' ICE works! Also, the U.S. State Department, when issuing any type of U.S. Visa, warns the recipient that the Immigration Agent (ICE) at the border (or first U.S. airport) can refuse entry to any person, regardless of their visa status, for no stated reason and that refusal cannot be appealed.
Furthermore, the U.S. State Department Consular Services, the folks who actually issue visas, can also act as "…the judge, prosecutor and punishment are all rolled into one. No checks, no balances, no appeals and no-nonsense." My wife (Mexican) was refused a fiancée visa to the U.S. with the stated "reason" of "attempted visa fraud", something my U.S. immigration lawyer told us was totally unappealable. We got married and I became a Mexican citizen. So much for that sort of nonsense.
And robt65, that person with the tools who was refused entry was trying to get in the U.S. from Canada, not into México from the U.S. I've known many, many folks with only FM3 non-working visas who brought in huge quantities of home-workshop sorts of tools with absolutely no problem whatsoever.
(This post was edited by mazbook1 on Dec 8, 2009, 5:49 PM)