May 12, 2010, 1:40 PM
Post #29 of 30
Memo to Memo:
Quoting you: "It was only because the physical fmts were in her passport that they knew about"
Negative on your interpretation. They knew initially from: The Stamp in her Passport. The FMT's were in a Passport Case in her purse (not seen by agent) and these did not come into play until after the "in stamp" and no "exit stamp" was discovered and then confirmed through their computer using the U.S. Passport number.
If you take note - I did not say that this WILL happen to someone else but rather inferred that it CAN happen. I also gave the exact border crossing where it happened and we all know that procedures may be different at others.
Also, please take note that this was a personal experience and not hearsay. When I initially asked on this forum and others about the problem and received the "don't worry, be happy" response - I chose to believe the reply from a long time Mexico resident and person who I felt had credibility on this and other forums.
As Esperanza so aptly pointed out there are few absolutes in Mexico and in my opinion, readers can be done a disservice when absolute type info is made. It is up to them to read and interpret the variables for themselves and determine how they wish to deal with them.