DHS Fines Two American Men $5,000 for Jumping the Border

DHS Fines Two American Men $5,000 for Jumping the Border

Two men near the border of the United States and Canada went biking one Sunday, and crossed the border of the two countries. When they were caught, they were actually punished with a $5,000 fine for border jumping.


U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday.

The 40-year-old American and his 44-year-old Canadian companion were nabbed Sunday near Houlton, Maine, after allegedly biking across the border south of Notre Dame, Canada, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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A Border Patrol agent spotted the two men at about 2:30 p.m. with mountain bikes on a dirt road near the border. After questioning the suspects, the agent arrested them for illegally crossing the border.

Each was fined $5,000, said CBP.

Funnily enough, the same thing doesn’t happen if a Mexican crosses into the United States illegally. They get the “catch and release” treatment, and instead of being charged a fine, are given tons of free money courtesy of United States taxpayers.

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