Watch how 7 people illegally crossed a US-Canada border by driving across a shared lawn

Originally published at: Watch how 7 people illegally crossed a US-Canada border by driving across a shared lawn | Boing Boing

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So the “caravan of illegals” is true, only Canada style. Dang.

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Quite the contrast with the southern illegal border crossings…

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No signage, no visible indication of a border. (??)

“What? What are you on about, officer? I’m in Canada - of course I am. And why are you impersonating a US cop?”

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Hypothetical remark from “armchair lawyer” in the group: "I see a loophole; it’s the lawn!"

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Rookie move. It’s not like Border Patrol doesn’t know the Haskell Library is a soft target. They watch it like crazy from both sides. You won’t get 10 yards trying that.

Ironically, the library was founded as a place of unity to bring the countries together and help reduce influence of territorial borders.

Oh there’s tons of signage all over the area. You could not do that accidentally.

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Interesting. Looks like there are several other structures in that area that straddle the line. I wonder how that works, legally?

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Oddly there are two side streets just east of the library that are far easier to drive across, prolly with less suspicion too.

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Indeed - Born in East L.A. border crossing - YouTube

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Anybody else ever traveled along Boundary Road at the north edge of Lynden, WA, which is separated from 0 Avenue in Aldergrove, BC by a ditch?

I’ve done Cascade Cycle Club’s RSVP ride, which routes that way. The cuesheet instructions are very clear on using the route 539/13 border crossing, and not simply hopping over the ditch into Canada prematurely.

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Using a Haskell library for their procedure, that’s their problem right there!

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So - is it just me, or couldn’t they just keep going straight, and turn left at that grass island?

Or was that guy at the crossing walk to stop that?

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Christ, what assholes, eh?

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It looks as thought there’s a rope gate to prevent that.

But I’m still confused. Are people allowed to walk across the border? I mean, there must be a hundred ways to cross that aren’t as suspicious.

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Coming soon: a row of boulders across the library lawn.

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I wish they thought like this along the US-Mexico border.

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Get a bunch of idiots in a car to distract while you slowly edge across on foot?

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Which leads to the old joke about such buildings:

If you’re in the kitchen, you’re American. If you’re in the living room, you’re Canadian. If you’re in the bathroom, who are you?

European

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Young Canadian distracts with cuteness while crawling over the border to freedom.

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The Peace Arch Park between WA & BC is also a meeting ground. Peace Arch Park - Wikipedia

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