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    Howdy.

    Glad to be here, and I like the rules you have. Don't know how much I'll be able to contribute but I'll do what I can. Since I found the site while looking for an answer to a question, you'll find one pretty quick.

    My profile pretty much tells the story in short form. I worked for the Border Patrol and the old INS (the BP's parent,reorganized out of existence in 2003) from 1968 until 1997, when I retired. I was a Border Patrolman, an Immigration Inspector (they work at the Ports of Entry,) and a Special Agent and Supv. Special Agent running anti-smuggling and criminal alien operations. It wasn't always fun but it was seldom dull. A year after retirement I was called back in, to the Deportation branch, where I tried to get alien criminals sent back home - even took 'em there sometimes. Finally pulled the pin in 2002.

    Since then, a former Chief of the Border Patrol and I co-founded the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (www.nafbpo.org) which is dedicated to educating the public and whatever politicians have the sense to listen (damn few of 'em) about the realities of border security and immigration.

    And wrote a novel, Tracks in the Sand - A Novel of the Border Patrol (Signcutter Press - Home. I'm told by former Patrolmen that it's pretty good.

    Been happily married for 29 years, which out of 44 ain't bad.

    Got kids who turned out good (one's a Border Patrol supervisor his own self); makes me glad I didn't sell 'em back when I was so inclined from time to time.

    I found Jesus in September of last year. Discovered he'd been with me all along, I just hadn't looked back over my shoulder to see him there. I'm pretty embarrassed over some of the things I showed him but he tells me it's okay, now.


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