with the Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen a town of less than 100 people! Big Bend National Park - Border Crossings in Big Bend National park (U.S. National Park Service) The former Boquillas crossing remains closed Crossings Remain Closed As a result of a 2002 US Customs and Border Protection decision, there are NO authorized crossings in Big Bend National Park. Crossing at Boquillas, Santa Elena, or other locations along the Rio Grande is prohibited. The closest legal ports of entry are Del Rio and Presidio, Texas. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has indicated that it will prosecute any criminal violations regarding any illegal crossings. If you re-enter the United States at any point within Big Bend National Park, you may be liable for a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for up to one year, or both. This is about to change! ---- Dec 11, 2011 3:14 PM EST US proposes unmanned border crossing with Mexico http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNMANNED_BORDER_CROSSING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-12-11-15-14-49 In my opinion: Now, here’s a really dumb idea. The National Park service is funding a 2.3 million dollar unmanned border crossing with the Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen a town of less than 100 people! With the taxpayers money!!! What the Hell for??? The public will be able to voice their opinions on the 2.3 million dollar project until December 27, 2011. Contact information National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 Phone (202) 208-3818 http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/contactinformation.htm They say it’s for commerce for both countries. The crosser's will use an automated system and it's on the honor system. (Yeah right) The Mexicans will walk or drive up to the booth and slash their cards and talk to a border patrol agent 100 miles away via web cam. What if the Mexican border crosser has pot or heroine taped to his leg how will the agent know? I suppose the National Park Service will build them a beautiful bridge, a roadside rest stop and brand new roads and then roll out the red carpet to America. They will be bringing in their finest contraband and teenage prostitutes to the U.S. no doubt! Who’s to say the children that they bring into America and back to Mexico are their children???? Who’s going to check the trunks of their cars? The border agent will be 100 miles away on a web cam. What the Hell is wrong with our government! Why do they hate us? The Mexicans will have access to an 800 acre American State Park. That’s ridiculous when many State Parks across America are being shut down for lack of funding for the American’s to use! There are state parks in Arizona that the government has put up big signs that say “Do Not Enter.” The state parks have become the drug cartels corridors to transport drugs into America. The U.S. citizens are advised to stay out because they might be killed. It’s time for all politicians to be voted out of office, if this is how they are going to treat us! We pay for all of this and not the polticians! I think the Mexicans in Mexico will cave to the money and they will bring terrorists into the United States for profit. They will get to the State Park and then keep on going into America and disappear to never be seen again! Talk about “Dumb ideas 101”, our government never ceases to come up with them, and then they make the taxpayers pay for them! Which makes you wonder who’s dumber, them or us? Everyone should CALL to the National Park Service and tell them "Not to build the unmanned border crossing in Big Bend National Park allowing Mexicans from Boquillas del Carmen to scan their identity cards to get into America." And use that money on American citizens and not citizens from La Republic of Mexico!!! The public will be able to voice their opinions on the 2.3 million dollar project until December 27, 2011. National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 Phone (202) 208-3818 U.S. National Park Service Contact Information I just called them and left a message.