How to Deal with American Authoritarianism When Crossing Internal Checkpoints as an Alien

(05-08-2013, updated 07-15-2018)  Are you and American citizen? Hmm, let me think... Earlier I was mad about the liberties police take daily in regular, non-threatening situations, and  that nobody has a problem with it. Not enough to say anything. Americans and your endless respect for authority! This, of course, is not completely true. The Rio Grande Valley borders on Mexico in southern Texas.