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    Weekend trip to Mexico

    It's been 20 years since I been down there, if I was to make a trip for 48-72 hours, do I need a passport? What's the procedure on that now?

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    Always need a passport you can go to the us post office and order a us passport

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    Sounds good to me, like I said it's been years since I've done anything like that. Last time I went I don't remember being there. I am tortured occasionally with pictures that better never go public. I wouldn't be surprised if a passport is turned down cause they don't want me back lmao.

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    It takes about 1 month to get it it cost 200 or so for a quick return

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    I'm still a year away from that point at the soonest.

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    What part you going to? will you be crossing through el paso, depending on where your headed and if you're driving there may be other shorter border ports of entry to get you there quicker. I'm down in New Mexico if you need any help.

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    Sounds good to me, like I said it's been years since I've done anything like that. Last time I went I don't remember being there. I am tortured occasionally with pictures that better never go public. I wouldn't be surprised if a passport is turned down cause they don't want me back lmao.

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    I honestly don't know yet. I'll do some research, definitely want to hit at least 4-5 poultry shows down there a year.

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by RedAngus View Post
    It's been 20 years since I been down there, if I was to make a trip for 48-72 hours, do I need a passport? What's the procedure on that now?
    I go once a month. I just use my Drivers license. They give a little hell about it but it gets the job done. Lol


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    It was at one time that if you stayed less than 72hours and didn't go any further than 250 km from the border then a visa and passport were not needed. That being said I spent 6 months down there in 98 and came back through with just my word I was a citizen. times are different.

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    Up until last year, a birth cert and an i.d. was sufficient if not my buddy wld be living there and not of made it back still yet lol. This was Laredo and the arena is a couple miles from the river though. Not sure about the mile limits.
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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    same here drivers license and birth cert. look at the end of the day you're not illegal - worse case scenario they take to secondary inspection, clear you, and your on your way.

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    I go once a month. I just use my Drivers license. They give a little hell about it but it gets the job done. Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by jacosta View Post
    same here drivers license and birth cert. look at the end of the day you're not illegal - worse case scenario they take to secondary inspection, clear you, and your on your way.
    Exactly


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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    My friend told me he went to Mexicali via El Centro, CA. I believe he said his friends paid 50usd per bird to enter Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
    It was at one time that if you stayed less than 72hours and didn't go any further than 250 km from the border then a visa and passport were not needed. That being said I spent 6 months down there in 98 and came back through with just my word I was a citizen. times are different.
    That's the rules I remember, but that was long long ago in a galaxy far far away.

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    Laredo is like 14 hours from me, El Paso like 17 hours.

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    Nice arena and pit in Nuevo Laredo, I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camarines View Post
    My friend told me he went to Mexicali via El Centro, CA. I believe he said his friends paid 50usd per bird to enter Mexico.
    Yes there’s many ways to do it.sades way is to pay people in my area pay from 50 to 25 depending who you know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WestTexasFowl View Post
    Yes there’s many ways to do it but the safest way is to pay. people in my area pay from 50 to 25 depending who you know.


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    Well my brothers and I stopped going to Nuevo Laredo. It's Just too risky. My brother, Robert,used to take shows to the Palenques. He would also accompany Friday Cavazos at times. He would even swim the winners back to the US side. We own property on the Rio Grande.

    It all came to a stop when they were held at gun point by some Mexican official. It was a miracle that he and and my other brother, Jimmy, got released.

    It ain't what it was. Or it's just crazy....the things we do in our youth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HatchInTexas View Post
    Well my brothers and I stopped going to Nuevo Laredo. It's Just too risky. My brother, Robert,used to take shows to the Palenques. He would also accompany Friday Cavazos at times. He would even swim the winners back to the US side. We own property on the Rio Grande.

    It all came to a stop when they were held at gun point by some Mexican official. It was a miracle that he and and my other brother, Jimmy, got released.

    It ain't what it was. Or it's just crazy....the things we do in our youth.


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    Its definitely a huge risk. Theyll even come across and take someone, yep. I was always happy to cross back. I was on edge when Id cross, take a few shots of tequila or something to take it off and get me through the day lol. Ive been held at gunpt also, in Reynosa across from McAllen. M16 s and all pointed at me. I had 600 dollars and when I crossed back I had zero. I drove over there as I had many times but this time someone saw what I had in my pocket. They were waiting for me. One pulled me over that I had spotted rt away waiting on side of the road with some b.s. excuse and as I looked to my right I saw a sht load of cars and suvs with lights on coming to block my path from the front. To my left was the river and U.S. I seriously thought abt ditching the truck and making a dash for it. One thing I also remember was them trying to close the back door to the cop car and me having my foot on it to not let it close. I was talking to myself, I had a knife on me and was seriously thinking abt using it lol. I knew if they got me in that car that was it. It was some out of shape pos that Id of definitely handled but when the rest got there I was in deep. Paid them off and that same guy and his partner gave me an escort to the bridge nearby. He told the national (federales) police in white vehicles that I had already taken care of it (money). I was abt to be a father and not seeing him almost became a reality. I didnt step foot in there for 12 years, and I didnt miss it. My attitude was F them, I dont need to go to that place if thats a possibilty of happening. Id been going to Mx all my life until then. I went to Nuevo L after the 13 years but with a group of people I attended shows with in the states back in the day, one lives there as well so that was a plus. Its a crazy place I agree! And thats because I speak the language and of the heritage.
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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    Ok how about suggestions where to go and be able come back from safely?

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    Red, cant say for certain that youd encounter this ya know but be aware that it does happen. Its spread now to vacation resorts as well, no place is immune from cartel/corrupt action. I am not saying that it wont be a pleasant trip for you all but thats the reality right now and who knows when it will end.

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    I got you, this is life I reckonreckon, could be worse.

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    Re: Weekend trip to Mexico

    It is, and having been to many countries I do believe the U.S. is still the one that you dont wake up everyday wondering if you will see the next. It isnt perfect, but what is? I didnt even feel comfortable in Great Britain when we took a mac flight to train there and they are our ally. The people there just didnt like us for some reason lol. It was my first true taste of American hate by foreigners unfortunately. Every nation has its inherent dangers about them that leads one to remain highly cautious. Mexico is awesome for the most part, it can also be a nightmare as its been for me and many many others. I wish it was the same as when I was growing up, but truth is its not.

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