United States Immigration and Customs - DHS
It might be worth noting that another problem for any American re-entering the US is our own worthless and hostile government. While living in Mexico for 4 years, I have never been treated with disrespect by any police or government official in Mexico. However, the US has repeatedly treated myself and others re-entering the US with great disrespect, disrespect for property, and has blatently damaged property while striking my and others' vehicles with METAL (not plastic or rubber) hammers.
Are they intelligently looking for anything specific (like Mexican officials when they search)? No. They simply make it look like they are doing something. In all but two experiences, the primary officials are clueless that there is a Medical school for Americans in Mexico.
This is "our" government treating its own like assumed criminals as we re-enter. For what? In the name of security? "War" on drugs or illegal immigration? Even a common lab rat will will learn where it can find what it needs or wants, and will not keep looking to the same souce for something that fails to yield results. The US government, however, lacks the basic logic of a common garbage rat.
I am not the only person that has been a victim of this. I suspect there are also others on here that have been hassled by the US snipe hunt. The webpage for the so-called Department of Homeland security does not even have a complaint contact. However, neither did Hitler or Stalin. They must feel they can do no wrong.
This mistreatment by "our" government has finally succeeded in destroying confidence, trust, and loyalty. The enemy of my enemy is my friend - godspeed to every coyote and drug trafficer. I hope they have been better able to do their jobs while the US was wasting time [repeatedly] harrasing innocent people.
I hope others will share their experiences about the US borders, customs, etc. Which entry locations are better, worse etc.
"You do not truly understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother." Albert Einstein