Being shackled to a metal bench, left for hours, and then fined thousands of dollars.
Or in the alternative having their car confiscated.
That’s the experience being related by multiple American travelers who have run into a simple problem as they return to the United States through the Mexican border.
It’s all because they pick the wrong lane in which to approach the border. Mostly by accident, they get into the Sentri lane, which is designated only for those travelers who are pre-approved for crossings.
But once in that lane, there is no correction, as concrete barricades keep the travelers there.
Fox News relates that travelers from Los Angeles “are being detained and fined several thousand dollars for using the wrong lane.”