Burlington native assumes top border patrol post

The northern border from Ogdensburg east through Vermont and New Hampshire doesn’t disappoint for excitement (and controversy) these days.

Cigarette smuggling, roadside patrols, train and bus citizenship checks, and a new Congressional push to increase counternarcotics operations are all near-daily news here.

Burlington native John Pfeifer is charged to take on all these duties. He’s assumed the job of patrol chief for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Swanton sector. The Burlington Free Press offers a profile here.

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2 Comments on “Burlington native assumes top border patrol post”

  1. Pete Klein says:

    My faith in the USA will return when I can cross the border with the boarder patrol being satisfied with my answers to “Where were you born? Where are you going and when will you be back?”
    This was the way it was before we became a nation of nervous nabobs.
    What ever happened to “Give me Liberty or give me Death!?”
    I guess we just need to keep singing, “Don’t Worry. Be happy!”

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  2. Jennifer DiPalma says:

    Just so your correct, the US Border Patrol has nothing to do with you crossing at a Port-of-Entry. You are referring to Customs officials. The Border Patrol deals with illegal crossings between the ports-of-entry. Just FYI.

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