US Border Patrol, Customs, Immigration Numbers Swell Since 911 Along Maine Port Of Entries.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Shortly after 911 happened, 70 new Border Patrol, Customs, Immigration employees signed on for duty for the port of entry, border crossing in Houlton Maine.

houlton maine market square Suddenly 55 new kids in our local schools in Houlton Maine where I list and sell ME real estate.

And when you consider port of entries from Canada in Jackman, Calais, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent And Madawaska areas, plus airports and along the Maine coastline, you do the math.

Very tragic 911 happened but the response cause major changes to how port of entries are administered. Now beefing up the borders from Canada to Maine has meant lots of good paying government jobs, new work facilities, vehicles that need servicing.

And more workers means more upper and middle management government level jobs. Plus the increase to assure no loose ends for the crime element to migrate through a less protected border means increases in hires seem like a regular event, on going news.

The reception to new hires to Maine from the US Border Patrol, Customs, Immigration employees and their families has been a warm perception. Over and over I hear how much house the agents can buy for so little.

And that Maine schools create so great an environment for their kid's education and childhood.

Warm, friendly, down to earth people and no crime, no traffic communities with lots of outdoor recreation all around these families all four seasons.

houlton maine aroostook county court houseThe addition of all these talents parents, kids and the extra volunteers for local Maine events is something the local population appreciates too. The schools get to hire more teachers, local merchants hear the store cash register ring more each day.

Discover all that Northern Maine offers. Helpful links, images too.

I wished 911 never happened but it seems the tighter border crossings and further intelligence plus added enforcement means US Border Patrol, Immigration And Customs personnel will continue to be migrating to Northern Maine.

Maine, your heart and your head finally agree on something good. Very good. Get here as quick as you can. Follow our Maine blog, our local community videos. Ask lots of questions. Learn more about this state way up here in the right hand corner of the country. All the information the Tourist brochure left out, did not have room for. Get to know the great state of Maine known as "Vacationland."

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, Broker 

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Hi Andrew its true never really thought about Maine being a border state

Mar 15, 2011 04:18 PM #1
Rainmaker
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New Brunswick Canada port of entry about two miles from my office. Quebec is on the west side of Maine too. We're so far north we are almost in Canada.

Mar 15, 2011 04:29 PM #2
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Andy, It's quite the domino effect, and we've seen your home values, it truly has to be a pleasant shock for most of those transferees!

Mar 15, 2011 11:07 PM #3
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Andy,

What is the base named up there?  It closed down 15+ years ago?  Have they been able to do anything with that?

Mar 16, 2011 12:42 AM #4
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L & B ... They are some kinda of giddy about owning a farm, living on a lake. One head of US Immigration Services always wanted a Victorian Queen Anne. The wife got the turret she had always dreamed of raising her kids in. Near schools, park, and that family is now a big part of the community, hockey program. That type of home, property might not be able to be considered if from and area of seven and eight digit homes. Everything you know about property values where you live now, divide by three and four.  Can you say more for less? They intially think something is wrong, too good to be true. Asked a lot, what is wrong with these prices..too low and something must be wrong.

Cindyloo ... That was Loring Air Force Base, SAC base that is the closest flying over the north pole back before we became friends with the Russians. They had a couple 60,000 Phish concerts that were neat to see all the VW micro vans in the land roll, creak in to Aroostook County. One van had sampled a few magic mushrooms and by mistake did not turn north in Houlton up Rt 1 and hit the Canadian US Border. They missed the exit, missed the concert. The base now does all over the world Military payroll services and has one of the best work turn out work ethic programs for rehabbing shot up weary HUMMERS from fighting hotspots around the blue and green marble.

Mar 16, 2011 04:08 AM #5
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Hi Andrew - I just hopped over to GoogleMaps to see exactly where your border crossing is.  I was very surprised to see the eastern most side of an international airport (Houlton) just 500 feet away from our great homeland, Canada and probably a minute drive from customs.

Mar 16, 2011 05:44 PM #6
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Marc ... it is right on the border! I am at least 25% Canadian and they let me in the Canadian club here on Active Rain. Dad's mom 100% Red Maple Leaf!

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