I didn’t feel safer, but I did feel slower.
We spent the day on San Juan Island, an island in the Puget Sound off Washington State. The ferry ride back took an hour. Alas, the exit from the ferry parking lot took well over an hour. Why? Stupid nonsensical border checks for a boat load of people who had never left the U.S. Our ferry had originated in Sydney, B.C. Canada, so some small proportion of folks had gotten on in Canada.
Instead of having a border agent on the boat to check them on the trip to Friday Harbor, they made ALL of us - the 90% who hadn’t been to Canada wait in an infuriating line. We were asked “Did you go to Canada?”. Ou answer, “No” and we were waved on our way. But we had to wait for all those who said “Yes”.