On this blog, we are posting information about our visits to the border at Roxham Road, USA side.
For more information about the purpose of these visits go to the news page.
Sur ce blogue, nous affichons des informations sur nos visites à la frontière, Roxham Road, États Unis.
Pour plus d'info sur le but de ces visites allez sur la page nouvelles.
Shortly after we got to Roxham Rd. at about 3:30 a taxi arrived with a Venezuelan family of four. They had been picked up at the Plattsburgh airport. Only the mother chose a hat. The dad, a little girl of about 6 years of age and her older brother declined our offer. They seemed to understand what the RCMP officer was telling them and they crossed without incident.
About fifteen minutes later another taxi brought two young men from Zimbabwe. They also crossed without incident but we noticed that they were told to put something in the garbage can on the Canadian side. One of them had his luggage searched while they were still outdoors.
Finally, a woman from Nigeria arrived by taxi. She told us that she was hoping to join her daughter who would probably be coming on a student’s visa. When the RCMP officer asked her if she had understood that she would be arrested she said "yes, no problem". He replied that in fact it was kind of a problem. He asked her if she had any food and she said "no, nothing". Then she crossed. Before they went inside it was established that she had been living in the USA for six years.
In total five adults and two children crossed. It was a chilly day but only one hat was accepted. Everyone seemed to be adequately dressed.
The two later taxis had come from the bus stop.
As far as our crossing into the US goes, we had been warned by last Sunday's volunteer that she’d had to deal with a surly American border guard. I just wanted to report that we were practically waved through by a pleasant gentleman. Toss of the dice I guess.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.