On this blog page, 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.
We have also started to post our newsletters on the blog.
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.
Aussi, nous avons commencé à poster nos infolettres sur le blogue.
Thursday, November 16, 2017. Roxham Road, Champlain, NYS. Four members of Bridges Not Borders met with a member of Plattsburg Cares at the USA side of Roxham Road. During the hour we spent there, two refugees crossed into Canada. The first person to arrive was a woman from Eritrea some 50-60 years old, who had been living in the southern USA for many years. She was afraid of being deported back to her country. Wearing flip flops and traditional dress despite the cold weather, she hesitated at the border as the RCMP told her it was illegal to cross and she would be arrested. She was visibly afraid, but eventually did cross into Canada. Later a young man from Haiti arrived and quickly crossed over.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day. There are about 15 active volunteers in our border visit committee.