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.
Sunday, October 21, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
BnB volunteers arrived around 3:30 pm. A chilly afternoon. Not long afterwards a Plattsburgh Taxi arrived delivering a woman from Nigeria with two young daughters (around 4 and 7 years old ). When addressed by the RCMP officer, the mother answered quickly saying "Yes we want to come" and walked across with her children. The taxi driver told us that no one else had come off the bus. Around 4pm an SUV arrived driven by a freelance journalist from Chicago who asked us a few questions about our group. He also said that he had a relative living nearby who wanted to donate some warm clothing to our group.
Later a second taxi arrived with a family from Columbia - mother, father and a small daughter aged about 2 or 3 years old. As they spoke very little English, the RCMP officer spoke Spanish to them. They then crossed over into Canada. With both groups of refugees, the RCMP officers respected their protocol. A total of 6 people entered Canada while we were there.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.