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.
Sunday December 24, 2017, 4pm. Roxham Road, Champlain USA. It's bitterly cold and we arrive a bit late. While we wait a US border police truck pulls up and we have an amicable exchange with the officer. We may not see eye to eye but he makes no effort to deter us from coming here in future. During our wait only one asylum seeker arrives: a young Somali woman who has come all the way from a state in the midwest. A relative has helped her to get here. She is very stressed and afraid, as is everyone, and she has to face crossing into Canada on her own.
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.