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.
It was a short but busy visit. Within 20 minutes five taxis arrived.
A young man jumped out of the first taxi, kept his head down and crossed. He did not stop despite being asked several times by the RCMP. He was ’strongly guided’ by two officers and taken into the building.
The four other taxis brought 3 young men, a group of 5 (2 men, 2 women and one girl about aged 5), a family with 3 children aged approximately 4-12, and a group of 3 (2 young men and a woman).
I was only able to speak briefly with the last group. They were not family but had been traveling together and spoke Arabic.
I spoke with each taxi driver about the need to tell people to stop when the police tell them to.
The RCMP followed their protocol.
The only other observation was that one of the men in the third taxi apparently paid the driver $20 saying he had no more money. He had been told the cost before boarding at the bus station. The taxi drivers said this happens occasionally. They were not clearly not pleased but did not stay to argue with the man.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.