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.
We arrived at 3.20 pm today, but no one arrived until 4:00 pm and then it was non-stop! 4 taxis arrived and one unmarked van. Everyone was in their twenties except a man from Tanzania who might have been in his thirties.
At 4:00 pm:
One taxi brought 7 people: five people from Haiti: 2 men, 2 women and a 4-year old girl and a single man from Tanzania. They all accepted mitts, hats and some scarves. There was another man who crossed the border immediately without talking with us.
A second taxi brought 9 people. There were 2 women, three men and one 10 year old boy from Haiti. As well there was a Namibian family of a man, woman and four year old girl.
The next taxi brought five Haitian people: three men and two women.
At 4.30 pm, a taxi arrived with a Spanish speaking woman and her five year old daughter and a young Haitian woman aged about 18 years.
In total 24 people crossed. There was one creole-speaking RCMP Officer which was helpful. The officers we saw were respectful with the refugees.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.