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.
There was a line up to cross into the USA from Hemmingford. The US Border Patrol asked a lot of questions and wanted to make sure I knew that 'interfering with Border Patrol was a criminal offense.'
I only arrived at Roxham at 3:40. The RCMP officers told me one woman and child had crossed a few minutes earlier.
At 3:45 a taxi van came with a family (woman, man and two small children), a couple and one single man. They all spoke Spanish. They refused to make eye contact with me and hurried to line up at the border. When the RCMP officer said it was illegal to cross, they looked back at the taxi driver who nodded and they crossed.
At 4:10 another taxi came. Two young men were quickly dropped off and the taxi sped away. All they carried was one small backpack each. They spoke neither English or French. Once they crossed the RCMP managed to determine they spoke Persian.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.