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.
3:20 1 Taxi.
1 Nigerian woman heavily loaded with bags, 6 RCMP officers , seemed excessive.
Woman said that a Canadian lawyer had paid her taxi fare. She spoke English,
said she had been through a lot.
Warning by RCMP made in standard fashion, but all people crossing today had a body search, which I had not seen previously.
FYI Taxi driver said he charged $70 for one person and $90 per family. Warned us about the unmarked white van , insinuating he charged more.
3:50 1 white van, unmarked , driver seemed concerned for his passengers.
He said he had charged $60 for the two men together.
2 young men from Libya, in their 20s. They spoke English, carrying few bags.
4:35 1 Taxi.
One young man , in early 20s, carrying very little with him, had paperwork. Not sure where he was from , he spoke broken English, hesitating to cross...
" I just want to be safe!"
The taxi driver said that he had seen some pretty rough behavior by the RCMP during the week, including that of a large officer with tattoos on both arms who had made a family with kids cry.
All three drivers got out of their cars to see their passengers across which was nice.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.