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 April 15th, 2018. 3.45 - 5 pm. Roxham Road, USA.
A very cold rainy day. A total of 11 people crossed into Canada today. There were two families from Nigeria, one with three children and the other with two. Two single men crossed separately, one from Eritrea and the other from Nigeria. When the Eritrean man arrived at the border in a taxi, he was very nervous. A Bridges Not Borders volunteer spoke with him briefly and told him 'Not to worry, it will be ok'. At which point an RCMP officer told her that: 'If you go on talking to him, we can arrest you.' The officer kept the Eritrean man standing at the border for a long time while he repeatedly told the refugee that he would be much better off going to the Lacolle port of entry. The officers also attempted strongly to convince the other people crossing that they would be better off going to Lacolle.
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.