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, August 11th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
A busy afternoon. In total 15 refugees crossed into Canada during the afternoon: 9 adults and 6 children. They came in four taxis. As well we had two visitors from SUNY Plattsburgh University.
The first tax brought 3 women: a young woman from Nigeria and an older woman with an adult daughter from Rwanda. They all spoke English.
Soon afterwards a second taxi arrived bringing a couple with three children from an African country. The children were 2 boys around 12 and 8 years old and a girl aged about 4 years old. They spoke English. As they were entering the RCMP building we heard someone ask if only the girl had been born in the USA. So it would appear they had been living in the USA for a while.
Another City Taxi arrived bearing 4 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo: a mother with three children : 2 boys about 15 and 11 years old and a girl, maybe 8 or 9. Mother and daughter were tearfully emotional. Once again we thought we heard the RCMP officers clarifying who was born in the USA.
The last taxi brought three adults from Nigeria: a couple (man and woman) and a lone woman. They crossed over quickly.
Everyone crossed without incident and the RCMP respected their protocol.
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.