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, December 8th 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, US.
A cold day. We arrived at 3.30pm. Seven people crossed into Canada while we were there.
The first taxi came at about 4pm bringing a woman holding a baby wrapped in a blanket. She was nervous and did not want to talk and crossed the border without a problem.
Minutes later a second taxi arrived with two men who stated that they had come from Venezuela. One of them very gratefully accepted mittens and a scarf.
5 minutes later a taxi arrived with a woman on her own. She had three suitcases and was in distress. She was crying and was not able to talk, but accepted a pair of gloves. The RCMP officer permitted the taxi driver to help with the suitcases.
Finally about twenty minutes before 5pm the last taxi arrived arrived with a couple fro Venezuela who crossed without a problem.
Most of the arrivals were well prepared for the cold but some of them accepted warm things.
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.