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, January 14th, 2018. 3.45pm - 5 pm. Roxham Road, Champlain, USA.
A cold clear day about -20C. In total 9 people crossed over today. First was a family of three, a mother and two young children about 5 and 6 years old. Next came a Mother and young child. They are Haitian and the mother told us they were crossing over to join her husband. Then came two men in their 30`s of Sri Lankan origin. They are friends who have been living in New York City for some time. They were afraid of being arrested and sent back to Sri Lanka and so have come to Roxham Road. Finally a young Nigerian couple in their 20's arrived. They had been living in New York City for 6 months and were also worried about their situation in the US. Today the RCMP told the asylum seekers that they would be arrested if they crossed into Canada but they were not trying to re-direct them to the Lacolle border crossing.
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.