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.
Wednesday January 16th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA
A BNB volunteer was there with two volunteers from Plattsburgh Cares. Five people crossed while we were there. Four adults and one teenager.
The first taxi brought two people: a woman of African origin who spoke English and was happy to receive a pair of boots and some warm accessories and a man from Angola who spoke a bit of Spanish (his mother tongue is Portuguese). He was very scared about being arrested. Before they crossed, some warm hugs were exchanged.
The next and last taxi to come brought three people from Rwanda: a mother and teenage son and a man. The adults needed some warm accessories and the man was given a very warm coat. Everyone was apprehensive. Again more hugs were exchanged before people entered Canada.
The RCMP officers respected their script and every one crossed without incident.
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.