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 21st, 2018. 3.45pm - 5 pm. Roxham Road, Champlain, USA.
A mild day. A total of eleven people crossed today. First came a young woman, Nigerian, with her baby who had been born in the USA. She was able to cross quickly into Canada. Then came a van with two families, 4 adults and three children. Finally there arrived a woman and her teenage son from Columbia who spoke very little English. During the second and third crossings, the RCMP officer asked people a number of questions including whether they have family in Canada and encouraged people to go to the Lacolle border crossing. The taxi driver had confirmed to the officer that the woman from Columbia spoke very little English but the officer continued to ask her questions. Afterwards the taxi driver told us that he had been threatened with arrest by an RCMP officer recently.
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.