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 28th, 2018. 3.45pm - 5.30 pm. Roxham Road, Champlain, USA.
About 21 people crossed into Canada today. The weather was mild for winter, but some people were not adequately dressed and were grateful for some warm things. Four individual young men crossed; they were from Burundi, Sri Lanka and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A 15 year old Haitian boy crossed on his own, wanting to join his mother in Montreal and an officer spoke to him in Creole. Several families also crossed over: a Syrian family of five, a Nigerian family of five including a grandmother and a family of four of sub-Saharan African origin, and finally a single mother with a teenage boy. In all cases the RCMP officers asked the asylum seekers whether they had family in Canada, and repeated numerous times that people should go 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.