On this blog, 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.
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.
Sunday January 5th, 2020. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
Happy New Year Everyone! We are continuing our border visits on Sundays. Plattsburgh Cares is going to the border the other 6 days of the week.
BnB volunteers arrived at 3:30pm right behind a shuttle taxi. Although it is a multi passenger shuttle, only one person disembarked: a tall young man from Uganda carrying a suitcase and backpack. He was wearing a light jacket and had no gloves or hat so he gratefully accepted everything on offer (there were no gloves but he was glad for the mitts). He then shook our hands and headed over to be greeted by the RCMP officers who stuck to their protocol.
After hearing their speech, he hesitated and went back to speak to the taxi driver who was still parked and watching. Then he returned and crossed into Canada. We asked the driver what he'd asked and she cheerfully replied that he had told her he was perturbed about being arrested and that made him hesitate. She told him he could go ahead.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day.