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.
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, July 1st 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road USA
It was a sweltering hot humid day and we came prepared with cool lemon water and glasses to offer the refugees some refreshment. No one came this afternoon.
We have since found out that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents are doing road checks and boarding buses and trains in areas around the border with Canada, to check on people's immigration status and to detain undocumented people. As a result people may be starting to avoid taking buses to Plattsburgh. Taxi drivers in Plattsburgh report fewer clients going to Roxham Road. Asylum seekers may also be afraid to travel with their children fearing that they will be separated from them if arrested by ICE agents. We are following this up.
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.