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 July 22nd, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
BnB volunteers were present from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Seven people crossed.
At 3 pm a single man, who spoke English, came by taxi. His crossing was quick and smooth.
At 3:45 a taxi and a mini van arrived. An older, probably Haitian woman, emerged from the taxi. She hesitated when she was told she would be arrested and spent 5 minutes listening to the RCMP who kept saying 'go to Lacolle, you will be sent back if you cross here.'
The family (woman, man and pre-school child) who came in the mini van were right behind her. They listened to what was being said to the lone woman and then began crossing ahead of her. That was when the older woman decided to cross.
Finally a Spanish speaking man and woman arrived. When they were asked what language they spoke, the RCMP officer called his supervisor who spoke to them in Spanish. They quickly crossed.
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.