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 June 24th 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road , USA
Just as we arrived at 3:30 pm we saw two taxis leaving from the border so we were not there in time to greet the refugees. We could see 3 or 4 people of African origin who had already crossed into Canada and were following the RCMP officers into the building. We could not see if they were women or men. No one else came that afternoon.
We had a few questions about the nature of our intention to "welcome the refugees" when crossing into the US. One of the officers on the passenger side commented to the one questioning us that this was funny that we would welcome people to do something 'illegal'. In fact, under Canadian and international law, it is not illegal to cross irregularly as long as you report to an immigration official.
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.