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, May 13th 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA
It was a quiet afternoon. Only three people crossed over.
First came a taxi with a man from Sudan who had been living in the US for a number of years and a woman from Nigeria. The RCMP officer said to them: I am glad you speak English. You cannot cross here. You will be arrested. If you want to cross you must go to an immigration officer. The Sudanese man said : I'd like to take my chances to which the officer replied : Do what you have to do. They crossed over.
A bit later an elderly Haitian woman with a severe limp crossed. She spoke only Creole (Haitian). She was told three times that she would be arrested. She showed her passport and then decided to cross over.
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.