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, November 10th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
We arrived at 3.30 pm and at 4.10 pm a taxi arrived bringing five people: a man on his own and a family of four ( couple and 2 children - one teenager and one about 8 years old).
The family was from Haiti and spoke little English so we spoke in French. The man my also have been Haitian. His English was good and perhaps he had lived for some time in the USA. They all took warm things and were very appreciative.
The man on his own crossed first. He was very determined in his crossing which seemed to upset the RCMP officer on duty. The officer told him to step back and listen before he crossed. Then once the man crossed over he turned back to the family and waved them to come through. This gesture got the officer very angry and he told the man that his action was a criminal offence!
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.