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 October 27th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
We arrived at 3.20pm on a rainy day. While we were there 13 people crossed into Canada (6 women, 6 children and one man). The first taxi arrived at 4.30 pm. It brought a french speaking woman and her baby. She seemed very confident and relaxed and took a hat for the baby.
The 2nd taxi showed up about 10 minutes later bringing 3 Nigerians: two women and an adolescent who had difficulty walking. They didn't take anything. The women seemed very stressed.
The 3rd taxi came shortly after with a Haitian family: man, woman, and baby. The woman took a scarf for herself.
The last taxi came with a Colombian mother and 3 children: two adolescent girls and one young boy. They didn't take anything. The taxi also brought a woman from Nigeria.
The RCMP officer was very friendly. When the last taxi showed up another officer took over, but he too was friendly.
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.