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 October 28, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
A cold rainy day. A total of 10 people entered Canada when we were there. The BnB volunteers waited for a long while at the border when two young women reporters from New York City arrived . They work for a publication called Business Insider. They asked about our group and the situation at the border.
Around 4pm two taxis and a minibus arrived. In the first taxi were two man: one from Nigeria and the other from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They had very little luggage and neither of the men were dressed warmly. They were very grateful to receive hats, scarves and mittens. The second taxi brought two women. We did not have chance to talk to them because they crossed over the border while we talked to the passengers of the minibus. The taxi driver told us that they had come from Nigeria.
The passengers on the bus were Spanish speaking and came from Columbia: two women, a 10 month old baby, a four year old child and one man. They also had very little luggage and gratefully accepted some warm things. The RCMP officers behaved appropriately with the refugees.
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.