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 7, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
After waiting a while at the border, two taxis arrived transporting 2 groups of people. The taxi drivers helped everyone with their luggage and showed them where to cross. The first taxi brought two women and one man from Burundi. They spoke English and French. The second taxi brought a family from Ethiopia, a mother and two teenage daughters, English speaking. The driver also offered them bottle water, but they declined. When asked by an RCMP officer where they came from the mother said Dallas,Texas, but when questioned further said Ethiopia. At first the RCMP officers were inside the building but then came out. One officer spoke very loudly and one of the Burundian woman hesitated at first, but then went across. into Canada.
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.