Someone has to say it – it's time to build a wall at Roxham Road by Antony Furey


Take a look at the Google Maps street view of Roxham Rd., the rural road that runs up to the Canada-U.S. border in Champlain, N.Y., and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. There's a space of about 10 metres of grass that breaks up the two roads, making it clear this is not a throughway. The grass is very lush. None of it has been tamped down, there's no natural foot path that's developed from regular traffic. Because, of course, it's illegal to cross there, either by vehicle or foot. That was then. It all looks very different now. We've since added trailers, tents, chairs, desks and bathrooms. There's food available on site. What should only be an empty meeting of two dead roads has since turned into a busy border crossing.