On this blog, we used to post information about our visits to the border at Roxham Road, USA side.
Since the closure of Roxham Road on Friday 24 March 2023, we're attempting to keep a log of the info we have about refugees who have been returned to the US.
Sur ce blogue, nous avons affiché des informations sur nos visites à la frontière, Roxham Road, États Unis. Depuis la fermeture de Roxham Road le vendredi 24 mars 2023, nous essayons de tenir un répertoire des informations que nous avons cueillies sur les réfugiés qui ont été renvoyés aux États-Unis.
Thursday, November 16, 2017. Roxham Road, Champlain, NYS. Four members of Bridges Not Borders met with a member of Plattsburg Cares at the USA side of Roxham Road. During the hour we spent there, two refugees crossed into Canada. The first person to arrive was a woman from Eritrea some 50-60 years old, who had been living in the southern USA for many years. She was afraid of being deported back to her country. Wearing flip flops and traditional dress despite the cold weather, she hesitated at the border as the RCMP told her it was illegal to cross and she would be arrested. She was visibly afraid, but eventually did cross into Canada. Later a young man from Haiti arrived and quickly crossed over.
The earlier border visit reports were written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day, the later updates about the situation in the US are an attempt to keep a log of what we find out through our own visits in the US, or through contacts in the US.