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.
We arrived at Roxham at about 3:15.
An RCMP officer came out of the building to speak to us but was polite and satisfied with our explanation. We noticed that two large suitcases had been abandoned on the New York side by someone probably unable to carry all their luggage.
At about 3:45 two taxis and an Uber arrived in quick succession. With so many people on the ground at once it was impossible to speak to everyone. We counted 17 people including a family from Afghanistan with 3 small children, a young man from Haiti, a couple from Nicaragua with a baby, a young Guyanese man who told us at first that he was from the United States. Several men from the Democratic Republic of the Congo had traveled via South Africa. Everyone lined up in a very orderly fashion and waited to hear what the officer said, then everyone crossed.
Finally, the officer asked us to bring the 2 abandoned suitcases over as they knew who they belonged to and would make sure they were reunited with their owner.
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.