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.
Sunday, October 21, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
BnB volunteers arrived around 3:30 pm. A chilly afternoon. Not long afterwards a Plattsburgh Taxi arrived delivering a woman from Nigeria with two young daughters (around 4 and 7 years old ). When addressed by the RCMP officer, the mother answered quickly saying "Yes we want to come" and walked across with her children. The taxi driver told us that no one else had come off the bus. Around 4pm an SUV arrived driven by a freelance journalist from Chicago who asked us a few questions about our group. He also said that he had a relative living nearby who wanted to donate some warm clothing to our group.
Later a second taxi arrived with a family from Columbia - mother, father and a small daughter aged about 2 or 3 years old. As they spoke very little English, the RCMP officer spoke Spanish to them. They then crossed over into Canada. With both groups of refugees, the RCMP officers respected their protocol. A total of 6 people entered Canada while we were there.
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.