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, February 23rd 2020. Afternoon at Roxham Road, US.
Only two people crossed while we were there - a mother and daughter. A member of Caring for Social Justice, a Valleyfield area group, joined us at the border today. We had a slight delay at the border due to being quizzed at US customs. It was 6 degrees and sunny so we were outside the car chatting when our guest noticed the overflowing garbage bin and checked it out. He found an email flight booking with Turkish Airlines, an international drivers license and a reusable shopping bag containing gloves, scarf, toiletries, a pair of ladies boots and and empty purse. Maybe someone overloaded with baggage decided to leave this behind.
At 4pm a taxi driver we know well arrived with a woman and a small girl - about three years old - who looked scared, unlike other children we've seen looked carefree. They were Haitian but had lived in Columbia in South America. The RCMP officer gave the usual talk, respecting the protocol.
The taxi driver said that there weren't likely to be other taxis on the way as there were people planning to come the next day because they believed that a Monday would be better than a Sunday.
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.