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 3.20 pm today, but no one arrived until 4:00 pm and then it was non-stop! 4 taxis arrived and one unmarked van. Everyone was in their twenties except a man from Tanzania who might have been in his thirties.
At 4:00 pm:
One taxi brought 7 people: five people from Haiti: 2 men, 2 women and a 4-year old girl and a single man from Tanzania. They all accepted mitts, hats and some scarves. There was another man who crossed the border immediately without talking with us.
A second taxi brought 9 people. There were 2 women, three men and one 10 year old boy from Haiti. As well there was a Namibian family of a man, woman and four year old girl.
The next taxi brought five Haitian people: three men and two women.
At 4.30 pm, a taxi arrived with a Spanish speaking woman and her five year old daughter and a young Haitian woman aged about 18 years.
In total 24 people crossed. There was one creole-speaking RCMP Officer which was helpful. The officers we saw were respectful with the refugees.
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.