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.
A very warm and sunny afternoon. We arrived before 3.30pm and stayed until 5pm. We spend the waiting time picking up garbage.
After awhile, a taxi arrived with two people from the Democratic Republic of Congo - a man and woman who are not a couple. They both seem ok and seem to be well informed about what will happen. The RCMP officer explains the situation and says that if they want to cross "legally'' they can go to Lacolle port of entry. He says 'it's your choice'. They cross without incident.
Very soon after that a family from Columbia arrives - mother, father and a boy about 8 years old. They speak only Spanish and we are able to offer a simple greeting. They seem apprehensive about what will happen. I doubt they understood what the RCMP officer told them, but they crossed quickly into Canada.
Both the taxi drivers were very friendly. No one else arrived while we were there. A total of 5 people crossed- 4 adults and one child.
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.