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, August 12th 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
A hot summer day. Only 7 people crossed into Canada while we were there. First came a young black French speaking mother with a daughter about 4 years old. She was very nervous. Nearly an hour later a taxi arrived with a 'white' man who spoke neither English or French and walked quickly across the border without stopping to listen. Finally came a family of four of African origin– mother, father and two small sons aged about 2 and 3. One RCMP officer was particularly kind helping the family of four with their bags and saying ‘Its okay now, you’re safe.’ Another officer was on edge with the single man who walked across without stopping.
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.