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 5th, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
A very hot day and many people were happy to accept the cups of water on offer. A total of 12 people crossed into Canada while we were there. First arrived a man from Haiti who was kept standing at the border while the RCMP officer repeated to him that he should go to Lacolle border. He directed the Haitian man to read the poster but it was not clear that he understood what was said to him or what was written there. He may only have spoken Creole. Eventually he crossed.
Next came a young man from Syria who crossed without incident. He was followed by a mother and daughter from Zimbabwe who also crossed after listening to the RCMP officer repeat their protocol. After this a family of four from Columbia arrived and entered Canada. Finally, four people from Ethiopia arrived (two women and two children) and they crossed after listening to the RCMP officer.
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.