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, December 2, 2018. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
A rainy mild day although the rain stopped by the time we arrived. Seven people crossed into Canada while we were there. First to arrive was a taxi bringing a family from the Democratic Republic of Congo: mother, father, two girls and one boy ranging in age from about 4 to 8 years old. The mother was also pregnant. There was also a young woman with them but not sure what the family relation was. They were not warmly dressed and the adults wore thin plastic slip-ons. Everyone was happy to receive hats, scarves and mittens and the young children in particular enjoyed it. The RCMP officer was friendly with the children after the family crossed into Canada.
Shortly afterwards, a taxi arrived with a single passenger - a young woman from Venezuela who spoke some English. One of us spoke to her in Spanish and she took a hat from us. She told the RCMP officer she didn't speak much English and he asked her to read the sign at the border. After looking at the sign for awhile she went across.
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.