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 22nd, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
We arrived at Roxham at 3:25 this afternoon. There was not a soul in sight. At approximately 3:50 pm a professor from SUNY university in Plattsburgh and a photojournalist arrived just ahead of Laura's Taxi, delivering a family of 5 from Nigeria.
The family comprised a couple with an adolescent girl and two younger boys. They were wearing hats and gloves but accepted tuques and some more gloves since what they were wearing didn't fit very well. They had lots of luggage that the driver helped them with.
Shortly after the first arrival a second taxi brought a couple with a baby in a stroller. We had no chance to interact with them as we were busy handing out the extra hats etc to the first group. They went straight to the crossing and quickly went over on the heels of the first group.
The last group arrived shortly after 4pm and consisted of a couple with two children: a little boy who was not more than 2 and a baby in a stroller who was 2 months old. This family was not as well dressed as the previous two and the woman said they were from the US. They spoke French and English and it seemed likely they were Haitian. They too gladly accepted hats and mitts for the kids and gloves for the mother.
This group hesitated after listening to the RCMP but we didn't hear exactly what was said. We think they were a bit confused by the officer. Finally they crossed over. In total 12 people crossed into Canada today - 6 adults and 6 children. We left just before 5 pm.
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.