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 February 2nd, 2020. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
A fairly mild winter day. Today a total of 11 people crossed into Canada: 8 adults (5 men and three women) and three children.
At 4pm a taxi brought a mother and child (about 6 years old) who spoke French and gratefully took gloves and hats.
Then within about 15 minutes, four taxis arrived one after the other. The first taxi brought a man from Sri Lanka who took gloves and a hat and two English speaking men who did not want to talk with us or take anything.
The second taxi brought a mother and daughter from Lebanon. They had been able to speak with the taxi driver in Arabic and so were prepared and relaxed. They took gloves. Next a taxi brought a man who spoke neither French nor English and did not need anything from us. Finally, the last taxi arrived with a Spanish speaking family (from Latin America) comprised of a mother, father and an older son. They were friendly but did not need any warm things.
The RCMP officers behaved appropriately and also allowed taxi drivers to help passengers with their suitcases.
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.