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 9th, 2020. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
We arrived at about 3:30 . Roxham Road had been well ploughed after the big storm on Friday. In total 10 people crossed into Canada while we were there (5 adults and 5 children).
Just after 4pm two taxis arrive one after the other. One taxi might have come from the airport. The first taxi brought a family from Haiti. The parents were in their 30s and their three children were aged about 6, 11 and 18 years old. All very happy to receive warm mitts and scarves. They spoke French and were very appreciative of our presence .
The second taxi had another young family also from Haiti but they only spoke English suggesting they had been in the US for some time. The parents were also in their early 30s and had two young children, about 5 and 2 years old.
The last taxi arrived about 15 minutes later. It brought , a young woman - aged about 20 years old from South Africa. She was happy to take a scarf from us.
The RCMP behaved appropriately and kept to their protocol.
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.