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, January 14th, 2018. 3.45pm - 5 pm. Roxham Road, Champlain, USA.
A cold clear day about -20C. In total 9 people crossed over today. First was a family of three, a mother and two young children about 5 and 6 years old. Next came a Mother and young child. They are Haitian and the mother told us they were crossing over to join her husband. Then came two men in their 30`s of Sri Lankan origin. They are friends who have been living in New York City for some time. They were afraid of being arrested and sent back to Sri Lanka and so have come to Roxham Road. Finally a young Nigerian couple in their 20's arrived. They had been living in New York City for 6 months and were also worried about their situation in the US. Today the RCMP told the asylum seekers that they would be arrested if they crossed into Canada but they were not trying to re-direct them to the Lacolle border crossing.
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.