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.
Wednesday January 16th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA
A BNB volunteer was there with two volunteers from Plattsburgh Cares. Five people crossed while we were there. Four adults and one teenager.
The first taxi brought two people: a woman of African origin who spoke English and was happy to receive a pair of boots and some warm accessories and a man from Angola who spoke a bit of Spanish (his mother tongue is Portuguese). He was very scared about being arrested. Before they crossed, some warm hugs were exchanged.
The next and last taxi to come brought three people from Rwanda: a mother and teenage son and a man. The adults needed some warm accessories and the man was given a very warm coat. Everyone was apprehensive. Again more hugs were exchanged before people entered Canada.
The RCMP officers respected their script and every one crossed without incident.
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.