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 21st, 2018. 3.45pm - 5 pm. Roxham Road, Champlain, USA.
A mild day. A total of eleven people crossed today. First came a young woman, Nigerian, with her baby who had been born in the USA. She was able to cross quickly into Canada. Then came a van with two families, 4 adults and three children. Finally there arrived a woman and her teenage son from Columbia who spoke very little English. During the second and third crossings, the RCMP officer asked people a number of questions including whether they have family in Canada and encouraged people to go to the Lacolle border crossing. The taxi driver had confirmed to the officer that the woman from Columbia spoke very little English but the officer continued to ask her questions. Afterwards the taxi driver told us that he had been threatened with arrest by an RCMP officer recently.
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.