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 28th, 2018. 3.45pm - 5.30 pm. Roxham Road, Champlain, USA.
About 21 people crossed into Canada today. The weather was mild for winter, but some people were not adequately dressed and were grateful for some warm things. Four individual young men crossed; they were from Burundi, Sri Lanka and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A 15 year old Haitian boy crossed on his own, wanting to join his mother in Montreal and an officer spoke to him in Creole. Several families also crossed over: a Syrian family of five, a Nigerian family of five including a grandmother and a family of four of sub-Saharan African origin, and finally a single mother with a teenage boy. In all cases the RCMP officers asked the asylum seekers whether they had family in Canada, and repeated numerous times that people should go 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.