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 5th, 2020. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
Happy New Year Everyone! We are continuing our border visits on Sundays. Plattsburgh Cares is going to the border the other 6 days of the week.
BnB volunteers arrived at 3:30pm right behind a shuttle taxi. Although it is a multi passenger shuttle, only one person disembarked: a tall young man from Uganda carrying a suitcase and backpack. He was wearing a light jacket and had no gloves or hat so he gratefully accepted everything on offer (there were no gloves but he was glad for the mitts). He then shook our hands and headed over to be greeted by the RCMP officers who stuck to their protocol.
After hearing their speech, he hesitated and went back to speak to the taxi driver who was still parked and watching. Then he returned and crossed into Canada. We asked the driver what he'd asked and she cheerfully replied that he had told her he was perturbed about being arrested and that made him hesitate. She told him he could go ahead.
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.