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, July 1st 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road USA
It was a sweltering hot humid day and we came prepared with cool lemon water and glasses to offer the refugees some refreshment. No one came this afternoon.
We have since found out that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents are doing road checks and boarding buses and trains in areas around the border with Canada, to check on people's immigration status and to detain undocumented people. As a result people may be starting to avoid taking buses to Plattsburgh. Taxi drivers in Plattsburgh report fewer clients going to Roxham Road. Asylum seekers may also be afraid to travel with their children fearing that they will be separated from them if arrested by ICE agents. We are following this up.
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.