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 22nd, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
BnB volunteers were present from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Seven people crossed.
At 3 pm a single man, who spoke English, came by taxi. His crossing was quick and smooth.
At 3:45 a taxi and a mini van arrived. An older, probably Haitian woman, emerged from the taxi. She hesitated when she was told she would be arrested and spent 5 minutes listening to the RCMP who kept saying 'go to Lacolle, you will be sent back if you cross here.'
The family (woman, man and pre-school child) who came in the mini van were right behind her. They listened to what was being said to the lone woman and then began crossing ahead of her. That was when the older woman decided to cross.
Finally a Spanish speaking man and woman arrived. When they were asked what language they spoke, the RCMP officer called his supervisor who spoke to them in Spanish. They quickly crossed.
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.