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 28th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
It was 28C in full sunlight, when we arrived at Roxham Road. Later on the blessed clouds
breezed in and brought relief. It was an unusually busy afternoon and a total of 18 people
crossed while we were there (14 adults and 4 children).
The first taxi to arrive brought and young man and woman in their thirties from Haiti.
They were not a couple. Next came a taxi bringing a young English speaking woman of African
origin with a boy aged about 8 years old wearing red spider man running shoes. The taxi driver helped them to bring their several pieces of luggage to the edge of the border.
A minivan taxi arrived bringing six people: a Haitian couple with a year old baby. The couple spoke more Spanish than French or English. The woman explained they had been living in Chili for some time;
a young man from Ghana; a middle-aged Mexican man who spoke some English and a young Haitian woman. This group of people had very little luggage.
Next arrived a taxi with a couple from Columbia who also spoke some English. The woman
was in her third trimester of pregnancy. The couple held hands throughout the process.
The last taxi brought a family of six from Pakistan: middle aged parents, a young man, a young woman, a preteen boy and a toddler. They were tired but communicative and accepted our well wishing graciously, thanking us in English.
This afternoon the RCMP officers were very friendly and polite and everyone crossed without incident.
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.