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 June 24th 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road , USA
Just as we arrived at 3:30 pm we saw two taxis leaving from the border so we were not there in time to greet the refugees. We could see 3 or 4 people of African origin who had already crossed into Canada and were following the RCMP officers into the building. We could not see if they were women or men. No one else came that afternoon.
We had a few questions about the nature of our intention to "welcome the refugees" when crossing into the US. One of the officers on the passenger side commented to the one questioning us that this was funny that we would welcome people to do something 'illegal'. In fact, under Canadian and international law, it is not illegal to cross irregularly as long as you report to an immigration official.
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.