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 3rd, 2018. 3.50 pm - 4.50 pm
It was a pleasant warm day. There was enhanced scrutiny concerning our presence in the USA due we believe to the protest - by groups from the far right coming from Ontario and Quebec at Roxham Road Canada side. We were held at the Hemmingford crossing for over 30 minutes while US border officials checked our identities and searched the car. After we arrived at Roxham Road, US side a state trooper lieutenant come and spoke with us. Then a state trooper car with two officers stationed themselves beside our car.
Because we were delayed at the border, we were only able to witness the crossing of one group of refugees. They spoke English and were probably of African origin and consisted of two men, one woman, a young boy and a young girl. They were treated according to protocol by the RCMP.
Its very unfortunate that the BnB welcome sign - which had been erected on private land with the full knowledge of the local RCMP - has been removed. We were told this order came from higher up in the command.
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.