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, May 20th, 2018: Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
A warm sunny afternoon. Eleven people crossed over into Canada. The RCMP first asked people to read the information on the sign and to tell them when they are finished reading to tell them. At that point they said: This is your choice but you will be arrested. First came an Angolan family of four (mother, father, a baby and little girl). Then a lone woman from Egypt arrived. After that a Nigerian family of five (parents and three small children) and a single Nigerian man arrived. Everyone crossed over without incident.
The RCMP officers were courteous and told the BnB volunteers that the average numbers of people crossing each day is between 30 and 40 which is less than were crossing in the winter.
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.