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, November 10th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
We arrived at 3.30 pm and at 4.10 pm a taxi arrived bringing five people: a man on his own and a family of four ( couple and 2 children - one teenager and one about 8 years old).
The family was from Haiti and spoke little English so we spoke in French. The man my also have been Haitian. His English was good and perhaps he had lived for some time in the USA. They all took warm things and were very appreciative.
The man on his own crossed first. He was very determined in his crossing which seemed to upset the RCMP officer on duty. The officer told him to step back and listen before he crossed. Then once the man crossed over he turned back to the family and waved them to come through. This gesture got the officer very angry and he told the man that his action was a criminal offence!
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.