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 18, 2018. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
It was a humid and cold day. While we were there only three people crossed into Canada. Although just as we were turning into Roxham Road we saw a taxi leaving so we did miss those who came in the taxi.
At about 3.30 pm a taxi brought a woman who spoke little English or French. She repeated the word “Arabic" several times. She crossed safely into Canada. Shortly after another taxi arrived (from the train station) and two single men crossed. They were from Eritrea and Sudan. One did not listen to the RCMP’s instructions and kept walking over the border. We don't know if he understood what was being said to him. Before going into the RCMP building one of them waved to the taxi driver, who took a picture to send ‘home’. No one needed any mitts nor hats. The RCMP behaved appropriately with all those who entered Canada.
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.