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 October 27th, 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
We arrived at 3.20pm on a rainy day. While we were there 13 people crossed into Canada (6 women, 6 children and one man). The first taxi arrived at 4.30 pm. It brought a french speaking woman and her baby. She seemed very confident and relaxed and took a hat for the baby.
The 2nd taxi showed up about 10 minutes later bringing 3 Nigerians: two women and an adolescent who had difficulty walking. They didn't take anything. The women seemed very stressed.
The 3rd taxi came shortly after with a Haitian family: man, woman, and baby. The woman took a scarf for herself.
The last taxi came with a Colombian mother and 3 children: two adolescent girls and one young boy. They didn't take anything. The taxi also brought a woman from Nigeria.
The RCMP officer was very friendly. When the last taxi showed up another officer took over, but he too was friendly.
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.