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 28, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
A cold rainy day. A total of 10 people entered Canada when we were there. The BnB volunteers waited for a long while at the border when two young women reporters from New York City arrived . They work for a publication called Business Insider. They asked about our group and the situation at the border.
Around 4pm two taxis and a minibus arrived. In the first taxi were two man: one from Nigeria and the other from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They had very little luggage and neither of the men were dressed warmly. They were very grateful to receive hats, scarves and mittens. The second taxi brought two women. We did not have chance to talk to them because they crossed over the border while we talked to the passengers of the minibus. The taxi driver told us that they had come from Nigeria.
The passengers on the bus were Spanish speaking and came from Columbia: two women, a 10 month old baby, a four year old child and one man. They also had very little luggage and gratefully accepted some warm things. The RCMP officers behaved appropriately with the refugees.
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.