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 7, 2018. Afternoon. Roxham Road, USA.
After waiting a while at the border, two taxis arrived transporting 2 groups of people. The taxi drivers helped everyone with their luggage and showed them where to cross. The first taxi brought two women and one man from Burundi. They spoke English and French. The second taxi brought a family from Ethiopia, a mother and two teenage daughters, English speaking. The driver also offered them bottle water, but they declined. When asked by an RCMP officer where they came from the mother said Dallas,Texas, but when questioned further said Ethiopia. At first the RCMP officers were inside the building but then came out. One officer spoke very loudly and one of the Burundian woman hesitated at first, but then went across. into 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.