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, September 22nd 2019. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
Arrived at the border about 3.20. Shortly after we observed a youngish woman on the Canadian side , right at the border. We asked her if she was part of the RCMP. She said that she was not . We talked a bit about our group and asked her if she was attached to a group which she denied, stating that she was observing because she was personally interested. By then we noticed that she had a small camera and asked her if she was recording which she confirmed. She remained close to the border the entire time and I heard her reporting to someone by telephone.
Shortly after four Borderline taxi arrived with a family from Nigeria, parents with four children a baby girl, a ten year old girl and two boys one almost a teenager.
Next City taxi driver brought a man from Nigeria with three children and a single woman who had a lot of baggage. The two taxi drivers left fast and did not talk. The woman on the Canadian side tried to ask questions of the refugees.
Finally , around 4.30 another taxi arrived with a very friendly driver who we had not seen before. He brought a another Nigerian couple with four children a baby girl, another girl and two boys.
The RCMP officer had given every one the same message that if they crossed at Roxham they would be arrested, that there was an official border 5 km away where they could cross ''legally'' but he did not push it and was kind and helpful around the suit cases.
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.