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Roma people take circuitous route to asylum in Canada




Women from the Roma community push a shopping trolley containing water toward their camp on September 9, 2012 in a camp in Sucy-en-Brie, near Paris.
Women from the Roma community push a shopping trolley containing water toward their camp on September 9, 2012 in a camp in Sucy-en-Brie, near Paris.
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An increasing number of ethnic Roma, people otherwise known as "gypsies," have been seeking asylum recently in Canada. But the path they take to get there is quite curious: flying from Europe into Mexico, driving into California's Imperial Valley, working their way across the country to a small town in Vermont before heading north into Quebec.

Wilson Ring of the Associated Press joins the show to discuss his reporting on this story.