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Roma people take circuitous route to asylum in Canada

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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. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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