Roma mom, daughter from Hungary fight to stay in Canada

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A picture made available on 06 August 2013 shows water runs through a tightening device from a communal water pump in the Sajovarkony borough of Ozd, 153 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, after the local government restricted the water supply in this neighbourhood overwhelmingly inhabited by Roma residents, by saying the residents wasted water.

Roma mom, daughter from Hungary fight to stay in Canada


Canadian immigration officials ordered the deportation of a Roma teenager and her mother back to Hungary. But after five years in Canada, they are fighting to stay.

As reported by CTV Montreal, 17-year-old Gilda Lakatos arrived in Canada in June 2011, with her mother Katalin Lakatos, her brother and father. The family claimed asylum on the grounds that they had faced racist police and healthcare providers in Hungary because they are Roma.

The family was denied asylum and ordered deported l...


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