According to the U.S. Custom and Border Protection patrol, almost 1,800 Romanians have entered the country from the southern U.S. border in 2016. The trend is increasing sharply from fewer than 400 last year and just under one hundred in 2008.

The anti-immigrant feeling that exists in certain European quarters seems to be one of the reasons behind the surge in numbers of Roma fleeing to California, especially from Eastern European countries.

Since Romania and Bulgaria joined the European U...

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