Gypsies take curious route through U.S. to asylum

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Once at the border, officials said, the Gypsies began the process of applying for asylum.

Though it seems like a long detour to go from Europe to Mexico and across a continent to reach asylum, Csanyi-Robah said she could understand the pull.

“For people that are desperate for something,” she said, “it’s not a long route for a better life.”

Gillies reported from Toronto.

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