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Why Roma migrants from Europe are taking rafts from Mexico to enter the U.S.

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By Adrees Latif and Radu-Sorin Marinas ROMA, Texas (Reuters) – Among the hundreds of Central American migrants crossing the Rio Grande river daily on rafts from Mexico to Texas, dozens stood out on a recent day. They were generally taller and some wore skirts, stylish shoes and tracksuits, while many of the other migrants wore T-shirts, pants and jeans. U.S. border patrol officers who apprehended them near the river tried to speak to them in Spanish. There was a pause as some of the border crossers explained in broken English that they were Romanians, a Reuters photographer said. Scores of Rom…

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