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Most of Roma migrants in France come from Romania, Bulgaria: Amnesty International – FOCUS Information Agency

“Paris. Most of the estimated 15,000 migrant Roma living in France come from Romania, and some from Bulgaria; almost all are fleeing chronic poverty and discrimination in their countries of origin, , Amnesty International says in a report published today.

As non-French EU citizens, they are prohibited by French law from staying in the country for more than three months unless they are employed or can demonstrate sufficient resources to support themselves.

However, as EU citizens, if expelled they are free to return to France and many have done this several times.

There is a chronic shortage of adequate housing and emergency shelter for all who need it in France, but Roma, the victims of prejudice and discrimination in France – as much as elsewhere in Europe- are particularly vulnerable to violations of their internationally guaranteed right to adequate housing.”

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