Hamilton’s Roma community dwindles in face of new immigration rules
By Cory Ruf, CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 12, 2012 9:08 AM ET
Jaroslav Mitac poses in his east-end townhouse on Friday. He’s a pastor at the Hamilton Gypsy Church,which serves Roma who fled the Czech Republic. (Cory Ruf/CBC)
An evangelical pastor, Jaroslav Mitac describes an unenviable task that has become a significant part of his job: consoling congregants before they’re deported.
“I talked with one family [Friday],” the 47-year-old said, speaking through an interpreter. “They were so unhappy because they had to go home on Monday.”read more