Less than a year ago, Henrieta Berzinyte and her husband packed up their lives in Lithuania and moved to a market town near the east coast of Britain with their 3-year-old son.
Like thousands of Eastern Europeans before them, the couple knew Boston in Lincolnshire was a place where low-skilled workers could find jobs that offered higher salaries than they could command at home. It might mean driving a forklift or maybe packing boxes.
The city also offered a growing community of Eastern European migrants that included Berzinyte’s father and sister, who moved there several years ago.
“It’s way better here,”...