Migration

Life in Britain's town of Boston, known to some as the least integrated place in the country

Life in Britain's town of Boston, known to some as the least integrated place in the country

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,”...

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