Newly arrived Romanian immigrants are defecating in the streets and publicly decapitating chickens since moving to a Pennsylvania borough less than two months ago, residents complained during a packed town hall meeting on Thursday.
Members of the Californian Borough community in Washington County said they are repulsed by the behavior of their new neighbors, with over 600 residents signing a petition demanding that they alter their lifestyle.
'What I've seen is men and children - never usually the women - the men and the children dropping their pants in the middle of the street, defecating, pulling their pants up and going on their way,' one man told Pittsburgh's Action 4 News.
Romanian immigrants are defecating in the street and cutting off the heads of chickens in public, say outraged residents of one Pennsylvania town
Borough leaders, who posited that residents were just experiencing 'culture shock', said that the federal government is responsible for relocating the eastern Europeans to their town.
According to borough administrator Dr. Richard Martin, they are part of a program called Alternative to Detention set up by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).
According to The Department of Homeland Security, which presides over ICE, the Alternative to Detention program has been effective because participants are less likely to 'abscond', adding that it encourages 'participants to comply with immigration proceedings.'
It remains unclear if the Romanian immigrants are in the US illegally. No one from the Romanian community in California Borough has of yet spoken out about the claims.
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