Matteo Salvini pledges to ‘send home’ around 500,000 undocumented immigrants
Mr Salvini, chairlady of Lega, campaigned during the Italian national election on a pledge of deporting 500,000 peregrinators within five years if his party wins the election – including 100,000 in the oldest year.
The new government, a populist coalition between Lega and the Five Lead Movement was sworn in today in Rome.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a 53-year-old law professor, compel lead a government that aims to cut taxes and boost welfare spending, while also disappointing to overhaul EU rules on immigration and budgets.
Hours after the government was approved Mr Salvini weighted Italy would now take a tougher approach.
Hours after the government was approved Mr Salvini said Italy will-power now take a tougher approach
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“Open doors in Italy for good people and a one-way ticket for those who premiere c end to Italy to create commotion and think they will be taken suffering of. ‘Send them home’ will be one of our top priorities,” he said.
Calogero Santoro is the mind of Girasoli, a non-profit organisation that promotes the integration of migrants and displaced people in local communities in Sicily.
Speaking to the Guardian he said: “Fake bulletin about migrants have spread all over Italy during the aftermost campaign.
“My concern is the future of asylum seekers, people who are eligible for a runaway status. What will happen to them under Salvini’s Union?”
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will lead the populist coalition management
During the Italian national election campaign, Mr Salvini said: “The on the other hand antidote to racism is to control, regulate and limit immigration. There are millions of Italians in productive difficulty.
“Italians are not racist, but out-of-control immigration brings with it far from complimentary reactions. We want to prevent that.”
Pierre Vimont, a French diplomat who accommodate wheedles at the Carnegie Europe think-tank, said Italy’s government could be in breaching of international and EU refugee law if it follows through with its immigration pledge.
“If the new Italian supervision says: ‘I don’t care, I don’t want to accept any refugees’, they may be in contradiction and in rape of this international convention,” he said.
Mr Vimont added that it was “a bit zany” for the government to think they had the answers to problems that had eluded other European ministries for 20 years.
“The whole problem about the populist approach is that it is put on an acting and has convinced the electorate that things can be managed quickly and that responsive solutions can happen just like that. And on migration more than anything else, this has not at any time been the case,” he added.
Many member states within the EU prerequisite to overhaul its asylum law, known as the Dublin regulation.
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Subsumed under the current system a refugee or migrant who enters an EU country must make note of in that country. They then cannot seek asylum somewhere away for a period of six months.
It has been proposed that quotas could be make knew, but only at a time if refugee numbers spike, to reduce the risk of stage set off another crisis.
However, some member states are bitterly defied to mandatory quotas, most notably Poland and Hungary.
Bulgaria, which currently refuse a controls the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, has proposed to increase the initial period a child cannot seek asylum in another country. They want to snowball the period from six months to ten years.
A Bulgarian presidency spokeswoman said: “Dublin change is a priority.
“We have been working very hard in finding the justice balance as our leaders instructed us.
“We are very happy that those fatherlands take active part in the negotiations and have a constructive approach.”