Italy’s parliament has recently approved a controversial law to crack down on irregular immigration. Is known cutro decree Referring to the southern Calabrian city where a shipwreck in February killed more than 90 people, the law severely limits the special protection status authorities can grant to migrants who Not eligible for asylum.
Italy has recorded more than 42,000 irregular arrivals since the beginning of 2023 Four times more than in the same period last year, and the Italian government says special protections encourage migrants to make “dangerous” journeys into the country.
“Special protection creates attractive conditions for immigration and we are going to end it” Said Nicolas Molteni, of the Right-Wing League and Under-Secretary of Internal Affairs. Minister of Agriculture, francesco lollobrigida Far-flung brothers of Italy – Prime Minister K. Georgia Meloni – courted controversy recently by warning against “ethnic replacement” A highly racist perception of Italians by immigrants.
Prior to the decree, people who had been granted special protection status could stay in Italy for two years, renew their residence permit and convert it into a work permit. It was granted to asylum seekers who risked persecution in their country of origin, who were fleeing war and natural disasters, as well as those with family ties or a high degree of economic integration in Italy.
Special protections are in place for people at risk of torture, inhuman treatment or systematic violations of their rights in their country of origin, but the new law limits access by removing criteria based on family ties or economic integration.
People fleeing natural disasters or people seeking treatment for serious illnesses will also have restricted access to special protection. But the most important thing is that they will not be able to convert it into a work permit. Language courses and legal advice at reception centers will also be abolished.
Italy is not the only country that offers this type of protection. Although different terminology is used, 18 other European countries offer similar special protections.
Restricting access to special protections will push more immigrants into an undocumented life under the law and deprive vulnerable people of their fundamental rights, especially after another decree on non-profit rescue boats has limited the work of migrants who work in the Mediterranean and Italy last month declared a state of emergency for six months to stem migrant flows.
Starting in 2013, groups of irregular immigrants entered Italy, especially for those who previously had no work (because regions such as Sicily, Calabria, Puglia, Abruzzo or Basilicata have been sending their youth to the north of the country for decades , unless the point that focuses on Lombardy alone, with its 16 million inhabitants, 26-27% of the country’s total population and in theory, they should have been redistributed long ago by the entire European Union (EU) .
A problem for Italy is that these irregular immigrants get stuck in their country, because neither France nor Austria nor Slovenia (the three EU members that share borders with Italians) allow these immigrants to enter. Let’s give Not even Switzerland: nobody wants these immigrants. Germany, the main economy of the European Union and with an aging population, is in need of a lot of manpower, but, in terms of qualified workers, mastering a language as complex as their country’s is essential.
France is also an aging country, and in their case they speak the language of the country of irregular immigrants, but most of them do not have qualifications and the population is so concerned about the problems of insecurity on the roads that, in the recent presidential elections , the far-right formation of the National Front not only reached the second round, but also reached close to 40% support.
Europe has neither energy nor raw materials. The European manufacturing industry imports them from other places, and it needs energy to function which it does not have (neither gas nor oil), but it does have food. The US does not want Germany to buy gas from Russia and everything indicates that it destroyed the gas pipeline to prevent or make it impossible. Now its price is four times more than in America.
Europe has jobs, but they suffer from a chronic demographic problem – they don’t have children, new generations, labor – and societies are ageing: for example, Italy has an average of 1.25 children per woman, few if any. Takes into account that there must be at least two children per female for the population to be maintained. And thus, wealth tends to accumulate in fewer and fewer hands, with a few inheritors of fortune. Middle class youth do not need to work: 80% live in their own home.
The country would be disarmed if there were no more migrants, mainly from Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. They are the ones who keep the economy going. But they don’t let them feel that they are capable of exploiting them more and better.
Every year 300 thousand fewer people are born in Italy. For the first time in the country’s history, fewer than 400,000 babies have been born in a year. They were a little over 60 million and today they have reached 58 million. Even many university students move to other countries in search of a future. The only way to make up for this continuing loss is with migrants who are prevented from integrating by the country’s politicians: they are not allowed to work or stay, let alone access health care.
Heavy work is done by immigrants, with or without papers, which facilitates their exploitation. With no integration policies in place, many migrants fall into the hands of criminal activity or are forced to survive as semi-slaves, in a country where thousands are in need, especially in rural areas. For example, expatriates from India and Pakistan are dedicated to raising cows and teaching Italian farmers.
They say Africans don’t know how to work, but they aren’t trained either, and maybe that’s why they see Italians as enemies, but primary schools are full of non-EU children. Downhearted. Northern Italians discovered they were racist and not just towards their southern compatriots.