Matteo Salvini, the leader of the coalition, the populist Italian, claimed that only 15% of illegal immigrants arriving in Italy in 2021 were granted refugee status and more than half were denied asylum.
Salvini, who has made illegal immigration one of his top priorities ahead of next month’s national elections, said Italian authorities had rejected 56 percent of the 52,987 asylum claims filed last year by 2021.
“Despite the reintroduction of special and humanitarian protection by the left to provide a shortcut for those who landed in Italy,” the coalition leader said, the refusal persisted, adding that “only 8,107 people were granted refugee status: accounting for the total number of applications reviewed. 15%,” the newspaper Il Jonale Report.
Salvini Personal visited Lampedusa was flooded with illegal immigrants this week, and its reception center, which was supposed to hold 350 people, has now accommodated as many as 1,800.
Italy: Illegal immigration in July exceeds all of 2019https://t.co/8YC57wUWUz
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Salvini has previously blamed the situation on Left-wing Democratic Party (PD) member, Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, calling it “a disgrace to the Democrats: we can’t wait to turn the page, thanks for the vote” The Italians on September 25.”
During 2018 and 2019, Salvini was interior minister, and his hardline policy saw NGO migrant taxi boats be banned from Italian ports, which is believed to have significantly reduced illegal immigration and reduced drowning deaths in the Mediterranean .
Earlier this week, it was revealed that July alone had more illegal arrivals than all of 2019, with 13,197 migrants landing in Italy last month.
“In July, we surpassed the record of landings for the whole of 2019. We can’t wait to get back to the government to handle Italy’s jobs, security and defense,” Salvini said, adding, “We need a ready We should do it out of respect for Italians in distress, in order to defend the border.”
Polls show Salvini coalition far from Their centre-right coalition ally, the national conservative Brotherhood of Italy (FdI) led by social-conservative agitator Giorgia Meloni, could become the country’s new prime minister.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, also a member of the center-right coalition, said he was open to Meloni becoming Italy’s next leader, while foreign media such as Washington post newspapers try link meloni and her fascist party.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he is open to an Italy led by populist agitator Giorgio Meloni. https://t.co/UzhGstXNfy
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