Illegal migration. Italy adopts package of measures
Foreigners with irregular status are transferred to centers and are not allowed to leave them for up to 18 months.. During this time, they will undergo an identification procedure, receive approval from justices of the peace to be repatriated to their home country, and approval from the country to which they are sent.
These procedures take a long time, which has so far resulted in illegal immigrants being released from the centers before completion.. Currently, Rome has already signed agreements with Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia on the return of illegal immigrants. The government is also pushing for similar deals with Burkina Faso, Mali, Cameroon and Guinea.
Authorities also announce a crackdown on migrants who pretend to be minors, preventing them from returning to their home country. In case of suspected cases, a series of clinical and radiological tests are carried out.
According to Prime Minister Maloney, the introduction of the mandate means that “as an immigrant, if you trust human traffickers, you should know that you will be detained and sent back to your country. The military will be ordered to prepare new centers. We are sending a clear message to immigrants: if you come illegally, you have no right to asylum, You will be sent back,” the Italian prime minister insisted.
Currently, there are very few vacancies in deportation centers in Italy. New centers to be built should, for social reasons, be located in places with low population density and ease of supervision.
The centers will be built in Italian military buildings, but supervision of the migrants will be handed over to the police and carabinieri. The first such center is ready in Sicily near Maganuco in the province of Ragusa; There are concrete walls, containers, safety nets. The center has 84 places and is used for the rapid repatriation of those who do not have the right to stay on Italian territory. With the construction of the complex completed by the end of August, it is not easy to escape from being monitored by the police. Similar spaces will be created in the coming weeks.
There are plans to double the number of existing ten sites in Bari, Brindisi, Caltanissetta, Rome, Turin (currently closed), Potenza, Trapani, Corizia, Nuro and Milan. There are 50 to 200 seats for migrants.
Thanks to the Cutro Decree (a regulation-law symbolically adopted on May 5 in Cutro, Calabria, after another tragedy in the Mediterranean, aimed at intensifying the fight against illegal immigration) and simplified procedures for issuing money. The budget law for 2023 will establish repatriation centers in each region.
20% by 2023. Compared to 2022, the number of illegal immigrants sent back from Italy increased (from 2,663 to 3,193). In particular, Tunisians (1,507), Albanians (482) and Moroccans (264) were repatriated.
Currently, repatriation to Tunisia is carried out on two flights per week, and of the more than 127,000 refugees who arrived in Italy in 2023, more than 11.5 thousand declared on arrival that they were Tunisian; Approximately 15,000 and approximately 14,000 claimed to be from Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire respectively.
“I want to express my great satisfaction with the whole of government’s unity and teamwork in tackling the immigration crisis and finding concrete solutions to the intense pressure caused by the influx of illegal immigrants to our shores.” – Prime Minister Maloney was quoted as saying by Ansa news agency.
Source: PAP, nielezna.pl
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