Skip to comments.Italy: Dozens of illegal immigrants deported
Posted on 05/22/2010 4:24:35 AM PDT by markomalley
Roma, 22 May (AKI) - The Italian government deported 29 illegal immigrants this week, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Most of those deported were Moroccan, Senegalese and Egyptians, the ministry said.
Italy's conservative prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has pledged to crack down on illegal immigrants, who many Italians perceive as responsible for rising crime rates.
Most illegal immigrants enter Italy by land or air and stay on after tourist visas expire. But migrants trying to enter the country illegally from the Mediterranean packed aboard rickety people smugglers boats attract far more publicity.
The government has drawn criticism from the United Nations, rights groups, the Catholic church and the Italian centre-left opposition for its controversial policy of repatriating illegal migrants who attempt to reach Italy by sea from North Africa.
In a damning report last month, Europe's top human rights watchdog the Council of Europe accused Italy of violating Europe's human rights convention by turning back boatloads of migrants to Libya, where it said they faced the risk of mistreatment.
The report by the watchdog's committee for the prevention of torture urged the Italian government to immediately review its policy of turning back migrant boats.
It called on Rome to guarantee that migrants receive care and assistance, including the right to request asylum and other forms of international protection.
Coastal patrol vessels have turned back thousands of illegal migrants aboard people smuggling boats in the Mediterranean since the Italian and Libyan governments signed a pact last year.
Prosecutors in the southern Italian city of Siracusa in April sent for trial two senior police officials for their roles in intercepting and turning back 75 migrants in the Mediterranean in late August 2009.
But there only selling the knockoff handbags and sunglasses that Italians won’t.
I have never seen a more worthless person as President than Obama. Makes Clinton a fond memory, almost.
Human Rights groups should focus more on the countries Illegal Aliens leave....than the countries that cannot take them in....
Good for Italy to deport Illegals. All soverign nations have the right to control borders.....and bleep the Globalists who hate national soverignty
Almost? Shoot, I've started to feel nostalgic for Jimmuh.
(when I do, I slap myself, but still, those thoughts are popping in my head...)
Don’t these people realize they’re being racist! Oh, wait. I’m sorry. Only white, heterosexual, conservative Republicans can be racist. I forgot. Please forgive me. I’m so sorry. I’ll just nip off and commit seppuku.
The piazons know how to handle Illegal immigration.
I think PC is dying. I think people are getting fed up being forced to do things that ruin their countries just because some whiney liberals blather on and on about “human rights” while totally ignoring real human rights abuses in countries that will chop off their heads if they open their mouths.
All Muslim countries, I would note.
Did the Italian government seize the off-the-books designer handbags they brought along?
“I have never seen a more worthless person as President than Obama. Makes Clinton a fond memory, almost.”
Someone once told me that the best thing about Slick Willie was that he was never serious about the agenda, partying was more important to him than being dictator. While Obama likes his partying he doesn’t seem to let it get in the way of stomping on America. I said before the election that he was only interested in the job as a way to destroy what remained of America and he is making rapid progress in doing so. Amazingly some people still seem to think he is just a screwup who really thinks that what he is doing is good for the country in the longrun. That is equivalent to believing that Dana Carvey really thinks he is a church lady.
I would like to think PC is dying but it was rumored to be dying a generation ago and it came back stronger than ever. We need a new group of comics who can get their head out of the toilet long enough to ridicule political correctness with real wit. The following link to you tube should be posted all over America.