USA 2024 Elections Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Mon Jan 2 19:13:51 PST 2023

Italy again correct, should tell invaders to go the
fuck back home and invade overturn and fix their rotten
home governments they flee instead of importing their
own mental failure there to other regions thus ultimately
ensuring their own doom there as well...

After 100,000 Migrants Arrive In 2022, Italy Set To Take Action
Against NGO Ferry Boats

Meloni’s government will soon force NGO ships flying flags from
countries like France, Germany and Norway to accept the migrants they
pick up in the Mediterranean Sea

Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni smile as she attends her year-end press
conference in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra

The threshold of 100,000 illegal migrants who arrived by sea in Italy
this year was crossed on Dec. 21, and the number is not only a
symbolic milestone but also serving as a call to action for Italy’s
conservative government.

The figure of 100,000 can be compared with the 64,055 on the same date
a year ago and the 33,867 arrivals by sea in 2020. This year’s number
is the highest since 2017, the year when the left-wing government of
Matteo Renzi finally decided to clamp down on the NGOs’ business of
transferring illegal immigrants to Europe through passive and
sometimes active cooperation with people smugglers, introducing
stricter rules on how NGO ships were allowed to operate in the
Mediterranean Sea.
Meloni’s government prepares to take action

Starting next year, however, Giorgia Meloni’s government will
introduce stricter rules for NGO boats operating in the Mediterranean
Sea to prevent them from coordinating their activities with people
smugglers and from searching for would-be immigrants near the Libyan

Italy’s council of ministers was to approve on Dec. 28 a draft
security decree that will include a new Code of Conduct for those NGOs
and accelerate the processing of asylum requests.

One of the big changes the new right-wing government in Rome plans to
introduce is that migrants taken on board an NGO boat in an alleged
search-and-rescue operation will be required to declare if they intend
to file an asylum request once in Europe. If this is the case, the
country under whose flag a given ship is sailing will be required to
take in the asylum seekers and process their requests.

The new policy change may give governments in Germany, France and
other nations second thoughts about funding migrant boats operating on
the Mediterranean if they are the ones forced to take these migrants

A second major change is that after a search-and-rescue operation, an
NGO ship will have to immediately ask for a safe port to disembark the
rescued migrants and will have to sail towards their designated port,
without waiting for days for further opportunities to “rescue”

This is meant to put an end to the practice of systematic searching
for would-be illegal immigrants, sometimes in coordination with people
smugglers, instead of conducting genuine search-and-rescue operations.

The NGOs that will violate the new rules will face administrative
sanctions and can eventually have their ships seized by the Italian
authorities in case of repeated violations.

The second part of the new “security decree,” which will have to be
later approved by Italy’s parliament to become law and remain in
effect, will provide for fast processing of asylum requests and more
efficient repatriation procedures for those whose requests are
Vast majority are economic migrants

In 2016, 181,436 illegal immigrants entered Italy. Thanks to the new
rules introduced by Interior Minister Marco Minniti in the summer of
2017 and a memorandum of cooperation that was then signed with the
Libyan government in Tripoli, the number dropped that year to 119,310.

The lowest number —and the lowest death toll as well — was reached in
2019 after over a year with Matteo Salvini as Italy’s interior
minister, with “only” 19,471 migrants arrivals by sea. However, that
number included a significant rise observed from September to
December, when Salvini’s League was replaced by the center-left
Democratic Party as the 5-Star Movement’s coalition partner under
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

Similarly to what was observed during the previous years, most of the
migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea on small fishing boats
or bigger ships run by European NGOs this year did not escape war. Out
of the 100,000 who had arrived from Jan. 1 to Dec. 21, some 86,000
were from countries at peace. Out of these, over 20,000 were from
Egypt, and almost 18,000 were from Tunisia. Bangladesh came third with
over 14,000 of its citizens among those who reached Italy through the
Mediterranean Sea this year.

None of those countries are at war or known for persecuting their
citizens, so it is clear most of those migrants have spent thousands
of euros and risked their lives in the hope of a better standard of
living in Europe.

It is also worth noting that out of those more than 100,000 new
immigrants, over 30,000 have come from Tunisia using small boats and
73,173 sailed from the Libyan coast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 20, of
whom 22,216 were turned back by Libyan coast guards. An additional
17,583 sailed from Turkey or Lebanon according to data from Italy’s
interior ministry compiled by Il Giornale.

This year, there have been 15 ships active transporting migrants on
the Mediterranean belonging to 12 different NGOs, of which only one is
Italian. The biggest ships are run by the Franco-Swiss organization
Doctors without Borders (MSF) and the “European” organization SOS
Méditerranée whose headquarters are in France and which is financed in
large part by French local authorities. Both the former’s Geo Barents
ship (3,844 migrants disembarked in Italy this year, as of Dec. 20)
and the latter’s Ocean Viking (2,387) fly the Norwegian flag.
Germany’s Sea Watch came only third this year with its two ships
having disembarked 1,825 migrants in Italy, but it will have a newer,
bigger ship, the Sea Watch 5, to take even more migrants on board from
next year on.
Can Meloni succeed?

The Meloni government’s efforts to control immigration by sea will
depend much on bilateral agreements they manage to secure with the
countries of origin of those migrants. In addition, it remains to be
seen whether Meloni’s government will have the courage to keep
migrants under surveillance in closed facilities until their asylum
requests are processed and until they are sent back to their home
country for those whose requests are rejected.

All of these actions would necessarily set Italy on a collision course
with the pro-immigration European elites in Brussels, Paris, and

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