As Obama liked to say… elections have consequences. In Italy, the consequences for a half-million ‘Migrants’ are profound.
Will this be the first of many dominoes in a European pushback to the Migrant Crisis or it this just a local phenomenon?
Italy has been hammered with the burden of an endless stream of immigrants.
Here is an example of the kind of story that influenced the elections.
Austria was getting ready to put TROOPS on the Italian border to keep them from streaming across? They weren’t playing around.
Or maybe it had something to do with stories like these:
Where ancient pieces of art were ‘triggering’ to the ‘immigrants’… so he smashed them.
Whatever the reasons for Italy’s change of heart, the New Italian Government has a different response to ‘migrants’ than the last administration. And the announcement was made at one of the biggest points of entry that had been used for those crammed boats crossing the Mediterranian.
Italy’s new Interior Minister is a very different breed.
What he said before the election:
“Italy and Sicily cannot be Europe’s refugee camp” … “The good times for illegals are over — get ready to pack your bags.”
“Nobody will take away my certainty that illegal immigration is a business … and seeing people make money on children who go on to die makes me furious”
“It’s too costly to keep them in Italy, in hotels … I think it’s better to spend money in the countries of origin, and now if there are NGOs that want to work for free, that’s fine.”
His government would “not take a hard line on immigration, but one of common sense.”
After being sworn in he will ask his ministry’s experts “how to reduce the number of arriving migrants and increase the number of expulsions.”
And what he said when he was sworn in:
‘Pack Your Bags’
The latest came late Friday, just hours after Salvini took his oath of office, with some 158 people, including nine children, landing in Pozzallo after being rescued by a humanitarian boat in an operation coordinated by the Italian coast guard.
Salvini had said after being sworn in that he would ask his ministry’s experts “how to reduce the number of arriving migrants and increase the number of expulsions”.
“The good times for illegals is over — get ready to pack your bags,” he said Saturday at a rally in Italy’s north.
“Countries need to start doing their job and no more smugglers should be docking in Italian ports,” he said in a swipe at the NGOs organizing rescues at sea, which he has regularly accused of complicity with people traffickers.
Seems like a politician in Europe is finally willing to prioritize the needs of the citizens who elected him over anyone else who comes along demanding a handout.
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