Italy’s hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday warned that Italy would not become “the refugee camp of Europe” as he continued to attack France for dumping illegal migrants over the border.
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018. 6:00a.m. CST. ” Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures. As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. law, the United States will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the United States,” Pompeo stated. Pompeo further added that the US is concerned that the migrants may be victimized by human smugglers or others who would exploit them. Pompeo also implied that the caravan may be politically motivated. “We are also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group, as well as the apparent political motivation of some
Swing voters, independents and even some Republican congressional candidates are at odds with Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration. Trump hastily repealed the policy this summer after a public outcry.
Italy’s hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday warned that Italy would not become “the refugee camp of Europe” as he continued to attack France for dumping illegal migrants over the border. Mr Salvini used social media to say he would not be taking lessons from Emmanuel Macron, the French President, or Christophe Castaner, his new interior minister, whom he dubbed “Macron and friends”. He tweeted: "The French interior minister accuses me of 'systematic refusal to every type of opening'. Are these the lessons from Macron and his friends who 'unload' migrants in Italian forests at night? No thanks." He then issued an invitation to his French counterpart to visit Rome and rebuild the testy bilateral relationship. The minister said Italy would continue to patrol the borders as he dispatched extra police to Claviere, the Italian alpine town that borders France, after three illegal migrants were dumped there by French gendarmes there over a week ago. "Italy is no longer fearful, resigned to being the refugee camp of Europe and to taking orders from Brussels and Berlin,” Mr Salvini said on Sunday. Il Ministro dell'interno francese mi attribuisce il "rifiuto sistematico di ogni forma di apertura al prossimo"... Lezioni da Macron e amici che "scaricano" immigrati di notte nei boschi Italiani? NO GRAZIE! pic.twitter.com/FXJ8n1xNmK— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) October 20, 2018 “I’m waiting for the French minister in Rome, but in the meantime we will continue to patrol the borders. We are a country that has lifted its head up again: those who have not yet understood that should realise it.” Last week the French government admitted to an “error” after French police were identified driving across the border and caught on CCTV releasing the migrants without notifying local authorities. Tensions escalated between Rome and Paris when Mr Salvini released photos and video of the incident on social media. On Saturday the minister, who also heads the anti-immigrant League Party, Tweeted in capital letters: "Update on Claviere, no more kidding around! I sent patrols." Mr Castaner said on Sunday he had no interest in intensifying the debate and looked forward to meeting Mr Salvini and finding common solutions. “I think the solution is found in co-operation, never in opposition,” he told French media. Italy's Interior minister Matteo Salvini sent police on October 20 to Claviere, following an ongoing argument with French authorities Credit: MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images Migrants and refugees are facing an increasingly hostile climate in Italy and an uncompromising approach from the interior minister who has banned NGO rescue vessels from disembarking in Italian ports. Last week Mr Salvini provoked an outcry when he endorsed a move by the mayor of a small northern town to cut off school meals and bus services to the children of migrant families. Around 200 children were affected by the controversial new measures in Lodi, a town in Lombardy that is run by the minister’s hard-Right League party. Mr Salvini praised the mayor of the town on Monday, saying: “The gravy train is finished.” He later backed down after a crowdfunding campaign raised €60,000 (£46,000) within a few days to fund school lunches for the children of mainly African migrants. The Italian government’s tough approach has slashed migrant arrivals. Nearly 21,839 migrants have so far disembarked in Italy so far this year, compared to 110,636 for the same period last year, according to the latest figures.
President Donald Trump has thrust the issue of illegal immigration back to the fore of his political rallies, gambling that his combative rhetoric can galvanize his Republican base ahead of next month's pivotal midterm elections. But so far there's scant evidence the divisive issue that helped carry him to victory in 2016 will do the same for his party in November. Instead, it may backfire. Swing voters, independents and even some Republican congressional candidates are at odds with Trump's hard-line approach to immigration. GOP candidates are especially cognizant of the political damage caused by the deeply unpopular practice of separating children from families who sought asylum at the Mexican
President Donald Trump has thrust the issue of illegal immigration back to the fore of his political rallies, gambling that his combative rhetoric can galvanize his Republican base ahead of next month's pivotal midterm elections. But so far there's scant evidence the divisive issue that helped carry him to victory in 2016 will do the same for his party in November. Instead, it may backfire. Swing voters, independents and even some Republican congressional candidates are at odds with Trump's hard-line approach to immigration. GOP candidates are especially cognizant of the political damage caused by the deeply unpopular practice of separating children from families that sought asylum at the Mexican
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