By: Steve Dellar | 06-04-2018 | News
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Italy - Salvini Visits Sicily Refugee Center: "The Good Times For Illegals Are Over"

To the cheer of his supporters and the harsh greeting of many protesters, the new Italian minister of the interior, Mr. Matteo Salvini of the Lega Nord, visited a refugee center on the Italian island of Sicily, where most African illegals are housed. Mr. Salvini spoke quite harshly at times, clearly surprising the conservative European press.

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Some of his quotes included: "Italy and Sicily cannot be Europe's refugee camp. The good times for illegals are over, get ready to pack your bags"

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🇮🇹 Italy&#39;s new interior minister is out to tear up the previous pro-EU government&#39;s wishy-washy deal with Libya&#39;s ruthless smugglers. <br><br>The number of illegal migrants crossing the Med is soaring, Salvini is hellbent on sending them back. 👍 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) <a href="">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Nobody will take away my certainty that illegal immigration is a business and seeing that people make money on children who end up dying makes me furious"

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The new Italian Minister of Interior, Matteo <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Salvini</a>, visited Italy&#39;s largest asylum center in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pozzallo</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sicily</a> today.<br><br>Yesterday, he staked out his immigration policy at a rally in Northern <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Italy</a> by saying:<br><br>&quot;The good times for illegals is over -get ready to pack your bags&quot;. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Poland Daily (@PolandDaily) <a href="">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"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."

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Although many of the journalists present stated it would be near impossible to simply send back some 500,000 illegal African migrants, Mr. Salvini assured them that his government would "not take a hard line on immigration, but one of common sense."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Italy&#39;s new hardline interior minister Matteo <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Salvini</a> has arrived in Sicily, one of the country&#39;s main refugee landing points, to push the anti-immigration platform that propelled him to power <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; AFP news agency (@AFP) <a href="">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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This week, his ministry's experts will work on a project of "how to reduce the number of arriving migrants and increase the number of expulsions" and he said he would present his findings by the end of next month.

Italy is entering a new stage in its recent history as it is ruled by two populist parties since last week, the Five-Star-Movement headed by Mr. Luigi Di Maio and the Lega Nord headed by Mr. Matteo Salvini.


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