By: Steve Dellar | 06-11-2018 | News
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Italy - Ship With 600 Migrants Instantly Refused Entry By Salvini

Mr Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister and the leader of the anti-immigration party Lega Nord, refused entry to a rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants which wanted to dock in Sicily. At a hastily called press conference, he told reporters that it was no longer Italy’s sole responsibility to take care of the refugees fleeing from Africa.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A rescue vessel carrying more than 600 migrants is stranded in the Med as new Italian Interior Minister refuses to allow it to dock in Italy. <a href="">@matteosalvinimi</a> tweets <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#chiudiamoiporti</a> - <a href="">@SkyNews</a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) <a href="">June 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The German charity SOS Méditerranée picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which technically mean they fall under Italy's jurisdiction under current EU legislation. The ship, called the Aquarius, had no choice but to return to open water after it was refused entry to port.

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Mr Salvini’s League had promised voters during the recent general election, which he won together with the anti-euro Five-Star-Movement, that if he was in power he would take a very tough stance on immigration, and Europe today is noticing what that means.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Italy&#39;s Salvini threatens to close ports to migrants in row with Malta: reports <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) <a href="">June 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Italian interior minister complained about other European nations not doing their duty, and that this is the reason why he refused entry: “Malta takes in nobody. France pushes people back at the border, Spain defends its frontier with weapons. From today, Italy will also start to say no to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration.”

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Upon his order, the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre told the Aquarius to remain in its current position, 35 nautical miles from Italy and 27 nautical miles from Malta. It is clear Mr Salvini is trying to push Europe to notice his stance, and to do, what he considers, their fair share.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bad news. But where is the rest of the EU?<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jeff Crisp (@JFCrisp) <a href="">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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France and Malta have not yet reacted.


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Rockie No. 28394 2018-06-11 : 06:47

It's time we stop the invasion by illegal aliens. These are NOT immigrants and are not following the laws made and followed by legal immigrants. They are not respecting the laws of countries they are literally invading.

Anonymous No. 28396 2018-06-11 : 07:37

Good job Salvini, runn’em off and under. They’ll stop coming. They all appear to be conscript age men, insurgents morelike than refugees. Cheers Italy! No. 28447 2018-06-11 : 17:10

Good! Finally people are waking up to deliberate destabilization.

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