Italy approves decree facilitating migrant deportation process
The Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announces the signing of a decree that will facilitate the deportation process of undocumented migrants.
A decree facilitating the deportation of undocumented migrants has been approved by the Italian government, according to a statement by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
"We are speeding up the expulsion of dangerous illegal migrants, introducing full protection for all women and maintaining it for minors, but it will no longer be possible to mislead about one's real age under the new rules," Meloni said in a social media post.
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Journalists have gathered from insiders at the Chigi Palace that the new rule calls for quicker inspections to determine the real age of illegal immigrants most of whom do not present local Italian authorities with any identification pretending to be minors whenever possible.
Following the new law, if at any point it is determined that the reported age is fake, the refugee will now be held guilty of supplying authorities with false information, which is considered a criminal act based on Italian law.
Italy criticizes Germany for funding migrant charity groups
A German plan to fund NGOs assisting migrants in the Mediterranean is causing problems for Italy, according to Defense Minister Guido Crosetto, as Rome seeks to impose stricter measures to curb the arrival of migrants.
Following claims in Italian media, a representative for the German Foreign Ministry stated last Friday that Berlin was putting in place a legislative financial support scheme for both civilian maritime rescue and land operations.
This comes as German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced a few days later that German communities are no longer capable of providing accommodation for migrants coming into Germany.
The German Interior Ministry, earlier in September, ordered a halt in voluntary migrant intake from Italy, whose Mediterranean island of Lampedusa became the focus of a migrant flood last week, due to "major challenges faced by Germany with regard to its reception and accommodation capacities."