Voice Of Europe
January 31, 2019
Under the migration policy of Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, migrant arrivals in January 2019 are down by around 95 percent compared to January 2018.
Official data shows that 3,176 illegal immigrants arrived in Italy in January 2018 under the leadership of the Democratic Party which had told Italians they were actively working to reduce the number of landings and had reduced the number somewhat compared to 2017.
Much of the credit for the reduction of illegal migrant arrivals rests on the policy of Salvini who, last year, told migrant transport NGOs that they would not be welcome to dock in Italian ports and drop off migrants in what many referred to a “taxi service”.
“For the first time, returns are superior to arrivals”, Salvini said following the release of the new statistics. After closing the ports, Salvini and the Italian government have focused on increasing deportations and, as a result, have seen more deportations of radical Islamists than any other country in Europe in 2018.
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