By: Steve Dellar | 03-07-2018 | News
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Italy Elections - Refugees ‘Literally Terrified’ Deportation Looming

Now that the dust on the Italian elections has settled, journalists (and foreign politicians like for example the President of France, see our related coverage) realize what these elections were really about: immigrants from Africa who have arrived in great numbers in the past years.

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On Tuesday, as it was starting to become clear that we would probably be in for a few weeks of negotiations, journalists went to the camps to speak with the refugees and ask them how they felt about the result.

In the back of their mind, there was still the issue of an Italian man who shot six Africans in the city of Macerata a month earlier. Right now, that knowledge is combined with the rise of rightwing parties that had vowed to kick 600,000 migrants out of the country if elected.

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A young immigrant from Africa called Zak (17 years old) came to Italy from Gambia. He said that: “I followed the Italian election campaign very carefully, and almost all the parties, especially those on the right like the League, blame us for their economic problems and threaten to deport us.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Youngsters in Italy voted overwhelmingly in favor of Euroskeptic, anti-mass migration parties.<br><br>Conservatism is the new counter-culture, both culturally and politically. Deal with it.<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) <a href="">March 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“In Sicily, youth unemployment is at 57% but nobody speaks about that. The politicians say the main problem is migrants and Italian people believe it.”

Mr Slah Msalem from Tunisia fears deportation will soon start: “I know it will not happen right away, maybe months will pass, but it will happen.”

“I do not know what will happen in the meantime. If they stop me without documents they will surely take me to the police station and I’m afraid of being sent back to Tunisia.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After Sunday’s election, Italy could get its most right-wing government since the Second World War.<br>Why the center collapsed?<br>Recession, austerity, immigration<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) <a href="">March 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A lawyer from Palermo working for a local NGO helping the migrants, Mr Gaetano Pasqualino stated that in recent days the mood has changed: “They come to my office every day.”

“They are literally terrified. The majority come from the Maghreb and are considered economic migrants and are therefore less certain of obtaining refugee status.”


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Anonymous No. 20053 2018-03-07 : 17:55

The insurgents (fake asylum seekers) terrify the Italians so samey same, run them out!

Anonymous No. 20059 2018-03-07 : 18:14

I agree. Fuck 'em. The lasting effects in Europe are unable to quantify now. No more and as many as they can boot out… do it.

Anonymous No. 20090 2018-03-07 : 22:43

I think this is a golden opportunity for Israel to diversify its homeland and give these poor refugees a place to stay.

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