Italian Mayors, Lawmakers Call Security Decree Unconstitutional 

Opposition is rising among Italian mayors and regional governors who are against the central government's crackdown on asylum-seekers. They are planning court challenges to the new measures in defiance of the populist government and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

A controversial security decree, backed by Salvini and recently approved by parliament, has significantly tightened the criteria for migrants requesting humanitarian protection. The mayors and governors who oppose the decree contend parts of it are unconstitutional. 


But Salvini has made clear that in the past Italy has provided humanitarian protection too easily, and now only those who are truly...

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By: VOA - 5 days ago

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