Thursday, January 10, 2019
Italy’s Salvini keeps campaign promise and reduces number of migrant crossings by 80%
Spain now leads in number of migrant crossings than any other European country. Whilst at the same time, crossings into Italy have fallen 80%, Reuters reports.
The European border agency, Frontex, reported that 150,000 migrants entered EU countries illegally in 2018. Spain’s portion of those was double previous years’ having 57,000 using the now most active wroute through Morocco. Iraq and Syrian illegal migrants to Cyprus and Greece were up to 56,000.
On the other hand, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has kept his campaign promise of reducing illegal immigration to Italy.
They’ve seen an 80% drop since Salvini said in June, "From today, Italy will also start to say no to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration." There were 23,000 crossings into Italy, the majority during the 1st half of the year.
It's become all too clear that Europeans want less migration and this shows with the rising popularity of populist politicians and governments, including the nationalist VOX party in Spain.
Salvini’s stance is working and citizens throughout Europe hope their governments will follow this trend.
at 4:17 PM