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Alarmist report on Algerian undocumented migrants in Italy

Illegal immigration to Italy has increased by more than 300 percent in 2020 despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

Published: December 29, 2020, 9:40 am

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    According to the annual report unveiled this week by the Italian Ministry of the Interior, some 34 001 migrants arrived illegally in Italy during the year 2020, against 11 439 migrants in 2019.

    In detail, at least 1 458 Algerian undocumented migrants reached Italy via the sea between January 1 and December 24, 2020. Tunisians represent the majority with 12 847 migrants.

    Indeed, according to the Italian daily Corriere delle serra, these undocumented migrants could benefit from humanitarian protection, following a court order in Milan. Thus migrants who do not meet the conditions for asylum or other types of status, will be allowed to stay, said the same source.

    Moreover, this decision can only be taken on a case-by-case basis, after an examination to determine whether the Coronavirus represents a risk factor in the migrant’s country of origin.

    In a message addressed to Algerians on social networks, the Italian ambassador in Algiers, Giovanni Pugliese, mentioned several points which concern the relations between the two Mediterranean countries.

    In order to strengthen the ties of “friendship and political and economic cooperation” between the two countries, the Italian ambassador said he wanted to “strengthen human and cultural ties between the Italian people and the Algerian people through the promotion of the Italian language and the granting of scholarships”.

    The ambassador also spoke about the Italian visa policy, stressing that “the Italian embassy aims to promote an active visa policy” before promising to “double visa centers in Algeria”. Italy “is the only country to have a visa center in the extreme south of Algeria (Adrar)”.


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