Ius Scholae, the law on citizenship arrives in the Chamber

Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Chamber concludes the examination of the citizenship reform

Ius Scholae, the law arrives in the courtroom. “The Commission has concluded the examination of the reform of the citizenship law” announced Giuseppe Brescia (M5S), chairman of the Constitutional Affairs commission of the Chamber and rapporteur of the provision. “Finally we go to the courtroom, in front of all the Italians, for start paying off a debt with thousands of young people who feel Italian, but who are not recognized as such by the state. The Ius Scholae is a pragmatic and simple response to a widespread request for change. It takes nothing away from anyone, but adds and creates the conditions for a more inclusive and just society. It values ​​the role of the school and our teachers and holds rights and duties together. I thank those who have fought this battle of civilization and freedom in committee in recent months, amendment after amendment, in about 25 hours of sitting “.

“After thirty years it is time to recognize and integrate” tweeted Stefano Ceccanti from the Democratic Party. “The Constitutional Affairs Commission has given the mandate tonight for the speaker on citizenship, a text that will be in the Chamber for the general discussion from tomorrow, despite the firm opposition of principle by the Fdi and the Lega”.

“We have managed, despite the difficulties and the obstruction of the Lega and Fdi, to take an important step forward” declares the democratic deputy Matteo Mauri, head of the Democratic Party for citizenship policies. “The road is still long but the direction is the right one . The Democratic Party has always been at the forefront of this choice of civilization. Together with the many girls and boys who are already Italian in every way and who have been waiting for this moment for too long ”.

THE POSITION OF THE LEAGUE – “Technical trials of sharia law in Italy“This was declared by the deputies of the League in the Constitutional Affairs Committee: Igor Iezzi (group leader), Simona Bordonali, Flavio Di Muro, Ketty Fogliani, Cristian Invernizzi, Laura Ravetto, Alberto Stefani, Gianni Tonelli and Edoardo Ziello.” a little crazy of the Democratic Party to the so-called Ius scholae, we would like to allow a single foreign parent, residing in our country, the possibility of requesting and obtaining Italian citizenship for their child regardless of the will of the spouse and the person concerned. He’s crazy. ”

THE APPEAL OF SAVE THE CHILDREN – “The current 1992 Citizenship Act does as a rule only provide for girls and boys children of foreign parents, born in Italy or arrived in our country, can acquire Italian citizenship before the age of majority“explains Save the Children, which appeals to the responsibility of deputies and senators so that the law can be approved without further delay within this legislature.” This means – for boys and girls who have foreign parents and who were born or have arrived in Italy as a child – having to live the decisive years of growth by sharing all the interests, passions and attachment to their local community with schoolmates without being considered ‘Italian’ in all respects, due to an outdated law in fact “.

As Save the Children points out, “according to the data relating to the 2019/2020 school year, more than 877 thousand pupils with non-Italian citizenship attend Italian schools, almost 20 thousand more than the previous school year, representing 10.3% of the total enrollment in Italian schools. 57.4% of them, present in the education system, are concentrated in the first cycle. It is also noted that, after a slowdown, in the last four school years (from 2016/2017) the number of students with non-Italian citizenship has started to grow again, while the number of Italian students is decreasing “.

“Ensuring that they feel fully citizens of the community in which they grow up is essential to ensure that boys and girls – today foreigners only for the registry offices – have full sharing of the rights and opportunities of their peers. rules on citizenship in Parliament is an opportunity that cannot be missed “, said Raffaela Milano, Director of the Italy-EU Programs of Save the Children.

The majority of students with migratory origins are concentrated in the northern regions (65.3%), followed by the regions of the Center (22.2%) and the South (12.5%). Lombardy has always been the first region for the number of foreign students with over 224 thousand attendances (25.6% of total attendances in Italy). The Italian province with the highest number of foreign students is Milan (almost 80 thousand), followed by those of Rome (more than 64 thousand) and Turin (almost 40 thousand).