Migrants, Lega asks to return to Salvini’s security decrees

“Tighten the shirts, tell migrants that we don’t give permission”

Returning to Salvini’s first security decree, that of 2018, after the interventions made by the second Conte government and then by Lamorgese “because we must tighten the shirts of the protections that are given to migrants arriving in Italy”. Igor Iezzi, group leader of the League in the Constitutional Affairs Commission, of the Presidency of the Council and the interior of the Chamber tomorrow presents his bill to the colleagues of the former, in Montecitorio, with the aim of “reintroducing, in the consolidated text of the provisions concerning the discipline of immigration and rules on the condition of foreigners, referred to in Legislative Decree No. 286 of 25 July 1998, of the provisions envisaged by the original conceptual framework of Decree-Law No. 113 of 2018, subsequently repealed”.

“We want to intervene – explains Matteo Salvini’s loyalist to AdnKronos – on the law that regulates the so-called special protections, which are given to those who are not refugees and do not have a job”. A tightening therefore on the provisions of the current law, to remedy “a reception system like the current one, full of flaws and unbalanced towards the random distribution of residence permits”, as stated in the proposal of law 162, of which Iezzi is the proposer.

In recent weeks, during the discussion on the NGO decree, the amendments proposed by Iezzi, which went in this direction, aiming at a squeeze on entrances, were at the center of a tug of war with the same allies, the Fdi and Fi declared the proposals of the League. “Now – explains the Milanese deputy – let’s take up some of those amendments, I don’t see any problems because the allies agreed last time on the merits, but it was a technical problem, of inadmissibility which now no longer has any reason to be “. Someone associates the parliamentary initiative with the probable decree on the subject of flows that will arrive from the CDM convened for tomorrow in Cutro: “Only coincidences – assures Iezzi -. Of course I believe that the CDM will issue an anti-smuggler decree”. If the government intervenes on the rest as well, “it’s even better”, adds Iezzi.

At the center of the debate remains the tragedy of Cutro, with dozens of migrants drowning a stone’s throw from the Calabrian beach on 26 February. In the Chamber yesterday, the Northern League listened to Minister Piantedosi and said he was satisfied with the reconstruction of the facts, of what happened on the coast of Crotone, with the death of dozens of people. “It was a huge random tragedy – he underlines -. It happened like this because there were random events that hit the boat”. No help? That’s how it went, but since this government has existed, 40,000 migrants have already been rescued at sea”.

Piantedosi then anticipated that there will be a flow decree, to allow regular migrants to enter Italy to work, an ‘opening’ that could be discussed tomorrow in the cdm: “No problem – says Iezzi – the important thing is that the Italian companies that will employ those migrants, demonstrate before having offered those jobs to the Italians, that there was the first proposal for Italian workers”.

For the Northern League, however, we must aim to prevent departures: “You can do it with agreements with the countries from which they embark, giving them money and aid to stop those who leave, you do it by favoring humanitarian corridors, and finally by telling those who want to leave that here permission to stay is not given, we only give it to those who are entitled to it”. Right that by law, as the current rules provide, “remains available to too many”. “With us – complains Iezzi – there are refugees, subsidiary protection, and then special protection, which only we foresee, now we want to intervene on this, they had created humanitarian protection which was the key to letting everyone in, then Matteo (Salvini, ed) had put a brake on, but Lamorgese reopened the shirts…”. “To get them in, it’s not enough for them to tell us that where they come from there’s rain…”, concludes Iezzi.