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By Philippe Legrain 1 COMMENT

First they went after the gypsies… and now the vile Berlusconi government is trying to crack down on immigrants more generally.

Under a proposed new law, doctors would be able to snitch on illegal immigrants they treat, while foreigners who fail to leave Italy after receiving a deportation order could be imprisoned for up to 4 years, reports El Pais.

During his various terms in office, Berlusconi has pushed through all manner of legal reforms to protect himself against potential criminal proceedings. Opinions may differ as to who belongs in jail. I couldn't possibly comment.

Posted 08 Feb 2009 in Blog, Immigration, Italy
  1. Enico Iaia says:

    Only two days ago, the Italian doctors’ order approved a motion according to which they declare illegal to inform on illegal immigrants.
    What’s absurd in our country is that politicians pursue polls indications instead of finding innovative solutions for the country. People feel confident about these measures, no matter what their utility for the common good and integration. Poor Italy.
    Greetings from Milan.

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