A vessel overladen with migrants, near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo by Mashid Mohadjerin/ Reporters, from the World Press Photo Awards.
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 [...]
I’m delighted to say that the Italian edition of Immigrants is out in January 2009. The book is published by Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore and is available for pre-order from shop.it
Net immigration to the EU – immigrants less emigrants – was 1.9 million in 2007, according to Eurostat. Since the EU population is just shy of 500 million, the immigration rate was 0.38%. Spain had the highest level of net immigration: 702,000; Italy was second, with 494,000; Britain third, with 175,000. The Netherlands experienced net [...]
1. Nine young children and six adults have died, with four more in a very serious state, in the latest tragic attempt by Africans to reach Europe. Full article in Spanish at El Pais; photos here. 2. The European Parliament has passed a motion demanding that the Berlusconi government stop collecting the fingerprints of gypsies [...]