Italy: Illegal Immigration Becomes a Crime
Posted on: 2012-08-04 08:00:40
First Greece. Now Italy. White Europeans want their countries back. Now.
Italy's upper house of parliament on Thursday voted into law a controversial security bill making illegal immigration a punishable offence. The law also allows citizen anti-crime patrols in towns and cities (Emphasis ours. --Ed.) and triples the amount of time illegal immigrants can be detained in holding centres from two to six months.
Senators backed the bill by 157 to 124 votes with three abstentions and relied on confidence votes in both houses of parliament to pass the law. The lower house Chamber of Deputies had already approved the security bill in May.
The measures, especially the criminalisation of would-be immigrants, have drawn criticism from rights groups including Amnesty international, as well as Italy's centre-left opposition and the Catholic Church.