Italians revolt against migrant ‘invasion’

Italians are in growing revolt against the number of migrants arriving on their shores, with more than 10,000 people rescued from the Mediterranean in the past week alone.

The huge influx of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa is putting an intolerable strain on a country that has been in recession for the past five years.

Conservative politicians called this week for boatloads of refugees to be sent back to Libya, while the system of migrant reception centres is on the verge of collapse.

The government in Rome has asked regional authorities to provide 6,500 new beds for migrants who are arriving on a daily basis in Sicily and the tiny island of Lampedusa.

But many regions responded grudgingly – some with downright hostility – saying they had no space to offer.

Val d’Aosta, a small, mountainous region on the French border, offered to take just one refugee.

There was also a frosty reception from the wealthy northern region of Lombardy…

Related: EU faces fury of rights groups after new migrant shipwreck tragedy (AFP) – Rights groups lashed out at the EU on Wednesday for scrapping rescue operations in the Mediterranean, saying it had endangered the lives of thousands of desperate migrants making perilous journeys across the sea.

The criticism came as Italian coastguards said no more survivors had been found from a shipwreck off the coast of Libya on Sunday which may have killed 400 people…

  • Censored_often

    Italians and other European nations must consider these bogus “refugees” to be invaders sent to them by powers set out to destroy Europe. Otherwise, Europe is only accelerating its demise.

    Suggestion: Let Saudi Arabia take in these “immigrants”. It is almost 1000 times the size of Israel and has a large % of the world’s oil.

  • The Goat

    Who wouldn’t want these wonderful people who throw Christians overboard?

    • Frau Katze

      Sound like great immigrant material to me!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Pushback by those who foot the tax bills was inevitable. Let the showdown proceed.

  • Dan

    Europe is collateral damage in the African population explosion. In the next decade two that will mean that Europe is effectively going be nuked unless Europe gets all mean-spirited on the invaders’ asses. The population of Africa is expected to quadruple over the next 80 years. That will be unsustainable. The invasion is unsustainable. Europe has some deciding to do.