Italy has changed its migration laws several times over the years. Who’s influenced the legislative process? Employers. From the introduction of the Foschi Law in 1986 to the Bossi-Fini Law in 2002, a series of legislative measures have shaped the rights and work conditions of migrants in Italy. As the country grapples with the challenge […]
Covid-19 has turned the Italian political debate on immigration upside down. On May 2020, the Italian government approved a new plan to temporarily regularise up to 200,000 undocumented migrants who are working or have worked in the past in the agricultural sector or as care-workers. Rather than as a threat or danger, a regularisation for […]
The “grass-roots resistance” of mayors in Sicily to the recent crackdown on migrants carried out by the Italian Ministry of Interior Matteo Salvini has recently gained increased attention in both European and International newspapers. When the last remaining rescue ship in the central Mediterranean Sea was blocked off the coast of Sicily in late January, […]
The so-called “Salvini Decree” weighs heavily upon legal provisions concerning the right to asylum in Italy. And though many provisions of the Decree reflect a policy aimed at strongly restricting the number of persons taken in and granted asylum in Italian territory, the abolition of the residence permit on humanitarian grounds represents its heart. To […]
The Special Eurobarometer on Integration of immigrants in the European Union: How do Italians differ in their views compared to the rest of Europe?
As the recent elections in March 2018 confirmed, immigration is a highly salient issue in contemporary Italy. The latest publication of the Special Eurobarometer survey on the integration of immigrants in the European Union (Special Eurobarometer 469) allows for preliminary comparisons between Italy and the rest of the European countries. Do Italians differ significantly in […]