Italy to narrow asylum rights in clampdown on immigration

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hold up pieces of paper with the name of the new decree written on them during a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s populist government on Monday escalated its clampdown on irregular immigration with a decree aimed at slashing the number of people awarded asylum and doubling the time irregular migrants can be detained. The legislation promoted by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who leads the far-right League party, comes as boat arrivals plummet and […]

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