Italy immigration: New interior minister Matteo Salvini promises to ‘stop the death boats’

Italy immigration: New interior minister Matteo Salvini promises to ‘stop the death boats’, by Jacquelin Magnay.

Italy’s new interior minister, the Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, wasted no time in reinforcing hard line policies, visiting a Sicilian immigration camp on the weekend after warning: “The good times for illegals is over — get ready to pack your bags”. …

Mr Salvini’s party won the ability to form a populist Italian government with the Five Star Movement, after promising to stop the unrelenting wave of migrants arriving from North Africa and send home half a million who are not documented.

hat-tip Stephen Neil