Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
«Israel» Says It Downed UAV over Syria Border Togo to Hold Referendum on Presidential Limit Turkey Considering Sanctions over Kurdish Referendum Rouhani: No One Will Trust US If Trump Nixes JCPOA Mexico Earthquake: At Least 224 Dead after Powerful Quake Trump: US May Have No Choice But To ‘Totally Destroy’ NKorea Putin Ends Trade in US Dollars at Russian Seaports Zarif: Fake Empathy for Iranians Fools No One The Largest ’Israeli’ Maneuver: The Mission Has Failed! Offensive to Recapture Iraq’s Anbar Begins ‘Israeli' Chief of Staff: I Can't Guarantee Non-Infiltration through ‘Israeli' Borders in Next War #NewZealand Hit by Strong 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hours after #MexicoQuake #Israel Intercepts, Downs Drone in #Golan #Iraqi PM Announces the Start of #Anbar Offensive #Syria: Airstrikes Targeting #Nusra Terrorists in North, Northeast #Hama #Lebanon's President in #NY for #UN Meeting #SyrianArmy Crossing to #Euphrates Eastern Bank from #DeirEzzor under #Russian Aerial Cover #ParsonsGreen: Man Arrested Over #London Tube Bombing #Kremlin: #Putin to Attend #Zapad2017 Drills #Russian MoD: Missiles Target #Daesh Positions in #Deir_Ezzor
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Europe » Europe...

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Italy: Citizenship Rights Bill Delayed Under Migrant Pressure
Local Editor

The Italian government delayed a parliamentary vote on a citizenship rights bill as tensions rise over the number of migrants arriving on the country's shores.


Italy: Citizenship Rights Bill Delayed Under Migrant Pressure

The proposal to give children born on Italian soil to foreign parents' citizenship rights at birth or after at least five years of Italian schooling enjoys the support of Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's center-left Democratic Party [PD].

But Gentiloni said late Sunday that the bill would be dropped until later in the year considering other "urgent deadlines" and "difficulties that have arisen on certain fringes of the majority".

He gave his "personal commitment" to ensure the bill was approved in the autumn.

Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, who leads a small centrist party in the ruling coalition, had said that while the bill had his support in principle, he could not guarantee the necessary votes in favor considering the current climate.

A poll last week showed the bill is losing support among Italians, even though such a path to citizenship exists in many other EU countries, and despite supporters insisting the draft law has nothing to do with newly-arrived migrants.

Over 86,000 migrants have arrived so far this year, up over 10 percent compared with the same period in 2016.

The left-leaning La Repubblica daily called on the political class to "be straight with Italians and dismantle lies".

"This law has nothing to do with those who are disembarking on our coasts," it said.

Under the proposed bill, one of the parents would have to have been legally present in Italy for five years for children born here to be granted citizenship, so it would not apply to those refused asylum and ordered to leave the country.


Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

17-07-2017 | 15:27


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top