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Reuters offers insight into how Italy lagging on migrant returns as arrival numbers jump

Reuters offers insight into how Italy lagging on migrant returns as arrival numbers jump

Reuters offered insight into how Italy is promising to send more migrants who do not qualify for asylum back home, either by force or with their consent, as a fourth year of mass arrivals of migrants by sea began at a record-setting pace. The center-left government’s push to ramp up returns is meant both to deter migrants from risking the dangerous journey and to stem criticism from far-right parties that are capitalizing on anti-immigrant sentiment a year ahead of a national vote.


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