Rome – Forty-two articles, 16 of which are dedicated to immigration, international protection and citizenship. The ‘Dl Salvini’, as announced by the Minister of the Interior, was approved “unanimously” by the Italian Council of Ministers. Up to Matteo Salvini this is “a step forward” towards security, as he tweeted. For the President of the Council, Giuseppe Conte, “in a framework of absolute guarantee of the rights of persons and treaties, we are going to make a revision for a more effective discipline”. The political figure, in times of rough seas for the yellow-green sailing ship, is represented by the unanimous “yes” arrived from the Cdm and from the screening (severe) to which the text will be submitted by the Quirinale.
Among the main points of the Salvini decree there is the limitation of the Sprar (protection system for asylum seekers and refugees), the revocation of citizenship in case of conviction for terrorism, the suspension of the asylum application for “social danger”. A crackdown that the Northern League minister denied talking about “the most shared, most updated and modified decree of this government”.
Among other points of the legislative decree, the abrogation of the residence permit for humanitarian reasons, replaced by ‘special permits’. Six cases are foreseen: victims of serious exploitation, health reasons, domestic violence, disasters in the country of origin, medical care, acts of particular civil value. Furthermore, international protection can be denied or revoked in cases of sexual violence, serious injury, robbery, public violence, sexual mutilation, aggravated theft and drug trafficking.
The Sprar system is therefore reduced, reserved exclusively for “refugees and unaccompanied minors”, which according to Salvini are “the cases that deserve to be accepted”. Asylum seekers will instead find shelter only in the centers dedicated to them (the Cara). Among the objectives desired by the government the reduction of € 35 to migrant allocated for the reception “that will be reviewed according to the European average with a net cut in spending that will bring an average annual savings of one and a half billion euro” and the promise to want to “close all Roma camps by the end of the term”.
Insurgent oppositions that speak of denial of human rights, now is the hour of the test “quirinalizio”. There were doubts about the Colle for the text imagined at the Viminale, this was not a secret for anyone. The warnings of the technicians of the president Mattarella to the editors of the decree had arrived in time: now begins phase two. Without prejudice to the autonomy of politics, they have made this clear from the highest hill, one thing are the choices, other the risks of appeals that would have scuttle the Dl. Hence the suggested corrections that will follow the careful analysis of the text, as admitted yesterday by Conte himself: “The president will have all the ease to make any remarks”.
“We will continue to ensure the protection system, we avoid only abuses”, promised Prime Minister Conte. “In Italy there has been indiscriminate acceptance and the legislation has supported all this”. Compared to the ordinary formulation “we have unified into a single regulatory structure, more functional also because of the complementarity of the subjects, the texts on migrants and security. The goal is to reorganize the whole system of recognition of international protection to adapt it to European standards. We realized that there were significant misalignments compared to other European countries “.