Italian PM Issues Warning on Illegal Immigration

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Italy’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, is said to be the female version of Trump. And on Wednesday, she certainly seemed to live up to that by taking the crisis of illegal immigration to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

If you didn’t know, this idea of open borders just isn’t a Biden one; it’s a leftist and globalist one, meaning that many more “Westernized” nations have taken on the much laxer policies and regulations seen along the US southern border recently.

Italy is one of those nations.

However, with the installation of Meloni as the European nation’s PM, the plan is to change that. But first, Meloni needs the help of her neighbors.

You see, much like here in the US, Italy’s borders have literally been swamped with illegals this year. So far, more than 127,000 have arrived on Italian shores, which is more than double what they saw in 2022.

Naturally, this is causing a huge amount of strain on the nation’s federal and public resources.

Particularly, the island of Lampedusa, which has only 6,000 residents, has taken a beating. Reuters reported that in 48 hours, ending Thursday, more than 7,000 illegals landed on the small island.

And according to the Guardian, 11,000 more have since arrived.

Needless to say, the island’s migrant reception center is more than overwhelmed, housing ten times the 400 occupants it was meant for.

Violence has also erupted among the migrants, forcing many to flee the reception center. And while most Lampedusa residents have been more than generous, providing food and shelter for migrants, they too are being overwhelmed.

Naturally, as a leader looking out for her people, Meloni is trying to reverse the humanitarian crisis at her borders.

“A rapid support operation and swift transfer of people” have been requested by Lampedusa’s mayor. Meloni is trying to do what is needed. But as I said, she needs the help of her surrounding countries.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that many in the UN will listen.