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    Italy defies U.N., returns migrants

    Posted on Fri, May. 8, 2009


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    Italy defies U.N., returns migrants
    ROME - Italy returned more than 200 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea to Libya yesterday, defying the U.N. refugee agency but claiming a major victory in its crackdown on illegal immigration.

    The 227 migrants were brought back to Tripoli aboard two coast guard boats and a border police boat without having set foot on Italian soil, Francesco Maugeri, a customs and border police commander, said from the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

    Interior Minister Roberto Maroni called the operation a historic "turning point" in Italy's crackdown on illegal immigration made possible because of an agreement signed with Libya, from where the boat started.

    The agreement allows Italy to send back migrants who leave from Libyan coasts and are intercepted before reaching Italian shores, the ministry said in a statement.

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    ROME — The Italian government said Thursday that the return of 227 migrants to Libya before they could land in Italy should be adopted as the new model for dealing with illegal immigration and be extended to the rest of Europe.

    “For the first time we have affirmed the principle of repulsion in Mediterranean waters to the country from which the migrants had left, not their country of origin,

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    Bravo, Italia! Molto Bene!
    (Bravo, Italy! Very Good!

    Grazie per il vostro ottimo esempio di rispetto delle leggi del vostro paese!
    (Thank you for your excellent example of upholding the laws of your country!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkM
    Bravo, Italia! Molto Bene!
    Ditto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelina
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkM
    Bravo, Italia! Molto Bene!
    Ditto!
    I third that! Congratulations Italy on having political leaders willing to do what is best for your country. That must be nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by builditnow
    Quote Originally Posted by miguelina
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkM
    Bravo, Italia! Molto Bene!
    Ditto!
    I third that! Congratulations Italy on having political leaders willing to do what is best for your country. That must be nice!
    I fourth that! Yo, Italy, you da country with meatballs!
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    Thank you for common sense, Italy!
    But this is what worries me:
    Mr. Maroni said he would discuss the matter further with Jacques Barrot, vice president of the European Commission for justice, freedom and security.
    Italy's actions to protect its sovereignty and borders has to be DISCUSSED with the EU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vortex
    Thank you for common sense, Italy!
    But this is what worries me:
    Mr. Maroni said he would discuss the matter further with Jacques Barrot, vice president of the European Commission for justice, freedom and security.
    Italy's actions to protect its sovereignty and borders has to be DISCUSSED with the EU?
    I'm just wondering, just what soverignty, freedom and justice does the EU have? EEEEUUUU!
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    I wonder what the Catholic Church thinks of this? They have been a driving force in getting illegals into this country. Hmmm...I guess Italians don't like illegal immigrants in their country either.

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    They grabbed a bunch of bank assets a week or so ago because they said the banks were engaged in fraud.

    Gutsy!


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    Congratulations to Italy for having the back bone to tell the UN where to go.
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