Berlusconi: Migrants in Italy are 'ready' to commit crimes

Published on Monday, 5 February 2018 22:05
Written by the Associated Press

ROME (AP) - Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has asserted that 600,000 migrants who arrived illegally in Italy are “ready” to commit crimes, and he vowed they would be sent back to their homelands if an election next month propels his center-right party into government.

The leaders of the main rival parties in the March 4 parliamentary election retorted Monday that some policies from Berlusconi’s three stints in office helped create the conditions that brought so many newcomers to Italy.

Italy’s experience with the hundreds of thousands of people who arrived after being rescued from smugglers’ boats in the Mediterranean Sea in the last few years has dominated much of the pre-election campaigning.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Monday, 5 February 2018 22:05. Updated: Monday, 5 February 2018 22:08.