In a bold move the new Italian government barred several migration ships from Africa this year.
Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini also demanded that the Netherlands recall their two Dutch-flagged NGO migrant ships that transport migrants from the African coast to Italy.
For years a fleet of leftist NGO ships worked around the clock to deliver “refugees” to Italy. A number of the organizations sponsoring ships in the armada are funded in part by organizations run by billionaire George Soros.
The Italian government told the Dutch ships: “They should know we are no longer part of this illegal immigration”.
The Italian government policies are working.
Migrant landings in Italy are down by 96% in just two years.
The migrant landings on the beach are not as common today.
Voice of Europe reported:
The Italian government has drastically reduced the number of migrant landings in the country. Since January this year 23,000 people arrived in Italy by sea and that’s 96 per cent less than two years ago.
The migrants who do manage to arrive mostly come from Tunisia, Eritrea, Sudan and Pakistan.
Italy’s large reduction in migrant landings shows that the policies of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini work. The migration hardliner refused numerous ships into Italy’s ports and made a deal with the Libyan coastguard to return migrants.
While heavily criticised by the mainstream media and the left, Salvini is seen as the most important and most trusted cabinet member.