Invasion of Europe news…..
France has admitted that it ‘mistakenly’ dropped a couple of African migrants (supposedly minors) off into Italy. See earlier story.
Since it is directly on the Mediterranean, Italy gets the brunt of the migrant invasion while France plays the phony welcoming holier-than-thou nation (along with Germany) in the EU.
The row between France and Italy continued yesterday in the wake of the latest border incident.
From The Express:
Matteo Salvini accuses France of forcing unaccompanied child migrants back to Italy
ITALY’S far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has accused France of pushing two unaccompanied child migrants back into Italy, further straining relations with Paris.
Mr Salvini, the head of Italy’s ultra-conservative League party, said on Twitter: “France tried to send child migrants back to Italy: this happened on October 18, at 10.30pm, but we managed to block the procedure.”
Tensions between Rome and Paris have reached boiling point in recent months, with Italy’s populist government accusing France and other member states of failing to share the burden of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have reached Italy by boat since 2013.
While French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced Italy’s anti-immigrant policies, positioning himself as the “main opponent” to Europe’s nationalists, Mr Salvini has accused him of encouraging illegal immigration and of turning a blind eye to Europe’s migration crisis.
The head of the Hautes-Alpes region admitted that its police had crossed the border, calling the incursion an honest mistake.
Mr Salvini, for his part, said on Saturday that extra police officers had been deployed to “control and guard” the shared border.
And, no wonder that Italy is turning back the migrant transport ships!
Thousands of migrants are caught each year trying to enter France and returned to the Italian border.
And, you wonder why Italy has budget problems?
France has sent back to Italy more than 45,000 migrants since January, according to the French interior ministry.
See my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ file here.