Italy cracks down on migrants as Meloni calls for a naval blockade off North Africa


Migrants wait at the port after arriving on the Italian island of Lampedusa, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Italy unveiled tough rules to deter migrants after record boat crossings from North Africa to Lampedusa saw the country

The measures approved by the Cabinet focused on migrants who don’t qualify for asylum and are slated to be repatriated to their home countries.

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