Italian government softens migration laws sponsored by Salvini

The Italian government has partially reversed tough migration laws inspired by former interior minister and current far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini.The so-called “Security Decrees,” which Salvini spearheaded in 2018 and 2019, were amended by a government decree approved by the Cabinet late on Monday.It extends asylum and work permit rights for migrants and reforms the migrant reception system with a stronger focus on integration, according to a government statement on Tuesday.Furthermore, fines of up to 1 million euros (1.18 million dollars) for migrant rescue charities that make un…

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