Boat carrying over 600 African migrants gets rejected by Italy and Malta but accepted by Spain – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
June 11, 2018

Boat carrying over 600 African migrants gets rejected by Italy and Malta but accepted by Spain

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Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez has allowed a migrant ship with 629 people onboard to come to Spain and those aboard to apply for asylum there.

The ship had been refused by both Malta and Italy but will now dock in the Spanish port of Valencia. Prime Minister Sanchez released a statement saying it was Spain’s “duty” to avert a “humanitarian catastrophe”.

Italy has been inundated with hundreds of thousands of migrants streaming across the Mediterranean aided by NGO’s and EU navies, the new populist Italian government however, are taking a much more robust stance on mass migration.

The Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the nationalist ‘League Party’ campaigned on promises to clamp down on illegal mass migration which has rocked Italian society to its core.

On his official Facebook page Salvini has said that “Italy has stopped bowing our heads and obeying” referencing demands from Brussels for EU member states to abandon borders and allow unlimited mass migration as part of the bloc’s population replacement experiment.

He has also posted evidence of foreign NGO’s working to smuggle more people from the North African coast to Europe.

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