Italy passes decree making it easier to deport migrants
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Italy passes decree making it easier to deport migrants

The Italian cabinet on Monday unanimously approved [press release, in Italian] a decree [decree, PDF, in Italian] that will make deporting migrants easier.

The new bill would make it easier for migrants who have been found guilty of serious crimes to be deported. Previously, this could only be done after a long appeals process.

The bill suggests six criteria for determining whether an asylum seeker is eligible for humanitarian protection. Under the six criteria, humanitarian protection will be provided for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, labor exploitation and natural disasters, and for those who have an urgent medical need.

The Italian parliament now has 60 days to approve the bill and make it law.