Yesterday the Italian Parliament finally approved the new laws on security, introducing explicitly racist rules.
From now on a migrant who marries an Italian can get Italian citizenship only if she/he has been living in the country for two years (three years if the partner is abroad). Previous laws set a period of six months. Under the new law, in order to get married, a migrant will have to show the residence permit. Weddings with “illegal” migrants are not allowed.
Illegal entry and stay in the country has become a criminal offence and will be punished with a fine between 5,000 and 10,000 Euros, together with immediate repatriation (the go-ahead from the relevant authorities will not have to be issued any more).
The home should be judged as suitable in order to get the residence. Without showing the residence permit, it will not be possible to access to any administrative office. This means that migrants’ children will be considered “clandestine” by birth.
Money transfers cannot be made without showing the residence permit. Anyone not exhibiting it could be reported by Money Transfer.
Migrants who have just got into the country could be kept in CIE (Centres for migrants' Identification and Expulsion) for a period up to six months. Previously, the limit was sixty days.
A tax of 200 Euros will have to be paid for issuing and renewing the residence permit. Arrest for a period of up to one year for not providing the residence permit. In order to get it, you will have to know the Italian language. People without a permanent place of residence will be filed in a register. The residence permit will have points like the driving licence. Criminal charges for illegal migration “aid and abet” becomes stricter, but not for those who exploit migrant workers. Finally, the famous volunteers who will patrol the roads of their town have been legalized.