One of Giorgia Meloni’s main platform issues was the need to stop or significantly reduce the number of Muslim invaders posing as asylum seekers, arriving in Italy on boats from Africa. But just months into her first term, Meloni has backtracked on her anti-immigration stance and caved to Brussels’ migrant quota mandates. More than 83,000 mostly illegal Muslim migrants have landed in Italy this year, compared to about 34,000 in the same period in 2022.
Earlier this month, Italy pledged to issue 425,000 new work visas for non-EU nationals from 2023 to 2025. Before Covid hit in 2019, Italy issued just 30,850 visas. Italy should have elected Matteo Salvini, a bold, conservative leader, who has been actively fighting against the Muslim invasion of his country for several years.