Salvini: Italy Doesn’t Want To Be A Part Of The ‘Illegal Immigrant Business’

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that Italy does not want to be a part of an “illegal immigrant business,” in a tweet Saturday.

Salvini reaffirmed his commitment to crack down on immigration policies in the tweet. The politician emphasized his strong opinions on illegal immigration despite refusing to allow two new migrant ships to dock in Italy Saturday, CNN reported. Salvini previously received backlash for not allowing the migrant rescue ship called the Aquarius to dock in Italy last weekend. (RELATED: Italian Politician Says Sending Back Illegal Immigrants Is A Top Priority)

“While the Aquarius navigates to Spain, two other NGO ships with a Dutch flag arrived off the coast of Libya. They know that Italy no longer wants to complicit with the illegal immigration business and they will have to look for other ports where they can head to,” Salvini wrote. (RELATED: Salvini: Italy’s Former Prime Minister Let The Country Get Overrun By Thousands Of Refugees)

Salvini also wrote that the “music has changed” regarding immigration, in another tweet Saturday. The interior minister issued a response after a German volunteer association called him a “fascist” over his refugee policies. (RELATED: Italy’s New Prime Minister Stresses Eurosceptic Ideas In First Speech To Parliament)

The interior minister said that he vowed to use a “send them home” approach in regards to illegal immigration after getting sworn into office on June 1.

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