Right-wing victory in Italy expected to bring swift changes to migration

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from The Washington Post,

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right party Brothers of Italy party, holds a sign that says, “Thank you Italy” at her party’s electoral headquarters in Rome on Sunday.

For years, Giorgia Meloni has railed against Italy’s migration policies, calling them overly lenient and saying they risk turning the country into the “refugee camp of Europe.”

Now that she is Italy’s presumed next prime minister, migration is one of the areas where Meloni can most easily bring in sweeping change.

“The smart approach is: You come to my house according to my rules,” Meloni, of the far-right Fratelli d’Italia party, said earlier this month in an interview with The Washington Post.

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Her ideas, taken together, figure to significantly tighten the doors to one of the European Union’s front-line destinations for undocumented immigrants.

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