Italy deports 92 Tunisian illegal migrants

Italy deports 92 Tunisian illegal migrants

Italy has expulsed 92 Tunisians living irregularly in the European country which is fighting illegal migration flows from the southern banks of the Mediterranean.

 

The expulsed arrived this week on three different flights that landed at Ennfidha airport, in Sousse governorate.

 

The expulsions are part of the European country’s program to flash out illegal migrants coming from Tunisia, a country it considers “safe”. Italy resumed the program in August this year.

 

Foreign Minister Di Maio then said Rome will expel 80 Tunisians every week part of the process.

 

Also, Germany reportedly deported this week an unidentified number of Tunisian illegal migrants.

1,298 Tunisian migrants arrived in Italy in November according to the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, FTDES.

 

The forum also puts at 12,512 the number of Tunisian migrants who reached Italy from January to November. The figure according to the NGO rose by 365 per cent up from 2,682 same period last year and by 149 per cent up from 5,024 in 2018.

 

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