An Italian NGO is calling for authorities to issue a mass amnesty for the approximately 700,000 illegal migrants who live in Italy in order to ensure they have access to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement the 3 Febbraio NGO publishedearlier this week, it claims that all migrants should be issued residence permits, as “it is an injustice that those who do not have papers are literally trapped. They do not have the right to healthcare, nor can they freely help those close to them”.
Therefore, the NGO calls for “a general amnesty for all the refugees and immigrants currently in Italy”.
The move could be inspired by asimilar statement by European Commissioner for Human RightsDunja Mijatovic, who is demanding the release for as many migrants as possible from detention centers across Europe amid coronavirus pandemic.
According to 3 Febbraio, migrants’ standard of living…
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