ROME — The head of Italy’s Lega party, Matteo Salvini, has slammed the unelected reigning coalition government for reigniting the nation’s migrant crisis by reopening borders to migrants and foreign NGOs.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, Mr. Salvini, former Italian interior minister, underscored the “2,498 arrivals in September compared with 947 in the same month a year ago,” while noting that in October “landings have already exceeded 700, compared with the 1,007 for the entire October 2018.”
Meanwhile, “the Minister of the Interior does not apply the rules to prohibit entry into Italy of Foreign NGOs,” Salvini noted.
In a separate message, Salvini went on to link Italy’s newly opened borders to “the failure of the Malta immigration agreement,” which means that Italy finds itself alone in facing the new immigration surge.
“With the geniuses of the PD, 5 Stars and Renzi, Italy has gone back to being servile, humiliated and isolated,” Salvini said.