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78 irregular migrants deported from Italy

Last week 78 non-EU irregular immigrants were deported from Italy using different flights, Ministry of Home Affairs has said. They were mainly Tunisians, Egyptians and Nigerians.

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Issue autonomous permits to family members, EU told

Women’s rights bodies: Family reunification central to well-being of migrant women

Family reunification is central to the well-being of migrant women and to the successful integration of their families, the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) have said.

The two women’s rights organisations have criticised the practice of tying residence permits and rights to the fortunes of a primary migrant. Such a practice reinforces gender inequalities within migrant communities, they said.
 

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Mixed marriages in Italy reduce drastically

Mixed marriages in Italy have reduced by almost 30,000 in only two years, a new report by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) shows.

In 2008, some 246.613, mixed marriages were celebrated in the country. The number went down to 230.613 in 2009, and the trend continued in 2010 when only 217,000 mixed marriages were celebrated.

While there is a general decline in the number of marriages celebrated in Italy, the figures show that from 2008 to 2009, there was a 30% decrease in the number of mixed marriages involving at least a foreign citizen.
 

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Residency contract still in force, for now

Whoever hires an immigrant worker must continue sending the Residency contract (contratto di soggiorno) to the Immigrations Office at the Prefecture, in addition to making the compulsory notification of hiring to INPS.

The Residency contract (which is prepared using Modello Q), contains the personal data of both the employer and the worker, working conditions, and must be signed by the employer and the worker. Furthermore, the employer must declare that he/she is providing the worker suitable accommodation and make a commitment to reimburse the State for all expenses incurred in repatriation, should it eventually happen.
 

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Failure to comply with expulsion order not an obstacle to regularisation

Having been convicted for  failing to obey an expulsion order is not an obstacle to being regularized, the Council of State has ruled.

In 2009 the Government introduced a law to regularize illegal domestic workers. It was very clear in the law that a past expulsion order was not supposed to be an obstacle to the workers’ regularization.

The law, however, didn’t clearly state that whoever had been arrested and convicted for failing to comply with an order to leave the national territory, would not be regularised, as foreseen by Immigration Law.
 

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