Italian police target foreigners in crackdown on illegal immigration

Italy’s police arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants last week in a sweep of migrant shantytowns in major Italian urban areas across the country. Nearly 400 people were arrested, and 100 were immediately expelled – most of who were Moroccans and Romanians who violated immigration laws, were involved in theft and prostitution, or drug dealing. The anti-immigrant sweep was a positive thing because that’s what people want… people ask us for safety and we must give it to them, said Minister of Institutional Reforms and Federalism Umberto Rossi.