Mayor of Rome Calls for Immigration Ban

Jun 14, 2017

The mayor of Rome, Italy has taken a position unique for most politicians in Europe. Virginia Raggi, a member of the rogue Five Star Movement political party, called for a temporary moratorium on immigration into the historic Italian city and popular tourist destination. The mayor’s official explanation for the ban is that the city does not have the capacity to accommodate more migrants.

However, another reason may be that many recent immigrants have come from countries like Libya and the mayor has been well aware of the recent terrorist attacks in European cities like Paris and London. This has caused a serious drop in tourism to those cities.