The next major piece of legislation for Italy was passed in 1998, and is known as the

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The next major piece of legislation for Italy was passed in 1998, and is known as the Turco-Napolitano law. This law specifically deals with illegal immigration, and the detainment of such immigrants. The law states that “…if an immigrant is found to be illegal, than they shall be brought before a magistrate, who will determine if they are allowed to stay or not” (CITATION NEEDED). This law was inherently flawed, because the immigrants were given a court date to appear before the magistrate, which was usually two weeks from the day they were caught. In these two weeks, it was found that the migrants were abusing the openness of the Schengen area, and leaving Italy never to be found. In 2002, an amendment to the law was passed which only…show more content…
Of the 340,000 illegal immigrants in Italy, 80,000 are detained, and only 4,000 have been deported (CITATION NEEDED). Illegal and irregular immigration into France has also been the cause of much controversy and debate. The French government estimates that it has somewhere near 400,000 illegal immigrants living within its borders, and an additional 100,000 entering the country each year. The French National Institute of Statistics has determined that 5.3 million immigrants born outside of France now reside within the borders, and an additional 6.9 million undocumented individuals reside within the country as a result of being born to parents who are illegally living there. The government has now set a goal to deport at least 35,000 undocumented individuals each year, and recorded deporting 28,000 in 2011. The French mainly blame this massive influx on the Schengen area, because the freedom of movement has allowed thousands to enter the country completely undetected. This problem has gotten so bad that the French government is now considering leaving the Schengen area all together, once again closing its borders to outsiders who cannot show a valid passport. French law dictates that in order to be allowed to stay within the country, you must have a valid work or study visa. One group of people who have neither, the Roma, have come under increasing scrutiny form the French government. Because of their illegal stay in France, the

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