Wednesday 6 April 2022
1. Italian Bishop calls for equal treatment of migrants at the French border
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Italian Bishop calls for equal treatment of migrants at the French border
“Put an end to these discriminations and unjust behaviors, which heavily hit poor and defenseless people,” asked the Bishop of Ventimiglia-San Remo, Antonio Suetta, to the French authorities in charge of the border management with Italy. The Diocese of Ventimiglia-San Remo is around 10km (around 6 miles) from the French border. The Italian prelate accuses the neighboring authorities of letting Ukrainian migrants through while denying access to migrants from other countries, such as Africa and Asia, even though they also have a residence permit. Bishop Suetta explains that since 2015, the same fate has been reserved for all other refugees fleeing wars that are just as violent as the one in Ukraine and who often wish to be reunited with their families. Some time before, two migrants trying to cross the highway at the border were hit by a truck. “This is another tragedy linked to the migration phenomenon,” said Bishop Suetta, “and in particular to the attempt to cross the French-Italian border, an undertaking that is always difficult and complicated due to the closure of the border and the continuous refusals of the French authorities.”