“Migrants in Italy struggle against illegal status, exploitation,” by Kirstin Hausen for Deutsche-Welle:
Italy is the main destination for migrants coming across the Mediterranean. If they make it, they often end up in refugee camps and are likely to be sent back. Many escape and lead desperate lives as illegal immigrants.
The stream of refugees coming across the Mediterranean from northern Africa to southern Europe continues unabated. Each week, hundreds of people risk their lives to try and enter the European Union on unseaworthy boats in search for a better life.
Italy’s coast is often their first destination and the place they see the best chance to reach land. Many migrants climb into boats and set their sights on the Italian island of Lampedusa…