Italy has long been a country of emigrants rather than a destination for immigrants. One would expect that the plight of generations past and 30 years of political debate would have produced model laws and a concrete approach to immigration.
I do appreciate the love and the consideration that Mr. De Blasio has toward his Italian heritage, but he is the Mayor of New York, a place where his own family arrived to pursue the American Dream. I expect that he will conduct himself with respect for the rules of the place where American Dreams are possible. Nothing less.
Italy's Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge -- How a 21st-Century Global Citizen Tries to Lead Italy Into the Future
Some European states are still not willing to see the writing on the wall. A change in mentality is happening very slowly at the expense of people such as Minister Kyenge. She is actively involved in Italy's progress and preparation for future challenges that will include migration to the country.
Cecile Kyenge, Black Italian Minister, Pulls Out Of Debate After Party Leader Refuses To Condemn Racial Slurs
Kyenge is backing a law that would automatically make anyone born on Italian soil a citizen. A Northern League member of
"Immigration kills," was written on leaflets accompanying the dummies - a slogan Forza Nuova has previously used when referring
A senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration Northern League party has likened Italy's first black minister to an orangutan.
Cecile Kyenge, an Italian citizen born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been the target of repeated racial slurs
Dolores Valandro Expelled From Italian Party After Calling For Rape Of Italy's First Black Cabinet Member
“It was a joke in a moment of anger, I apologize. I don’t think when I’m angry. It’s my way to vent. In reality, I am sweeter
"I arrived in Italy alone at 18 years old, and I don't believe in giving up in front of obstacles," Kyenge, who left DRC