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Italy – The so-called “Decreto Salvini”, a decree that tightens up the Italian immigration system is already in force and will be converted into law by 4 December 2018.

Written by
Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo, working in employment law since 1925.

Decree Law 113/2018 (the “Decreto Salvini”) , entered into force on 5 October 2018, introducing sweeping changes to asylum, immigration and citizenship.

The residence permit for humanitarian reasons has been abolished and replaced by a limited number of residence permits for “special cases”. Further, the public system called “Sprar” for receiving immigrants has been abolished in favour of the Extraordinary Reception (CAS), which tends to offer lower standards.

The reform is already creating concern within the Immigration Association: it argues that a tightening of the regulations on residence could increase those staying in Italy illegally, jeopardising social cohesion and making it more difficult for companies to find workers with a valid right to remain.

Valeria Morosini
Valeria Morosini
Partner - Italy
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo