In Genoa, north-eastern Italy, the AMT (the agency regulating public transportation in the city) refuses to hire non-Italian and non-EU citizens. The AMT declared that they are applying a 1931 law, which forbids “foreigners” to be hired by the agency. As you know, in 1931, Italy was under the fascist regime and discriminatory laws were passed against immigrants.

The Association of Judicial Studies on Immigration sued the AMT agency, requesting that legal immigrants be given a chance to apply for jobs and be hired. The judiciary will decide whether the AMT will have to ignore the 1931 law and open job possibilities for non-Italian and non-EU citizens.

I chose this article by La Repubblica because it explains how immigration issues in my country are still very tied to the past.

 

Alessandra Potenza

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