Newly elected first black senator in Italy, a Nigerian immigrant who is a member of the country’s far-right, anti-immigrant League party, Toni Iwobi, says he will deport all immigrants who are living in Italy illegally most especially his fellow Nigerians.
He made this known in a new video that has surfaced online. Iwobi’s choice of political party and election didn’t go down well with some people who slammed his choice to work against his own fellow immigrants. Iwobi’s party is an anti-immigrant party that has campaigned vigorously against the integration of African immigrants in the past. His party has explored several means whereby the influx of African immigrants into Italy can be halted
According to reports, 62 year old Toni Iwobi came to Italy in the 1970s on a student visa, got married to his Italian wife and became a councilor for the party in 1995. Iwobi had earlier said that he wasn’t against immigration but that he wanted people to travel to Italy.
Nigeria has the highest number of immigrants in Italy, last year alone over 17,000 crossed the Mediterranean sea into Italy.
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