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December 19, 2018 5:42 AM
CNN: Priests demand 'civil disobedience' for Christmas to protest anti-migrant law
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Italian Catholic priests are engaging in acts of resistance to a new anti-immigration law which they say will make thousands of people homeless.
The so-called "security decree," spearheaded by hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, came into force at the end of November. It abolished Italy's "humanitarian protection" category for migrants who don't meet the country's strict asylum criteria or are waiting for a response to their application, and made it easier to expel them.
Under the new law, some migrants will lose their protected legal status and as a result will have to leave immigration centers, putting them into legal limbo -- without the prospect of a job, healthcare assistance or social integration.
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