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EU Border Agency Confirms Salvini’s Populist Migrant Policies Working

The European Union (EU) border agency Frontex has released new statistical data showing that the tough migrant policies of Italian populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini have drastically reduced illegal migration. The EU agency revealed that the Mediterranean migrant route numbers had dropped from 118,962

Italys Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini speaks during a joint press conference with Vice President of the Presidential Council of Libya, at the Viminale palace in Rome, on July 5, 2018. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Police to Investigate Migrant Transport Vessel

Populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has announced that law enforcement will be conducting an investigation into the Sea Watch migrant transport NGO whose vessel is moored off the coast of Syracuse with 47 migrants on board.

A Sea Watch 3 crew member marks with spray paint a rubber boat that the NGO destroyed after rescuing 47 migrants that were onboard, during a rescue operation by the Dutch-flagged vessel (Rear) off Libya's coasts on January 19, 2019. - The German charity group Sea Watch said on January …