Italy–Those seeking asylum are seeking it from you

By: Jacquelyn Pavilon
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 5:45 pm.

Crammed boat arrives at LampedusaThe number of asylum applications in Italy increased by 143 percent in 2014, reaching a new record of 64,886, according to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Italy annual report. While great strides have been made to accommodate refugees and asylum seekers, more needs to be done by the Italian and European authorities to welcome and integrate the newcomers. More…