“ROME – Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fell by a third in 2017 compared to a year earlier, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, as Libyan authorities helped to slow departures during the second half of the year.
More than 119,000 came to Italy by boat this year after a record 181,000 made the crossing in 2016, the ministry said in a statement. Since July, arrivals have declined by more than two thirds versus a year earlier.
“We were able to govern the flow because we were the first to believe that an agreement with Libya was a turning point,” Interior Minister Marco Minniti said in an interview with Corriere della Sera, commenting on the decline.”
Think about how many people 1000 are if you pack them into one room. 100,000 people is an army. Double that and you get more than the number of Spanish militiamen who participated in the Conquista of the Aztecs. “In the 16th century, following the military conquest of most of the new continent, perhaps 240,000 Spaniards entered American (Mexican) ports.” Let this number sink in. 100,000 Africans into Italy in one year.
I don’t really believe these news articles saying that the refugee invasion numbers are decreasing. This is probably fake news and if you get mad at your country being invaded they will just respond, “Well the arrivals are decreasing. Racist.”