The Italian Exodus: the faucet that won’t stop spilling water

It is no surprise that Italy has been having a long and rich immigration history, especially since the year of the unification, 1861. What surprises people the most, though, is the fact that this phenomenon has been going on for a long time and it is hardly going to stop any time soon.
But is the government doing something to prevent such a hemorrhage? Are there any ways to try to stop the growing numbers of Italians who, after more than 150 years, are still leaving their country to find a better life or a job?
Sadly the answer is not going to be very positive.

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Stop Human Trafficking PSA

In the past weeks I participated in this course by Ohio State University about Human Trafficking. Such a great course, offered by great lecturers. I had the chance to make a PSA to make people aware of what really is Human Trafficking, and now, after all the grading and reviewing process, I am happy to share it with my followers and anyone who reads this blog.

I hope you enjoy the PSA, I know some images can be disturbing, but the issue itself is not something that we can consider “soft”. Many people are victims of this horrible phenomenon. Please help these victims to get their freedom back.

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Immigrants are stealing our jobs! – Wait a minute, what?

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While discrimination against different ethnicity, languages and religions still keeps being active in many countries of the world, the western society is facing some other kind of discrimination against the immigration phenomenon, especially in the last years of world recession, when unemployment is still high in many corners of the world.  Continue reading

The voice of Veneto on the immigration emergency – a solution proposed by the Governor

The massive immigration issue is still well settled in the Mediterranean. The Media keeps speaking about the immigration emergency in Italy, the EU does not act on these matters while it keeps the “big ones” of the Union well far from the problem and regions of Italy are the only ones who have to deal with the non-stopping flow of migrants crossing the Mediterranean every week from Northern African coasts.  Continue reading

Language racism towards immigrants? No, thank you.

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Recently, this image started roaming around the internet, especially facebook, and it started to cause a lot of discussions about the fact that any foreign person speaking a language which is not the country’s official one should adapt to the local customs and culture, and speak the local language, especially if we talk about residents. This article will not, in fact, consider the great number of tourists who temporarily visit other parts of the world.

Why are foreign people looked at with such annoyance? Why when someone hears a person speaking another language they immediately start making judgments about it?  Continue reading

Bamboccioni, “choosy” and brain drain: what’s the real situation in Italy?

Who knows what inspired the Italian politicians who decided to call young people names, however, one thing is sure: the employment situation in Italy is not one of the best in Europe, and this makes many people decide to leave their home country looking for a better opportunity or a better future.

To analyze this phenomenon in a closer way, a survey has been made among students and young Italian workers who are still living in Italy, many because of their studies, others because they were lucky enough to find a job. Moreover, many articles have been written on such matter, because the so-called brain drain is one of the biggest issues of Italy nowadays, when the new government is trying to change the labor policies, as well as the economic ones, in order to help Italy against this wavy sea that is making it sink.

But what do Italians think about all this? The survey answers speak very clearly, and they are the results of what runs into the mind of individuals in the age range of 18-29.  Continue reading

UK Spouse/Family visas: the issue of minimum income requirement

A Spouse visa is a typical type of visa which should bring a family together, where one of the family members or more are not a citizen of the country they want to migrate to.

Every country has its own program for family reunification, and each country has its own rules and requirements. Although to the government it can be the best option, many people are struggling to bring family over into the UK.  Continue reading