Italy: Information on whether the Communist Party assists illegal aliens to obtain work or residence permits, on any fees charged, on any obligation for those assisted to join the party and other information on this procedure
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ITA22309.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Italy: Information on whether the Communist Party assists illegal aliens to obtain work or residence permits, on any fees charged, on any obligation for those assisted to join the party and other information on this procedure, 1 November 1995, ITA22309.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abac50.html [accessed 10 March 2014]|
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Information on whether the Italian Communist Party or its successor, the Democratic Party of the Left, was involved in assisting illegal aliens in obtaining work or residence permits could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
However, the Director of the Centre for Migration Studies in Rome told the DIRB during a 22 November 1995 telephone interview that political parties in Italy cannot legally help illegal immigrants to obtain work or residence permits. The Director added that this is true for the Democratic Party of the Left, the successor to the Italian Communist Party. The Director also indicated that organizations like trade unions and immigrant protection agencies, some of which are affiliated to political parties, can legally provide such assistance.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Centre for Migration Studies, Rome. 22 November 1995. Telephone interview with the Director.
Other Sources Consulted
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Daily.
Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.
Searches for news articles in the NEXIS database.