Italy and ‘chain migration’: 60% of retired ‘non-EU’ migrants have never worked.
The bulk of the migrants living off of Italian taxpayers’ money for their retirement appear to be elderly family members of previous migrants able to come to the country through chain migration – or “family reunification/reunion” – according to Il Giornale.
Approximately 96,000 non-EU migrants currently receive a pension from the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS), Italy’s social security agency. Of those, an estimated 60,000 do not have their pensions covered by prior contributions because they had not worked and paid taxes, Il Giornale reports.
Matteo Salvini has vowed to reduce the number of illegal migrants and closed the ports of Italy to migrant rescue NGO ships earlier in the year.
Salvini also accused open borders activist George Soros of pushing for more migration into Italy, saying “Soros wants to fill Italy and Europe with migrants,” and adding that he “would like Italy [to become] a giant refugee camp because he likes slaves.”