Italy ready to open more hotspots says Alfano

'Our laws already contemplate use of force in fingerprinting'

(ANSA) - Rome, December 15 - Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Tuesday Italy is ready to open more migrant identification hotspots as requested by the EU. "(We want to) remove the pretext for those who using (the lack of) hotspots to not relocate or repatriate (asylum seekers)," Alfano said. As well, he said Italian law already allows for use of force in fingerprinting newcomers should they resist attempts at identification. The EU yesterday criticized Italy for not doing more to identify migrants who wash up on its shores.


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