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Becoming legal in Italy

Yesterday was an important day for us: our babysitter, M, finally became a legal immigrant in Italy, after a long and arduous process lasting years.  I got really emotional when the officer stamped her papers, as it was the culmination … Continue reading

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The business of immigration (II)

Salambo finds racism is rampant in the city. Whenever administrative officers are being addressed by a coloured person, they ignore them as if they were not talking to them.  A number of residents pretend to help illegal immigrants but in … Continue reading

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the business of immigration

Salambo finds that Rome has a serious problem with immigrants. She has been helping her African baby-sitter Melina to become legal and finally get her work permit. The procedure has proved extremely lengthy, as four years after Salambo filed the … Continue reading

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