Italy to Increase Migrant Detention Periods

The Italian government, following an ongoing surge of migrant arrivals, will pass a measure to increase the period of migrant detainment ensuring that people who will not be permitted to stay in Italy are repatriated. Under Italian law, migrants facing repatriation can be held if they cannot be immediately expelled.

Key Information
  • The detention period is reportedly going to increase from 3 months to 18 months.
  • The government will open more detention centers to serve less populated areas.
Erickson Insights

According to Italian government data, upwards of 127,000 people have arrived in Italy this year. This is nearly two times as many people year to date in 2022. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.