Even many Italians were immigrants in the past and knew the sadness of separation from their land. The difference was that the Italians emigrated towards countries that been working in a fast-growing economy like U.S. or Argentina.
Over the past twenty years Italy unfortunately has not grown much, and at the same time had a high rate immigration from Eastern Europe and Africa. For this reason, then the situation may not be optimal for many immigrants. However I know many Polish that moved to Italy fifteen or twenty years ago and today say that in no case would return to poland, because they love the land, the climate and the Italian people.
Here in Italy we're used to tell: "non sputare nel piatto dove mangi" (do not spit in the dish where you eat).
"I wasn’t allowed to go alone in the city, because it was too dangerous…"
Our cities are dangerous because there are lot of immigrants here not to work (to sell drugs or enter in the houses trough the windows is not a job).
In Italy lives a concentration of (more or less) 10% of immigrants.
In the Italians jails there is a concentration of (more or less) 40% of immigrants. In North Italy this concentration rise to 55%
Some data here: http://www.ristretti.it/commenti/2011/febbraio/statistiche_detenuti.pdf
It's true that Italians use the car also to go to the toilet.
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Posted: 07/24/2012, 10:49:32 AM
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