On a farm track outside the huge migrants’ camp hidden away among cornfields near Venice, a young Nigerian is telling me of his hopes for a new life.
With pink varnish on his nails and a paisley bandana on his head, he does a Michael Jackson-style shimmy under the searing July sun.
Osarume Ehiz, 16, has lived in the camp with 1,000 other male migrants, many of them fellow Nigerians, for 11 months.
‘I’m a dancer,’ he says, eyes sparkling and his feet moving fast in his white plastic sandals. ‘But I can’t make a career in Italy. I’m waiting for a special visa, so I can go anywhere in Europe. I hope the paperwork will come soon.’
The ‘special visa’ he refers to is at the centre of a furious row that is dividing EU governments and escalating border tensions as the continent struggles to cope with the biggest migration crisis since World War II.
THEY ARE NOT MIGRANTS THEY ARE ECONOMIC MIGRANTS AFRICA GOT PLENTY OF SAFE LANDS BUT KALERGI PLAN IS GENOCIDE OF ALL WHITE EUROPEANS. EU EVEN DIVIDES COUNTRIES BY HAVING LINES BETWEEN COUNTIES THE AIM IS TO DESTOY EUROPE. EURO IS JUST A STEEPING STONE TO ONE WORLD CURRENCY AND NEW WORLD ORDER TO SERVE ROTHSCHILDS SATANIC EL-ITES CLUB.
Earlier this month, Italy, which because of its geographical position is bearing the brunt of a huge influx of migrants from Africa, threatened to disperse them by providing EU temporary visas to up to 200,000.
The move would let thousands of migrants — many of whom have made the treacherous and illegal journey by sea on flimsy boats from Libya — spread across the rest of Europe.
It follows growing anger in Italy that other EU nations have reneged on promises to help with the migrant crisis engulfing the country. Up to 95,000 people have arrived on Italian shores so far this year.