A city in southern Italy offers foreign children Italian citizenship
The city council of Cosenza in southern Italy has unanimously approved a motion to offer honorary citizenship to the sons and daughters of migrants, born in Italy or having completed a full school cycle in the country , according to the Ius Soli principle.
With the unanimous vote in favor of all the councilors present in the room (20, including the mayor of the city, Franz Caruso), the city council of Cosenza, Calabria, approved a motion on the Ius Soli, which was supported by the majority.
This motion confers honorary Italian citizenship on the children of migrants if they are born on Italian soil, according to the Ius Soli principle.
At the time of the vote, the advisers of the party of the Brothers of Italy, the right-wing party led at the national level by Giorgia Meloni, would have left the room.
Chiara Penna, the first representative to sign the motion, said the debate had “placed the issue of citizenship and equality at the center of the discussion. We expected some political parties to be against it but we did not expect not that the wasp’s nest this restless.”
A city symbol of solidarity, according to the mayor
“Our city is a city that bases its history on the principle of solidarity and hospitality,” said the mayor of Cosenza, Caruso.
“Our city, our country, cannot harbor discrimination or inequality. We want those who want to become Italian citizens, because they feel Italian, although they were not born here or of Italian parents, have the right to obtain it at their request. . We want to defend the principles of peace, freedom and autonomy of peoples.”