Italian court says parts of immigration law illegal

An Italian court has declared parts of a two-year old immigration law designed to combat the flow of illegal immigrants unconstitutional.

The ruling comes at a bad time for the Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who is struggling to keep his four-party coalition together.

The constitutional court rejected an article on deportation saying that an illegal immigrant could be expelled from the country without the right to appeal or have access to defence.

The court also ruled against a ...

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