Immigration is a big political and social issue here in the Marche. A report published this week says that there are now 5 million immigrants in italy – almost 7% of the population. In the Marche emigrants formĀ 10% of the population.

In 2002 there were 54,000 emigrants in the Marche. In 2009 there were 131,000 and 2009 155,000. The data also shows that 55% of the emigrants are from Europe primarily Romania and Albania, 25% from Africa, 14% from Asia and 7% from South America.

Here in San Giorgio we have emigrants fromĀ Poland, Ukraine, Albania, Morocco and last but not least from England and Northern Ireland.

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