As Trump on Tuesday defended his administration’s strategy to separate immigrant families by warning that lax immigration laws are “destroying our country,” Italy’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was announcing plans to conduct a national census with the aim of deporting ethnic Romani who had not attained citizenship. This comes after the Italian government earlier this month blocked a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants from docking in its ports.

“The good times for illegals are over — get ready to pack your bags,” Salvini said shortly after being sworn in on June 1…

The U.N. report showed a worldwide total of 68.5 million migrants in 2017 — an all-time high. Filippo Grandi, the international body’s high commissioner for refugees, characterized the numbers as “a watershed” and called for “a far more comprehensive approach so that countries and communities aren’t left dealing with this alone.”