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The delegated decree on security is getting slimmer, but it keeps its promise of making the life of the non-EU citizens a hurdle race. The following are part of the decree: the volunteers’ patrols, a longer stay in the transit camps, the illegal immigration crime, the high fee on residence permits. The doctors’ and headmasters’ role as informers has not been passed. Stricter criteria have been passed on money transfer and citizenship acquisition after marriage. The delegated decree on security, most wanted by Lega Nord, is ready. It only needs the Senate’s final approval for its implementation. Let’s have a look at the most important regulations regarding immigration: 
Illegal entering and residence becomes a crime. The penalty is not imprisonment but a fine amounting to 5-10,000 euros.
Citizenship acquisition due to marriage becomes effective only after a two years’residence in the State or after three years if the spouse is abroad (the necessary waiting time was six months before this decree). Time is halved if the couple has children. A 200 euro tax  has also been introduced. A further crackdown on marriages comes with an amendment to the civil code: showing the residence permit becomes compulsory.
Showing the residence permit is compulsory for any proceedings regarding the civil status. Only one exception is allowed, besides the existing one for medical assistance, and it regards the school enrolment of the underage. Article 45 paragraph  1 letter f has been amended. The new version states that “with the exception of those measures regarding temporary sport or leisure activities, medical assistance or compulsory school services” the papers regarding the residence “have to be shown to the public administration offices in order to obtain any licence, authorization, enrolment or any other permit regarding the interests of the foreigners”. What about registering a birth? Donatella Ferranti (Democratic Party) complains: “Mothers without a residence permit or passport will run the risk of having their children adopted” Mrs Santarelli, the speaker, and Mr Mantovano, the undersecretary, deny this occurrence because after the birth and its registration the father and mother will be granted a six month permit.
After the double rejection in Parliament, the extension of the stay in temporary camps has been revived reaching a maximum of six months. Money transfers will always require a residence permit and a copy will have to be stored for a minimum of ten years.
Besides, the residence permit will be granted only after they pass an Italian language test. A fee will have to be paid for obtaining permits, varying from 80 to 200 euros for the issuing or the renewal of the residence permit. A register for the those without fixed abode will be created by the Home Affairs Ministry. The residence permit will have a scoring system, whose criteria and regulations will soon be specified.

(Fonte: Metropoli - La Repubblica)