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Italian minister fights for immigrant rights

Country's first black minister believes Italy needs to guarantee fundamental rights to all, including immigrants.

Last Modified: 20 Jul 2013 16:35
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The top priority for Cecile Kyenge, Italy's new Minister for Integration, and the country's first black minister, has been to change a law that affects children born in Italy to migrant parents.

Despite many of them being born in the country, they have very few rights. As it stands they have to wait until their 18th birthday before they can apply for an Italian passport.

But trying to change the system from the inside has earned Kiyeng enemies across the political spectrum.

Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from Rome.

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