Italy's parliament has given final approval to a law criminalising illegal immigration and allowing citizens' patrols to help the police keep order. The new measures have been strongly criticised by human rights groups and the Vatican. Story: I don't know why I always had the impression that Italy was soft on immigration. It's probably related to yearly (?) amnesties they give to illegal immigrants. Or at least it's what I heard from some who entered EU through Italy and when they had their papers, they moved here. What do you think of the use of citizen's patrols? I wonder what they do exactly.