Migrants stand on the dock of the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Monday, Sept. 18, 2023

Italy approves new migrant detention as talk turns to naval blockade to prevent launching of boats

The Italian government approved new measures to crack down on migration Monday, after the southern island of Lampedusa was again overwhelmed by a wave of arrivals setting off from Tunisia and the migration issue returned to centre stage in Europe with talk of a naval blockade.