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Italy sends migrant convoy to Spain, has words with France
"There is a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility in the Italian government's behavior with regard to this dramatic humanitarian situation," government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux quoted Macron as telling his cabinet.

Gabriel Attal, a spokesman for Macron's party, went further, telling Public Senat TV: "The Italian position makes me vomit."

France approves controversial immigration bill
The bill shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained, and introduces a one-year prison sentence for entering France illegally. ... The bill passed by 228 votes to 139, with 24 abstentions, after more than 60 hours of debate over the weekend and hundreds of amendments. ... One of the most significant changes is that failed asylum seekers awaiting deportation can be [detained] up to 90 days, double the existing period of 45 days. The government had initially aimed for a 135-day period.

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