02/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Italy: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Strong

Once a poor country that sent millions of its citizens abroad to find work, Italy now imports workers. The country has an aging population and low birth rate, and it depends on immigrant labor to maintain its economy and welfare benefits.

But despite the country's demand for laborers, Italians are extremely reluctant to welcome immigrants.

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