- Aug 26, 2014
The country has one of the lowest numbers of foreign residents in Europe, and very, very few of those people are black. There is very little official immigration here. Yet outside that, roughly a million refugees have come in from Africa in the last decade and the Swiss and French border police do an excellent job of keeping them here. They don't want to stay here but they can't get out. The result is major cities and tourist spots are flooded with all these people who have nothing to do and nowhere to go.I try to go to Italy every year to eat and I'm always struck at how nearly all the black people I see around are either street performers/vendors or homeless.