Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a press conference at the Western Balkans summit in Piazza Unita d'Italia in Trieste, northern Italy, on July 12, 2017. / AFP / TIZIANA FABI
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Italy's government has delayed a parliamentary vote on a citizenship rights bill as tensions rise over the number of migrants arriving on the country's shores.Over 86,000 migrants have arrived so far this year, up over 10 percent compared with the same period in 2016 .Under the proposed bill, one of the parents would have to have been legally present in Italy for five years for children born here to be granted citizenship, so it would not apply to those refused asylum and ordered to leave the country.
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