Last week, a friend sent me this link about immigration to Italy. Both my friend and the author at the link seemed to think that this was a problem.

I pointed out, though, that the number of immigrants on an annualized basis would be about 180,000, and also pointed out that Italy’s population is about 59 million.

So immigrants this year will be about 0.3 percent of Italy’s population.

Unfortunately, the author at the link did not say why he thinks such a small percent would be such a big problem.