Massive migrant camp forms near George Clooney’s Italian mansion

Back in February, George Clooney declared to the world that he and Amal fully support Merkel’s open-door policy towards refugees. Since “there is no room” for all the migrants in the Lake Como Catholic facilities assisting them, maybe the duo should open the doors of their 30-room estate? Don’t hold your breath.

George Clooney's Lake Como mansion

George Clooney’s Lake Como mansion

From Fox News: A makeshift refugee camp has sprung up in Lake Como, the popular celebrity hideaway in Italy favored by stars George Clooney, Richard Branson and Madonna.

Hundreds of migrants heading towards northern Europe have erected tents and flimsy dwellings around the exclusive town’s railway station. The migrant population in the town is now rapidly increasing after Switzerland shut its southern borders with Italy.

According to La Repubblica, many migrants are camping out in the town until they can hire people smugglers to lead them through the mountains north.

Lake Como has long been a destination favored by the powerful and wealthy, many of whom are attracted by its stunning lakeside villas built in Roman times.

George & Amal meet with Merkel (photo by Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)

George & Amal meet with Merkel (photo by Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)

Roberto Bernasconi, from a local Catholic charity, said: “We are helping them with food, clothing and we are also mounting showers. But it is very difficult, we do not know how to welcome all these people. In the Como diocese we have over 2,000 migrants in the facilities – there is no room.

“I do not know how much longer we can bear the brunt of this mass of people who would like to cross the border but who are not willing to leave Como.”

The groups of migrants arrive in the area having likely traveled up Italy after landing in the south having crossed the Mediterranean by boat. Just yesterday nearly 1,000 migrants were saved in six separate rescue operations on the Med.

All six boats – including four rubber dinghies – are believed to have set off from Libya, where criminal gangs charge people thousands to be lead on the perilous crossing. Italy has long been on the front line of seaborne migration from Africa to Europe.

It is now the main point of entry after the EU struck a deal with Turkey to stem flows to Greece amid Europe’s worst migration crisis since WWII.


7 responses to “Massive migrant camp forms near George Clooney’s Italian mansion

  1. clooney (cloo”less”) should give his mansion keys to the refugees…it would be the “left” thing to do

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    • Well, if he cannot allow the migrants to lodge at his mansion . . . I would certainly hope that they invade the grounds and continue to be an irritant for a long time coming. The only way the one percenters will learn about the stupidity of their “choices for all the rest of us peons” is if the problem flows over into their front yard, and they need to wade knee deep in it. Then perhaps they would consider it to be a problem.

      Great article! I was as pleased as punch to hear that this situation may very soon affect the great Mr Clooney and his wife. After all, why should they be spared the down side of these invading hoards.

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  2. Gosh, do you think George & Amal will open their mansion’s doors to the refugees? /sarc


  3. Some days all I can do is smile and giggle. And this makes me giggle.


  4. Every time I see articles about George, I pity his aunt Rosemary. Maybe she is off the same mindset, I hope not. I read that early invGC’s career, he lived with his aunt until finally told to leave. By the way, she had a good hit song, “Come On-A My House,” perhaps George could play it loudly from his vacation home, select it from his library of Clooney Tunes.


  5. LOL – Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it?


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