Nicola De Felice, Senior Fellow at Centro Studi Machiavelli, has been interviewed by Fabio Amendolara in "La Verità" newspaper about NGOs facilitating illegal immigration. Adm. De Felice explained that maritime law, which would require the flag states of the NGO ships or those holding the SAR zone to identify the "safe harbor" in which to disembark illegal immigrants, is not being applied in the Mediterranean at this time. On the contrary, illegals are all being channeled to Italy in defiance of all regulations.