The census classifies people from the Middle East and North Africa as white. After decades of advocacy, this may finally change.
So far 367 people have been rescued, and 25 bodies have been found at sea.
Mohammed Ali Malek is accused of kidnapping and multiple homicide. His boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Sunday, killing at least 650 migrants.
This is the second migrant ship to sink in the Mediterranean this month.
"The fact is they’re terrorists, they’re extremists, they have designs on overthrowing existing governments, even these new Islamist governments.”