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« on: May 20, 2006, 11:53:16 AM »



MADRID (AFP) - Spain put the last touches to initiatives, including a strengthened presence in Africa, to try to stem the tide of immigrants heading for its shores as hundreds were transferred by ferry to a neighboring island from overwhelmed reception centres on Tenerife.
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The government's plan was agreed as it was announced that 656 African illegal immigrants had arrived in Spain's Canary Islands in the space of 24 hours.

In Madrid, Deputy Prime Minister Maria-Teresa Fernandez de la Vega said after a cabinet meeting that she would be going to Brussels next week to discuss the issue with, among others,        European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.
 
  She said that a more European approach had to be one of the weapons in the battle against would-be illegal immigration.
 
  An "Africa plan" was to be implemented within 48 hours, de la Vega added.
 
 The headquarters will be in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, under the supervision of a specially-appointed ambassador, Miguel Angel Mazarambroz.
 
  His staff will cover the west African states, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger and Senegal.
 
 The Spanish official said embassies would be opened in Mali and Cape Verde, and the mission in Sudan would be reopened, to reinforce Spain's diplomatic presence in sub-Saharan Africa, at present limited to embassies in eight states (Cameroon,        Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal).
 
 The diplomats will seek, over a three-to-six-month period, to reach deals on the repatriation of illegal immigrants similar to accords already concluded with Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Nigeria.
 
 The urgency of the situation was thrown into sharp relief as authorities on Tenerife began a mass transfer of hundreds of immigrants from overwhelmed reception centres on the island to neighbouring Gran Canaria.
 
 Nine buses with some 600 immigrants aboard took the Africans to the ferry terminal at Santa Cruz on Tenerife from where they headed across to Las Palmas. There, they were to be accommodated in the Isleta reception centre in the region of Las Coloradas, police said.
 
 "For us they are just passengers like any others," said Juan Ramsden, director of the Fred Olsen ferry company carrying the Africans, accompanied by 15 police officers.
 
 The scale of the problem is illustrated by figures showing that with well over 1,000 arrivals in the Canary Islands this week alone, the total for the year to date is now 7,384.
 
  That compared with 4,751 for the whole of last year, and 8,500 in 2004.
 
 Illegal immigrants can only be expelled if bilateral agreements exist and, above all, if their countries of origin can be determined. Otherwise the Spanish authorities have to free them after 40 days with a notice of expulsion that cannot be implemented.
 
 According to the Red Cross, hundreds of would-be immigrants have drowned in seas off Spain since the end of last year. Many travel in overcrowded makeshift boats not suited to the high seas.
 
 Red Cross workers on the Canaries say they are overwhelmed with the "avalanche" of arrivals, many of whom need immediate medical treatment.
 

 In all, around 2,400 immigrants without papers are awaiting processing in the archipelago.
   The Canary Islands, Spanish territory and therefore part of the        European Union, have been targeted by would-be immigrants since passage became more difficult from Morocco to Europe via the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, the scene last year of violent attempts by would-be immigrants to storm them. Sixteen people died in the incidents after which prospective immigrants were rounded up and dumped in the desert. Since then security measures have been tightened on both sides of the Mediterranean.
   There have been cases of the Spanish navy turning back boatloads of would-be immigrants off the coast of the Canary Islands.

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 11:14:06 AM »

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-02-17/world-news/Red-Cross-assists-hundreds-of-migrants-who-entered-Spain-6736170517


Red Cross assists hundreds of migrants who entered Spain


The local Red Cross says an emergency team is assisting more than 300 migrants who crossed the fence surrounding Spain's enclave of Ceuta in North Africa early Friday.

Spain's Civil Guard said that a surveillance camera registered how more than 500 people approached the fence with tools and clubs that they used to break one of the gates.

Around 300 of them managed to enter Spanish soil, said a spokesman with the force who asked not to be identified in line with internal protocol. Two agents were injured and are being treated at a local hospital, he said.

Hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to enter Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's other North African enclave, each year in hope of getting to Europe.

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These are not "Immigrants" - these are sub-humans, primitive African Illegal Invaders.
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We will defend Ceuta and every sliver of White Territory, by mercilessly shooting every lizard, weasel or monkey that tries to chimp in.



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