Spain suffers from a “new outlet” for illegal immigration

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A Spanish newspaper said that the number of illegal immigrants who have arrived in Spain by boat so far this year is more than 21,000, due to the increase caused by the Algerian road as a result of diplomacy between the two countries.

And “Both Pupelly” reported that the biggest problem Madrid is currently facing is its inability to return migrants due to the interruption of Algerian-Spanish cooperation due to the diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

The newspaper pointed out that the migration route through Morocco was temporarily halted after the agreement between Rabat and Madrid, and surveillance operations increased in Ceuta and Melilla.

The newspaper said that Algeria’s cooperation in the field of immigration declined for political reasons.

The last big wave of immigrants came over the weekend of September 9-11.  Nearly 900 people arrived in Spain from Algerian ports.  “It is true that most of them are from Algeria, but Syrians, Yemenis, Pakistanis, Egyptians and Tunisians were discovered,” according to the newspaper.

The complex relations between Spain and Algeria ignited the illegal flights from their ports, according to the newspaper.

“Both Buble” indicated that Algeria’s geographical situation offers the smuggling mafia wide options.

The report says the cost of migration has risen from 1,500 euros to 3,000 euros this summer, and many migrants who board the boats do not pay the full amount and are in debt to international networks that take them to Spain.

The newspaper continues that in recent months, judicial proceedings against representatives of these mafias have been accelerated.  Despite the long queues in Spanish courts, the proceedings against these employers are being processed within a month.  All this with the aim of encircling these criminals and no more trips can be made.

Spain fears that 2022 will be a record year, and according to data provided by the Ministry of the Interior, the immigration rate is expected to rise by about 25 percent.

A diplomatic crisis erupted between the two countries last March after Spain radically changed its position on the sensitive issue of Western Sahara to publicly support the Moroccan autonomy proposal, thus angering Algeria, the main supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro “Polisario”.  Algeria responded to Madrid by suspending the “Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation” concluded in 2002 with Spain.

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