Spain Tries New Approach to Counter Illegal Immigration

Conventional wisdom says that “illegal immigration can best be stemmed by promoting legal immigration and development in poorer regions” and “Spain is trying to pass from word to deed, reforming its immigration policy in a way that has won praise from experts,” reports the Indo-Asian News Service. Spain’s plan is “to strengthen local entrepreneurial structures and to qualify Africans for the Spanish labour market. About 1,000 people are to be trained annually in nine countries.” Spain “has signed agreements with several [African] countries, pledging financial aid, training and legal emigration in exchange for cooperation against illegal emigration and readmitting illegals” and “has opened, or plans to open, embassies, other diplomatic representations or cooperation offices in more than 10 [African] countries.” [View article]

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