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Spain’s government planning to offer temporary residency to illegal migrants who take vocational training 

THE SPANISH government is planning on granting temporary residence permits to illegal migrants in the country if they sign up for vocational training, which...

Criminal gang providing fake residency cards to Nigerian migrants busted by Spain’s National Police

SPAIN’S National Police force has busted a criminal ring that was forging residency cards for migrants in an irregular situation, thus allowing them to...

People smuggler jailed for taking Moroccans in UK who ‘didn’t like Britain’ back out

A man who tried to smuggle 15 Moroccan migrants back out of the UK to Spain because they ‘didn’t like Britain’ has been jailed. The...

Police arrest 43 people who allegedly exploited illegal migrants for cheap labour in Spain’s Andalucia

POLICE arrested 43 people as they busted a group of criminals that allegedly exploited illegal migrants for cheap labour in the Malaga province. The criminals...

Amnesty International slams Spain and Morocco for migrant death disaster in Melilla

AMNESTY International has accused Spain and Morocco of trying to cover up what happened in the enclave of Melilla on June 24 when dozens...

Would-be migrants flee plane at Barcelona airport after fake medical emergency forces landing

TWENTY-EIGHT people fled an aeroplane travelling from Casablanca (Morocco) to Turkey on Wednesday morning, after an apparently faked medical emergency forced the aircraft to...

Migrant reaches Spanish soil from Morocco by flying over border in paraglider

WOULD-BE migrants trying to reach Spanish soil from North Africa will go to desperate measures to get across the borders at the exclave cities...

Opposition party calls on Spain’s interior minister to quit over Melilla migrant tragedy that killed 23

SPAIN’S main opposition Popular Party (PP) has called on Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (pictured above) to be sacked over the Melilla migrant tragedy in...

Spain to spend €20m to assist transfer of unaccompanied minors from migration hotspots to peninsula

THE SPANISH government is planning to assign €20 million to the country’s regions to support the voluntary reception of unaccompanied migrant minors. The youngsters...

BBC documentary about Spanish border tragedy prompts fresh calls from political parties for explanations

A DOCUMENTARY from the BBC about the tragic migrant deaths in June this year at the border between Morocco and the Spanish city of...

Spain’s interior minister defends actions of border police during June incident that saw dozens killed

A video released by the NGO AMDH Nador after the migrants rushed the border SPAIN’S interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, on Wednesday sought to defend the...

Tragic discoveries of seven drowned migrants on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches in Spain

SEVEN bodies of North African migrants who may have shared the same capsized boat have been discovered on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches. One...

Pressure mounts for Spain to investigate deaths of 23 migrants at Melilla border

THE United Nations has joined calls for Spain to investigate the deaths of at least 23 migrants as they tried to cross the border...

27 migrants die after overloaded inflatable boat capsizes south of Canary Islands in Spain

AN inflatable boat crammed with sub-Saharan migrants capsized 244 kilometres south of Gran Canaria, with 27 people believed to have drowned. 61 people were packed...

Network of overcrowded unhygienic flats housed trafficked migrants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional have raided six flats crammed with trafficked migrants in the north of Alicante City. The living conditions were described as 'very poor'. The...

Amnesty International slams Spain’s ‘double standards’ in dealing with refugees and migrants

THE Spanish government has been heavily criticised in the latest report by Amnesty International over its treatment of migrants. The NGO accused Spain of ‘double...

From Africa to Spain in 30 minutes: how a crime group smuggled migrants, fugitives and drugs on speedboats

AN organised crime group who used speedboats to smuggle migrants and drugs across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain has been dismantled by Spanish police. Officers...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

Man faces 4 years jail for kicking Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s car

A MAN who kicked Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s car and hurled insults during a protest in Spain's African enclave of Ceuta faces up to...

TRAGIC TOLL: Number of migrant drownings on perilous crossing from Africa to Spain ‘doubled’ in 2021

MORE than 4,400 migrants died trying to reach Spain last year, double the 2020 figure, according to a monitoring group. Caminando Fronteras (CM) claims that...

Migrant crossings to Spain: Number reaching Malaga last year dropped by 75.45%

THE number of people who made dangerous journeys across water to reach Malaga in 2021 has dropped by 75.45%.  Some 231 migrants succeeded in reaching...

Andalucia migrant death tragedy in Spain as dinghies sink off Almeria coast

SPAIN'S Salvamento Maritimo(Maritime Rescue) is searching for ten migrants who disappeared from two dinghies off the Almeria coast. The Salvamar Spica is spearheading the search...

Group of 19 immigrants rescued off Spain’s coast and taken to Granada

A GROUP of 19 desperate refugees have been rescued off Granada this morning. It comes after a dinghy boat was spotted southeast of Cape Sacratif...

Child dies during migrant boat rescue off Spain’s Canary Islands

AUTHORITIES in Spain have confirmed that a child who was among a boatful of migrants rescued off Gran Canaria on Sunday did not survive...

‘They have abandoned us’: Spain’s Balearic Islands plead for help to tackle ‘avalanche’ of migrant arrivals

At the beginning of the month, Formentera, the smallest of all the Balearic Islands, registered a record number of migrants, with almost 150 arriving in just three days

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