Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Spain to kick out Illegal Africans! Maybe..possible.

EU: They haven't really figured out what they are going to do, but like any good socialist, they have good intentions of doing something.

Spain is preparing to begin mass expulsions of illegal immigrants amid growing concern that the country cannot cope with the record numbers of African migrants arriving on its shores. More than a thousand migrants landed on the Canary Islands last weekend. Officials warned that at least 100,000 refugees were waiting to make the hazardous journey from West Africa. They called on the African nations to make greater efforts to stem the human tide. advertisement"Anyone who has entered Spain illegally will, sooner or later, be expelled," said the deputy prime minister, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, at a meeting with foreign ambassadors. She called for greater co-operation from some West African nations. "We will no longer accept their non-compliance with the bilateral and multilateral agreements they have signed and we are ready to act firmly," she said. African nations that have signed such agreements are Morocco, Mauritania, Nigeria and Algeria. An agreement with Senegal is also pending while Ghana and Cape Verde are in the negotiating stages. However, no mention was made of when or how the expulsions might begin. The statements came as Spain's socialist government sought to reassure the public. The government has had to reject criticism from the conservative opposition and the European Commission vice-president, Franco Frattini, that its amnesty for 600,000 illegal immigrants in 2005 had tempted more to try to reach Spain.

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