Immigrants forced to return home

Image of Guardia Civil GEAS divers. Credit: [email protected]

FORTY per cent of immigrants living in Andalucia are unemployed.

According to the General Workers’ Union (UGT) 13 per cent of unemployed people in Andalucia are foreigners.

Many of those unable to find work can not renew their Residency permits and become illegal residents of Spain.  This leads to them having problems getting health care.

Immigrants have also seen aid for integration and education cut, laws change and are invited to return to their countries of origin.

Pro-immigration groups complain of mass arrests and deportation which they say are proof that immigrants are no longer wanted and in many cases are blamed for the current situation in Spain. This mainly affects non-EU residents, for whom there are tougher immigration laws. 

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