Spain to ease restrictions on young migrants

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Spain to ease restrictions on young migrants. The new rule changes will make it easier for young migrants to legalise their status.

The amendments were revealed on Tuesday. It is expected that the new rules will benefit around 15,000 migrants. The new rules will see Spain make it easier for young migrants who are unaccompanied to stay in the country. It will be easier for them to gain residence and work permits.

At the moment young migrants are only entitled to documents after nine months. The new rules mean that this will drop to 3 months. Previously to gain a residence permit and keep it young migrants had to show sufficient income.

The new rules mean that unaccompanied children will only have to prove an income of €470 a month from a social security support program.

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been pressurising the government to make changes for years. According to the Spanish government, the new rules will help migrants integrate into Spanish society.

As reported by the United Nations, more than 30,000 migrants have made their way to Spain this year already. This number is dramatically higher than that seen in the same period last year.


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