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Spain: Illegal immigration jumps by two-thirds

Jumping the fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in 2014.

The number of illegal immigrants arriving in Spain jumped by 68 percent during 2014, the majority entering via Spain’s north African territories using fake documentation.

The number of illegal immigrants entering Spain through Ceuta and Melilla alone increased by more than half during 2014 compared to the year before with a surge in refugees arriving from Syria.

But although the headlines have given the most attention to those attempting to cross into the enclaves by climbing the fences, the majority of those who entered Spain did so with forged documentaton presented at the border.

The total of 12,549 illegal immigrants in 2014 was a big jump from the year before when 7,472 entered Spain illegally, according to Spanish Interior Ministry information…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Why does Spain still have North African territories?

  • Shebel

    Sorry I got mixed up with Netflix. I thought this was a trailer for the movie about Apes jumping for Freedom.