Monday, September 20

United We can ask Pedro Sánchez to stop “immediately” the return of minors to Morocco

The second vice president of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has asked President Pedro Sánchez to “intervene” in the last hours to “immediately stop” the return of migrant minors from Ceuta to Morocco, as reported this Monday in an interview in RNE the secretary of Organization of Podemos, Lilith Verstrynge. According to Verstrynge, at the moment the President of the Government has not sent them any response, although this Monday the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has defended that the repatriations comply with the law and the interest of the minor.

Marlaska defends that returns in Ceuta comply with the law and the interest of the minor and maintains that the returnees wanted to return

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“I imagine they will be thinking about it and they will be thinking about it,” he said about his request to stop the return to Morocco by the minors who entered Ceuta on May 17 and 18, when some 10,000 people crossed into that Spanish city , in North Africa, from the neighboring country.

A return piloted from the Ministry of the Interior that, according to the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, led by the leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, could mean “a breach of the rights of foreign girls and boys in Spain.”

The Ombudsman has also asked the Interior to stop the returns and the State Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation to find out how they are being repatriated.

The secretary of Organization of Podemos has regretted what it considers a contradictory attitude of Pedro Sánchez in matters of immigration, referring to the fact that in 2018, shortly after arriving at the Government, he favored the arrival in Valencia of the Aquarius ship in which more than 600 migrants.

“Human rights are not a removable pin, and the commitment to them is demonstrated in the most difficult moments, like this one. It is time to bet on an immigration policy that treats people with dignity,” said Verstrynge .

And in front of those who reproach them for the lack of unity in the Executive, he explained that “Podemos did not enter the Government to ignore uncomfortable situations” and that they understand that this is a good time to implement a new immigration policy in Spain that establish legal routes to migrate, humanitarian reception and respect for human rights.