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Irregular immigration and public policies: Case of Spain and the Dominican Republic (DIEEET04-2018)

 Irregular immigration to Spain is not an isolated phenomenon, as it is included within the whole of the European Union. The surveillance of the coasts of Spain is equivalent to monitoring the coasts of the European Union, since not all immigrants arriving in Spain do so with the intention of remaining in it, but for reasons of language and culture they look for other European countries. The fight against irregular immigration is developed through different actions; border surveillance is one, but taking into account that it does not prevent by itself the arrival of immigrants to Europe, it must be combined with the policies of reception and assistance of immigrants when they reach European soil. In addition, Europe’s current priority is to study the root causes of immigration and promote economic development in African countries, so that the inhabitants of these countries do not need to migrate to achieve decent and sufficient living conditions. The European Union does not reject immigrants, but seeks an orderly arrival, since they provide labor and population, necessary to maintain the European life system.

Author: Francisco Espinosa Navas y Rafael David Sánchez Gómez


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