EUROPE/SPAIN - Migrants: disappointment for the CIE Regulation, approved a year ago and still unrealized

Friday, 24 April 2015

Madrid (Agenzia Fides) – On Tuesday, April 22, the Jesuit Service for Migrants (SJM) presented the "CIE Report 2015" (CIE: Centros de Internamiento de Extranjeros), which are the subject of controversy due to the lack of organization and assistance.
The report also examines what are known as "express expulsions", that deny those immigrants who are undocumented, the possibility of submitting their case before the courts, sentencing them to an immediate expulsion.
At the end of the presentation, Miriam, a Hispanic woman who lived her son’s "express expulsion", gave her testimony recounting the atrocities of this system.
The 72-page report is divided into three parts: the situation in CIE; indifference by the authorities for failing to implement the regulation of CIE; express expulsions carried out freely and without any control. The note sent to Fides reports that, during the presentation of the Report, Miguel González, Coordinator of the Jesuit Service for Migrants, stressed his deep disappointment because the CIE regulation had been approved more than a year ago, welcomed with hope by those who work in this field, but after a year it has not been implemented yet.
With regards to the expulsions, the report points out, "the reality is that we are moving towards a model of repatriation at two speeds. 'Express expulsions' (57.8%) have now surpassed the expulsions from CIE Centres (42.2%)". (CE) (Agenzia Fides 24/04/2015)