GOVERNMENT Plan To Repopulate Castilian-La Mancha Towns, and others, with Migrants
José Luis Escrivá, the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, said on Monday 28 that he thought the idea of repopulating empty regions of Spain with migrants, was “very good”, after receiving proposals from the Junta de Castilla y León and some municipalities.
Speaking at an informative breakfast at the Nueva Economía Forum, when asked what he thought about a letter sent by Francisco Igea, the vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León, with a proposal to repopulate the towns with migrants, he replied, “It seems very good to me, it is an idea that we have in mind”.
He continued, “The model we have, which tends to extend, through different channels, sometimes purely administrative drudgery, to greatly extend the period of this irregularity, this generates unacceptable pockets of underground economy that we have to redirect”.
It is also important he stressed, to “adequately train” young migrants who arrive in Spain, so that in the short or medium-term future they can join the job market, especially in the middle of the decade, when “it’s going to need a sizable workforce for the arrival of baby boomers’ retirement”, as reported by elespanol.com.
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