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Spain allows Open Arms migrant boat to leave Barcelona after being held for 100...

SPANISH maritime authorities have granted the Open Arms rescue boat permission to leave harbour and take supplies to refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean after...

WATCH: Immigrant child kidnapping ring in south of Spain smashed

POLICE have broken up a criminal network which kidnapped immigrant children. According to police the gang smuggled unaccompanied minors into Spain in exchange for money,...

Pope Francis criticises war, capitalism and anti-migrant attitudes in Spanish media interview

POPE FRANCIS has spoken out about Civil War mass graves, the treatment of migrants and the affect of capitalism on Spain’s economy and society...

Leader of political party claims Spain should build Trump-style wall to halt wave of...

THE leader of the ultra-right Vox party has claimed Spain should build physical walls at the land borders of Spanish enclaves in Morocco. Santiago Abascal...

‘VICIOUS ATTACK’: Migrant centre beating prompts unaccompanied child debate

AN ALLEGED vicious attack on two guards at a juvenile reception centre in Madrid has prompted a debate about how Spain deals with unaccompanied...

Spain’s National Security Council warns prejudice against immigrants could rise

THE attitude of Spanish people towards immigration continues to be more positive than elsewhere in Europe but there signs prejudice could be getting worse,...

Spanish government official says country will need 270,000 migrants a year to meet labour...

SPAIN will need an average of 270,000 migrants every year up to 2050 to meet the economy’s demand for workers, a government official has...

DEATH THREATS: People traffickers who charged migrants €4,000 for Morocco-Spain crossing arrested

SPANISH police interception of an inflatable dinghy off the coast of Almeria carrying Sub-Saharans led to the arrest of two men for trying to...

Almost half of migrants arriving in Spain in 2018 experienced abuse or exploitation, UN...

ALMOST half of all people who arrived in Spain after travelling on the Western Mediterranean migration route experienced abuse or exploitation, according to a...

MISSING: 44 presumed dead after migrant boat hits trouble at sea

AT LEAST one person is dead and 44 still missing after a boat carrying migrants was wrecked on the Alboran Sea between Spain and...

Immigrant boat skipper arrested by police in Spain

SPANISH police arrested a Senagalese man for trying to bring immigrants into Spain illegally after a rubber dinghy with 48 Sub-Saharans on board was...

Criminal cases against volunteer who helped Spanish coast guards rescue migrants dropped

MOROCCAN authorities have dropped a criminal case launched against a Spanish activist who took a leading role in helping her country’s coast guard find...

Illegal migrants arriving in Spain by sea drops below 1,000 in February

SPAIN'S Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has said "the upward trend of recent months has been broken" after the number of unauthorised migrants arriving on...

RISE: Immigrant workers are helping to offset a falling Spanish-born population

AROUND 220,000 people came to Spain from abroad to work from the end of 2016 to the end of last year, according to government...

Spain refuses to back EU-approved plan to manage migrant arrivals

AN EU migration official has said the bloc will support Spain on migration after its Interior Minister refused to back a plan passed in...

Migrant arrivals in Spain more than double year-on-year in January

A TOTAL of 4,612 people had arrived in Spain irregularly by the end of January, more than double the amount at the same time...

Gang arrested for allegedly kidnapping migrant children for ransoms from shelter homes in Spain

FIVE members of a gang accused of kidnapping migrant children from shelter homes in Spain and demanding ransoms from their families in Morocco have...

Spanish Interior Minister says government is considering migrant child return deals

SPAIN’S government is willing to strike agreements with African countries that would see migrant children from those states returned provided their rights were protected,...

Salvamento Maritimo rescues 340 immigrants in the Alboran Sea

SALVAMENTO Maritimo rescued a total of 340 immigrants travelling in five boats in the Alboran Sea during the early hours of this morning. They were...
Salvamento Maritimo, via Twitter (archive photo)

RESCUED: 549 migrants intercepted by Spain’s maritime service

SPAIN'S Maritime Rescue Service has reportedly saved 549 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. It's vessel intercepted six small boats carrying a...

Hike in illegal immigrants entering Spain, despite dramatic drop across Europe

THE number of people illegally entering Spain via the western Mediterranean route, leaving from Morocco, doubled last year for the second year in a...

WATCH: Spanish police discover migrants hidden inside mattresses in desperate attempt to enter Europe

TWO migrants were found hidden inside mattresses strapped to the roof of a truck in an attempt to make their way into Spain at...

Rescue ship Open Arms sets sail for Spain with 311 migrants aboard after being...

The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms carrying 311migrants has set sail for Spain after Italian authorities refused it permission to dock. Spanish govenmental authorities gave...

EXPAT VOTING RIGHTS: Spain and Britain in talks to ensure British migrants can still...

MADRID and London have opened negotiations to form a bilateral agreement to preserve voting rights for the 280,000 British nationals living in Spain. Voting rights...

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