Spain > Overview
Since 2006 ninety percent less migrants have been coming to Spain than
in previous years. This is due to the drastic control at the external
borders, as well as to the agreements Spain concluded with African
countries to prevent people from immigrating.
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Risks, Rights and Saftey at Sea: Morocco-Spain
These informations are for people who are considering to cross the sea between Morocco and Spain. They aim neither at deterring people from, nor at encouraging people to attempt the crossing, but rather at providing objective informations and sharing experiences about risks, rights, and vital safety measures to take at sea. Read more … Risks, Rights and Saftey at Sea: Morocco-Spain
Spain: Clandestine railway - A guide for the freedom of movement
Over a century ago hundreds, even thousands, of black men and women who lived under the slave regime of the southern states of the United States of America undertook an uncertain journey to the north, to Canada, far from the plantation economy and its slave system to their freedom. Hundreds of black and white men and women organised to help in this journey, creating what became known as ’the Underground Railroad’.
Today, the land of freedom which Canada then represented for those men and women no longer exists; nevertheless thousands of men and women undertake an even more uncertain journey to the North, some leaving behind forms of oppression and exploitation, some simply in search of a dream or a better life. Dozens of men and women want to support them in their journey, to which we all have a right: this guide is one way to offer that support.
In this guide you will find information to help you get to know and get around various cities in the Spanish State (Seville, Málaga, Madrid and Barcelona), a list of resources for basic necessities (for those who arrive without anything) and the legal information needed to get residency documents and with them the recognition of certain rights.
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Spain > Minors
Since 2011, the authorities’ first goal is to deport minors back to their home countries.
This is only possible if the authorities can prove that you have family and know where
your family is staying.
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Spain > Family reunification
Can my relatives live with me in Spain?
Yes. In Spain you can be reunited with your husband, wife or civil partner, your children (minors) and the minors of your spouse or civil partner, including adopted minors and disabled children of any age. Also your ancestors and those of your spouse or civil partner if they are economically independent.....
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Spain > Work
For people who are in an irregular situation in Spain the most common way to get a residence permit is the so called “ARRAIGO SOCIAL”.
You have to already have lived 3 years in the country. Also you need to demonstrate that you have your own financial resources. This is possible with a work contract.
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