La portavoz del GPP en el Congreso de los Diputados, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo

The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a Non-Law Proposal in Congress that contains a set of control and reinforcement measures to end the repeated leaks of irregular immigrants subjected to quarantine for coronavirus.

The GPP recalls in its initiative that during the last weeks “the arrival of boats to the Canary Islands, Andalusia, Murcia and Alicante has increased dramatically”: “It is clear that a coordinated action of the mafias is taking place to concentrate the arrival of boats in these dates ”. The situation also poses a risk to public health, since it has been detected that a significant number of these irregular immigrants arrived in boats are or may be infected by COVID-19. Therefore, they must be quarantined in field hospitals. In recent weeks, however, dozens of irregular immigrants have escaped – with the consequent risk to public health – due to the overflow of the FyCSE as they do not receive reinforcements.

The GPP underlines the "unacceptable abandonment of functions" of the Government, which aims to hold the CCAA responsible for the control of irregular immigrants, transferring all responsibility to them, and recalls that immigration control is "a serious problem" that the Ministry must manage of Migrations.

Therefore, the GPP urges the Government to adopt the following measures:

– Guarantee the legal and orderly arrival of immigration to Spain, fighting, in particular, against the mafias that traffic in people through the arrival of boats to the Spanish coasts.

– Make available to City Councils and Autonomous Communities affected by the arrival of irregular immigrants those buildings owned by the State that can be transformed into field hospitals for the quarantine of these immigrants.

– Thoroughly control the field hospitals where irregular immigrants are being quarantined so that no leaks occur.

– Reinforce the National Police and Civil Guard devices in field hospitals to prevent new leaks of immigrants who must be quarantined to avoid new infections by Covid-19.

– Contribute to the control of the outbreaks of COVID-19 in Spain with its border control action and fight against irregular immigration.

The initiative is signed by the GPP spokesperson, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo; the general secretary, Guillermo Mariscal; the deputy spokespersons Pilar Marcos, Carlos Rojas and Marta González; the spokesman for Immigration, José Ortiz; and the deputies, Ana Vázquez, Teresa Angulo, Valentina Martínez, Carmelo Romero, Belén Hoyo, Fernando Gutiérrez Díaz de Otazu, Auxiliadora Pérez and Javier Bas.

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