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Marlaska says that the migrants of the ' Aquarius ' will receive ' the same treatment as those who come in Pateras '

The Minister of the Interior announces that he will do "everything possible" to remove the Concertinas

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Marlaska says that the migrants of the ' Aquarius ' will receive ' the same treatment as those who come in Pateras '

The new minister of Interior, Fenando Grande-Marlaska, has announced this morning in Onda Cero that immigrants who will arrive in Spain predictably in Aquarius will receive " same treatment as those who come in Pateras". The Minister, in a first interview since last week to take office, has explained that acceptance of 629 migrants who traveled on that ship and who are heading to port of Valencia in three ors has been "an ethical response" and refore be followed To same legal procedure as with rest of immigrants, granting asylum or expelling according to legislation in force.

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  • A long, hard and expensive journey
  • The status of 629 migrants will be studied on a case-by-case basis

"You will see each case as always: some if y apply for asylum will be studied if y comply with law for it and ors will be opened file of expulsion", said minister, who has also indicated that, among his first measures, is to try to remove concertinas of The fence that separates Ceuta and Melilla from Morocco and that so many serious injuries has caused immigrants who have tried to jump it in mass. "It is one of my main wills," he underlined.

What are concertinas?

The first Spanish brake that immigrants find when y reach border is fence that closes two autonomous cities. The Ceuta composes a double fence of 6.10 meters high and 8.2 kilometers long, monitored with sensors and 37 security cameras controlled by Guardia Civil-among m, a rmal located on Mount Hacho, 3.2 nautical miles from passage of Tarajal-. In Melilla, where most plain orography makes jumps more common, re is a triple gate; Also of six meters, after doubling its height in 2005, and almost 10 kilometers long. In both, re are concertinas.

Arguing that y have a "passive, non-aggressive deterrent" and ir "legality", government of Rajoy reintroduced m at end of 2013 at top of external fence of Melilla; From where he had removed executive of Zapatero in 2007 by pressures of collective, after installing m in 2005. Then, yes, a second line of Concertinas was left at half height, covering 10 kilometres of frontier. In Ceuta, where y were never eliminated, re is a similar disposition: knives at top and in middle of gate.

The minister explained will ask for a report to see what or measures can replace controversial concertinas, which installed José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, withdrew after criticism of NGOs and redoubled Mariano Rajoy. In his view, "It is not acceptable" to see people jumping gate, you have to help se people "in origin."

"If we are talking about solidarity, respect for people, controlling migratory flows, helping in Origin collaborating with authorities of those countries, but if those people are already next to fence, let's look at it, I think it is something reasonable," has Designated. The study withdrawing this measure of protection of land borders with Morocco, which causes injuries to immigrants, will be one of ir first decisions.

Grande-Marlaska has not wanted to advance more names than will be his future team "until not passing on president in first place", which will likely in " next hours" for Council of Ministers and Ministries of tomorrow, in which predictably The appointments of new secretaries of state, under-Secretaries and Directors-General shall be approved. However, it has hastened to disprove news that this morning broadcasting some media on Directorate General of Police, Atribuyéndosela to current head of scientific police, Pilar Allue, who, if it had been true, would have become first woman In front of National police force. Marlaska has warned that his closest team will be composed of people from legal and political spheres, not having himself "a political profile."

The minister has been inclined to modify all "those aspects or matters of so-called gag law (Criminal Prosecution Act) on which consensus is reached in Commission which currently studies its modification in Congress".

It has dodged question about a possible rapprochement of Catalan prisoners, arguing that usual thing is that inmates are close to those courts in which y follow ir cause in case judge has to call m to testify and has insisted that it is judge to Who is ultimately responsible for that decision.

With regard to agreement on "equal pay" acquired with police and Guardia Civil by his predecessor in office, Juan Ignacio Zoido, Marlaska has indicated that, in case of a review of matter, "always be on rise." And he has recalled current demands of prison officers.


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