• Considers that the international rights of immigrants and the possibility of seeking asylum are safeguarded in the current Spanish legislation.
  • The European Commissioner for Immigration supports the legal framework to give legal cover to the aka or “border rejection” to Morocco.

European Commission considers that the international rights of the immigrants and the possibility of seeking asylum are safeguarded in the current Spanish legislation, which provides the so-called rejections border in Ceuta and Melilla.

in this way, the European Commissioner for Immigration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, supports the legal framework of Spain by giving legal cover to known as “hot returns” or “border rejection” of immigrants to Morocco.

Avramopoulos, with a less belligerent position with Spain on immigration than its predecessor in office, the Swedish Cecilia Malmström, gives his views on the status of Ceuta and Melilla to a question from the leader of the Greens in Parliament European, Ska Keller, MEP and Greens Initiative Catalunya Ernest Urtasun.

border rejections are legal

After announcing that, for the moment, does not plan visit to Ceuta and Melilla, the curator explains that it has considered the compatibility with European directives “special procedure” of Ceuta and Melilla, as in this specific modification of the Aliens Act was framed through an additional provision in the Public Safety Act which gave legal cover calls Returns hot.

the Commissioner ensures that the return directive and its requirements referred to are safeguarded by Spanish law, particularly as it relates to the international protection and the possibility of requesting international protection in regular border crossings.

in addition, the Commission considers the recent establishment at the borders of Ceuta and Melilla office in which nationals of third countries may present their application for asylum a “positive element for ensuring compliance with the refoulement “.