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EU: ‘Illegal Migrants in Morocco Have European Union Refugee Rights’

The European Court of Human Rights has made a landmark ruling that migrants who cross border fences which are still outside European Union territory have ‘rights as refugees’ – meaning Spanish authorities will no longer be allowed to return illegal immigrants to Morocco who storm border fences at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Spain

Border Violations Triple in Spain’s Besieged African Cities

Border violations at Ceuta and Melilla, autonomous port cities on the North African coast which have been Spanish for hundreds of years, have tripled over the past month following Moroccan threats to terminate security co-operation.