November 29, 2020

The Canary Islands Government manages emergency places so that nobody sleeps in the open


The Canary Islands Government is managing emergency places with the Red Cross, the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and other organizations and entities so that none of the immigrants who have left the Arguineguín pier without a place to go sleep on the street.

Executive sources have indicated to Efe that the President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, are personally participating in these efforts, to ensure that no one spends the night in the open after the situation that occurred this afternoon.

Around 4:00 p.m. The Police has facilitated that 227 Moroccan immigrants left the Arguineguín camp who had completed the maximum period of 72 hours of initial retention stipulated by law and on whom there was no limitation of mobility of a health nature.

The Mogán City Council has reacted to this movement by chartering buses for immigrants to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, arguing that there they have at their disposal the Government Delegation and the Moroccan Consulate.

As a result of all this, about 200 young Moroccans spent hours in the Plaza de la Feria, before the Government Delegation, without a place to spend the night.

The The Ministry of Migration gave instructions for all of them to be offered accommodation immediately while the Interior has assured that he will investigate what happened.

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