The Government Delegation in Ceuta has warned today that the restrictions on the passage through customs that separates the city of Morocco will "continue" once the smart border is underway, which could be launched within three months.
In statements to journalists, the Government delegate, Salvadora Mateos, has indicated that these restrictions "do not violate" the exception of the Schengen agreement, since although residents in the province of Tetouan do not need a visa to enter the city, the authorities Spanish can request other types of documentation.
In this way, people who do not have a visa, residence permit or cross-border work permit will still not be able to access Ceuta.
Therefore, Salvadora Mateos has shown that domestic workers who reside in Morocco and provide their services in Ceuta without a contract "or regularize their situation or can not go to the city to work."
In this sense, the delegate of the Government has advised the people of Ceuta to start the procedures to regulate this group.
Knowing the delay in the time that today is to fix this work situation, Mateos has indicated that the Delegation is pending to cover the lack of personnel in the area of Immigration to expedite the procedures and to extend the validity of the work permit to two years, given the singularities of Ceuta.
This measure will make every Moroccan household employee who provides services in Ceuta have a work permit and employment contract with Social Security registration, a situation that has already reached 197 women in 2017 and 286 more so far this year.
On the other hand, the delegate of the Government has added that the smart border will also prevent the abandonment of unaccompanied foreign minors in the city by filtering the entrances and exits of all the people who pass through it.