Spain: Socialist Govt Wants More Migrant Workers, Illegals Amnesty Despite High Unemployment

Spain: Socialist Govt Wants More Migrant Workers, Illegals Amnesty Despite High Unemployment


Spain’s leftist government is pushing for more migrant workers and an illegal aliens amnesty to fill gaps in the workforce, despite the country having one of the highest rates of unemployment in the European Union.

The Spanish Council of Ministers adopted a reform this week that will provide measures to “encourage regular, orderly and safe immigration,” according to Minister of Social Security José Luis Escriva, with the document facilitating the so-called regularisation of illegals who have lived in Spain for more than two years.

The new rules will allow illegals who have been in Spain for the designated period of time to both legally apply for and get a job in Spain, as well as be eligible for training in sectors that are short on

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