This publication presents a critical approach to the management of irregular migration flows in Spain and legal principles and administrative practices implemented by the State in the process of expulsion that legitimize the existence of Immigrant Detention Centers (CIEs). It also provides a novel and detailed description of the current situation of the CIEs, focusing on three aspects: 1) irregularities in the implementation of the Regulation, 2) the conditions of the inmates and of their facilities, and 3) the personal circumstances of detained migrants who are consistently exposed to the violation of their rights. Finally, it reports the most recent proposals made by the Spanish Government to improve the management of the CIEs in response to pressure exerted by the civil society organizations, especially after public protests regarding the death of two inmates in December 2011 and January 2012.
|Original language||American English|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2012|