This paper 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 description of the current situation of the CIEs and 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|
|Journal||Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2012|