Spain - The 7th Annual Report of the SJM (Jesuit Migrant Service) presented
This annual report has become in recent years a basic reference for the improvement of the living conditions in the internment centres for foreigners (Centro de Internamiento de Extranjeros - CIE). The Society of Jesus in Spain is especially committed to the project. The report is entitled "25.66" in reference to the average number of people expelled from Spain per day. During 2016, 7,597 people were admitted to CIE and 29.02% were expelled. These numbers exceed those of the two previous years, but the percentage of expulsion decreases drastically. Three out of 4 inmates came directly from the boats arrived to the Spanish coast. Fifty-one minors were identified in CIE, a number three times greater than last year. In a total of 770 asylum applications, only 20% were admitted. In addition, the number of women increased to 513. The average of stay in CIE was 24.47 days. Access the report.