CC and PP reproach the absence of representatives of the State in the commission of study on migrations and abstain in the opinion
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 15 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The plenary session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands has approved this Wednesday, with the abstention of the Nationalist and Popular Groups, the opinion of the study commission on immigration and which proposes, among other things, the creation of a government body to manage the reception humanitarian on the islands.
The opinion, which has been defended before the Chamber by the president of the commission, Cristina Valido (CC-PNC), includes a total of 50 proposals emanating from ten work sessions that were attended by 16 participants.
Thus, the Chamber also requests, among other things, to put an end to the “unilateralism” of the ministries, to request an “urgent” modification of the asylum law, that there be a mandatory distribution of unaccompanied minors among the rest of the autonomous communities, reinforce the Maritime Rescue staff, make a more effective border control policy or develop a coexistence and integration strategy.
Ricardo Fernández (Cs) has blamed State representatives on the commission, which has used “excuses” from State lawyers, although he has announced his support for the ruling because many of the proposals “have penetrated” in society.
However, he has indicated that there is still “a lot of work ahead” in the management of immigration on the islands.
Jesús Ramos (ASG) has said that the work of the commission has been “arduous” and has valued the “consensus” reached despite the different ideologies of the groups, at the same time that he has agreed with Fernández in regretting the absence of any representative of the State.
It has recognized the “deficiencies” of the State security bodies and forces and Maritime Rescue, for which it has requested that the Canarian institutions demand improvements from the central government, among other things because the autonomous community has limited powers, only linked to minors .
YES WE CAN CRITICIZE THE “CLOSURE OF BORDERS”
Francisco Déniz, from Sí Podemos, stressed that the opinion is good after “long and rigorous” work with “sad and shocking” testimonies, stressing that immigration is “structural” and therefore a “dignified” structure must be guaranteed given that the Canaries are in a border situation.
He has indicated that it is not possible to continue insisting on the “closure of borders because it leads to nothing” and therefore, the free movement of people must be facilitated and residence and asylum permits expedited to end illegality.
It has also demanded an increase in Salvage staff and improve data collection and information management for families left behind.
Luis Campos, spokesman for NC, has said that immigration is a “complex phenomenon with a multitude of edges” that cannot be “simplified”, and in this sense, he has valued the “consensus” of all the groups to carry out a shared text.
He has described as “fundamental” the testimony of the migrants who went through the commission and valued that the Canary Islands lay the foundations to develop an “own” migration policy because the phenomenon will always be present on the islands.
In this sense, it has requested the creation of the figure of a migration commissioner “with the rank of advisor” to serve as a link within the Government to carry out cross-cutting policies.
Campos has also opposed the archipelago becoming a “penitentiary center” for migrants and the “last stop on their trip.”
ENSEÑAT (PP) CRITICIZES THE “PASOTISM” OF PEDRO SÁNCHEZ
Fernando Enseñat (PP) has commented that the Canary Islands are experiencing a “migration crisis” due to the “abandonment and indolence” of the central government, refuted by the participants in the commission, who have warned of the lack of resources.
“The State has not complied with the Canary Islands,” he indicated, stressing that the Canarian government has been “docile” with the central executive, which also “has refused to come” to Parliament for a year to give explanations.
Enseñat does not understand that there are no “reproaches” to the central government in the commission’s opinion and that references to the immigration law and the repatriation of migrants to their countries of origin have been avoided.
Oswaldo Betancort (CC-PNC) has pointed out that NGOs, State security forces and bodies, Maritime Rescue or the Prosecutor’s Office represent the “fortress” of the migratory phenomenon and highlighted the “union” of Parliament.
However, it has affected the “weaknesses” of the institutions, which fail to respond to the needs, for which it has called for the “humanization” of “public life” and the State has to start “demanding Europe” to monitor the southern border and increase the use of technology. “Let the State assume its powers,” she added.
Teresa Cruz (PSOE) has said that representatives of the State appeared in the Senate study commission on migration and the opinion was validated by CC, for which reason she has rejected her “opportunistic cynicism” with the Parliament commission.
“There is a political use of the drama of thousands of people,” he stressed, lamenting that they do not provide solutions – an extreme denied by the nationalists who have endorsed the proposals of the interveners -.