The Canarian president Fernando Clavijo This Monday he sent a letter to the president of the Government of Spain in office Pedro Sánchez in which demands that he move to the Archipelago so that he can see first-hand how the upswing in the arrival of migrants is impacting the Islands that is taking place during this month of September. Only on the weekend 1,222 people arrived on the coast Canary Islands while this morning another 144 migrants joined. The content of the letter sent to Moncloa was broken down this afternoon by Alfonso Cabello, spokesperson for the regional Executive, in a press conference after the Government Council.
Among the measures that Clavijo asks of Sánchez is the creation of a single command for managing the migratory crisis, similar to the one that was already formed in 2006 during the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Cabello criticizes that there are currently “more than six ministries” that stand as spokespersons for issues related to the management of migratory flows and that this generates discrepancies around the “urgency” situation that the Canary Islands are experiencing: “Some ministers even They deny the increase in arrivals.
In parallel, the Canary Islands Government has contacted Úrsula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, to request that the European Union “get involved” in the management of the migratory pressure that the Canary Islands are experiencing “as one of the gateways to Europe”: “We want “That the countries assume the transit that corresponds to them because this is not currently happening and the Archipelago cannot take charge alone.”
In that sense, Cabello highlighted that The public resources of the Islands are already being affectedspecially in The ironwhere more than 500 migrants have had to be driven this day on a journey of Shipping Weapons until Tenerife in the face of collapse.
One of the issues that most worries the regional Executive is the arrival of unaccompanied minors, since only 200 have arrived on the Canary coast this weekend. In total, the Archipelago welcomes 2,708 children and, since 2021, “only 346 minors have been referred” to other communities, which in the words of Cabello represents a “breach of the agreement of the Sectoral Commission for Children and Adolescents.”