SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, said this Tuesday that the effort of the central Executive to deal with the “avalanche” of immigrants arriving on the coasts of the islands is not enough.
“We are not satisfied,” he stated in the control session of the Plenary Session of Parliament in response to a question from the Popular Group, given that there are only “isolated responses” from some ministries when there are “big problems” that were notified by his Government and that they were already due. know at the Ministry of the Interior.
Clavijo has appreciated the almost unanimous response of Parliament – only with the rejection of Vox – with the signing of the ‘Canary Immigration Pact’ and the acceleration of referrals for adults and age tests for minors, but he has warned that the port of La Restinga “has collapsed” and that the Canary Islands are assuming expenses that do not correspond to them, even though the 50 million from the central government have been unlocked.
“Things have gone better, but there is still a lot to do,” he explained, highlighting that the “main problem” is with minors, with some 4,500 under the guardianship of the autonomous community and the acting Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra. , “still not giving news.”
The spokesperson for the Popular Group, Luz Reverón, has pointed out that “The Canary Islands have once again broken a record”, with more immigrants in October than in all of 2022 and more than 32,000 this year, surpassing the “sad record” of 2006.
He has indicated that in the Canary Islands they watch “helplessly” as “the sea swallows one in ten migrants” and the guardianship of 4,500 minors is assumed “alone” in the midst of a state response of “chaos and lack of coordination”, refusing to recognize the need for sole control.
Reverón has acknowledged that given the “collapse” of the reception system in the Canary Islands, referrals to the Peninsula have accelerated but there is “opacity” and lack of information for the communities.