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European Commission proposing using drones to catch illegal immigrants

9:52 31/07/2012
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU), has proposed a plan to deploy drones across the Mediterranean Sea to catch illegal immigrants. The Mediterranean is a major...

Spain takes aim at illegal immigration by offering visas & jobs

16:02 28/06/2007
• Watch This Video Business executives from Spain , with encouragement from the government, are traveling to Senegal to hire workers directly - offering an alternative route to making a dangerous sea...

Spanish patrol attacked by illegal migrants leaving Africa

10:19 13/04/2007
Illegal migrants in a small, crowded boat off the coast of Mauritania attacked a Spanish patrol boat on 04 April 2007. The boat, carrying 57 people including two children, was attempting to make its...

EU races to address illegal African migration before spring

12:53 15/02/2007
In 2006 there were over 30,000 illegal African migrants who attempted the journey to the Spanish Canary Islands . This was more than a six-fold increase over 2005. Similarly, thousands more attempt...

Record illegal immigrant landing sparks debate in Italy

13:25 26/12/2006
Nearly 650 illegal immigrants crammed in a 25-meter, old and leaky fishing boat, reaching the Italian island of Sicily on 19 December and sparking criticisms of the center-left government's...

Europe eases Algeria visa rules

14:50 14/12/2006
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that visa procedures for Algerians will be speeded up in 15 European countries. Mr Sarkozy, seen as a front-runner for the right-centre party in...

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