Immigration in Spain

In this section, West selects the most up-to-date news, accompanied by regulations, data and studies on immigration and immigrants: those who, regardless of whether they have citizenship or not, live and work in a country different than the one in which they were born.

“La niña bonita” gives hope to Syrian refugees

2017.02.16

There is increasing interest in the documentary La niña bonita (“The beautiful girl”). The Spanish film features two women as protagonists. The first is Hala, a very young girl from the Syrian province of ...

The EU’s failure to redistribute refugees

2016.07.21

At the current rate, it will take 43 years for the European Union to redistribute refugees across its member states. More than 160,000 refugees from southern Europe should have been transferred to other EU ...

Practical guide for immigrants with disabilities

2016.02.25

In Spain has been presented a guide for immigrants with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Translated into Arabic and Romanian the goal of the precious handbook -which obtained the financial contribution of the Spanish Ministry ...

Roma girl wants to become a doctor

2015.11.06

“My name is Leonor, I'm Roma. I'm not a princess. I want to become a doctor.” This is the slogan for a new campaign by Spain's Roma foundation in Madrid. It's no coincidence that ...

A caravan of solidarity for refugees in Budapest

2015.09.15

The caravan of solidarity in aid of refugees is going to arrive in Budapest. It is an idea of the Spanish volunteer Natalia Álvarez, who wants to give her own contribution in the migration ...

The director campaigning against sexual exploitation of women

2015.09.04

The young women who star in 'Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas' come from Peru, Colombia, Paraguay and Argentina. The new documentary from Spanish filmmaker Mabel Lozano is a collection of personal stories that expose the lucrative world ...

Paella courses for foreign domestic workers

2015.08.28

Foreign domestic workers are being given cookery classes to learn how to prepare some local dishes. This is happening in Spain, where the profile of domestic workers has changed considerably in recent decades. They ...