Unlocked in lockdown
The closure of migrant detencion centres in Spain
Jun 18th, 2020
María Paramés and María Peñalosa
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMPTIES SPAIN´S MIGRANT DETENTION CENTRES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE COUNTRY´S HISTORY
- Despite the high risk of contagion, Spain continued its attempts to carry out deportations, although these were rejected by the destination countries.
- The release of all detainees took place more than 50 days after the state of alarm was announced and borders were closed.
- The future of the people released remains a mystery.
- The closure of migrant detencion centres in Spain María Paramés and María Peñalosa