January 01, 2007 – The New Middle Passage: Barcelona or Die

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In 2006, some 24,000 undocumented African immigrants traveled on dugouts to reach Spain, as a result of the Spanish enclaves of Melila and Cueta being closed. The European Union has already given more means to the EU border control agency Frontex to handle the flow of immigrants arriving in Spain…. In conjunction with Senegalese army, patrols are organized to turn back any boat carrying undocumented immigrants. But the effort isn’t stopping tens of thousands of West Africans from risking their lives on the treacherous journey in exchange for the chance to find work in Spain. Join us today for The New Middle Passage: Barcelona or Die, Produced by Ndiaga Seck.

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