The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has defended on Monday the "guarantees" and the legality with which the return operation of the 800 Moroccan minors that entered Ceuta last May: "Your rights are left Guaranteed, "he has assured.
Marlaska has defined the repatriation as an "assisted return" and not an "expulsion", and has emphasized that the performance is being carried out by putting in the center "the superior interest of the child" and always guaranteeing that it is not vulnerable minors , He has explained in an interview given to chain to be.
The repatriation procedure, which began on Friday, has revived the differences between government partners. The Ministry of Social Rights, coordinated by the welfare leader, Ione Belarra, denounced on Friday that I had ignored during "months" the intent of social rights to "work a family reunification protocol of children who migrate alone" in Line with national and international treaties.
It was not the only criticism of the ministry led by Fernando Grande-Marlaska: Save the Children filed a complaint with the Ombudsman and, together with UNICEF, announced that this action would be given to justice. The UN also pronounced this Sunday to highlight that these returns "violate international law".
For the time being, as the minister has been detailed, it has only been transferred to 45 minors -15 per day - so, in small amounts, analyze each specific case.
On the other hand, the Minister of the Interior has rejected that his obviate department for months the proposals that came from social rights and have considered that the Belarra Minister was "correctly informed", as the rest of the authorities involved in this operation, also the prosecution.
Why, then, the Prosecutor's Office requested information about this procedure? "Within the institutions, and to make a correct evaluation of how the process of assisted return is being materialized, it is adequate that we are specifying and determining that all cases have materialized according to what corresponds," Marlaska has explained.
"We are all aware of one thing," he has insisted, "and is that he moves the best interest of the minor." With this, she has defined as a request for "complementary information" the letter issued by social rights. The minister has stayed these days contact with Minister Belarra, he said, and with her department.Updated Date: 16 August 2021, 04:06