From file: Spanish police officer and a police van | Photo: Reuters
From file: These migrants from Morocco were lucky to have made it to Gran Canaria | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/Javier Bauluz
From file: Journalists flocked to Barcelona's El Prat airport to report on the emergency landing that took place on December 7, 2022 | Photo: REUTERS/Nacho Doce
From file: Wives of Islamic State (IS) fighters are seen waiting next to their belongings upon their deportation from the al-Hol camp for refugees in Syria | Photo: Ahmed Mardnli/EPA
Most seasonal workers in Spain come from Morocco and are regular migrants - but there are illegal schemes for people without papers | Photo: Prelsi/Interfresa
People in a dinghy off the coast of Libya with a ship in the background | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/O.Calvo
From file: Migrants upon their arrival at the port in Arrecife on Lanzarote, Canary Islands | Photo: Adriel Perdomo/EPA
The number of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands has increased dramatically in recent years | Photo: Picture-alliancedpa/Mission Lifeline
A man is detained by police officers on Spanish soil after crossing the fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in Melilla | Photo: Javier Bernardo/AP/picture alliance
From file: Migrants continue to risk the dangerous Atlantic route from West Africa to the Canary Islands, resulting in rising numbers of recorded deaths at sea | Source: screengrab Reuters video
The three stowaway migrants had to survive for 11 days at sea before being rescued by the Spanish coast guard on November 28, 2022 | Photo: Salvamento Maritimo/Handout via REUTERS
From file: Migrants arrive on Spanish soil in Melilla on June 24, 2002 | Photo: Javier Bernardo/dpa/picture-alliance