Canary Islands Migration Route 'Reactivated' as 2,700 Illegals Arrive in One Month

Nearly 2,700 illegal aliens arrived in the Canary Islands during the first four weeks of January, prompting Spanish media to warn the busy migration route has been 'reactivated.'

Between 2020 and 2021, more than 45,000 migrants reached the archipelago off the coast of Morocco, often with the assistance of Spanish authorities or non-governmental organizations.

Spain's Ministry of the Interior reported 22,316 migrant arrivals in 2021, around a 4 percent decrease from the previous year, according to El Pais.

However, security forces detected a surge in migrant traffic in the final two months of 2021, with 3,039 arrivals in November and 2,451 in December - a trend that continued into 2022.

"In January, the rate of arrivals continues to be similar: 2,674 arrivals until the 28th, according to data provided by the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands," El Pais reported on January 28.

Officials say they are concerned to see migration increasing during colder months, as it may portend an even more chaotic warm season.

"We're in heavy traffic, at almost an autumn pace. It's high even for those months," a government source told El Pais.

Most of the migrants who reach the Canary Islands plan to eventually travel to the European mainland, either by claiming asylum, hopping flights, or by paying human traffickers to facilitate the journey.


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