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Since final summer time, there was “an exponential increase” within the variety of candidates for worldwide safety

Passport control access at Barajas airport.
Passport management entry at Barajas airport.NGEL NAVARRETE

The titular magistrates of the Courts of Instruction 6, 19 and 20 of Madrid have required the Ministry of the Interior and the General Commissioner for Foreigners and Borders to undertake, “urgently”, measures to finish the “situation of overcrowding” current within the asylum rooms of the Adolfo Surez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

The settlement, despatched this Friday by the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid, is the results of a grievance made by the State Coordinator of the Legal Service of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR) after a go to to the rooms by the judges of the Control Courts of the airport’s inadmissibility room.

The grievance acknowledged that, since final summer time, there was “an exponential increase” within the variety of candidates for worldwide safety at this airport and delays within the formalization of purposes, which has brought about a scenario of “overcrowding” of the airports. rooms positioned in T1. This has brought about the T1 and T4 rooms often used for inadmissible individuals (these ready to be returned to their nation of origin) to be opened for these migrants who’re ready to see whether or not their utility is admitted or processed or not. As a consequence, in keeping with According to the grievance, the rooms are overcrowded with round 250 folks, with the “deterioration” in hygienic situations and meals shortages that this entails.

This “overcrowding” has been confirmed throughout a go to to the airport’s inadmissible room by the management judges, during which it was discovered that many admitted folks have been sleeping on mattresses on the ground. All of this “without the most minimal conditions of health, hygiene and privacy, which allow them to protect their basic rights in the circumstances in which they find themselves, in some cases dealing with families and minors.”

The Higher Police Headquarters of Madrid knowledgeable the magistrates that each rooms have a complete capability of 156 folks and there are 244 folks in them, 19 of them minors. They additionally specify that since August the rise in asylum purposes on the border has been “exponential”, going from 767 candidates from August to November 2022 to 1,357 in the identical interval of 2023.

The Police report concluded that “measures are being carried out with those responsible for each of the areas involved”, from the airport supervisor to the Asylum and Refuge Office of the Ministry of the Interior, to “solve as soon as possible.” the scenario generated”. After the control judges verified the conditions in which the asylum seekers were found and “given the unsustainable scenario generated as a consequence of the surplus” of requests, the magistrates have formally requested the Ministry of the Interior and the General Commissariat of Foreigners and Borders to take “the required measures to successfully resolve the scenario generated.”