Spain Accelerates Deportations

“Spain Steps Up Deportation of Would-Be Migrants to Europe,” by David Roman for the Wall Street Journal:

For nearly a decade, Spain has counted on tall border fences to discourage migrants from crossing illegally from Morocco into two small Spanish enclaves on Africa’s Mediterranean coast.

But as growing numbers of Africans scale the barriers, Spanish officials have adopted a different strategy, one that appears to challenge European Union law: Paramilitary police, in stepped-up patrols, are deporting some fence jumpers as they drop into the enclaves.

EU law bars summary deportations and requires members to allow anyone who steps foot on their territory to apply for political asylum…

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