The Malaga Region is welcoming an increasing number of refugees and migrants. Still Spain policies focus more on the inclusiveness of entrepreneurs belonging to groups of women, young or disabled people rather than on immigrants who are segregated in many urban areas. This population, in fact, does not have easy access to the labour market due to several reasons: the language is a first barrier to be overcome and the lack of training or its homologation. We are faced with the reluctance of companies to hire, implying that their exit from social exclusion is complicated in the short and medium term. In such a context “Information for Applicants of International Protection” are supplied in Spanish while the document“Rights to Asylum and Subsidiary Protection” is also available online in English.
Current services begin with the local authorities. These officials issue documentation that begins the rights and processes of all asylum seekers. The welcome includes temporary status documentation that allows them to reside in Malaga for 3-6 months.
EASYRIGHTS SERVICE FOCUS
Service 1: Asylum Seeking
Description of the service: The National Police force in Spain is the primary civilian policing body of the Spanish government. The National Police are responsible for processing and interviewing immigrants and refugees upon entering the country.
Service 2: Guide to Employment
Description of the service: The Cruz Roja in Malaga is the local branch of the larger Red Cross organization which focuses on a wide range of humanitarian responses. In Spain, the Red Cross is responsible for the initial care of asylum seekers for a period of approximately 90 days15.