MADRID, July 18 (Xinhua) — A total of 10,751 undocumented immigrants were able to enter Spain by either land or sea during the first half of 2017, according to details confirmed by Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido on Tuesday.
The minister said the figure was over twice the number of illegal immigrants who entered the country during the same period last year.
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Zoido said the Spanish North-African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla were a favored point of entry with 3,204 people travelling to Spain after passing through the two cities, which are officially on European Union (EU) soil.
Virtually the only ways for immigrants to enter Ceuta and Melilla are to attempt the dangerous swim to one of the cities’ beaches, or to be
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