The arrival of illegal immigrants to the Spanish shores, ports, and airports decreased due to the economic crisis, and the improved police control. On 2010, over 3,632 immigrants tried to reach in boats; however, they were intercepted near the shores of Spain.
The airport and sea borders denied the entrance of 9,453 immigrants. During 2010, Spain deported 30,163 foreigners, and 13,278 of those were expelled from the country because they were criminals, according to the Interior Minister, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. He also denied the massive raids to identify illegal foreigners. The minister of Interior stated that the police do not perform raids, but controls, and the agents uphold the law rigorously.
Finally, Rubalcaba reinstated that only the judges can expel immigrants, and the arrival of immigrants is affected by the economic crisis, unemployment, and better police controls.