The Socialist Spanish Government is looking for legal alternatives that might allow foreigners to renew their working permits. This would prevent migrants from being expelled from the country, informed Markus González, General Immigration Director.
Gonzalez stated that since last Sunday the legal text is being analyzed. This measure could benefit marriages or couples with a steady coexistence. This would mean that the couple of the unemployed has to demonstrate where she works and that she meets the standard economic requirements.
The Spanish Government doesn’t want to deal with a group of irregular immigrants who lost their residency and job because of the economic crisis. Due unemployment rates, thousands of foreigners in Spain cannot renovate their documents, because they stopped contributing with Social Security, an indispensable requisite for maintaining their legal resident status.
The Employment and Immigration ministry stated this Monday the need to look for a transition so that the undocumented don’t remain with an illegal status.
The government had six months to approve this regulation developed by the Immigration Law. This act was active since December of last year; its modification could be over at the end of this year.
Since August, over 430.572 foreigners used to receive their unemployment check, 47.970 of them are Ecuadorians.