Morocco arrests illegal emigrants

Presidente Fox of Mexico should turn his gaze toward Morocco, where being a good neighbor means more than cashing remittance checks sent home by emigrants to more prosperous countries. Ummah News brings us the story from a Reuters dispatch:

Moroccan authorities have detained 102 people, including 12 women and four children, trying to cross into Europe illegally, state news agency MAP reported on Friday, quoting police.

The arrests of 68 sub—Saharan Africans and 34 Moroccans were made late on Thursday in the northern coastal region of Nador.

That brought to at least 5,600 the number of people arrested in Morocco in the first six months of this year attempting to reach Spain, according to official figures.

The total is a fraction of the approximately 30,000 arrests during the same period last year. Analysts attribute the drop to Rabat's crackdown on illegal migration. [emphasis added]

Thomas Lifson    6 2 06

Presidente Fox of Mexico should turn his gaze toward Morocco, where being a good neighbor means more than cashing remittance checks sent home by emigrants to more prosperous countries. Ummah News brings us the story from a Reuters dispatch:

Moroccan authorities have detained 102 people, including 12 women and four children, trying to cross into Europe illegally, state news agency MAP reported on Friday, quoting police.

The arrests of 68 sub—Saharan Africans and 34 Moroccans were made late on Thursday in the northern coastal region of Nador.

That brought to at least 5,600 the number of people arrested in Morocco in the first six months of this year attempting to reach Spain, according to official figures.

The total is a fraction of the approximately 30,000 arrests during the same period last year. Analysts attribute the drop to Rabat's crackdown on illegal migration. [emphasis added]

Thomas Lifson    6 2 06