MH: Spanish Red Cross wants ex-prisoners relocated
- ("Until they find jobs and suitable homes, the Cubans
will receive between US$650 and $980 a month per family
for a maximum of two years from the Spanish government.")
QUERY: How well will this sit with Spaniards who
today face having their pensions cut by Spain's
government in order to keep its budget balanced?
August 01, 2010
Red Cross wants ex-prisoners relocated
The Spanish Red Cross has recommended that the freed Cuban prisoners now in Madrid be relocated to other cities "for logistical reasons," the Spanish daily Ideal said Sunday.
José Sánchez Espinosa, the SRC's deputy director for immigration, said the relocations will be resumed this week because the reception hostels in the capital are needed for new arrivals.
"Some [Cubans] would prefer to remain longer in Madrid, but there's no chance that they can," he said. The hostels are for "short stays," he said.
Of the 20 Cubans who arrived in Spain last month, six have been sent with their families to apartments in Málaga, Cullera in Valencia, Gijón in Asturias, and Sigüenza in Guadalajara. The other 14 and their families (about 100 people) remain in the capital.
Until they find jobs and suitable homes, the Cubans will receive between US$650 and $980 a month per family for a maximum of two years from the Spanish government.
Medical and psychological support will be provided by the SRC, the Spanish Committee for Aid to Refugees, and the Catholic Commission for Immigration.
Renato Pérez Pizarro.
Posted by Renato Perez at 09:43 AM
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