Spain’s Canary Islands Under “Siege” as 5,000 Migrants Arrive in Week Amid Historic Surge

Spain’s Canary Islands Under “Siege” as 5,000 Migrants Arrive in Week Amid Historic Surge
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In the past week, nearly 5,000 migrants have reportedly arrived in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of Africa.

The Canaries are experiencing a historic illegal migration wave, with the island chain on track for more than 50,000 illegal entries this year.

More than 13,000 migrants have reached the Canary Islands in October already, the highest monthly total ever recorded and a 570% increase over October of 2022, Rubén Pulido reports for La Gaceta de la Iberosfera, which describes the influx as a “siege.”

So far in 2023, a total of 28,376 illegal entries were recorded by the beginning of this week — 90% more than the same period last year.

“If the current trend continues, migratory pressure in the archipelago could break its historical record before the month of November, the one recorded in 2006, when a total of 31,678 illegal immigrants arrived in the Canary Islands,” Pulido reports. 

“But not only that, if we take the daily average of entries accumulated in the last two months, the Canary archipelago could surpass the barrier of 50,000 illegal immigrants between now and the end of the year.”

A whopping 321 migrants were ‘rescued’ from a cayuco near Gran Canaria over the weekend, the highest number ever pulled from a single vessel in the region.

Most migrants who set out for the Canaries do so with the ultimate goal of reaching the European mainland — a leg of the journey often facilitated by the Spanish government and participating corporations.

On Tuesday, two Boeing 787 Dreamliners belonging to Air Europa were strategically parked at Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos on the Canary Island of Tenerife and hundreds of migrants were brought aboard and flown to Barcelona and Madrid, according to Pulido.

InfoWars has been documenting the invasion of the Canary Islands for years.

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