The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Jose Luis Escrivá, has assured that the idea of repopulating emptied Spain with migrants seems “very good” to them, after receiving proposals from the Junta de Castilla y León and some municipalities.
“It seems very good to me, it is an idea that we have in mind,” stressed the Minister of Social Security when asked about a letter sent by the vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Francisco Igea, with a proposal to repopulate the towns with migrants region of.
Escrivá believes that this “sample of availability” by autonomous communities such as Castilla y León and some other city council, will “allow them to work together in the coming months.”
He also added that in the recovery plan they have found a “significant” amount of fondos in the Secretary of State for Migration to develop centers of the State “that affect the distribution of migrants throughout the territory, taking into account situations such as depopulated Spain.”
On the other hand, the minister has announced that the Government will approve the modification of the Immigration regulations “Just before” or “around summer, for sure.”
As specified, with this modification, they will correct an “anomaly”, since unaccompanied foreign minors, upon reaching 18 years of age, were in a “situation of uncertainty” because “the administrative requirements to enter the labor market were unbearably heavy , and ‘de facto’ prevented most of them from working.
“The model that we have, which tends to extend, through different channels, sometimes purely administrative drudgery, to greatly extend the period of this irregularity, this generates unacceptable pockets of underground economy that we have to redirect,” said the minister.
In this sense, he has underlined the importance of «adequately training» young migrants who arrive in Spain so that in the short or medium term future they can join the labor market, especially in the middle of the decade, when «they are it is going to need a significant workforce due to the arrival of the ‘baby boomers’ retirement ”.
Compulsory schooling from 0 to 3 years
When asked about the low birth rate, Escrivá has proposed reducing precariousness, creating conditions that favor conciliation, expanding the supply of affordable housing and making schooling compulsory for 0 to 3 years.
«We must help by making schooling compulsory from 0 to 3 years and increasing the expenditure that is directed towards that schooling that right now is not free, progressively be free over time, this will help to have more favorable conditions to have children “Escrivá stressed.
He has also stated that “more aid to the birth rate is probably needed” and has proposed “to give a return to how the incentives are in the income tax”.