Monday, May 14, 2007
Breaking news: Nearly 400 illegal immigrants appeared this morning on the coasts of the Canaries, making more than 800 over the weekend. They're simply desperate to get out of West Africa, so desperate they risk their lives, since at least several thousand of them died at sea in 2006. If they make the Canaries, which most do, they're pretty much home free, since Spanish law makes it difficult to deport them. Often they simply fly the illegals to the mainland and turn them loose, and they turn up in a week or so in Barcelona selling fake Gucci purses in front of the Corte Ingles.