Preceded by a significant flow of immigrants in the last two decades of the twentieth century, the increase of the foreign residents in Spain since 2000 has been extraordinary. In 1999 the number of foreign residents in Spain was 750,000 (1.86% of the total population). Ten years later, foreigners living in Spain are more than 5.5 million (12% of the total population). But after 2007, flows of inmigrant workers have been modified as a result of the global economic downturn. The numbers of new immigrant workers in Spain have been dramatically reduced by the decline in demand in our labor market. The economic recession caused a shift in immigration policy in Spain, which to this point focused on amnesties of large influxes of immigrants in continuous progression. The new Spanish immigration policy is deterrent to those outside, clearly inclusive of those within, open to the repatriation of those who so desire, and, experimentally, fully decentralized.
|Translated title of the contribution||The impact of the international economic crisis in the Spanish immigration policy|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Earth-Surface Processes