Migratory Invasion in Spain

The following video shows an excerpt from a Spanish television talk show in which the topic discussed is the overwhelming number of illegal migrants who have entered Spanish territory since 2018.

The man who does most of the talking is Rubén Pulido, a political analyst and expert on immigration (the original Twitter video is here).

The “Sánchez” mentioned by Mr. Pulido is Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, who has been Prime Minister of Spain since June of 2018. He is also the Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   Since Sánchez came to power, that is, since the second half of 2018,
00:07   more than 185,000 illegals have arrived on our national territory.
00:14   In order to understand the severity of that number,
00:18   we need to make reference to the last ten years.
00:22   To the statistics for the last ten years. For instance, during the last ten years,
00:26   almost 270,000 illegals arrived. This means that, of the total number of illegals
00:29   who gained entrance to the national territory
00:32   throughout the last decade, 70% of them have arrived in the last few years.
00:36   They arrived after Sánchez came to power. The year 2018 ended
00:40   with nearly 65,000 illegals arriving during the course of the year.
00:43   Many might say that two governments ruled during that year, and they both mismanaged the issue.
00:49   But it was right after Pedro Sánchez took office in the Moncloa [presidential] palace,
00:55   that 80% of the illegal entries in 2018 took place.
01:00   So we need to take these statistics into account.
01:06   Let’s analyze more specific cases, like the Canary archipelago.
01:11   Leaving aside the year of the cayucos crisis,
01:16   when a very specific and a very special circumstance took place,
01:22   one of the years with most illegal entries into the Canaries was 2017, when 427 illegals arrived.
01:30   That number 427 is absolutely not comparable to the more than 23,000 illegals that arrived in 2021.
01:37   We are dealing with an over 5,500% increase.
01:41   So when we speak of a migratory invasion, we need to take these statistics into account.
01:46   We are really dealing with a migratory invasion.
01:50   This must be said. Statistics do not lie, and few arguments can counter that.