The refusal of the socialist mayor of the Coruña town of Leftover of the Monks to receive 40 immigrants from Canary Islands that the Government was planning to relocate there for a month has led the Executive to a change of plans and they have finally begun to move to another Galician town, The Porriñoin Pontevedra.
The Government delegate in Galicia, Pedro Blanco, confirmed this Tuesday what was a rumor since Monday afternoon, when there began to be talk that the 40 immigrants from Sobrado dos Monxes would go to another municipality. Finally, it will be one governed by the PP, O Porriño.
Pedro Blanco visited this Pontevedra municipality this Tuesday to visit the Spanish Seaweed Company (CEAMSA) and, in statements to the media, confirmed the arrival. On Monday afternoon, the Government Delegation did not confirm this change in plans, but now it is official.
In the last hours, the Council of Galicia showed his discomfort at the lack of information from the Government on the matter. The delegate responds, criticizing that the Xunta and “some mayors” do not show “any solidarity” with the migration crisis. The Galician Government denies this lack of empathy and focuses its criticism on “obscurantism” and “lack of information.”
The mayor of Sobrado dos Monxes, Lisandro Santos, for its part, has refused to welcome 40 immigrants due to a question of “logistics” and “lack of capacity” in a municipality of its size to welcome such a large number of people. The mayor of Sanxenxo, Telmo Martin, of the Popular Party. 350 people were scheduled to arrive in this municipality and in the end there will be less than 100, according to the data provided by Pedro Blanco.