Administration without Frontiers?
European Migration Law and Spanish Practice
Professor at the University of Barcelona
The present report analyzes the existing mechanisms of migration management and control in hands of the State, whose proper work relies upon the functioning of the whole migration system. To do so, we first briefly describe its main elements, starting with an initial introduction to the constitutional and legal framework on immigration issues; then, we analyze the visa regime, legal and illegal entry into Spain, as well as residence and working conditions; further on, we analyze existing sanctions and, particularly, expulsion, to end up with a summary description of integration measures in force, the conditions for naturalization and some comments on the procedure to seek asylum in Spain. The conclusions build upon the need to enhance greater cooperation among EU Member States and also with third countries.