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>> They've made it into Spain. More than 180 migrants rushed through a border gate on Monday into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco. They took Moroccan and Spanish security at the high border fence by surprise. But Reuters Sarah White in Madrid says their fate from here is uncertain.
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>> They tend to be taken to temporary migrant shelters where they would be processed and a decision would be made whether to grant them some form of asylum, move them to mainland Spain or else return them back across the border to their countries of origin. Some of the people that cross over or immediately returned across the border with Morocco without being processed, which a lot of NGOs are up in arms about.
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And say it's not right, that they should be processed properly.>> A week ago about 70 sub-Saharan African migrants were injured when they tried to get through the razor wire-topped fence in Cueta using wire cutters. There's been a slight resurgence in crossings into Spain, both through the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and via the sea route, which is by far the shortest into Europe from North Africa.
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>> These two enclaves had become a lot harder to reach. They're protected by very tall fences. A lot of security both on the Moroccan side and in Spain. I mean, numbers are up in Spain this year. But we're talking about fewer than 10,000 people crossing from North Africa into those two Spanish enclaves or crossing the sea between North Africa and Spain.
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And it's closer to 60,000 so far this year using the route from Libya to Italy.>> Such crossings remain deadly. On the popular Libya to Italy route alone, some 2,230 migrants, most of them Africans fleeing poverty and violence, died in the first seven months of this year.