The conference shows that Spain does nor recognize the refugees as so
Immigrants “are not here on Business, but rather are fleeing death”. This is the harsh reality as stated by Father Ángel, founder of Messengers for Peace, during his speech at the Conference for Solidarity “Migrations and Refugees: Room for Solidarity”, organized by “Alumnos Para la Experiencia Social” or APES, Students for an Experience in Solidarity), a new organization created at Comillas, which is supported through the collaboration of Comillas Solidaria (Solidarity at Comillas) on the occasion of its initial presentation as a new organization.
Father Ángel, a winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Peace and Harmony, has additionally asked politicians to make “an effort of empathy” to understand “the vicious circle in which these individuals live”. “They are people”, he said, “who cannot apply for residency nor work”.