Detox. Spain: no, an unaccompanied foreign minor does not receive € 4,700 per month


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While the campaign to elect the parliament of the Madrid region is already very tense, the far-right Vox party does not hesitate to propagate fanciful figures to mobilize its voters.

Tuesday May 4, the people of Madrid will elect the Parliament of their region. While the campaign is already very tense, the far-right Vox party does not hesitate to propagate fanciful figures to mobilize its voters.

Tackling its favorite theme, immigration, the party did not hesitate to publish an election poster comparing what an unaccompanied minor foreigner would perceive and a retired Spaniard: ” Un Mena: – translation of an Isolated minor – 4,700 euros per month! Your grandmother: 426 euros of retirement per month »Affirms the slogan plastered in the metro of Madrid, using in passing a derogatory acronym to designate these young people.

While Vox’s propaganda suggests that this is what these two categories of people are pocketing, it is in fact, for minors, only an estimate, otherwise dubious. The head of the party’s list explained that he had divided the total subsidies granted to centers accommodating unaccompanied minors by the number of young foreigners concerned to calculate how much each of them would cost the autonomous government each year.

Except that the calculation is far too simplistic. Not all minors are accommodated in centers, they can also be in foster families. And these centers, moreover, do not only welcome foreigners. Out of 3,709 minors assisted by the community of Madrid, 2,637 are Spaniards and 1,072 foreigners. Of these, only 269 are unaccompanied foreign minors. According to several sources contacted by the newspaper La Vanguardia, some minors receive only 40 euros of allowance per month. 100 times less than what the far right suggests.

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