Across the Divide

GUILLERMO NAVARRO/COVER for TIME

THE NEW SPAIN: Immigrants on the streets of Madrid's Lavapiés neighborhood, home to many of the 3/11 terrorists

From the cliffs above the port of Tangier, the lights of the Spanish seaside town of Tarifa flicker like a mirage. A mere 30 km away, Tarifa might as well be on another planet for the clusters of young men who loiter on the streets of the Moroccan city, some of them smoking kif, the local name for marijuana. Most are unemployed; they've lost faith in their government and resent the West for perceived injustices against Muslims; and they want to get out — to Europe. Spanish border police say they caught 14,000 illegal immigrants trying to cross into Spain last...

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