Goodwill Comes In Waves

Every week dozens of African immigrants risk their lives to reach the south of Spain in small boats known as pateras. Some drown, and many are returned to Morocco, probably to try again. The ones who do come ashore are usually destitute, and face a precarious future as illegal immigrants trying to make their way into Europe to find work.

A surprisingly large number of the women émigrés are pregnant; a stubborn myth holds that if a woman gives birth to a baby in Spain it will be eligible for Spanish nationality....

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