More than 7.000 signatures defending hospitality

In view of the fact that in the last days of March a modification of the Immigration Law will be approved by Congress, the platform Save Hospitality has given today a document with more than 7.000 signatures to the President of the Congress supporting its differences to the new regulation.

In fact, this new regulation, in its article 35 plans to ""fine with 500 to 10.000 Euros all those who promote the presence of people with irregular situations and the extension of the authorized period of time". Although the official excuse is to protect the people without papers from the mafias, this article 35 fully affects the NGOs and the private citizens who are offering their hospitality in several ways.

"We think that this is very serious and breaks the basic principle of solidarity of article 1 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" says José Luis Segovia, professor at Salamanca University and member and spokesman of the platform. "It is urgent, out of respect for the culture of Human Rights, out of respect of the culture of constitutional values and out of respect for minimal ethics, to always be cautious towards the immigration laws. The platform has been organized spontaneously by citizens of different convictions, beliefs or ideologies, only worried about the dignity of people universally considered, beyond the country or administrative situation."