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Spanish Aliens Act Violates EU Law, ECJ Rules

Last week, the European Court of Justice issued an important judgment in a case launched by the Spanish NGO Malaga Acoge. The court ruled that the Spanish Aliens Act violates EU law because it permits the automatic...

by Rights International Spain

Last week, the European Court of Justice issued an important judgment in a case launched by the Spanish NGO Malaga Acoge. The court ruled that the Spanish Aliens Act violates EU law because it permits the automatic refusal of a residence permit, or an expulsion solely based on a criminal record for people from outside the European Union who have exclusive custody of minors who are EU citizens. According to the court, the right to family life must prevail.

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