Spain said it had rescued more than 1,200 migrants in two days from the sea when the country's interior minister called for a Europe-wide solution to illegal immigration.
Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Spain has now seen "on the island" reason, the problems that exist, the problem of immigration, which is a European problem that requires a European solution, "after a visit to the Southwest Cadiz region.
Earlier Saturday, the maritime rescue service on Twitter had saved 334 people from 17 boats .
On Friday, the Coast Guard seized 888 people in a single day.
"It was to be expected," said Minister Grande-Marlaska, criticizing Mariano Rajoy's previous conservative government for "lack of foresight."
He said the government is working against the clock to create "a center" in the port of Andalausia with room for 600 people
Earlier this week, more than 600 African immigrants arrived Ceuta's Spanish territory after storming a double border fence against Morocco and attacking the police
Fighting over the barbed-wire barrier Thursday is the largest in Ceuta since February 2017, when more than 850 migrants arrive on four days came to the Spanish overseas territory.
The incident increases the pressure on Spain, which now exceeds Italy as the # 1 destination for migrants across the Mediterranean by boat
More than 19,580 people have landed on Spain's shores this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.
The Spanish Minister of the Interior called for a "European solution" for the "problem of immigration" Spanish Coast Guard helped more than 1,200 migrants at sea in two days