The CIE of the Zona Franca has prevented the visits of relatives and entities since it reopened after the pandemic.

Various organizations and groups encourage to mobilize against these spaces and demand an end to institutional violence.

The Ministry of the Interior ordered the reopening of the CIE in Barcelona in October.

Irídia states in the CIE 2020 Report that at least three complainants have been deported a few days after their complaints of ill-treatment were filed.


The CIE are one of the most absurd and petty immigration control structures, where people are held in irregular situation, up to 60 days, for deporting them later.