The abandonment of the administration, lack of personnel and means and lack of organizational control of the Temporary Care Center for Foreigners (CATE). This is the complaint of the Unified Police Union (SUP) in the Region of Murcia due to the lack of vision of the competent administration in front of the wave of boats.
This Saturday there are over 350 immigrants occupying CATE facilities. And, according to police sources, the arrival of a new boat with 50 people is expected in the following hours. Between Wednesday and Thursday, 229 migrants arrived on the coast of Cartagena. The same sources assured that the National Police left 120 immigrants in different areas of the municipality, including the Plaza de Alicante, the train and bus stations and Tentegorra. They can only stay in CATE for a maximum of 72 hours. Time never runs out.
The SUP criticized that the lack of standardized protocol made it difficult to care for the person. There was a shortage of diapers and milk for the babies who arrived on the boats and a tuberculosis patient had to be treated.
The chaos in CATE is famous for the lack of human resources: sometimes there are only two agents to manage the situation, and even they are left without a translator to be able to understand each other with the migrants, usually of Algerian nationality.