Marwan and Abdessamad, 29 and 31, came to Spain from Morocco 10 years ago. Both are computer technicians who eagerly watch signs of change in their native country, hoping to return and be part of a transition to democracy.
A group of immigrants from Bangladesh in a flat in the diverse Lavapies neighborhood in Madrid discussing the current situation for immigrants in Spain. The police has been targeting and detaining many immigrants in the last year, they say.
Mari Luz Valdivia, president of ACOBE, an NGO that helps immigrants from around the world, offering legal and psychological support, free courses, as well as assistance in returning to their countries.
Many immigrants from Latin America come to relax and play soccer at Casa do Campo in Madrid. Before summer 2010 there were small businesses selling food at the park, but after a crackdown by the police all these small illegal business disappeared.