AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IS ESCORTED BY SPANISH CIVIL GUARDS IN ALGECIRAS.
An African illegal immigrant is escorted by a Spanish Civil Guard at a
detention center in the Spanish Southern city of Algeciras March 19,
2002. About 30 people were intercepted on Tuesday while they were
trying to reach southern Spain from North Africa. Spain has been
battling to control a rapid rise in the influx of immigrants from North
Africa, increasing patrols in the narrow and often treacherous Straits
of Gibraltar that separate Morocco from mainland Spain. REUTERS/Anton