With the arrival of the latest wave of illegal migrants, Spains socialist Government is under increasing pressure to resolve the country’s growing immigration problem. More than 22,000 Africans seeking a better life in Europe have arrived in the Canaries so far this year, five times more than those who arrived in all of 2005. Spanish First Vice-President, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, called for political unity on the issue. She says all of the things proposed by the opposition have already been done. Instead, she invited the Popular Party to join the Government in a ‘national immigration pact’.