Those who succeed in launching themselves over the fence are still far from becoming free European citizens: In Spain, the detention limit is 40 days. Afterward, whether or not they have papers, the migrants must be released. Because of Ceuta and Melilla‘s special status, migrants are not permitted to enter the Schengen area when the 40 days have lapsed. Thus, the reception camp for immigrants in Melilla has become a permanent detention facility.