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Local police backed up by officers from across Germany, were out in force to keep both sides from clashing.
With thousands of migrants dying at sea every year across the globe, European and African governments are struggling to keep up with the deaths and identify the bodies.
Operation Sophia, a fleet of EU Naval ships, was launched in June 2015 following a series of deadly shipwrecks and has since picked up thousands of migrants floundering in the Mediterranean.
According to the media, at least 100 Venezuelans were held up at the border following the ruling of a federal judge.
As India cracks down on illegal migrants, a comparison with the Trump administration’s immigration policies is inevitable.
Around 60,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean since January, around half the number of people in the same period in 2017.
Many of them jumped into the sea when the rescuers arrived on Wednesday for fear of being taken back to Libya where migrants often suffer abuse, arbitrary detentions, extortion and violence.
Local media reported that Italy's coastguard instructed an Italian offshore supply ship to coordinate the rescue operation with the Libyan authorities.
Close to 21,000 migrants have arrived in Spain by sea since the beginning of the year and 304 died in the attempt, the International Organization for Migration says.
Over 1,500 people have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Migration into Europe is down sharply from previous years but the topic has become very political.
In all, about 55,000 migrants have reached European shores so far this year, against more than double that number at this time last year, 111,753, the International Organization for Migration, said.
The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency said on Twitter that it had picked up a total of 484 people in 30 makeshift vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea, which separate Spain from Morocco.
This follows a fractious EU summit in June which agreed to set up "disembarkation platforms" outside the bloc to process migrants after Italy's new populist government said it was closing its port.
Starting on Wednesday morning, a series of barricades on the road leading into the towns were removed to let dozens of buses in.
Human rights activists have sharply criticized that assistance, saying migrants being returned to Libya are at risk of facing beatings, abuse, rape and slavery.