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144 Stateless Jewish Families Get Spanish Citizenship

The authorities today granted Spanish citizenship to 144 stateless Sephardic Jewish families under a measure recently announced by Premier Manuel Azana. The measure for facilitating repatriation of old Spanish Jewish families, the Premier said, came under Article 23 of the 1931 constitution which provides:

“A law is to be passed to facilitate the acquisition of Spanish nationality by persons of Spanish origin resident abroad.”