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Spain granting 700,000 permits to illegal immigrant workers in mass amnesty

[JURIST] The Spanish government has announced that it is granting some 700,000 work permits to previously-illegal immigrants who could prove that they had lived and worked in Spain for at least six months. As of Saturday, the final day immigrants could apply for amnesty in the latest drive launched in February [BBC report], 672,347 workers in underground jobs had filed for the new permits. Another 400,000 permits are expected to be granted to clildren and close relatives of these immigrant workers. The predicted number of undocumented immigrants in Spain is somewhere between 1.4 million and 2 million, a number that continues to grow with Spain's booming economy. ISN has more.

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