The PP asks for explanations to Pilar Llop by the Sephardic

The Popular Party has requested the appearance at the Congress of the Deputies of the Minister of Justice, pillar llop, so that "gives explanations of the caus

The PP asks for explanations to Pilar Llop by the Sephardic

The Popular Party has requested the appearance at the Congress of the Deputies of the Minister of Justice, pillar llop, so that "gives explanations of the causes that are denied requests for nationalization" to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled by the kings Catholics in 1492, a fact that 529 years were celebrated on Tuesday.

PP's parliamentary spokesperson at Congress, Cuca Gamarra, has asked the appearance to occur in an extraordinary session of the Justice Commission. The minister, which was named on July 12, has not yet had the opportunity to go to Parliament.

The initiative obeys "the need to clear any doubts about anti-Semitism and explain what is happening with this issue," according to PP sources. The request is added to the request for written explanations defendant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, by the deputies Valentina Martínez and Pablo Hispán.

The PP proposes to bring some 10 requests from appearances to the Permanent Diputación del Congress, which will meet around August 25. To get ahead, you will need support from other groups.

The key to controversy is that from 2020 the number of requests for nationality resolved by the Ministry of Justice has increased drastically. With the increase, denials have also been triggered, which has led to a part of the Jewish community of the United States and Venezuela to denounce the attitude of Spain, raising the possibility that it is motivated by an anti-heading feeling. The Ministry denies all intentionality.

The descendants of the sofhardic expelled -Many of which are no longer Jews - had since October 1, 2016 until October 1, 2019 to request Spanish nationality. They had to demonstrate to be descendants of those forced to go through the Catholic Kings or ties with Spain.

According to the Ministry of the Interior and various Jewish Associations, in the first years of the application of the law, few requests were reviewed, but practically all of them were given green light. As of 2020, the cases began to be examined more diligently. And, at the same time that the deliveries of nationality multiplied by 10-from 1,438 in 2019 to 14,926 in 2020 and 13,754 in the first six months of it - they also did the refusal to requests.

Between 2016 and 2019, a single demand for nationality was not rejected, and in 2020 it only happened in a case. But in 2021 Van and 3,028, according to the figures that the Ministry of Justice has supplied to the world.

That has made several leaders of the Jewish community in Spain, Venezuela and the US - especially the Jewish Federation of New Mexico - and lawyers specialized in the processing of these processes have denounced a change of criteria in the application of the law.

Updated Date: 11 August 2021, 11:12

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