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Facts about Immigrants

In 1992, most legal immigrants came from Latin America and Europe. Nowadays, they're more likely to come from Asia and Africa: (For the purposes of the chart, Latin America includes Mexico.) Note that this is only looking at legal immigration.May 17, 2013

Immigrants from countries belonging to the former Spanish Empire (mainly in Central and South America–Latin America–, Asia–the Philippines– and Africa–Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara–) can obtain Spanish nationality after legal and continuous residence of 2 years in Spain, after which naturalized citizens are no ...