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Brazil is again a country of immigrants: two million expats returned in five years

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 19:33 UTC
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Justice Secretary Paulo Abrao says there are 600.000 undocumented aliens Justice Secretary Paulo Abrao says there are 600.000 undocumented aliens

Millions of foreigners have moved into Brazil attracted by the economic expansion of recent years, while the number of Brazilians leaving the country has dropped dramatically, according to official data released last week.

The Ministry of Justice estimated that two million foreigners were residing in Brazil last June, of which 1.4 million legally and the rest, mostly Bolivians, has no migratory papers.

Likewise the number of people from other countries who have proper migratory documentation has increased by 52%.

The number of foreigners arriving in Brazil contrasts with the number of those leaving the country: currently there are two million Brazilians living overseas against 4 million in 2005, said Justice Secretary, Paulo Abrao.

“With this migratory movement of economic origin, Brazil has again become a country of immigrants and no longer of emigrants”, added Abrao.

“The Brazilian economy is expanding, the international corporations are looking at Brazil with other eyes” and the number of people who choose the country to open factories, businesses has ballooned, according to Miguel Assis who arrived in Sao Paulo from Portugal, seven months ago.

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  • Think

    Bravo Brazil !

    And in the best of South- American tradition, we accept everybody....
    We don't demand Integration.
    We don't demand Assimilation.
    We don't demand Bank Guarantees.
    We don't demand University Degrees.

    We even tolerate those ”Geoffward'ers” that, without any shame, try to subvert the constitutional order of our Countries by openly praising and supporting military coups like the one in Honduras 2009 under the sorry ideological excuse of “perceived corruption”………….

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 08:09 pm 0
  • stick up your junta


    I take it you are having a larf

    Racial Discrimination in Argentina

    Politicians have used rising crime rates in the metropolitan Buenos Aires area to fuel xenophobia and to argue for further restrictions on immigrants. They blame immigrants for the rise in crime, despite the government's own statistics demonstrating that immigrants were not responsible for the majority of crimes. News reports on the proposed legislation referred to foreign workers as an ”invasion' and also blamed them for lower wages and high unemployment.

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 08:26 pm 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 2 you need an antidepressant.

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 09:10 pm 0
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