Brazil Close to Granting Immigration Amnesty to Foreigners

Approximately 60,000 foreigners in Brazil who cannot be considered for refugee status will benefit from the law.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This week, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved a new Immigration Law which will create a road map for those with ‘irregular’ status in Brazil to obtain residency. The main requirement for amnesty of those seeking to remain in the country is that they must have entered Brazil before July 6th, 2016.

“We are celebrating this law which will bring an end to the suffering and exploration of thousands of people who just want to be able to enjoy their rights, open a bank account, sign a lease in their . . .

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