Brazil Opens Doors to Haitians, But Only 100 a Month Will Be Able to Enter

Haitians in Brasileia, Acre Brazil will have to rethink its immigration policy due to the economic impact generated by the increasing entry of illegal aliens in the country in search of better living conditions. This is the opinion of Brazilian Defense minister, Celso Amorim, who for nearly a decade was Foreign Minister in the governments of president Itamar Franco (1993-1995) and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

Amorim attended Friday morning (January 13) a meeting with the military in Rio de Janeiro to gather information on rainfall in the region and used the occasion to talk about the recent wave of illegal immigration of Haitians to Brazil.

“You cannot become the sixth economy in the world with impunity. Typically, people used to get out of Brazil. Brazil has improved now. People wish to come to Brazil. Of course we will need to study how to face this new situation. We are not talking only about Haitians, but also Brazilians who are returning. We must try to exercise the same humanitarian spirit that is present [with the Peace Forces] in Haiti, in a manner that matches our means.”

The Brazilian minister remarked that the Haiti crisis is almost permanent and, with respect to the Brazilian Armed Forces, the work is to continue to contribute to improving the situation in Haiti and thus solve the problem of immigration. Brazil heads the UN Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) since April 2004. More than 2,200 Brazilian soldiers are in Haiti.

“We need to act in a balanced way so that people will not find here situation that are even more serious, either because they are exploited by coyotes or because they might be faced with conditions we cannot deal adequately with.”

In Brazil, the Haitians are concentrated in the cities of Brasileia, in the state of Acre, and Tabatinga, in Amazonas. State governments have protested against the social chaos caused by the immigration to those cities. The National Immigration Council, which operates under the Ministry of Labor, approved the granting of work visas on an exceptional basis to Haitians wishing to enter Brazil. The rule will restrict the issuance of visas to Haitian citizens conditioned to a maximum of 100 per month, and Haitians will have to apply for the document directly at the Embassy of Brazil in Haiti, in the capital, Port au Prince.

The 4,000 Haitians who were already in the country before the publication of the Council resolution won’t be expelled and they should be regularized. Of these, 1,600 have already received a humanitarian residence permit granted by the Brazilian Labor ministry.

However, from now on, Haitians who arrive in the country without a visa will be asked to leave the country. In case they won’t leave voluntarily, they will be deported. The resolution with the new rules was published January 13 in the Diário Oficial (Official Gazette).

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  • usa

    great news ! what comes around !comes around !!
    brazil is on the map for illegal aliens to sneak into and pilfer and commit crimes …and whats really hilarious about this development is brazilian nationals will pave the road for them to enter ,,,,,for a fee of course much like they have been doing by smuggling illegal brazilians to the usa .. hahahahahahaha ..too funny ..the usa is tightening the noose around illegals in the usa and they are returning to their beloved home countries in high numbers..now with this news the returning brazilian nationals will have some new neighbors ..hahahahahahaha….

  • Costinha

    Enema Time
    To My Friend “usa”:

    If enema is what you need…. Not tpo worry, I got a real nice strong wooden spoon for the job!

    Hahahahaha….Hahahahaha….Hahahaha

    God Mess Amerika, Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave

    Costinha

  • bob

    Crap
    crap:sad: on your faces

  • krisiunlord

    What kind of people is commenting here?
    Yes, stereotypes do exist. Dear brainless Yankee above, how can you blame a whole country for a mistake? Should I blame you for your country being causing so many atrocities in the World?

  • usa

    Brazil proves it is a stinkin lousy hypocrit !!!!…
    hahahahahaha !!!…hahahaha!!! oh haahahaha….. You f-ing hypocrits !!!…brazil shows its real nasty dirty stinkin ways with its policy on immigration ..i like the part where this amorim clown says haitians with no documents will be deported ..How about brazil,s illegals in the usa mr amorim ?… how about brazil,s no extradition agreement with the united states .?brazilian illegals in the usa commit crimes and then flee to brazil to escape us law enforcement mr amorim …brazil proves once again it is a non- country of arseholes …brazil call home your parasitic inherently criminal illegals in the usa and britain we don,t want them … this is a beautifull development this is too funny ..now brazil how about taking in mexicans ,russians and chinese pakistani,s east europeans guatamalans, colombians peruvians argentinians africans kenyans ghanians, cubans .take them from the usa and britain invite them to come to brazil ….hahahahahaha.

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