• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Has Become Main Exporter of Illegals to the US, After Mexico

U.S. Border Patrol officials are facing an immigration loophole dubbed OTM, or Other Than Mexicans, that has allowed thousands of people from Central and South America to cross illegally into the United States.

Unlike Mexicans who are deported as soon as they are caught, undocumented non-Mexicans surrender to Border Patrol agents immediately knowing they will be given a “notice to appear” at an immigration hearing weeks later. Most OTM illegals never show up for that hearing.


Brazilians are now the largest category of Other Than Mexicans who cross illegally into the United States.


In the first half of 2005, more than 12,000 undocumented Brazilians have been caught and released by the U.S. Border Patrol, exceeding the total count from 2004.


Border Patrol statistics show 39,000 non-Mexican crossers were caught in all of 2003. That number has already reached 85,000 this year.


VOA

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Chancellor Sacks Critic and Puts Friend as Head of US Embassy

The US State Department has already received the agrément from the Brazilian government with ...

What Brazil Has to Teach the U.S. on Oil and Biofuel

The Brazilian ambassador to the United States, Roberto Abdenur, affirmed Monday, October 10, in ...

William Faulkner

Faulkner in Brazil: An Important But Neglected Presence (Part II)

What Hosam Abou-Ela (2005) calls the "poetics of peripheralization" is described as "the relationship ...

Brazil Bans YouTube. All to Prevent Hot Video from Being Seen

YouTube has been blocked by Brazil's two largest telephone operators, Brasil Telecom and Telefônica, ...

Russia Relaxes Ban on Brazilian Meat

Russia lifted the ban on beef and pork imports from six Brazilian states, which ...

Maid in Brazil: Black and Working for Food

In Brazil, black women constitute the majority of autonomous workers, without formal jobs, occupied ...

US Ambassador to Brazil, Clifford Sobel

Things Couldn’t Get Worse to Brazilians Seeking US Visa. Still They Did

A Brazilian journalist said recently that if the businesses of the Ambassador to the ...

Brazil’s Finance Minister Promises Long Cycle of Growth

In testimony before the Brazilian Senate Economic Affairs Commission (CAE), Brazil’s Minister of Finance, ...

Brazil’s Vice-President: Interests Are Halting Country

The president of the Brazilian Supermarket Association (Abras), João Carlos Oliveira, seemed very optimistic ...

Brazilian Alberto Santos Dumont getting ready to fly his Demoiselle in Paris

Brazil Celebrates in Paris 100 Years of Aviation Father’s Demoiselle Flight

Past and present will be side by side at the Salon International de l'Aéronautique ...