Brazil Calls EU’s New Immigration Pact Violation of Human Rights

Brazilian shows passport after being refused entry in Spain The Brazilian government is telling the world that the recent decision by EU's Justice Ministers to support the European Pact on Immigration and Asylum reinforces a negative predisposition and allows forms of control that when applied "may prove arbitrary or contrary to human rights."

South America's largest country and one of the world's leading emerging economies recalls that Brazil hosted millions of foreigners, mainly from Europe, with generosity and without discrimination.

The official release from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out that the main points of the pact approved by EU Justice Ministers on September 25 "address new restrictive norms regarding immigration."

The decision follows up "on a worrying escalation of measures adopted within the European framework which, by purportedly fighting illegal immigration and encouraging regularization, reinforce a negative predisposition toward migration, generalize selection criteria and allow forms of control that, when applied, may prove arbitrary or contrary to human rights."

"The Brazilian government reiterates the terms of the June 18 official release on the so-called European "Return Directive," which regretted the unfavorable perception on migration and noted its effects contrary to a desired reduction of hindrances to the free circulation of individuals and of a broader and lasting coexistence among the peoples.

"Brazil, which has hosted millions of foreigners, mainly from Europe, with generosity and without discrimination, hopes that the EU countries, in deciding on the "Pact" at the European Council meeting to be held in October, may take into account their historical experiences and the benefits they have reaped from migration, thus avoiding initiatives that create new divisive factors among countries sending and receiving immigrants.

"The Brazilian Government staunchly upholds the right to come and go and has been reinforcing its policy to support its nationals abroad. In line with this stance, it will increase the vigilance regarding measures in violation of universally accepted humanitarian and coexistence rules that may affect these individuals."

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  • foreigner

    february
    the comment above is the major problem am also facing and others, please mr president somethimg must done to it

  • yemi

    need help
    due to the law make by the brazillian president that they should be regularizing all foreigners in brazil,but with the law enfoce it not in favour of some foreigner due to the fact that some came into the country after the deate lula asked the immigration to give the amnsty , some cam to the country after february 1..like some of my foreign coleague who cam into the country february 18, please i want the president to find something done to this because they i mean thes people are complaining seriously that they can not work and to feed is kind of problem on thm and also they can not go back to there country due to the fact that they are not having money to buy airflight ticket..please i will be very happy with the power the president is having to please find something done to this thanks with all regards

  • food

    wow
    so many idiot so many brainwashin i rather dealing with hugo lula moralez, then george w bush and tony blaire or browns yellow faggit, brazilian are doing good job im proud of them , venezuelian people are motivate with they president .

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]DO AS I SAY BUT DO NOT DO AS I DO!!! The Bin Lula way[/quote]

    Excellent “ColocaÀƒ§Àƒ£o”.You have a very clear view of things.

  • Augustus

    EMPEROR???? 🙂
    Did I hear / read Emperor????? LOL Who is being crowned? When is the ceremony? LOL 😉
    It always catches my eye 😉 😀 😉 😉

    Seriously now… CH-C is probably referring to His Socialistic Hypocritical Majesty Don Chavez , the Ugly Monkey the First… Since Lula apparently is becoming one of his puppets… I would not be surprised if he starts wearing that STUPID red shirt…

    Anyhow, regarding the actual issue, I agree, the Brazilian administration is extremely Hypocritical, they would never open the gates for Paraguayans and Bolivians, but insist that Spanish & Portuguese do that for them (with the Blessings of Brussels)
    If there is ONE thing I cannot tolerate is hypocrisy (even more so than corruption) – DO AS I SAY BUT DO NOT DO AS I DO!!! The Bin Lula way – LOL

  • João da Silva

    [quote]THE EMPEROR OF SOUTH AMERICA[/quote]

    The commentator is very prophetic, as usual. 😉 😀 😉 🙁

  • CH.C.

    so his kids canÀ‚´t run around in your yard anymore and see if thereÀ‚´s something interesting in there…..
    you should have added…….to steal

    This said I always smile when Brazil criticize so much the EU or USA. As per Bin Lula they are doing great, but people are willing to pay $ 10k to get out of their tropical paradise…and enter HELL !!!!!

    Hmmmmm doesnt add ! Except in Brazilian common sense !

    Better yet :
    Brazil criticizes the EU for their immigration laws and says we should provide Brazilians opportunities they did not get at home !
    It does say it all……only nearly because the EU unemployment rate is as HIGH as in Brazil !

    Is Bin the Crook saying the EU HAS to HAVE A HIGHER unemployment rate than Brazil…to please THE EMPEROR OF SOUTH AMERICA ???????

    We all know how the Brazilians stats are manipulated. But then start to show the real numbers….and the EU may review their
    decisions against some countries.
    Ohhhhhh and of course it is not the countries that constantly criticize the most the EU (or the U.S.) that may end up with a more favorable decision !
    THE IDIOT has never thought about this….yet !!!!

    😀 😉 😀 😉

  • Ric

    It’s Like The Neighbor
    Getting upset because you lock your gate, so his kids canÀ‚´t run around in your yard anymore and see if thereÀ‚´s something interesting in there.

  • CH.C.

    Brazil hosted millions of foreigners
    But the EU has ALREADY hosted 10 times more foreigners than Brazil ever has !!!!!!

    And What about the immigration laws in Brazil for people from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine, and last but not least from the many African countries ???????
    This was just to name a few countries within many more !!!!

    Hmmmmmmm !!!!!!!!

    And about Human Rights Abuses, what is the ranking of Brazil ???????
    😀 😉 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉 😀 😉

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