Brazil’s deportations of foreigners up a whopping 5,708% in 2020

Brazil deported 2,901 people in 2020, according to Federal Police data, representing an increase of 5,708% compared to 2019, when 36 foreigners were deported from the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data shows that over 2,000 people were deported in 2020, compared to 36 in 2019 - an increase of over 5%. Another survey shows a 24% increase in asylum requests granted by Brazil in 2020, while 41,000 requests were denied.

Brazil deported 2,901 people in 2020, according to Federal Police data, representing an increase of 5,708% compared to 2019, when 36 foreigners were deported from the country.

Deportation is the compulsorily removal of a foreigner entering or remaining illegally in a country's territory.

According to the Federal Police, the increase is a . . .

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