Brazil Moves Forward on New Immigration Amnesty Deal

A proposed deal to grant amnesty to residents in Brazil with an irregular immigration status has passed the first hurdle, approved by the federal Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday, April 6th, Brazil’s federal Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense (CRE) approved a bill that would allow foreigners with an ‘irregular’ immigration status to apply for residency in Brazil.

The bill, which would allow thousands of foreigners to remain in Brazil, will now advance to the Brazilian Senate for discussion.

The proposed legislation is part of the Nova Lei das Migrações (New Migration Law . . .

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