Brazil’s President Temer Sanctions New Immigration Bill

The new law establishes emergency actions in the areas of social protection, health, education, human rights, food and public safety for immigrants seeking refuge in Brazil.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned a law on Thursday that establishes a Federal Emergency Relief Committee to further protect and aid new immigrants seeking refuge in the country.

The law especially help the hundreds of Venezuelan immigrants who come across the border into the state of Roraima everyday seeking a better life.

“We are showing the world the humanitarian vocation that Brazil has,” stated Temer during the signing ceremony, in one of the shelters in Roraima state.

The new law establishes emergency actions in the areas of social protection . . .

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