By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New laws are being introduced in Brazil to increase and better regulate the influx of Haitian immigrants entering the porous borders of northern Brazil. The resolution of the National Immigration Council, which provides for the issuance of limited work visas for Haitians, was published today (January 13th).
The government press announced the new visa is granted for humanitarian reasons, and available for a term of five years. Recipients will receive a temporary CIE - Cédula de Identidade do Estrangeiro (Foreign Identity Card).
Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo said that Brazil would . . .