By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A favorite destination of immigrants in recent years, Portugal has never denied as many Brazilians from entering as it had in 2018. A record 2,856 people were sent back to Brazil.

The number is more than double of the amount barred from entry in 2017 (1,336).
In 2016, when the new wave of immigration began to increase substantially, 968 were denied entry at airports.

In all, in 2018, the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) prevented the entry of 3,758 immigrants.

Of these, 76 percent were Brazilian. These are . . .

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