According to Federal Police, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is set to increase the number of flights carrying deported Brazilian nationals back to the country. Beginning in October, the number of flights carrying Brazilians will increase from 1 to 2 or 3 per week.
The “urgency” of deporting undocumented Brazilians is part of a larger effort to avoid problems caused by the number of people who have entered or are still trying to enter the United States illegally. According to the CBP, the agency responsible for patrolling the borders, about 1.4 million people have been detained in this situation since January.
About 48,000 Brazilians have already been detained this year, according to the CBP. A much larger number than was recorded in 2020, recording only 9,000 arrests.
Despite its large number, Brazil ranks only twenty-third on the list of countries that “send” illegal immigrants to the United States. In contrast, over the past 10 years we have seen more qualified Brazilians getting green cards to live and work in the United States. Unfortunately, many of those arrested and deported are unaware that they can qualify for an immigrant visa and have entered the United States legally through the front door. – Said Felipe Alexandre, a Brazilian / US immigration lawyer with experience in green card, deportation and asylum proceedings.
The immigration issue has become a major “headache” for the Joe Biden administration. Since taking office at the beginning of the year, the US President has been dealing with crises on the US-Mexico border, where people who have not yet sought refuge, asylum or simply sought entry into the country for better living. In addition, by all accounts, Biden will not be able to get the U.S. Congress to implement immigration reform, at least this year, which is an old Democratic campaign promise.
Source: Ag Immigration
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