Brazilian Immigration Surges Increase as Trump's Inauguration Approaches 01/10/2
Brazilian Immigration Surges Increase as Trump’s Inauguration Approaches
01/10/2017 – 13H23
SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE BAHAMAS
When Donald Trump promised to strengthen border policing right after he won the election, João (not his real name), who is from the state of Rondônia, realized it was time to speed things up when it came to crossing the border, so he set out to do so before Trump’s inauguration on the 20th of January.
“Whenever a Republican takes office, the country becomes withdrawn”, João told Folha last week on his flight back to Brazil after being deported from the Bahamas for trying to illegally enter the US from the Caribbeans.
The data indicates that many others agree with João’s logic: the number of Brazilians detained and deported at the US border went soaring since November, which was when Trump was elected.
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