• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Has Become Main Exporter of Illegals to the US, After Mexico

U.S. Border Patrol officials are facing an immigration loophole dubbed OTM, or Other Than Mexicans, that has allowed thousands of people from Central and South America to cross illegally into the United States.

Unlike Mexicans who are deported as soon as they are caught, undocumented non-Mexicans surrender to Border Patrol agents immediately knowing they will be given a “notice to appear” at an immigration hearing weeks later. Most OTM illegals never show up for that hearing.


Brazilians are now the largest category of Other Than Mexicans who cross illegally into the United States.


In the first half of 2005, more than 12,000 undocumented Brazilians have been caught and released by the U.S. Border Patrol, exceeding the total count from 2004.


Border Patrol statistics show 39,000 non-Mexican crossers were caught in all of 2003. That number has already reached 85,000 this year.


VOA

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

This Brazilian’s Mission: Sell Dubai as Land of Opportunity

When his ex-wife, Yasmin, moved to Dubai with the small Jeremy, in 2005, Marcelo ...

Brazil’s Death Squads Are the Children of the Slave Traders

Portuguese and Brazilian slave-traders shipped at least four million slaves to Brazil, in contrast ...

Brazil Fears Many Soybean Growers Will Be Ruined

A study by the Applied Economic Research Institute (Ipea) shows that the amount of ...

Brazilian airline Gol

Brazil’s Gol Airline Tickets Can Be Paid in Up to 36 Months

Brazilian airline Gol has just announced that it has expanded payment methods for tickets ...

New Chile President Blasts Castros and Chavez But Will Soon Visit Brazil

Chilean president-elect Sebastian Piñera has already announced that Brazil and Argentina will the first ...

Dad, the Life of a Rio’s Party

My father’s favorite sound was that of a woman laughing at something he said. ...

Brazil: No Cake for Lula’s Birthday

Brazilians are worried about the economy’s bad shape. Since January, Brazil’s economy is practically ...

March 1995

CONTENTS: Cover story: 1001 reasons to be happy (p. 8) New president is no ...

Drug patent

Group Asks US Congress to Punish Brazil and Thai Drug Piracy

An American group called USA For Innovation released an open letter to Members of ...

RAPIDINHAS

Currently, there are 165,000 square kilometers of cleared and abandoned lands in the Amazon, ...