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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:01 PM

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

Source: Associated Press


CEDAR ATTANASIO and PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press
Updated 1:31 pm CST, Friday, December 13, 2019



EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis.

But with hundreds of Brazilians crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each week, the Motel 6 by the airport has become a stepping stone for thousands of the Portuguese speakers on a 6,000-mile (9,500 km) journey from Brazil to El Paso to America's East Coast.

“Thank God for Google Translate or we’d be lost,” says Rubio.

The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration's effort to shut down the legal immigration pathway for people claiming fear of persecution.



Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Brazilians-arrive-in-waves-at-the-US-Mexico-border-14905013.php

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Judi Lynn Dec 13 OP
Mike 03 Dec 13 #1
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Javaman Dec 13 #3
roamer65 Dec 14 #6
virgogal Dec 13 #4
keithbvadu2 Dec 14 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:15 PM

1. Important article. A little more:

“It takes a lot for somebody to pack up and leave their country, especially when they're family oriented,” says Porter, 72, who estimates he's ferried around 200 Brazilians. “These are economic refugees."

Brazil plunged into its worst-ever recession in 2015 and 2016 and is headed toward its third consecutive year of roughly 1% growth. The economy's persistent failure to gain steam means joblessness has remained stubbornly in the double-digits, with the most recent reading at 11.6%. Adding underemployment, the figure more than doubles to almost one quarter of the work force, or 27 million people.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. Trump: "How many are in a brazillan?" nt, try the fish, tip your waitress.

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. Brazil's Bolsonaro: God made me president

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/brazils-bolsonaro-god-made-me-president/

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday God, a fellow Brazilian, had handed him the election victory that propelled him to office in South America’s largest economy.

“I never imagined that I’d be president. No one gave us victory, but I think it was God’s will. He saved my life first, then he gave me that mandate,” Bolsonaro told reporters at his official residence in Brasilia.

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yet another megalomaniac asshole.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 08:35 PM

6. Too bad he recovered from that stabbing during his campaign.

Some grace us by their presence, but Bolsonaro would definitely grace us by his absence.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:55 PM

4. All probably headed to MA,where affordable housing is in scarce supply.

They are in for a big surprise.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 05:30 PM

5. Isn't Trump putting their babies in cages?

Isn't Trump putting their babies in cages?

Isn't Trump Bolsonaro's pal?

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