Brazil Grants Permanent Residence to 43,781 Haitians
Here are some of the haitians proudly displaying their new passport as Brazil Granted Permanent Residence to 43,781 Haitians.
Brazil's government has signed an agreement with Justice Minister Jose Cardozo and Labor Minister Miguel Rossetto to extend legal permanent residence to more than 40,000 Haitian migrants smuggled into Brazil the past half decade. The agreement allows Haitian refugees a year to secure a foreign resident ID document, which will give them rights like access to government services.
Brazil has increased the number of refugees it will accept from 4,218 (2012) to 8,400 in 2015.