In recent weeks, international headlines regarding Brazil have focused on the country’s widening corruption scandal, including allegations leveled against President Michel Temer. Amidst this ongoing turmoil, a significant development last week has received little global attention: the passage of a new immigration law, which explicitly embraces human rights principles, emphasizes equality between migrants and Brazilian nationals, and provides a thoughtful framework for the development of future migration-related policies. Although various provisions were subjected to a line-item veto by President Temer, the law overall represents a progressive and inclusive approach to managing migration – a standout, given rising xenophobia and stricter border controls in many parts of the world.… Seguir leyendo »
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