The “rights of aliens” in Brazil – beyond the use of a mistaken term
As it is widely known, the settlement of people in Brazil mainly occurred through immigration of the Portuguese, as well as of the people being brought from Africa (because of the Atlantic slave trade). Now, however, Brazil receives people from many different nations. These newcomers glimpse in Brazil the opportunity to undertake their businesses, complete or start their studies, or even escape from dire situations in their home countries.
According to Brazil’s last census, there were 431,319 foreigners living in Brazil in 2010. In comparison to the census of 2000 (510,067 foreigners), the number of foreigners in the country has decreased.  However, the last census did not include either the massive inflow of Haitians Brazil has been receiving since the end of 2010, nor the current global refugee crisis, which Brazil, in a smaller…
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