Monday, April 19, 2004

British immigration checks to start in Brazil?

Some interesting news from the London section of the PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores) this weekend. The Jornal do Brasil recently published an article on a new campaign being spearheaded by the British government to reduce the number of illegal Brazilian immigrants.

Latest figures show the number of illegals entering the UK rose by 60% between 2001 and 2002, to 2400.

The British says there's still much more work to be done to understand the relationship between the two countries, but apparently he knows the majority come from Minas Gerais, Londrina and Goias.

This comes in the wake of Britain's decision to station immigration officials at the Eurostar terminal in Brussels last week. Is it flippant to imagine whether British officials will now also be winging their way to the bus stations and airports in there places in a bid to stop them making their way to England?

What do you think? Let me know.

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