Brazilian Migrants – level 2

05-02-2020 07:00

Last year, the US administration started a new program that deals with migrants. This program says that all migrants must wait in Mexico for their immigration hearing.

Now, Brazilian migrants must follow this rule, too. It is the first time that the rule applies to non-Spanish speakers.

There are many Brazilian migrants. Last year, the number of people was three times higher than the year before. There are around 60,000 migrants at the border with Mexico who wait for their immigration hearing.

Some human rights organizations criticize the new rule. They say that it is very dangerous for the migrants to stay in Mexico because there is a lot of violence.

Difficult words: immigration hearing (a process when a migrant must explain why he or she wants to go to a country, and officials decide if the person can do it), apply (to relate), human rights organization (an organization that helps people who live in dangerous or poor countries).

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