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Mexico set to impose visa requirements on Brazilian visitors

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MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Mexico is slated to impose visa requirements for Brazilian visitors amid efforts to sluggish a wave of U.S.-bound migration from Brazil, in accordance to a doc from Mexico’s inside ministry.

Mexico has not required visas for Brazilians since 2004, giving migrants a better path to enter the nation and proceed north to the United States, the place they’ve been arrested on the southern border in file numbers this yr.

Reuters reported this week that the Biden administration since July has requested Mexico to impose visa requirements on Brazilians to make the route by way of the neighboring nation much less enticing.

A draft for the brand new visa coverage, drawn up by Mexico’s inside ministry and printed by the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement, famous {that a} change was wanted as a result of extra Brazilians have been getting into the nation for causes apart from tourism, transit and enterprise.

Officials at migration checkpoints have discovered “a significant number of people who intend to use the visa waiver improperly,” the doc stated.

It was not clear when the brand new coverage would go into impact. The Brazilian and Mexican international ministries didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark, and nor did Mexico’s inside ministry.

Mexico’s international ministry has knowledgeable the Brazilian authorities of the choice, the doc stated.

Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter in Rio de Janeiro and Daina Beth Solomon in Mexico City; Editing by Sandra Maler

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