Brazilian president welcomes refugees as asylum process is expedited
- President Dilma Rousseff reiterated Brazil’s openness to taking in refugees to support international efforts to provide haven to the millions of refugees pouring out of Asia and Africa.
- In addition to granting 90-day tourist visas to asylum seekers awaiting their application results, the government approved a new program to simplify the asylum application process.
- Brazil has led Latin America in providing asylum to Syrian refugees, having welcomed 1,740 into the country.
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