Changes in U.S. immigration law made it more difficult for Brazilians to obtain tourist visas, a standard mode of entry that often resulted in overstaying to work illegally in the U.S. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 also made it more difficult for people who had previously entered the country illegally to enter legally. As a result of these policy reforms, the number of Brazilians illegally entering the United States via the US-Mexico border has increased.
Many who return to Brazil cite finances and curiosity as reasons for their migration. Many that stay in the United States are assisted by a system of transnational religious and social networks. The reasons for migration are not solely economic; they are influenced by several interconnected and nuanced factors, including adventure, interest, the cultural impact of the United States, family members, education, and escape.
One of the problems that the state's rising Brazilian population of legal and illegal immigrants’ faces is stolen labor. Many Brazilians are caught in a legal bind due to a lack of documentation. Others with qualifications, such as medical care, must take more menial jobs due to the high cost and complicated certification process. One of the Brazilians entered the Brazilian Immigration Center in Boston wearing work clothes and a white-painted mask. He, like so many others, was seeking assistance in receiving his salary. His new employer hadn't paid him in 40 days, which wasn't the first time he'd gone without pay.
Like most other immigrant communities, Brazilians arrive in the country with a renewed desire to succeed. Fresh new ideas can be generated as a result, which can help to fuel an entrepreneurial push. Many young Brazilians move to the United States. The explicit goal of working, often with a high degree of expertise already education, is essential. The migrant may already be fluent in English. Furthermore, Brazilians currently feel relatively at ease in the city, finding that Anglo Americans often see them better than other immigrant groups. This all makes it easier for Brazil's integration into Greater Boston's and the United States' consumer economies States are divided into two categories.
Brazilian immigrants at US-Mexico border:
The Brazilian immigrant community may be underestimating the challenges they will face in the coming years. The issue of immigration status, which is widely assumed to be the most significant obstacle for Brazilian immigrants, is just one of many challenges that Brazilians will face. The unidentified, unaccounted for, mostly come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and face even more significant obstacles to inclusion in Brazil and the United States, where legal barriers exist. (Lazar-Neto et al., 2017).
Additional racial and socioeconomic barriers may emerge. Light-skinned Brazilians, for example, have almost universally found that they stand out aesthetically as non-white and alien to white North Americans. This does not, however, imply that the Brazilian is doomed to poverty. Indeed, if Brazilians organize themselves around issues relevant to a just society and a more inclusive world, as they are already doing around immigration-related issues, they will achieve their goals. The future seems to be much more promising. The Brazilian government's biggest problem is, without a doubt, the immigrant culture revolves around the relationships that they must establish with their neighbors. (Lazar-Neto et al., 2017).
Lazar-Neto, F., Louzada, A. C. S., de Moura, R. F., Calixto, F. M., & Castro, M. C. (2017). Depression and Its Correlates Among Brazilian Immigrants in Massachusetts, USA. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(4), 832–840.