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Brazil Tightens Entry Laws; Bans Permanent Stay by Tourists

The Brazilian Government enacted a law today forbidding immigrants who came as tourists to remain in the country.

The law prohibits issuance of permanent residence permits to such tourists, but excepts technicians of unquestioned ability who have three-year employment contracts and capitalists who undertake to create industries of value to Brazilian national interests. Also excepted from the terms of the law are artists and scientists of world renown, who will be permitted to remain under the immigration quotas of their respective countries of origin.

Tourists violating the law will be subject to servere punishment, including heavy fines and forced labor to the time of their deportation. Many Jewish tourists now in Brazil and others on the way are affected by the measure.