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Brazil Legalizes Status of Tourists Who Cannot Return to Their Native Lands

Aliens who entered Brazil as tourists, but who are not in a position to return to their native lands because of the present international situation, are permitted to remain in the country by a decree issued today by the Minister of Justice.

The decree legalizes the stay of all those who have long overstayed the term for which they were admitted. It will remain in power “until further orders are issued.” The decree is not to be applied to people who entered the country illegally or who otherwise violated the immigration laws.