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REIS, Rossana Rocha. Brazilian policy for international migrations. Contexto int. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.1, pp.47-69. ISSN 0102-8529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-85292011000100003.
The purpose of this article is to analyze how the Brazilian State has positioned itself with respect to the international migration, and to analyze its behavior regarding contemporary migratory flows involving the country. Over the last twenty years, Brazil has adopted a set of new policies concerning the treatment of Brazilians abroad and the management of the cross-borders movements, including the issue of immigrants in Brazil. These policies not only respond to the activism of migrants and their partners, but also reflect the strategy of Brazilian foreign policy, mainly conducted during the Lula administration. In recent years, international migration has become a strategic issue in the international relations' agenda of the twenty-first century, and Brazil has engaged with this question as a basis to criticize some countries and to demand changes in the international order.
Keywords : Migration Policy; International Migrations; Foreign Policy.