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Brazilians Streaming Into U.S. Through Mexican Border

For years, Jaider de Andrade, a 35-year-old farm worker, talked about going to the United States to look for work, and early in March he finally agreed to a trafficker’s offer to fly him to Mexico and have him guided across the border there. By month’s end, though, he was back home here again, in a coffin.”His dream had always been for us to have a little house of our own, but he never could make enough here to get ahead,” his widow, Nilce Aparecida Moreira da Silva, said at the couple’s homestead. “He knew there was some risk, but he wasn’t nervous, because he saw that so many other people from around here had gone and done well in the United States.” Encouraged by highly organized groups of smugglers offering relatively cheap packages, Brazilians recently have been migrating in record numbers to the United States.Full Story

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