From afar it would seem that Theresa May’s plans to impose tougher visa controls on Brazilians have largely been met with dismay in the UK – even, it would seem, from within the coalition itself.
I say afar, because I write this as a British national who is married to a Brazilian and who currently resides in São Paulo, Brazil.
Interestingly, almost no attention was paid to the story here. I could find only two online articles mentioning the story in Portuguese, and then even one of those was from the BBC Brasil website.
In part, this may be because Brazilians have become accustomed to negativity emanating their way from the UK, particularly from the media whom they feel have been overly harsh about their preparations for the World Cup and Olympics. However, what’s more likely is that the plans are so ridiculous they don’t warrant Brazilian column inches anyway.
This is my first post for Migrant Voice and you can read the rest of it here.