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Old 10-21-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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The names were changed to protect the innocent.

Thais is a brazilian citizen on her early twenties, she came to Mexico city with her mom because her job transfered here, both immigrated legally, she had to enroll in a public highschool at Mexico city the Prepa 8 and learn spanish, she said that Mexico city was really coool and liked it here, her spanish was way better than her mom's, she still lives in Mexico city up to this day.

Joao is a Brazilian citizen with rich parents, one day he felt the call for adventure and decided to immigrate to the United States, he had to pay 3,000 dollars to some smugglers to cross him and some more money to the border patrol officers to let him go, he lived in San Diego for 3 years until the Saudades (portuguese word for homesick) struck him and he decided to return to Novo Hamburgo, his home city.

Pink is a Mexican citizen who went to Canada, she arrived at the government office and told them she was abused and beaten by her former ex boyfriend so she was seeking assylum, they granted her the assylum, gave her a monthly pension of 500 canadian dollars and she can't leave the country for 2 years.

Eva is a young woman from Holland with a hippie soul, she was invited to play at a party in Mexico, fell in love with the country and decided to stay there, she stayed for 2 years.

During this time she met Fernando by chance, they became good friends and because of this she ended up renting a room at his house, both shared a passion for electronic music, Eva taught a lot of things to Fernando and Fernando to her, She told fernando that she lived la vida loca in the united states for awhile as an ilegal immigrant and had to do all kinds of jobs she said it was pretty fun though. One day all Fernando's studio equipment was stolen, someone broke in and stole it, he had to call the police and they went to make an investigation, obviously Fernando didn't tell anything to these officers about having an "Illegal" immigrant in his house, he was able to recover his equipment btw, Eva is living in Italy now because she is a member of the European Union, they remain friends up to this day.

Trinity is a Mexican citizen with a Nomad soul, she's been around all Mexico and Guatemala, Belize, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Canada, she worked "illegaly" in canada at a restaurant and as a construction worker, she can't resist the thrill for adventure and keeps on her wanderlust up to these days.

Juergen is a middle aged man from Germany, one day he decided he was sick of it so he and his friends picked up a globe and made it spin and decided to go where the globe stopped, it did in Belize but a friend told them, you are insane! go to Mexico instead so they did, he was an audio engineer so he decided to make a living giving some courses at G Martell school, the most important electronic music academy of America Latina, in those days it was just beginning, he was the one who designed the program that they use up to this day.

After leaving Martell he made a living giving courses to students interested in knowing this new technology, he was quite popular so he decided to open his own school the LME or Laboratorio de Musica Electronica unfortunately he had to close it, but many young musicians emerged from it. He still lives in Mexico city and says he loves Mexico because it's a functional anarchy he said it was the only county in the world that had anarchy as is government system, he now lives with another "illegal" immigrant from chile who is her woman, they have their own band he makes the music she's the singer, no one ever cared about he being an illegal immigrant.

Marco and Jimena both from Mexico met each other at a party, they instantly fell in love but Marco was unsure of starting a relationship with her because he had plans to go to Brazil, they decided to start it and see how everything worked out.

Marco had decided to go to Brazil because it has one of the biggest electronic scenes in the world, thanks that he was working for an international label and that he had been hired by a promoter in that country he could obtain a special visa that is granted to artists who come and perform, it was valid for 90 days with the change to extend it for other 90 days, when he had been in Brazil for 2 months he went back to Mexico to pick Jimena, they rented a house in an small town near Brasilia called Granja do Torto, they stayed there for 2 years, every time his visa was about to expire they would return to Mexico and renew it, Jimena was on a tourist visa but she wasn't working so it was ok, people @ Granja do Torto loved them and found interesting the fact they had people from Mexico living there, after 2 long years of missing their home they decided to return, they always felt bad that only selected groups of people like scientists, athletes or artists could obtain working visas easily.

John is an American citizen who lives in Miami he is a taxi driver and always complained that he felt discrimination because he didn't speak spanish when 90% of miami's population speak that language, he said that without it, it was hard to get a better job. He lived in Mexico for some years working in cancun, until the Mexican government decided to make a raid and deport all Ilegal Immigrants, he said that he missed it though, he seemed to be a very nice man although a bit sad, he said that sometimes he wanted to have an accident on his taxi so he could charge the insurance and don't have to work anymore.
Pierre is a French citizen married to a Mexican citizen, he likes to be called Pedro by his mexican friends, his french accent is so funny that makes everybody laugh he and her wife were about to have a baby but unfortunately they lost it.

Jean Luc and Bernard are both immigrants from France they both married to Mexican citizens and decided to start a buisness in Oaxaca, they opened the hostel cabañas buena onda (good vibes hostel) which quickly became a success, they had a pack of stray dogs who kept coming, Bernard said that when he was a child his father wouldn't allow him to have a dog so now he has all the dogs he can.

Esperanza is a very rich citizen from Spain who decided to try her luck @ Brazil, she went there and stayed illegally for 2 years living of her parents money so nobody minded, her boyfriend was from Uruguay and he was deported once, he paid the fine for being illegally in brazil which increases for every day you overstayed here being the top penalty 800 reais (400 usd) he paid it and returned the next day, they had a baby here and now Esperanza is a legal resident of this country, she opened a bar @ a town called arraial d'ajuda which is called Magnolia that has been very succesful, she gives employment to a lot of people here, because she has people who takes care of her house, who take care of her baby (now she has 2) and people who help her run the Magnolia, she also organizes parties here with dj's from the entire world who come to Brazil to play at 7 days festival called Universo Paralello, so when it's over she books them to play at her bar.

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Old 10-21-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Any child born SOB to your immigrant friends would be 'Mexican' under Mexican law-----never mind where the parents came from.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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True, and want to know something crazy?

Brazil is kind of complex to immigrate legally, but it is waaaaaaaaay easier than in most countries if you have the money to invest, you need about 50,000 dollars to get an investor's visa compared to 1 M in the states, visa requirements for artists are very lax too, but what is crazy is that if you have a child in this country you automatically become a legal Brazilian resident, regardless of your status how's that?

Immigration laws - Visas - Brazil

btw if you checked not all those immigrants were ilegal, some were but they were really cool people anyway


O Brasil é um pais bem massa que faz vc ficar apaixonado por ele!
(Brasil is a great country that makes you fall in love with her)

ArizonaBear, se vc quiser depois me manda uma dessas musicas em portugues que vc gosta que eu faço a traduçao na hora!
(if you want, send me one of those portuguese tracks you like and I'll gladly do the translation for you)

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Brazil is kind of complex to immigrate legally, but it is waaaaaaaaay easier than in most countries if you have the money to invest, you need about 50,000 dollars to get an investor's visa compared to 1 M in the states, visa requirements for artists are very lax too, but what is crazy is that if you have a child in this country you automatically become a legal Brazilian resident, regardless of your status how's that?
Those "investor" visas are the loophole that the elite can climb into to live anywhere they please. This is the way they can keep complete freedom of movement (along with their "multinational" corporations) while using the law to make it tough on the "lower classes." Sadly money talks and this is the very example that immigration "laws" victimize the average Joe. Of course you have to brainwash a sizable proportion of people to be content with the "laws"--otherwise if they find out the truth behind the system they will REVOLT! That's where the propaganda machine, "talk" radio comes in. They spread rhetoric like "illegal" and "legal" around to divide-and-conquer their opposition, the ones who want the elitist system to be destroyed. I wonder how Bush could rush to a Latin American country after his presidency is over and live there LEGALLY?
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