Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro applies for six-month US vacationer visa


Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is looking for a six-month vacationer visa to stay within the United States, the legislation agency representing Bolsonaro confirmed to CNN Brasil on Monday.

The request was filed on Friday, January 27, AG Immigration instructed CNN Brasil, and comes amid experiences that he arrived to the US on an A-1 visa, which is granted to heads of state and solely legitimate whereas they’re in that place. The US State Department has refused to verify Bolsonaro’s visa standing attributable to confidentiality.

Bolsonaro has been in Florida since December 30, leaving Brazil days earlier than the January 1 inauguration of his successor, present President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Five civil servants have been licensed to accompany him to Miami from January 1 to 30.

His presence in Florida has drawn criticism by House Democrats, who in mid-January urged US President Joe Biden to not “provide shelter” for Bolsonaro within the wake of his supporters storming Brazil’s democratic establishments within the capital Brasilia – an assault that has drawn comparisons to the US Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.

The former chief denounced the assault, however consultants say his repeated and unfounded claims of election fraud within the run-up to October’s election served to foment anger amongst his supporters. Before Sunday’s violence, they’d camped out for months within the capital and safety outdoors the congressional constructing was fortified attributable to their presence.

On January 13, Brazil’s Supreme Court accepted a request from the general public prosecutor’s workplace to have Bolsonaro investigated for alleged involvement within the January 8 assaults in Brasilia.

CNN has reached out to AG Immigration for remark.

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