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WASHINGTON – Representatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Headquarters and the ERO Washington, D.C. field office joined the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Nestor Forster Jr., to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Brazilian independence at the Hall of the Americas in the District of Columbia, Sept. 6.

The Federative Republic of Brazil officially commemorated its 200 years of independence on Sept. 7. ERO attended the celebration to continue our tradition of diplomacy and bilateral partnership with Brazil.

Among those in attendance were Deputy Assistant Director for Removals Corey Katz; Deputy Assistant Director Chris George; ERO Washington, D.C. Field Office Director Russ Hott; and ERO Washington, D.C. Acting Deputy Field Office Director Patrick Divver.

“Events like this showcase the importance of international partnerships,” said Hott. “Brazil is a vital U.S. partner and a staunch ally. This type of continued cooperation with the Brazilian government will doubtlessly prove valuable in the future of ERO operations.”

Brazil recognizes Sept. 7, 1822, as its anniversary date when prince regent Dom Pedro declared Brazil’s independence from his royal family in Portugal and the former United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Brazil gained its independence through three years of heavy diplomatic efforts and armed conflict with Portugal that began in 1821. In 1824, the U.S. became the first nation to recognize the independence of Brazil.

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