In Brazil, Lula’s government has ordered a probe of Jair Bolsonaro over the January 8 riot in the capital Brasilia by his supporters.
On Jair Bolsonaro’s application, the State Department said that visa records are confidential under US law. “Therefore, we cannot discuss the details of individual visa cases,” a State Department spokesperson said.
Several US lawmakers have called on the Joe Biden administration to send Bolsonaro back to Brazil, saying he no longer had a right to stay in the United States as a visiting head of state.
“The United States must not provide shelter for him, or any authoritarian who has inspired such violence against democratic institutions,” said a letter signed by lawmakers including Representative Gregory Meeks, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Joaquin Castro, a prominent progressive Democrat.