After approximately 30 phone calls to the Atlanta, Miami, New York, Boston, and Chicago Consulate of Brazil it was determined that I should write a notarized letter stating my intentions and why I don’t need a roundtrip ticket.
You have to love Bureaucracy! I also included 3 months of bank statements proving I have the funds to remove myself from the country within 90 days if need be. For good measure I included a Google map and directions of my intended itinerary and a copy of my one-way ticket.
If this doesn’t work I will purchase onward airfare that can hopefully be refunded later. This is a method frequently used by other people with similar intentions as mine.