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Ciudad de México a 3 de agosto de 2017

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MEXICAN AMBASSADOR FEARS RACIAL PROFILING IN TEXAS SANCTUARY CITIES LAW / LYNN BREZOSKY AND JASON BUCH / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Mexico’s envoy to the U.S. said he fears that the state’s so-called sanctuary cities bill could lead to racial profiling and incite violence against both legal and illegal immigrants in Texas. “We do have concerns that legislation such as SB 4 can result in racial profiling and can result in a general environment of aggression against the immigrant community, even those who are here absolutely legally,” Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., said after a meeting at the Mexican Consulate General in San Antonio Wednesday.
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LIBRARY ADDS CITIZENSHIP CORNERS / INDEPENDENT NEWS
Libraries play an important role in raising awareness about the naturalization process and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. According to recent estimates by the Office of Immigration Statistics, 8.8 million permanent residents are eligible to apply for citizenship. To support these individuals, the Livermore Public Library has dedicated Citizenship Corners at the Civic Center Library and the Rincon branch library. Citizenship Corners provide resources to help individuals on the pathway to citizenship. (…) These free resources are provided by the USCIS San Francisco office and the San Francisco Mexican Consulate.
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UPTICK IN DEPORTATIONS LEADS UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS TO MAKE PLANS FOR CHILDREN / KEITH SCHUBERT / MILWAUKEE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE
The “Lopez” family moved to Milwaukee from Mexico in 2008. As undocumented immigrants, they have always known deportation was possible. But it was not until President Trump signed executive orders to expand deportations that they took tangible steps to prepare. (…) Since the start of the Trump administration, undocumented people across the state have been filling out Power of Attorney forms (POA), according to Milwaukee Mexican Consulate director Ingrid Fernández Tamez.
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Bandera de México   MEDIOS NACIONALES / ESTATALES - MÉXICO / MEDIA IN MÉXICO

TRUMP ANUNCIA PROGRAMA PARA REDUCIR A LA MITAD NÚMERO DE MIGRANTES EN EU / EL SOL DE MÉXICO
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, anunció su respaldo a un proyecto de ley que reduciría a la mitad la inmigración legal al país a lo largo de la próxima década, y eliminaría el concurso anual internacional por el que el Gobierno estadounidense sortea permisos de residencia. “Esto representaría la reforma más significativa a nuestro sistema de inmigración en medio siglo”, dijo Trump en una comparecencia desde la Casa Blanca. El proyecto de ley, presentado en febrero por dos senadores republicanos, reduciría el número de inmigrantes legales permitidos en Estados Unidos en 40% en el primer año y el 50 % en una década, según sus promotores.
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PEGA A FRONTERIZOS PLAN MIGRATORIO DE TRUMP / EL DIARIO DE JUÁREZ
El nuevo sistema migratorio impulsado por el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, afectará a los fronterizos al grado de dividir aún más a las familias, señalaron residentes. La nueva propuesta de ley dada a conocer ayer en la Casa Blanca, contempla reducir hasta en un 50 por ciento la migración legal con más restricciones en el otorgamiento de residencias y visas de trabajo. Por ejemplo, para las residencias, se pretende dar prioridad a los migrantes ‘calificados’ y no a los lazos familiares, lo que afectaría considerablemente en una ciudad fronteriza como Juárez en donde muchas familias se integran con habitantes locales y paseños.
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PREVÉN RECHAZO A REFORMA MIGRATORIA DE EMPLEO / JULIANA HENAO / EL DIARIO DE JUÁREZ
De acuerdo a expertos, la ley de Reforma de la Inmigración Americana para el Empleo Fuerte (RAISE), limitaría severamente los criterios para los solicitantes de la tarjeta de residencia a aquellos que cumplen con un conjunto de criterios ‘basados en el mérito’. Durante más de 50 años las relaciones familiares han jugado relevancia a la hora de aplicar para una residencia en el país. RAISE también eliminaría la lotería de diversidad que ayuda a atraer inmigrantes y limitaría el número de refugiados. En conjunto, resultaría en menos inmigrantes y menos diversidad, explicó José Gutiérrez del movimiento nacional Latinos USA.
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¿CUÁNTO VALE UN MIGRANTE EN ESTADOS UNIDOS? DEPENDE DE LAS REMESAS ENVIADAS / ARENA PUBLICA
Son menos, pero cada migrante chino vale por tres mexicanos… cuando de remesas se trata. Los migrantes que se ubican en Estados Unidos son los que más remesas envían a sus países de origen a nivel mundial y entre ellos, son los mexicanos los que mandan la mayor cantidad.
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PATRULLA FRONTERIZA RESCATA A MIGRANTES EN EL DESIERTO / UNO MÁS UNO
Elementos de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos, en Arizona, rescataron a cinco mexicanos, cuatro de ellos menores de edad, quienes afirmaron que habían caminado por el desierto desde Sonora durante una semana. En un comunicado, la corporación indicó que los patrulleros asignados a la Estación Casa Grande, Sector Tucson, respondieron a una llamada al 911 el lunes por la tarde, por lo que realizaron un operativo cerca de la Ruta Federal 19. Dijo que los agentes que trabajan al sur de Sells, Arizona, respondieron a la localización y encontraron a cinco hombres mexicanos, un adulto y cuatro menores, uno de ellos tan joven como 14 años de edad.
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Bandera de Estados Unidos de América  MEDIOS EN ESTADOS UNIDOS / MEDIA IN USA

TRUMP, GOP SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO SLASH LEGAL IMMIGRATION LEVELS / DAVID NAKAMURA / THE WASHINGTON POST
President Trump on Wednesday endorsed a new bill in the Senate aimed at slashing legal immigration levels in half over a decade, a potentially profound change to policies that have been in place for more than half a century. Trump appeared with Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (Ga.) at the White House to unveil a modified version of a bill the senators first introduced in February to create a “merit-based” immigration system that would put a greater emphasis on the job skills of foreigners over their ties to family in the United States. The legislation seeks to reduce the annual distribution of green cards awarding permanent legal residence to just over 500,000 from more than 1 million.
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HOW TO EARN 'POINTS' TO COME TO THE US UNDER TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION PLAN / TAL KOPAN / CNN
President Donald Trump on Wednesday got behind a bill to drastically cut legal immigration and replace current employment based visas with a point system. The plan mimics systems used by Australia and Canada, which Trump has often praised, in awarding points to potential immigrants based on broad categories. The 140,000 visas available annually under this system would be distributed to the highest point-getters first. Under the plan -- if approved by Congress, which will be a heavy lift -- the highest point-getting candidate, for example, not including special circumstances, would be a 26- to 31-year-old with a US-based doctorate or professional degree, who speaks nearly perfect English and who has a salary offer that's three times as high as the median income where they are. Have an Olympic medal or Nobel Prize? That will help too.
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WHAT'S IMMIGRATION'S REAL IMPACT ON U.S. WAGES? / IRINA IVANOVA / CBS NEWS
President Donald Trump claims that curtailing immigration will boost workers' wages. That's the premise -- and the name -- of the RAISE bill two GOP senators introduced Wednesday, which aims to cut legal immigration to the U.S. in half and change the criteria on which immigrants are admitted. Grappling with issues of immigration is a time-honored tradition in the U.S., which has absorbed successive waves of immigrants who then, after a suitable period of time, attempt to close the gates to the waves coming after them. But the economic evidence to back up this habit is decidedly mixed. It's broadly accepted that immigration has a positive effect on the economy as a whole. Immigrants spend money on goods and services, start businesses, pay taxes and invent things.
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ONLY REFORM WILL STOP IMMIGRANT TRAGEDIES / GERARDO MENCHACA / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
It’s time to wake up Washington. The horror of the recent deaths of 10 undocumented immigrants in San Antonio — the fear, the desperation, the pain — is something most people don’t even want to think about. But for decades, as people flee dire circumstances to seek the American dream of better lives for themselves and especially their children, they find their paths blocked by an antiquated U.S. immigration system. The risks they take to get here often end in tragedies such as the one that unfolded in that Walmart parking lot. An estimated 100 people were willing to pack themselves into the back of an 18-wheeler with no air conditioning in the middle of a scorching Texas summer in search of that American dream.
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FEINSTEIN: TRUMP IMMIGRATION PLAN BAD FOR AGRICULTURE / REBECCA SAVRANSKY / THE HILL
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is warning that an immigration plan backed by President Trump would be bad for agriculture. "We're the largest agricultural producer in America. It's a $50 billion industry. We employ tens of thousands of agricultural workers," she told CNN late Wednesday. "They are among a class that this would be prohibited. It would cripple agriculture if they didn't have the people coming in to do this work." Feinstein said Americans won't labor "in 100 degrees temperature." "So you would have a sever crippling of the largest ag industry in America," she added.
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TEXAS HOME BUILDERS RELYING ON IMMIGRANT LABOR FEEL EFFECTS OF IMMIGRANT CRACKDOWN / CASEY STEGALL / FOX NEWS
President Trump's tough stance on immigration may be having an unintended consequence -- higher housing costs. That's because builders say it's getting harder and harder for them to find workers, especially in places that rely on immigrant labor. "There's just not anybody you can hire out there," said Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Construction. Just how bad is it? According to the National Association of Home Builders, more than 56 percent of developers nationwide are reporting labor shortages. NAHB says the problems started when the recession hit and domestic construction workers dropped out of the market to find other jobs.
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DEPORTED IMMIGRANT'S 15-YEAR-OLD SON DEFENDS HIS FAMILY OUTSIDE ICE CENTER / MARÍA CORTÉS GONZÁLEZ / EL PASO TIMES
Flanked by clergy and other supporters, 15-year-old Steven Taborda on Wednesday defended his family — which he said has been torn apart by the deportation of his mother — outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center in El Paso. "I absolutely despise how they treated my mom. My mom never did anything wrong and she never hurt anyone. She's not a criminal," he said "My mom is a religious person, a person of faith, and they treated her like a criminal." Steven, who lives in Las Cruces, and his parents' immigration lawyer, Iliana Holguin, were in El Paso to ask ICE officials to accept an application that his father, Jorge Taborda, receive a stay of removal. The stay would mean that ICE would no longer make efforts to deport Jorge Taborda.
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SARATOGA EXHIBIT SHOWS LIVES OF IMMIGRANT WORKERS / LEIGH HORNBECK / SARATOGA SPRINGS
Ana Karen Cruz used her boyfriend's body as a canvas. She wrote on his chest in marker, "We are not against the law. The law is against us." She posed him in shadow in one photo, and bare-chested and swinging from the racehorses' starting gate in another, and wrote "Proud to be an immigrant" on his back for another shot. Both Cruz, 27, and her boyfriend, Juan Francisco Hernandez Aguirre, 24, have visas. They are migrant laborers from Mexico who travel here every summer to work as hot walkers at the Saratoga Race Course. Cruz is thankful for the job and the opportunity to send money home to her son in Mexico. But she is frustrated by the anti-immigrant sentiment she feels locally. Photography is her way of expressing her feelings and making a statement.
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IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE ART TO BE FEATURED AT BENSON FIRST FRIDAY EVENT / MARA KLECKER / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD
For the fourth year, refugee and immigrant artists will have their work featured as part of Benson First Friday. The New American Art Festival — a partnership between Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday — will include vendors, workshops, live music, demonstrations, performances and artwork from Omaha’s refugee and immigrant communities. “We want to show these new Americans that their work is valuable to the community,” said Brittany Steigner, an outreach specialist at Lutheran Family Services. “At LFS, we help them learn how to survive, but we can also help them find ways to thrive and reconnect them with creative outlets.”
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ADVOCATES SUE SUFFOLK COUNTY, FEDS OVER IMMIGRANT’S DETENTION / VÍCTOR MANUEL RAMOS / NEWSDAY
A Latino advocacy group and a law firm are suing Suffolk County and federal officials and agencies, alleging that constitutional guarantees were violated when the county handed over an immigrant for deportation after he was charged in a DWI case. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Central Islip, takes aim at a policy of cooperation between Suffolk’s jail and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that acts to remove immigrants who are in the country illegally and/or have become subject to deportation because of criminal convictions. LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Winston & Strawn law firm filed the complaint on behalf of Joaquin Orellana Castaneda, 34, an immigrant from Guatemala who was stopped for traffic infractions in Central Islip in April and booked on a DWI-related arrest.
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MORE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, FEWER DUIS / TOM JACOBS / PACIFIC STANDARD
Pandering politicians regularly insist that undocumented immigrants are a danger to society. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime," Donald Trump famously declared in announcing his candidacy for president. A decade earlier, Iowa congressman Steve King said 13 Americans die each day as a result of undocumented drunk drivers. A just-released study suggests such claims are hacia atrás—exactly backwards. Looking at state-level data, it finds three major drug-related problems are apparently mitigated as the population of undocumented immigrants grows. Specifically, states with an increasing concentration of non-citizen residents lacking proper papers experienced "reductions in drug arrests, drug overdose deaths, and DUI arrests," writes a research team led by sociologist Michael Light of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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JOHN CORNYN TO INTRODUCE BORDER AND IMMIGRATION SECURITY BILL / SUSAN FERRECHIO / WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn plans to introduce a border security bill Thursday that would extend the southwestern border wall and boost interior enforcement of the nation's immigration laws, including through a so-called sanctuary city provision. "We are going to have some legislation that provides a plan that deals not just with individual pieces of infrastructure but a border-wide plan that involves a lot of work from both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Capitol," Cornyn, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner. Cornyn collaborated on his legislation with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, but the two have produced different bills.
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FACTBOX: CANADA'S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM AND TARGETS FOR 2017 / US NEWS
The U.S. administration is putting its support behind a bill that would reduce the number of legal immigrants into the United States and prioritize high-skilled workers by setting up a merits-based system similar to those used by Canada and Australia. To bring in skilled workers, Canada uses a points system to assess immigrants' ability to enter the Canadian workforce. The majority of Canada's economic immigrants this year are expected to come from this so-called express entry system. Canada plans to allow 300,000 immigrants into the country this year. Applicants are ranked on their age, education, language ability, and work experience and earn points for each category up to 600. For example, people aged between 20-29 years get the maximum 100 points while those over 45 get zero for that category.
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