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Número: 3428
Ciudad de México a 7 de agosto de 2017

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Bandera de México   MEDIOS NACIONALES / ESTATALES - MÉXICO / MEDIA IN MÉXICO

REGIÓN NORTE REGISTRA EL MAYOR CRECIMIENTO DE REMESAS EN EL PAÍS / MELANIA ATAYDE / EL ECONOMISTA
Durante la primera mitad del año, la región norte registró el mayor crecimiento en el flujo de remesas en México, con una tasa anual de 8.7%, de acuerdo con datos del Banco de México. La cercanía de las entidades que integran este bloque con Estados Unidos, que genera que un parte importante de los migrantes procedan de esta zona, sumado a la depreciación del pesos frente al dólar en meses previos y a la incertidumbre en torno a la posibilidad de un gravamen a las remesas, fueron factores que propiciaron tal incremento, señaló Kristobal Meléndez Aguilar, analista del Centro de Investigación Económica y Presupuestaria (CIEP).
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UN PAÍS DE INMIGRANTES / LOURDES GONZÁLEZ / REPORTE INDIGO
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump ha dado pasos para cumplir una de sus promesas de campaña de reformar el sistema migratorio, pero como algunas de sus acciones, va en contra de una reforma integral por la que ha pugnado la industria tecnológica; incluyendo el aumento a las visas de trabajadores altamente calificados. La ley conocida como Reforma de la Inmigración Americana para una Fuerza Económica (Raise) que salió de senadores republicanos y fue respaldada por Trump la semana pasada, se propone reducir a la mitad la entrada de inmigrantes legales permanentes en la próxima década. La internacionalista Brenda Estefan destacó la relevancia de la migración en el país vecino, ya que el 15 por ciento de la fuerza laboral y 25 por ciento de los emprendedores en esa nación son inmigrantes.
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DIFÍCIL, RETORNO A EDOMEX PARA MIGRANTES / REBECA JIMÉNEZ JACINTO / EL UNIVERSAL
Efraín viajó a Estados Unidos hace más de una década. Durante años envió dinero a su familia en La Cañada, a donde recién regresó al ser deportado; pero, al llegar a su casa encontró que su mujer ya vivía con el carnicero, por lo que hoy no tiene hogar, dinero ni trabajo. Como él, cerca de 700 migrantes expulsados de EU han retornado a este municipio con las manos vacías, por lo que son apoyados para tramitar documentos básicos como acta de nacimiento, credencial de elector, filiación al Seguro Popular y empleo, señaló Miguel Ángel Tovar, subdirector de Atención a Grupos Vulnerables y Migrantes.
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MIGRANTES PODRÁN TENER SU NEGOCIO / EL SIGLO DE DURANGO
Se lleva a cabo un programa denominado Proyectos de Negocio, mediante el cual se busca generar opciones de autoempleo para los gomezpalatinos que se hayan visto obligados a regresar de los Estados Unidos después de haber permanecido en aquel país en calidad de migrantes. El director de Desarrollo Social en el municipio, Víctor Habib Araluce informó que mediante este esquema de atención, se les está ofreciendo apoyo para iniciar una microempresa que les permita generar ingresos económicos. Señaló que la administración municipal tiene el objetivo de generar espacios de oportunidad para los migrantes que regresaron y están en busca de oportunidades de empleo, para lo cual se diseñó dicho programa.
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AUMENTA EN CANADÁ FLUJO DE MIGRANTES PROCEDENTES DE EU / EL DEBATE
El flujo de migrantes en la frontera sur de Canadá, en su mayoría haitianos que temen ser expulsados de Estados Unidos, aumentó en las últimas semanas y las solicitudes de asilo se triplicaron desde mediados de julio, dijeron funcionarios. En el paso de Lacolle, en la frontera con Quebec, la policía federal montó una carpa para chequear las identidades de los migrantes, que llegan a pie cargando valijas y paquetes. Más de un centenar de personas fueron registradas en la mañana del domingo, mientras otras 50 esperaban pacientemente para hacer el trámite ante las autoridades migratorias.
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Bandera de Estados Unidos de América  MEDIOS EN ESTADOS UNIDOS / MEDIA IN USA

WHY IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL WOULD HAVE BARRED BEST TEACHER IN AMERICA / JAY MATHEWS / THE WASHINGTON POST
Jaime Escalante, who died in Roseville, Calif., in 2010, was the most talented and effective classroom teacher I have ever known, and probably the most influential the United States has ever had. His astounding success at an impoverished Los Angeles high school inspired huge growth in the Advanced Placement program, particularly among students from low-income families. No one was ever as good as he was at squelching the notion that poor minority kids lacked the capacity to learn difficult subjects. But if immigration rule changes just proposed in a Senate bill endorsed by the Trump administration were in place when Escalante tried to move here from Bolivia in 1963, he never would have made it.
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TRUMP EMBRACES A SENSELESS IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL / THE NEW YORK TIMES
President Trump has endorsed legislation that would slash legal immigration by half, mainly by cutting the number of visas granted to relatives of citizens, while favoring people who speak English and have advanced degrees. The bill, which would do nothing to solve the country’s immigration and economic challenges, is unlikely to become law. The only way to understand Mr. Trump’s vocal support of an obvious turkey is as yet another attempt to energize his dwindling base of right-wing and nativist supporters. The bill was introduced by two Republican senators, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, who say it will protect American workers from competition from low-skilled foreign workers.
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IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES PREPARE FOR THREATS AGAINST DACA PROGRAM / NPR
A coalition of activists, lawyers, faith leaders and lawmakers are doing what they do best — protesting, filing legal briefs and drafting legislation — to ensure that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains in place. They're spurred by the threat of a lawsuit that could end legal protections for so-called "Dreamers" that could be heard in court as early as next month. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants has been in limbo for months. These are the so-called DREAMers. They've been allowed to stay in the U.S. even though they came here illegally, many of them as infants and young children. The Trump administration is expected to decide soon whether to continue the program.
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THE REAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION / JOSHUA ZEITZ / POLITICO MAGAZINE
The United States is currently experiencing a “historic flow of unskilled immigration,” warned Stephen Miller in a bruising news conference last week that saw the White House senior policy adviser harangue a CNN reporter over the famous Emma Lazarus poem on the base of the Statue of Liberty. Miller, who is also the chief wordsmith behind President Donald Trump’s revanchist agenda, speaks with the conviction of a true believer. Unveiling the administration’s new immigration proposal, Miller suggested a shift in who does, and who doesn’t, earn a coveted green card. “Does the applicant speak English? Can they support themselves and their families financially? Do they have a skill that will add to the U.S. economy? Are they being paid a high wage?”
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SPURRED BY TRUMP, STATES BATTLE SANCTUARY CITIES / ADAM EDELMAN / NBC NEWS
It's the states vs. their cities. The issue: Illegal immigration. A growing number of proposed state laws designed to crack down on sanctuary cities are putting local leaders in those municipalities on the defensive, forcing many to fight off measures they say could cripple their crime-fighting abilities and threaten economic growth. At least 31 states are considering legislation this year that would ban sanctuary policies, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many of those bills face fervent opposition from mayors and other officials of progressive cities. The battle unfolding between state and city lawmakers is largely the result of a broader national question that President Donald Trump has made front and center: How should the government deal with legal and illegal immigration?
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HARD LINES IN COURT AND AT THE BORDER WON'T FIX OUR BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM / LOS ANGELES TIMES
From the earliest days of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump expressed a visceral disregard for immigrants, no matter their legal status. Mexicans were “rapists,” Muslims should be banned, and legal immigration should be reduced, he argued, with guidance to come from a new (and as yet unformed) immigration commission. Candidate Trump offered other pledges and ideas as well, some as harebrained as the “no Muslims” stance but a few that, in different hands, could lead to sensible policy, such as revamping special visa programs for different categories of workers. But what has Trump delivered as president?
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GOV. BAKER’S IMMIGRATION BILL WOULD CAST A WIDE NET FOR ICE / EVA MILLONA AND IVÁN ESPINOZA-MADRIGAL / THE BOSTON GLOBE
Last Tuesday, in response to a Supreme Judicial Court ruling that state and local police and court officers have no legal authority to hold people on civil immigration detainers, Governor Charlie Baker submitted a bill to the Legislature that would grant them such authority. The governor said his goal is to fill “the statutory gap” identified by the Lunn v. Commonwealth decision, and to “focus our efforts on those who have been convicted of serious crimes.” In contrast with the “show me your papers” bill proposed by a few Republican legislators and Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, the governor’s bill might seem like a reasonable compromise.
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IMMIGRATION BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU / RONDELL TREVIÑO / THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL
Undocumented Immigrants in Memphis have felt fear like never before. Many local residents and activists have reported that they have seen Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents the last couple of months arrest peaceful, productive, and safe undocumented immigrants every two or three days. If this is not enough, there was a recent video on Facebook of an employee of a bail bondsman asking Immigrants for their green card and proof of Immigration Status. All of this is unjust for a couple of reasons. One, we as pastors and leaders believe Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents should arrest the sex traffickers, drug traffickers, and criminals, but this has not been the case as many residents and activists have stated that ICE is arresting undocumented Immigrants who are peaceful, productive, and safe Memphians with husbands, wives, and children.
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JULIA IOFFE: MELANIA TRUMP IS THE 'RIGHT KIND OF IMMIGRANT' / MELISSA MAHTANI / CNN
American journalist Julia Ioffe slammed the Trump administration's plan to curb legal immigration calling it "very restrictive" and part of a formula that would "provide the right kind of demographic engineering," for his base. Ioffe said first lady Melania Trump initially came to America on an H-1B visa, one of the visas the government is now working to restrict. "When you ask Trump supporters, they don't care because she's a different -- she's the right kind of immigrant." "She is a beautiful white woman from Europe, and we like those. Even though she doesn't have a college degree. You know, I don't know how she would have done under this point system," Ioffe told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
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US AND MEXICO IMMIGRATION: PORTRAITS OF GUATEMALAN REFUGEES IN LIMBO / SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Many of Guatemala’s refugees produced by its long civil war are still stateless today. The war lasted between 1954 and 1996 and inflicted significant harm, particularly on indigenous Mayans. The conflict prompted 200,000 Guatemalans to flee to Mexico, where up to 43,000 refugees established settlement camps. For more than a decade I have conducted research in La Gloria, Mexico, the largest of these settlements, near the border of Guatemala. Currently, due to strict naturalization laws, more than 27,000 Guatemalans throughout Mexico remain stateless. In turn, many Guatemalan refugees have migrated to the U.S., only to face similarly draconian policies. In 2007, I began a photo-documentary project with my brother Manuel Gil, a professional photographer. Our aim was to learn about the challenges these people face as stateless refugees for more than 30 years, and the impact immigration policies have on their families. Here’s what we found.
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Bandera de Canadá    MEDIOS EN CANADÁ / MEDIA IN CANADA

IMMIGRATION AU CANADA: UN ASSITANT VIRTUEL POUR LES PREMIERES DEMARCHES / LE EXPRESS
Les démarches d'immigration sont souvent un casse-tête pour les futurs expatriés. Le cabinet d'avocats Exeo a conçu un outil pour aider les candidats dans leurs premiers pas. Quel futur immigré n'a jamais désespéré face aux arcanes des procédures à suivre? Exeo, un cabinet d'avocats montréalais, a imaginé un "chatbot", sorte d'assistant virtuel, baptisé IVA (Immigration Virtual Assistant) pour aider dans leurs premières démarches ceux qui veulent immigrer au pays à la feuille d'érable. Exeo est le premier cabinet d'avocats au Canada à utiliser l'intelligence artificielle pour proposer une interaction directe avec la clientèle.
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LE PAPE DE L’IMMIGRATION / JOURNAL DE MONTREAL
Après le pape du rap, le pape du Mac, le pape François, voici le pape de l’immigration, le premier magistrat de la métropole, Son Honneur l’honorable Denis Coderre, qui a rappelé hier en point de presse que Montréal est une ville «sanctuaire». Cela s’appelle vivre à l’intérieur d’une bulle... papale. Ma foi, qui conseille le maire ces jours-ci ? Les mêmes qui s’occupent des communications chez Air Transat ? Pour les demandeurs d’asile en provenance des États-Unis, le concept de « ville sanctuaire », inspiré des cités refuges de l’Ancien Testament, a un sens bien précis : ce sont des lieux sûrs d’où on ne peut être déporté. Ce qui n’est pas le cas ici. Attrape-nigaud.
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