Síntesis Informativa Lazos
Número: 3433
Ciudad de México a 14 de agosto de 2017

To English speakers: below you will find information in English published by American and Canadian press.

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

MAYOR COMERCIO E INTEGRACIÓN, PRIORIDADES DE MÉXICO EN TLCAN / EXCELSIOR
El gobierno mexicano comienza la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) con la postura de promover el comercio bajo condiciones justas, así como una mayor integración de la región de Norteamérica. De acuerdo con el titular de la Secretaría de Economía (SE), Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, entre las prioridades de México en las negociaciones para modernizar el tratado está la competitividad, que permita fortalecer las cadenas de valor, para poder garantizar que los beneficios sean sobre todo para los miembros de esta integración.
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DESIGNAN A LOS REPRESENTANTES PARA RENEGOCIACIÓN DE TLCAN / IVETTE SALDAÑA / EL UNIVERSAL
El gobierno federal designó los nombres de los encargados de las 28 mesas de trabajo y de los cuatro temas sin capitulado —32 temas— que conformó la Secretaría de Economía para la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN). Esos 32 temas en que dividieron los trabajos contienen las preocupaciones de los tres países integrantes del acuerdo: Canadá, Estados Unidos y México, porque incluyen los capítulos originales del acuerdo comercial como los nuevos tópicos propuestos por EU y los que se incluyeron el Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (TPP).
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DENUNCIAN DESPIDO DE 72 MIGRANTES EN ESTADOS UNIDOS / EL SOL DE MEXICO
El Instituto Estatal de Atención al Migrante Guanajuatense y sus Familias brinda apoyo y asesoría a migrantes guanajuatenses que fueron despedidos de la empresa Sumas Washinton y atiende la queja de otros trabajadores por el trato que reciben, los dos casos ya son atendidos por el Cónsul de México en Seattle, Roberto Dondisch y el Instituto trabaja con los abogados en la defensa de los trabajadores. Los trabajadores mexicanos se encuentran laborando en los campos agrícolas, por medio de una visa de trabajo H2A, de la ciudad de Sumas, Washington, lugar donde se encuentran las granjas y donde fueron contratados más de 500 trabajadores mexicanos, de los cuales, más de la mitad son de origen guanajuatense, provenientes de los municipios de: Salvatierra, Huanímaro, Abasolo y Celaya.
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DETECTAN TRÁILER CON 17 INDOCUMENTADOS EN TEXAS / EL FINANCIERO
Casi una veintena de inmigrantes indocumentados fue encontrada dentro de un tráiler en el estado de Texas, el segundo caso de este tipo en un mes, dijo hoy el Departamento de Policía de Edinburg. Las autoridades indicaron que los 17 inmigrantes estaban en la parte trasera del remolque, sin reportar por ahora el estado físico de los afectados, que de acuerdo con informes sin confirmar proceden de México, Guatemala, Honduras y Rumania.
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IXMIQUILPAN ES EL MUNICIPIO QUE MÁS REMESAS CAPTA EN EL ESTADO / EL SOL DE MEXICO
Sin duda, la aportación económica que generan diariamente los migrantes radicados en Estados Unidos es muy significativa para la economía de esta zona del Valle del Mezquital, pues de acuerdo con autoridades estatales, en este municipio se reciben diariamente alrededor de cinco millones de pesos por concepto de remesas enviadas desde la Unión Americana. La Dirección General de Atención al Migrante, a cargo de Juan de Dios Hernández, dio a conocer que, en promedio, son cinco millones de pesos, todos los días, que llegan a través de envíos de conacionales a sus familias radicadas en diferentes municipios que conforman esa región del Mezquital y que impactan directamente en la economía de la gente que depende de ese dinero que llega del extranjero.
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ATENDIÓ LA SRE 17 TRASLADOS DE TLAXCALTECAS FALLECIDOS EN EE. UU. / NADIA MENDOZA / EL SOL DE MEXICO
La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) en Tlaxcala atendió 17 traslados de connacionales fallecidos en Estados Unidos de América (EE. UU), de enero a julio del año en curso. De esos casos de asistencia, 14 fueron por complicaciones de salud, dos por accidente y uno por homicidio, informó el delegado de la dependencia federal, David Guerrero Tapia. En entrevista, confirmó que 14 traslados ya fueron concluidos y tres están en proceso, pues lleva días los trámites diplomáticos.
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Bandera de Estados Unidos de América  MEDIOS EN ESTADOS UNIDOS / MEDIA IN USA

DOZENS OF MEXICAN WORKERS LEFT IN LIMBO AFTER WHATCOM COUNTY FARM WALKOUT / SCOTT GREENSTONE / YAKIMA HERALD
More than 70 Mexican men are living in Lucy and Joaquin Suarez’s small backyard in Sumas, Whatcom County. The workers have been there for a week, camped three or four to a tent, ringed by a wood pile and a small mountain of donated water bottles. So much food has been donated that the couple requested on Facebook that volunteers not to bring food but freezers and fridges instead. (…) The Suarez house was abuzz with volunteers coming in to pick up trash, cook and provide first aid; investigators from L&I and lawyers from Columbia Legal Services sitting on folding chairs and interviewing workers; reporters and photographers coming in and out; and staffers from the Mexican Consulate distributing stipends and visa advice.
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STAY, HIDE OR LEAVE? HARD CHOICES FOR IMMIGRANTS IN THE HEARTLAND / JACK HEALYAUG / THE NEW YORK TIMES
It was quitting time. Edith Rivera took one last lunch order, dropped off a basket of tortilla chips and set off from work, heading out to the farm roads where other immigrants feared to drive. Like them, Ms. Rivera, 33, had no legal status in the country where she had lived for 18 years. She had no driver’s license, apart from the long-expired North Carolina identification she held safe, like a talisman, in her wallet. But as she skimmed past the northern Iowa cornfields on her way to her son Steven’s seventh-grade track meet, she did not share other immigrants’ fears. Not of being pulled over. Not of raids or deportation. Not of the man in the White House. Not of the new Franklin County sheriff’s quest to make sure this rapidly diversifying community of hog barns and egg farms would never again be known as an immigrant sanctuary.
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LEGAL SCHOLARS URGE KEEPING PLAN FOR YOUNG IMMIGRANTS / RUSSELL CONTRERAS / THE COLUMBIAN
A group of legal scholars is urging President Donald Trump to keep a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and is outlining a legal argument to maintain it. Around 100 law professors and immigration attorneys are scheduled today to send Trump an open letter arguing the president has the legal authority to preserve the Obama administration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Michael Olivas, a law professor at the University of Houston Law Center and Santa Fe, N.M., resident, told The Associated Press the letter details why the program, which has helped around 750,000 immigrants, is legal.
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CEO OLIVER SANCHEZ (LEFT) AND COO PETER YAO RUN AN OPERATION THAT HELPS NON-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED / THE BOSTON GLOBE
MassChallenge does not have a program specifically for immigrants, according to Kiki Johnston, managing director of MassChallenge’s flagship program in Boston. “We stay very agnostic,” she said. “We’re industry agnostic . . . our baseline is that a great idea can come from anyone, anything, anyhow.” MassChallenge has an immigration attorney who can meet with startups, but there has been not a groundswell of requests for immigrant-specific services, Johnston said. While the Cambridge Innovation Center is happy to support companies that look to ease immigrants’ transition into the US economy, it isn’t a focus, said Stas Gayshan, the founder of CIC Boston.
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DETROIT’S REVIVAL SUPPORTED BY IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS / STEPHANIE STEINBERG / THE DETROIT NEWS
If Detroit had a “Little India,” it would be Ojas Akolkar’s studio tucked in the third floor of TechTown. Vibrant embroidered bags adorn the walls, patterned pillows from Gujarat line the couch and dozens of block-printed wraps, signature of the Indian state Rajasthan, fill the racks. Akolkar, a 43-year-old founder of the online retailer Tribalfare, purchases the clothing, accessories and home decor straight from artisans she meets in India. She then sells them to Detroiters and Americans nationwide. “There are certain things that are so intrinsic to a culture and the region where it originates that you can’t match that. Like what is ‘Detroit made?’ It’s Detroit made because it’s made in Detroit.
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ASTORINO'S VETO TO IMMIGRANT BILL LIKELY TO STAND / MARK LUNGARIELLO / LOHUD
Westchester County lawmakers won’t have enough votes to override an expected veto of a bill its supporters say will protect undocumented immigrants in the county. The Immigrant Protection Act, pushed by Board of Legislators Democrats, passed through the legislature last week, but Republican County Executive Rob Astorino swiftly announced he’d veto the bill. His veto is expected early this week, within 10 days of approval of the bill, as required by law. “If the Democrats insist on going through an override vote for the purpose of creating a political spectacle, the County Executive's veto will be sustained,” John Testa, the legislature’s Republican Minority Leader, told The Journal News/lohud in a statement.
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FOREIGN FARMWORKERS IN CANADA FEAR DEPORTATION IF THEY COMPLAIN / DAN LEVINAUG / THE NEW YORK TIMES
Desperate to provide for his family, Hilario Mendoza leapt at the chance to leave Mexico to pick cherries on a farm in British Columbia. But bad weather left him so idle that he often worked just three hours a day — far less than the 40 hours a week he said he had been promised under Canada’s program for temporary farmworkers. While he waited to go to the fields, he found himself crammed with 34 other laborers into a small house where rain leaked onto their beds. Months of complaints went nowhere — and then he was abruptly sent back to Mexico. “We were abandoned,” Mr. Mendoza said of his 2014 experience on the farm. “There are lots more people in Mexico wanting to work in Canada, so they don’t protect our rights.”
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STATUE NOT AN IMMIGRANT BEACON / THE WASHINGTON TIMES
In “Not everyone can join the American nation” (Web, Aug. 8) Clifford May argues that CNN’s Jim Acosta was wrong to say that Emma Lazarus’ poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, set a U.S. policy of admitting immigrants considered the “wretched refuse” of foreign lands. Mr. May argues on prudential grounds, but there is a historical argument, too. Edouard de Laboulaye, the “Father of the Statue of Liberty,” was a French politician whose life’s mission was to push for a return to democracy when France was ruled by Emperor Napoleon III. Laboulaye raised money from private French citizens to build a statute titled “Liberty Enlightening the World.” The donors wanted France (and the world) to copy the United States’ limited constitutional government, represented by the “light” of the torch held by the goddess of liberty, Libertas.
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THOUSANDS OF EUROPEANS ARE AMONG CHICAGO’S UNDOCUMENTED / CHICAGO SUN TIMES
For undocumented Chicagoans, a knock on the door means catastrophe. Some Polish immigrants install doorbells because the sound is less threatening, said Grazyna Zajaczkowska, director of immigration services for the Polish American Association. They also won’t answer the door unless they already know who’s there. “Every knock on the door for the undocumented is a big deal,” she said. Though President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border has become one symbol of the illegal immigration issue, many of Chicago’s undocumented residents arrive from overseas. They don’t walk; they fly.
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LUIS SILVERIO, COUGARS GLAD FOR CHANCE TO REACH OUT TO HISPANIC FAN BASE / PAUL JOHNSON / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
When the Cougars asked outfielder Luis Silverio to help promote Saturday's Hispanic Heritage Night, he didn't have to think twice. "This is a really good first step," Silverio said of the event, which was part of Minor League Baseball's new Hispanic-focused initiative, Es Divertido Ser Un Fan (which translates as It's Fun To Be A Fan). "I really hope that people come out to the games. (Teammates) Ramon (Hernandez), B.J. (Lopez) and I did a video in Spanish to try to get people to come out. Whatever else they need us to do, we'd be more than happy to do it. I think this is a really good thing. It's something that's really going to help the Cougars a lot."
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Bandera de Canadá    MEDIOS EN CANADÁ / MEDIA IN CANADA

IMMIGRANTS ILLEGAUX, UN TERME A PROSCRIRE / LOUISE ARBOUR / LE DEVOIR
La mobilité fait partie de la condition humaine. L’organisation internationale basée sur la souveraineté des États et sur leurs frontières exige des politiques migratoires intelligentes. Celles-ci reposent sur plusieurs facteurs, dont la coopération internationale et une opinion publique bien informée. Le choix du langage et de la terminologie dans le discours public n’est pas toujours innocent, et rarement sans conséquence. Par exemple, l’expression fréquemment employée dans le contexte des conflits armés est celle de civils innocents, pour désigner une population qu’il est interdit de cibler en temps de guerre.
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'COMMON SENSE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING,' IMMIGRATION LAWYER SAYS / MICHAEL SMEE / CBC
Young Irish immigrants say they're frustrated and astounded at a federal government policy that insists they pass a test to prove they can speak proper English before gaining permanent resident status — a necessary step along the way to Canadian citizenship. "Common sense has left the building," immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann told CBC Toronto last week. He's calling on the federal government to exempt applicants for permanent resident status who come from countries where English is an official language. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) spokesperson Carl Beauchamp refused a request for an interview from CBC Toronto, but in an email he said every applicant is expected to write the test, regardless of the language spoken in their home country.
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