Ciudad de México, 29 de septiembre de 2017

Número: 3461

NOTAS PRINCIPALES


BI-NATIONAL HEALTH FAIR TO SERVE THOUSANDS / SAN BERNARDINO AMERICAN NEWS
The Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino is partnering with San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD), Loma Linda University, and Molina Healthcare to host one of the largest health fairs in the country this month. The Bi-National Health Fair is on Sunday, October 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs High School, where a few school buildings will be temporarily transformed into treatment areas for thousands of people seeking free medical and dental care. (…) Mexico’s Secretary of Health Dr. José Narro Robles and the Director General of IME (Institute of Mexicans Abroad–Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior) Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza will participate in an opening ceremony, where they will sign a declaration announcing their support for health. Ambassador Carlos Sada, Undersecretary for North America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) will also attend the event.
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MILWAUKEE LATINOS RALLY TO HELP DISASTER-RAVAGED PUERTO RICO AND MEXICO / JESSE GARZA / MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
When the earth shook in Mexico City, it rattled the nerves of Mexican-Americans in Milwaukee. And as the humanitarian crisis deepens in a Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, it heightens the anxiety of Cream City Ricans, heart-broken by the devastation of their island paradise and fearful for the safety of loved ones still there. “We pray every day,” said Emilio Lopez, who was finally able to communicate with relatives in Ponce after six days of apprehension. (…) Julian Adem, the Mexican consul to Milwaukee, urged people to send donations through the consulate instead of shipping supplies themselves, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said it was critical to act quickly.
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FERIA DE EDUCACION 2017: POPULAR AND TIMELY / SACRAMENTO STATE
Feria de Educación has helped expand access to higher education to a traditionally underrepresented demographic. This year’s event might be the most timely to date. Sacramento State hosts the event for the fifth time from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the University Union and the adjacent Serna Plaza and University Library Quad. The significance of the already-vital Feria continues to rise, says Viridiana Diaz, director of Sacramento State’s College Assistance Migrant Program, especially considering the Trump administration's aggressive stance on undocumented immigrants, who in many cases are children born in the United States to undocumented parents. (…) University President Robert S. Nelsen will deliver a welcoming address from the Serna Plaza stage. Other dignitaries scheduled to appear include Lupita Cortez Alcalá., executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, and Liliana Ferrer, the Mexican consul general in Sacramento.
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BOMBEROS MIGRANTES AYUDAN EN LA TRAGEDIA / CÉSAR REYES SOTO / EL UNIVERSAL
Cuando se enteraron de la fuerza destructiva del sismo de 7.1 grados del pasado 19 de septiembre, desde Los Ángeles, California, el corazón de cuatro migrantes que pertenecen al Departamento de Bomberos de la ciudad les dijo que tenían que venir a México, con su gente, codo a codo, para apoyar en la tragedia. No lo dudaron ni un segundo. La tierra llama y la raza también. Roger Rubio, Gabriel Martínez e Iván Martínez, los tres mexicanos, junto con Gabriel Moreno, de origen argentino, bomberos de Los Angeles City Fire Department, decidieron costear su vuelo a la Ciudad de México con el apoyo de sus familias. Llegaron el domingo, impulsados por la vocación de ofrecer sus servicios como rescatistas urbanos, paramédicos y expertos en estructuras colapsadas, con los más altos estándares internacionales en la materia. Trabajaron estos días en las dos torres de departamentos que se ubicaban en Gabriel Mancera y Escocia.
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ARTISTAS EN EU ORGANIZAN CONCIERTOS EN BENEFICIO DE VÍCTIMAS / LA JORNADA
Podría decirse que apenas estamos en el inicio de una nueva oleada de solidaridad con las víctimas del terremoto en México en la que artistas de diversas corrientes e influencias cerrarán filas con quienes lo han perdido todo. A manera de ejemplo, el programa organizado a contra reloj por la Filarmónica de Los Ángeles, que desarrollará del 9 al 17 de octubre en el Walt Disney Concert Hall, en esa ciudad, su Festival CDMX, un recital de artistas y expresiones musicales que buscarán apelar a la buena voluntad de quienes se han conmovido con la tragedia del terremoto en México.
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ARRESTAN A 498 MIGRANTES EN OPERATIVO NACIONAL EN EU / MILENIO
El Servicio de Control de Inmigración y Aduanas de Estados Unidos, ICE por sus siglas en inglés, dijo que arrestó a 498 migrantes de 42 condados durante un operativo nacional de cuatro días enfocado a ciudades conocidas como santuario, que limitan la cooperación de las autoridades locales con las de migración. En un comunicado, ICE dijo que 317 de los detenidos tienen antecedentes criminales. Las autoridades migratorias detuvieron a 30 migrantes en Chicago, en el condado de Cook, y a 63 en la zona de Denver, 54 de las cuales son delincuentes. Como parte de las redadas, también hubo detenciones en Los Ángeles, San Francisco y Seattle. El operativo de cuatro días apuntó a personas con prontuario criminal, prófugos y miembros de pandillas, dijo ICE.
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HOUSTON, CIUDAD HISPANA SIN LEGISLADORES HISPANOS / DEBATE
Cada vez que el representante Gene Green se presenta a un acto en su distrito abrumadoramente hispano tiene que responder la misma pregunta: “¿Qué diablos hace alguien como usted en un sitio como este?”. Después de desempeñar el cargo por un cuarto de siglo, este demócrata de 69 años sabe qué responder. “No es la primera vez que este anglo se postula en un distrito predominantemente mexicano”, señala Green, quien fue elegido por primera vez en el año en que Bill Clinton llegó a la presidencia. “Ya en 1992 me preguntaban ‘¿cómo piensas hacerte elegir?’”. El 44% de sus 2,3 millones de habitantes son hispanos, lo que hace de Houston la ciudad hispana más grande de Estados Unidos sin un representante en la cámara baja.
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EU CONSTRUYE OCHO PROTOTIPOS DEL MURO FRONTERIZO ENTRE TIJUANA Y SAN DIEGO / PROCESO
Desde hace unas dos semanas, un área ubicada frente a la colonia Las Torres de Tijuana y sobre territorio federal vigilado por la Patrulla Fronteriza en el área de Otay Mesa, en San Diego, fue cubierta con malla verde. Ahí se construyen ya ocho prototipos del muro que prometió construir el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, a lo largo de la frontera. Se trata de un espacio de 20 por 20 metros, que se encuentra a solo 40 metros de la cerca metálica que divide a ambos países y aunque puede verse desde Tijuana, del lado estadunidense se restringió el paso desde poco menos de cuatro kilómetros de distancia al este, donde se encuentra el cruce fronterizo de Otay. En el sitio se construirán ocho modelos, la mitad de concreto y el resto de otros materiales, pero todos tendrán una altura de nueve metros y entre cinco y nueve metros de ancho.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


THE CLAIMS OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT HYSTERICS ARE DISPROVED — AGAIN / JENNIFER RUBIN / THE WASHINGTON POST
No matter what facts one presents to anti-immigrant activists and xenophobic politicians, they insist that immigration is “out of control” and that immigrants take jobs away from Americans and suppress native-born Americans’ wages. Study after study reminds us that we don’t have a finite number of jobs and that new immigrants don’t replace native-born workers, but rather, they complement them. Anti-immigrant gadflies cling to a few studies that suggest immigrants can put a mild downward pressure on earnings for native workers with a high school education or less; that, they say, justifies mass deportation and/or severe cuts in immigration including high-skill workers. Even that conclusion has been largely disputed. (“Simple modeling and regression analysis applied to the last four decades of U.S. labor market history show that immigrants are not responsible for the stagnating or declining wages of non-college workers, either nationally or in regions with high immigration.
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IMMIGRANT YOUTH NEED A CLEAN DREAM ACT / CRISTINA JIMÉNEZ / THE HILL
Earlier this month, when the Trump administration killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, immigrant youth leaders and our allies immediately sprang into action. In cities and states across the country, we took to the streets, to courthouses, the halls of Congress and the White House to defend our future. Since then, immigrant youth from red and blue states have been on Capitol Hill every day calling for a clean DREAM Act without dangerous enforcement add-ons, which would hurt our families and border communities. Often, in the Washington press, DACA has been covered as an “Obama-era immigration policy.” While it’s true that President Obama did create DACA in 2012 through executive action, it was immigrant youth who courageously stood their ground and pressured Obama to establish the program. It was not something Democratic President Obama would have done without our consistent pressure.
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TARGETS ‘SANCTUARY’ CITIES IN LATEST WAVE OF IMMIGRATION ARRESTS / MARIA SACCHETTI / THE WASHINGTON POST
The Trump administration has arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in cities that are hostile to the federal government’s deportation crackdown, the latest salvo in a growing battle over sanctuary jurisdictions. Federal officials said Thursday that “Operation Safe City” specifically targeted some of the fiercest opponents of President Trump’s immigration policies, including New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Washington. In all, 498 immigrants, including 28 in Baltimore and 14 arrests in the District, were taken into custody in a four-day operation that ended Wednesday, officials said. Just under two-thirds of those arrested had criminal records in the United States.
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IMMIGRATION AGENTS ARREST HUNDREDS IN SWEEP OF SANCTUARY CITIES / MIRIAM JORDAN / THE NEW YORK TIMES
Federal agents arrested 498 people from 42 countries in a four-day nationwide operation targeting cities that United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said give sanctuary to undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes. ICE officials said that the sweep, Operation Safe City, which concluded Wednesday, focused on “sanctuary jurisdictions” where the agency is denied access to jails to interview suspects and where its requests to take those arrested into custody are not honored. The operation came amid an escalating conflict between these jurisdictions and the Trump administration, which has faced several legal challenges in its efforts to mandate cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.
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IMMIGRATION RIGHTS PROGRAM CANCELED AFTER ARLINGTON HEIGHTS LIBRARY OFFICIALS RECEIVE THREATS / KAREN ANN CULLOTTA / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A program at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library intended to inform undocumented residents about their rights was canceled this week after officials received phone threats, including some callers who suggested that ICE agents might be present at the event. The immigration rights program, titled "Know Your Rights," was scheduled to include a presentation from the Community Activism Law Alliance at 7 p.m. Monday. But library officials canceled the program after receiving several phone calls from individuals who implied the safety of workshop participants, library patrons and staff was at risk, said Mary Hastings, spokeswoman for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
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WOMAN POSING AS AN ATTORNEY STOLE IMMIGRANTS' CASH AND DREAMS, PROSECUTORS SAY / JOEL RUBIN / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Maria Bejar-Mejia arrived at the Citizenship and Immigration Services office in downtown Los Angeles with high hopes. She had come to the U.S. irregularly years before and her attorney, Jessica Godoy Ramos, told her she would receive a coveted green card at her appointment with immigration officials, authorities said in an account of the meeting. The $2,000 that Bejar-Mejia had paid the lawyer seemed like a small price to pay to cement her legal status in the country. Ramos accompanied Bejar-Mejia. After the pair had waited an hour, Ramos excused herself to use the restroom. When she didn’t return, Bejar-Mejia called. Ramos said she was meeting privately with an immigration officer. Prosecutors now say it was all a lie.
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U.S. TO COLLECT SOCIAL MEDIA DATA ON ALL IMMIGRANTS ENTERING COUNTRY / RON NIXON / THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Department of Homeland Security will soon begin collecting social media data from all immigrants entering the United States, part of what agency officials call an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the country but privacy advocates see as an unnecessary intrusion that would do little to protect national security. The department will begin collecting the information on Oct. 18, the same day the Trump administration’s new travel ban on citizens of seven countries and restrictions on those from two others are set to take effect. Green card holders and naturalized citizens will also have their social media information collected, with the data becoming part of their immigration file. It was unclear whether the monitoring would take place only in the application process or could continue afterward.
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DESPITE STORM OF ‘RACISM AND MISOGYNY,’ HISPANIC ACTIVIST DOLORES HUERTA REMAINS HOPEFUL DURING TRUMP ERA / THE WASHINGTON POST
About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this fall. During a recent radio interview, a disc jockey asked civil rights and feminist leader Dolores Huerta to choose a song to describe the times we're living in. "I said, 'Let's play Lena Horne's "Stormy Weather,'" Huerta recalled. The song reflects "exactly the kind of times we're in right now," she said. "It's a very dark time, actually." And yet, the 87-year-old says springtime will return. I spoke to Huerta earlier this month, just before the release of a new documentary about her life, "Dolores," which focuses on her work as an organizer and co-founder of the United Farm Workers.
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FLORIDA'S UNDOCUMENTED FARMWORKERS ESPECIALLY HARD HIT BY IRMA / AL DÍA
The hurricane's human cost is particularly apparent in Immokalee, a southwestern Florida town of around 20,000 inhabitants where approximately half of the population are undocumented farmworkers from Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti who work in tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pumpkin fields. Hurricane Irma not only caused millions of dollars in losses and damaged thousands of homes but also exacted a particularly heavy toll on the agricultural sector in Florida, ruining harvests and leaving many undocumented farmworkers unemployed. The hurricane's human cost is particularly apparent in Immokalee, a southwestern Florida town of around 20,000 inhabitants where approximately half of the population are undocumented farmworkers from Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti who work in tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pumpkin fields.
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IMMIGRATION DETAINEE HAS SUFFERED CRUEL AND UNUSUAL TREATMENT, LAWYER SAYS / BRENDAN KENNEDY / THE STAR
Canadian immigration officials have dragged their feet, relied upon flimsy evidence and provided “no valid justification” to hold a man they are trying to deport in maximum-security jail, the man’s lawyer argued in court Thursday. “This is a gross violation of section 12 of the Charter,” Jared Will, lawyer for immigration detainee Ebrahim Toure, told Superior Court Justice Alfred O’Marra, referencing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ protection against cruel and unusual treatment. Toure, a failed refugee claimant originally from Gambia, has spent more than four and a half years in a maximum security jail because the government has been unable to deport him. He is arguing that his detention violates multiple sections of the charter and that he should be released.
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FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUGHT IN IMMIGRATION LIMBO FOR MONTHS GETS HIS CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP / LICIA CORBELLA / CALGARY HERALD
After three months stuck in a type of immigration purgatory, not only are Donnie Dyck and his mom, Meg, reuniting with the rest of their family in Calgary but, on Wednesday, the adopted four-year-old officially became a Canadian citizen. “We have a lot to celebrate, that’s for sure,” says dad Jeremy Dyck, 35, who reached out to the Calgary Herald in early September to point out that while irregularly immigrants were simply walking across the Canada-U.S. border into Quebec, his adopted son couldn’t get a visitor’s visa to come to Canada. The bubbly boy, who recently started kindergarten in Calgary’s southwest community of Evergreen, laughed when he learned he is now a Canadian citizen. “He’s super excited about becoming Canadian — he understands that it’s significant and important,” says Jeremy.
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LIBYE: DES HELICOPTERES CONTRE L'IMMIGRATION / LE FIGARO
L'homme fort de l'est de la Libye, le maréchal Khalifa Haftar, a demandé à l'Europe des hélicoptères et des drones pour surveiller la frontière sud du pays et lutter contre l'immigration. "J'ai présenté un plan en partant du principe que la Libye n'est pas le point d'arrivée mais seulement un couloir pour les migrants qui veulent aller en Europe", a déclaré le maréchal dans une interview publiée aujourd'hui dans le Corriere della Sera, après avoir été reçu à Rome et à Paris cette semaine. "Ce plan prévoit la nécessité de négocier avec les pays voisins de la Libye d'où partent les migrants. Quand au contrôle des frontières sud, mes forces peuvent fournir la main-d'oeuvre mais vous Européens devez envoyer de l'aide: drones, hélicoptères, viseurs nocturnes, véhicules...", a poursuivi le militaire. Certes, l'ONU a imposé un embargo sur toute livraison militaire en direction de la Libye, mais selon le maréchal Haftar, "tous les pays européens intéressés à arrêter l'immigration devraient le révoquer". Il a de plus assuré que la ministre italienne de la Défense, Roberta Pinotti, avait "déjà accepté un programme d'entraînement de nos soldats en Italie".
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HONGRIE / IMMIGRATION: LE GOUVERNEMENT CRITIQUE / LE FIGARO
La nouvelle consultation populaire mise sur pied par le gouvernement hongrois, la troisième depuis 2015, dirigée cette fois contre le milliardaire américain George Soros, "vise à alimenter le sentiment xénophobe", a critiqué aujourd'hui l'ONG Human Right Watch (HRW) qui dénonce "une nouvelle campagne de haine". "La Hongrie s'apprête à lancer sa troisième campagne financée par les contribuables, visant certainement à alimenter le sentiment xénophobe", écrit HWR dans un communiqué appelant les responsables européens à "condamner ces tentatives d'attiser la haine". Le gouvernement conservateur de Viktor Orban entreprend, à partir de dimanche, de consulter les Hongrois sur ce qu'il nomme le "Plan Soros". La formule désigne pour Budapest le supposé projet de l'homme d'affaires de faire accepter un million de migrants par an dans l'UE.
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RESCATAN A 25 MIGRANTES EN GRECIA TRAS UN NAUFRAGIO / PUBLIMETRO
Más de 20 migrantes fueron rescatados y una niña murió el jueves después de que su bote se hundiera o naufragara durante la noche cerca de la pequeña isla suroriental de Kastellorizo, en Grecia, informaron autoridades locales. Un barco de la agencia fronteriza europea Frontex recogió en un principio a seis personas (un hombre, dos mujeres y tres niños) localizadas en el mar al noroeste de Kastellorizo, según dijo el jueves la Guardia Costera griega. Los seis fueron trasladados a tierra de inmediato porque una niña de nueve años necesitaba asistencia médica. La pequeña falleció más tarde, según los guardacostas. Otros cuatro de los sobrevivientes fueron hospitalizados. Las autoridades griegas iniciaron una operación de búsqueda con patrulleras y un helicóptero, y más tarde se encontró y rescató a otras 20 personas (cinco niños, dos mujeres y 13 hombres) que habían logrado nadar hasta la rocosa costa de la isla. Una persona de ese grupo fue hospitalizada.
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