Ciudad de México, 18 de octubre de 2017

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NACIONALES


'MÉXICO NO ACEPTARÁ ACUERDO QUE LO DISCRIMINE EN TLCAN' / EXCÉLSIOR
El encargado de dar seguimiento al proceso de renegociación del Tratado del Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), Juan Carlos Baker, aseguró que México tiene fuerza negociadora y no aceptará un acuerdo que lo discrimine y le reste competitividad. En el marco del cierre de la cuarta ronda de renegociaciones del TLCAN, donde el representante de Comercio Exterior de EU, Robert Lighthizer, quien se dijo decepcionado por las posturas “inflexibles” de México y Canadá, el representante mexicano aseguró que nuestro país no se trata de ser inflexible, sino de evitar ser perjudicado.
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MÉXICO Y CANADÁ MANTENDRÁN TLC, AUN SIN EU: PEÑA NIETO / ENRIQUE SÁNCHEZ / EXCELSIOR
En la conversación con periodistas en Los Pinos, el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto aseguró que ante una eventual salida de Estados Unidos del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, México y Canadá mantendrán un TLC porque demuestra sus beneficios económicos para la región. La respuesta del mandatario al cuestionamiento de un columnista vino minutos antes de que concluyera la cuarta ronda de negociaciones en Washington, Estados Unidos, en la que el representante del gobierno de Donald Trump, Robert Lighthizer se dijo decepcionado porque sus pares de México y Canadá no aceptan negociar las condiciones que le interesan a su país.
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JUEZ DA NUEVO REVÉS A VETO MIGRATORIO / EXCELSIOR
Un juez federal de Hawái suspendió la aplicación de parte del último decreto antimigratorio del presidente Donald Trump, pero mantuvo el veto al ingreso de funcionarios de Venezuela y Corea del Norte a territorio de EU. La decisión del juez Derrick Watson suspende el decreto presidencial que prohíbe el ingreso de ciudadanos de Chad, Irán, Libia, Somalia, Siria y Yemen.
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"EU NECESITA EL MURO; NO QUEREMOS AL CRIMEN" / VÍCTOR SANCHO / EL UNIVERSAL
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, se niega a desistir de su promesa de construir el muro en la frontera con México, y esta vez la justificó por “el momento duro en términos de crimen” que según el mandatario está viviendo México, y que provoca que su país se vea inundado de drogas y violencia. “No lo están haciendo precisamente bien en temas en los que tenemos mucho interés”, detalló Trump en una inesperada conferencia de prensa en la Casa Blanca. “México está pasando un momento duro ahora mismo en términos de crimen”, había asegurado minutos antes, rodeado de su gabinete, sin dar más detalles ni explicaciones que el “tremendo crimen y tremendos problemas” que hay en México. “Tenemos una buena relación con México, pero tienen muchos problemas”, añadió el mandatario.
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BAJAN 31% DEPORTACIONES DE MEXICANOS EN ERA TRUMP / PUBLIMETRO
Entre enero y septiembre de 2017 el número de deportaciones de mexicanos desde Estados Unidos cayó 31% respecto al mismo periodo de 2016, aseguró este martes en Roma, Italia, el titular de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), Luis Videgaray. En rueda de prensa conjunta con su par italiano Angelino Alfanoal término de la reunión plenaria de la quinta comisión binacional México-Italia, el canciller mexicano dijo que el fenómeno migratorio ha cambiado radicalmente en los últimos 20 años.
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GOBIERNO AMENAZA A EMPLEADOS SIN PAPELES / VICTOR SANCHO / EL UNIVERSAL
El director interino del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE), Thomas Homan, amenazó a la comunidad de inmigrantes indocumentados en Estados Unidos, al anunciar que está dispuesto a aplicar las leyes migratorias impulsadas por el presidente Donald Trump en su punto máximo, y su nuevo foco será la multiplicación de las redadas en empresas y fábricas. “Estamos tomando la aplicación [de las leyes migratorias] en las empresas de forma muy seria este año. De hecho ya hemos incrementado el número de inspecciones y operaciones”, anunció Homan en una charla destinada a lanzar un mensaje de miedo y alerta a los 11 millones de indocumentados que se calcula que residen en EU, la mitad de origen mexicano.
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MÉXICO ESPERA HASTA MEDIO MILLÓN DE VOTOS DE EMIGRANTES EN LAS PRÓXIMAS ELECCIONES / PABLO XIMÉNEZ DE SANDOVAL / EL PAÍS
Los mexicanos y los hijos de mexicanos en Estados Unidos tienen hasta el 31 de marzo de 2018 para iniciar los trámites para votar en las elecciones presidenciales del próximo 1 de julio. Informar y movilizar a estos electores es una tarea que recae en la cincuentena de Consulados que México tiene en el país vecino. En las últimas presidenciales, votaron 44.000 personas desde el extranjero. En las nuevas, podrían ser entre 250.000 y 500.000, afirma Luis Enrique Andrade, consejero del Instituto Nacional Electoral. “El voto en el exterior, aunque no sea millones, puede cambiar un resultado”. Cuando se habla de voto en el exterior, se habla de voto desde Estados Unidos, donde vive más del 98% de los emigrantes mexicanos.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


JEFF SESSIONS SET TO FACE QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION, OTHER CONTENTIOUS ISSUES / ARUNA VISWANATHA / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Appearance before Senate Judiciary Committee marks first appearance since June. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, where he will likely face questions on contentious issues such as immigration, civil rights and his recusal from the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Democrats said they plan to push Mr. Sessions to describe his conversations with President Donald Trump, which he declined to discuss at his last appearance before a Senate panel in June.
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HOMELAND SECURITY MUST REVEAL WHY IT ENDED 'DREAMERS' POLICY / EDVARD PETTERSSON / LOS ANGELES TIMES
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security must produce documents that detail the decision-making process for ending the "Dreamers" policy for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. A federal judge in San Francisco who is overseeing five lawsuits challenging the September announcement to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, said Tuesday that Homeland Security must turn over all emails, letters, memos, notes and other materials that were considered in the final decision. Attorneys general from 15 states plus the District of Columbia have sued to block President Donald Trump's plan to roll back a program used by about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. About three-quarters of the young people are Mexicans.
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JUDGE: DACA LEGAL ADVICE MUST BE MADE PUBLIC / TED HESSON AND JOSH GERSTEIN / POLITICO
A federal judge in California on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to turn over emails, letters, memos and other materials related to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, based in San Francisco, also appears to cover legal advice about winding down the program, which grants quasi-legal status and work permits to so-called Dreamers. Acting in a series of lawsuits filed over the decision, the judge said the administration had waived its attorney-client privilege by claiming the decision was driven by concerns that the program is unconstitutional. “Defendants argue that [the Department of Homeland Security] had to rescind DACA because it exceeded the lawful authority of the agency,” Alsup wrote. “They cannot, therefore, simultaneously refuse to disclose the legal research that led to that conclusion.
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TRUMP PLANS MASSIVE INCREASE IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION JAILS / ALAN GOMEZ / USA TODAY
The Trump administration is planning an increase in federal immigration jails across the country for the thousands of additional undocumented immigrants its agents are arresting. In recent weeks, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has put out requests to identify privately-run jail sites in Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and southern Texas, according to notices published on a federal contracting website. It did not publicly announce its plans to house 4,000 more detainees at the facilities. The detention expansion would represent the latest step in President Trump's efforts to crack down on irregular immigration. From Jan. 22 through Sept. 9, the agency arrested 97,482 people suspected of being in the country illegally, a 43% increase over the same time period in 2016 under President Barack Obama, according to the latest ICE figures.
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AS TRUMP'S BORDER PLANS TAKE SHAPE, CRITICS CALL FOR VIRTUAL WALL / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar works in the shadow of the roaring Rio Grande. He stands on the banks, looking out at a park where residents play baseball and basketball or picnic with friends and family. With Nuevo Laredo sitting just across the river, Cuellar has a message for President Donald Trump about one of his campaign promises: “With all due respect, President Trump, but your wall ain’t gonna work here,” said Cuellar, who has worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety tracking down drug smugglers for more than two decades. He's been sheriff for the past nine years. Cuellar said environmental issues and the abundance of privately owned land along the border fuel his skepticism.
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AN UNDOCUMENTED TEEN IS PREGNANT AND IN CUSTODY. CAN THE U.S. STOP HER FROM GETTING AN ABORTION? / MARIA SACCHETTI AND SANDHYA SOMASHEKHAR / THE WASHINGTON POST
The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing the Trump administration of illegally blocking a 17-year-old Central American immigrant from having an abortion and will urge a federal judge in Washington on Wednesday to clear the way for her and other young immigrants to terminate their pregnancies. Known as “Jane Doe” in federal court, the teenager is one of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally. She is being held in South Texas and has permission from a state judge to have an abortion, but she says federal officials refuse to transport her to a clinic. “It’s unprecedented, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s also unconscionable,” said Brigitte Amiri, a senior ACLU staff lawyer and attorney for the girl, who filed suit through her court-appointed guardian.
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PHILADELPHIA TO HOST SUMMIT FOR HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURS / JOHN N. MCGUIRE / AL DÍA
The largest networking venue for Hispanic businesses in the U.S. is coming to Philadelphia. For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) (link is external) will bring its National Convention to Philadelphia in 2018. The chamber made the announcement at this year’s convention, which was held in Dallas earlier this month. Founded in 1979, USHCC is an organization that works to promote the development and economic growth of Hispanic-owned businesses across the country. According to the chamber, there are more than 4.2 million of these businesses, contributing annually nearly $670 billion to the national economy. USHCC acts an umbrella organization for more than 200 nationwide business associations and local chambers.
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ARE WHITE HIPSTERS HIJACKING AN ANTI-GENTRIFICATION FIGHT IN LOS ANGELES? / RORY CARROLL / THE GUARDIAN
The Los Angeles neighbourhood of Boyle Heights has become a landmark battleground in the movement against gentrification, a contest widely seen as pitting working-class Latino activists against an influx of white-owned galleries. The tactics – rallies, threats, boycotts, confrontations, smashed windows, graffiti saying “fuck white art” – are controversial and effective: one gallery has fled, others are nervous and have cancelled or moved events. Chris Kraus, the film-maker and author of I Love Dick, recently cancelled a planned reading of her latest book at the 356 Mission gallery after activists threatened to disrupt the event. A “climate of harassment and online trolling” made the event untenable, Hedi El Kholt, managing editor of Kraus’s publisher Semiotext(e), said.
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WHITE SOX MANAGER RICK RENTERIA NAMED ONE OF MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS IN SPORTS / CHRIS KUC / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sports Illustrated named its “30 Most Influential Latinos in Sports” and White Sox manager Rick Renteria was among those honored. The list includes “Latinos in sports who aren’t athletes: the coaches, journalists, CEOs and other innovators who shape American sports culture and industry.” The 55-year-old Renteria, who was born in Harbor City, Calif., is the only Hispanic manager in Major League Baseball and spoke often this season about his pride in his heritage. “I can't deny who I am — I am Mexican,” Renteria told ESPN. “My parents were both from Mexico. They came here. They gave us an opportunity.”
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CANADÁ


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MUST BE INCLUDED IN NEW NAFTA: BELLEGARDE / KRISTY KIRKUP / THE STAR
An Indigenous chapter in NAFTA mustn’t be allowed to fall by the wayside, regardless of the challenges currently confronting negotiators, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde. Canada, the U.S. and Mexico concluded the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations on Tuesday in Arlington, Va. — discussions that spanned seven days and involved nearly 30 groups, according to Global Affairs. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also announced Tuesday that the trade talks are being extended into 2018. Bellegarde, who is part of an advisory committee on the talks, said he wants to ensure officials understand the importance of including Indigenous Peoples, since they were left out of original NAFTA negotiations in the 1990s.
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IMMIGRATION IRRÉGULIÈRE DANS L’INDIFFERENCE / SYLVAIN LEVESQUE / JOURNAL DE QUEBEC
Les militaires sont retournés chez eux et les campements temporaires ont été démantelés à Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle L’impression que nous en avions tous, c’est que la crise des immigrants illégaux (excusez-moi, l’immigration irrégulière, merci au barreau du Québec), c’est derrière nous. Il est vrai que les mois de juillet et d’août furent particulièrement intenses avec 8500 personnes qui ont traversé nos frontières par le bois, au bout du Chemin Roxham. Cependant, qu’en est-il de la situation depuis ? Cet article de l’agence QMI diffusé le 16 octobre est complètement passé inaperçu et surtout pas du tout relayé. On y apprend qu’au mois de septembre seulement, 1720 réfugiés ont été arrêtés pour avoir franchi la frontière canadienne au Québec.
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BROOK HOUSE: INQUIRY CALL INTO IMMIGRATION CENTRE ALLEGATIONS / BBC NEWS
A "prompt" and independent inquiry should be held into alleged abuse at an immigration removal centre in the UK, a human rights body has said. Footage covertly filmed by BBC Panorama allegedly showed staff at Brook House, near Gatwick airport, "mocking, abusing and assaulting" detainees held there. The footage could be symptomatic of a "wider, systemic" problem, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said. The Home Office did not comment on the letter but said abuse was unacceptable. Last month, Panorama aired footage recorded by ex-custody officer Callum Tulley at Brook House, which holds detainees who are facing deportation from the UK. Security firm G4S, which has a government contract to run the centre, has since dismissed six members of staff at the centre. A number of other staff have also been disciplined - although G4S has not said how many.
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IMMIGRATION : MACRON CHASSE A DROITE / ERIC HACQUEMAND / PARIS MATCH
La droite et l’extrême droite en ont rêvé, Macron le fera-t-il? En promettant dans son intervention télévisée que «toutes celles et ceux qui étant étrangers en situation irrégulière et commettant un acte délictueux quel qu’il soit seront expulsés», le chef de l’Etat fait resurgir un vieux serpent de mer : l’application unilatérale de la double peine pour les étrangers. Quitte à voir la montagne accoucher d’une souris. Afin de montrer qu’il entend passer aux actes, le président devait profiter de son discours, le 18 octobre, devant les policiers et les gendarmes pour confirmer le tour de vis en matière d’immigration. Dès le lendemain de son interview sur TF1, le ministère de l’Intérieur a transmis aux préfectures une circulaire censée traduire en actes le volontarisme affiché par Emmanuel Macron. Instructions précises, procédures clarifiées, délais à respecter... : «Tout doit être fait pour favoriser l’éloignement des personnes en situation irrégulière constituant une menace à l’ordre public», dit en substance cette circulaire. L’objectif est clair : éviter un nouveau dérapage comme celui observé à Lyon il y a quelques jours.
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HOME OFFICE SEEKS 1,200 IMMIGRATION WORKERS BEFORE BREXIT / HELEN WARRELL / THE FINANCIAL TIMES
The Home Office is recruiting an extra 1,200 immigration caseworkers to help register the 3m EU nationals currently living in the UK before the Brexit deadline, Amber Rudd has revealed.Outlining her plans for the mass registration effort, the home secretary said a new online system to confer “settled status” on EU residents would be up and running by the end of 2018. This will replace the much-criticised 85-page permanent residence application form, whichrequires documentary proof of residence and earnings over five years. By contrast, Ms Rudd said the new form would be designed specifically for EU nationals and that the “default position” would be to accept their applications unless there were concerns over fraud or criminality.
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