Ciudad de México, 20 de octubre de 2017

Número: 3476

 

NACIONALES


BUSH DESCALIFICA POLÍTICAS DE TRUMP EN MIGRACIÓN Y COMERCIO / MILENIO
El ex presidente estadunidense George W. Bush señaló que la políticas ultranacionalistas o nativistas que se oponen al libre comercio y se cierran a la migración son contrarias a los verdaderos valores de Estados Unidos, en alusión a la postura del gobierno de Donald Trump. “El libre comercio ayudó a Estados Unidos a convertirse en una potencia global”, aseguró Bush en un discurso ofrecido en Nueva York. Añadió que los presidentes estadunidenses siempre supieron que el éxito del país dependía también del bienestar del llamado “mundo libre”, pero ahora hay otras tendencias. “Hemos visto el nacionalismo distorsionado en el nativismo, olvidado el dinamismo que la inmigración siempre ha traído a Estados Unidos. Vemos que la confianza en el valor de los mercados libres y el comercio internacional se desvanece”, aseguró.
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L@ RED DE LA GENTE REPORTA CRECIMIENTO DE 20% EN REMESAS / FERNANDO GUTIÉRREZ / EL ECONOMISTA
En lo que va del año se han enviado, vía L@ Red de la Gente, alrededor de 914 millones de dólares, lo que significa un crecimiento de 20% respecto de lo reportado en el mismo periodo del 2016, informó Virgilio Andrade Martínez, director general del Banco del Ahorro Nacional y Servicios Financieros (Bansefi) quien agregó este incremento es una muestra del crecimiento de la actividad laboral de connacionales en Estados Unidos. En la inauguración de la XIV convención nacional de L@ Red de la Gente, el director general del Bansefi expuso que a la par de este crecimiento, también ha aumentado el promedio por envío en casi 10% para llegar a los 500 dólares por transacción.
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RIESGOSA ESTRATEGIA DE AGENTES DE MIGRACIÓN DE DEPORTAR A TODO INDOCUMENTADO DE EU / WILL TUCKER / LA JORNADA
La noche del 20 de julio de 2016, una llamada de un oficial de la policía en Misisipi a la oficina de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) desató una persecución y culminó con un inmigrante herido de gravedad que estaba desarmado. La víctima, que inicialmente servía de testigo cuando el policía detuvo a un auto en tránsito, quedó postrada en la calle sangrando, según lo muestra el video de una cámara portátil policial que obtuvo el Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). El incidente, registrado el año pasado, inició cuando el oficial llamó a ICE porque necesitaba un intérprete en español. El contenido del video muestra a Gabino Hernández, de 41 años, tirado y herido en una tranquila calle residencial. Minutos antes, Hernández había atestiguado cómo un oficial de la policía de Laurel, Misisipi, interrogaba a su amigo y compañero de vivienda José Mendoza, a quien el policía había detenido a sólo unos metros de su casa.
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PROPONEN REDUCIR NÚMERO DE AUDIENCIAS PARA INDOCUMENTADOS / EL DIARIO DE JUÁREZ
En medio de un atraso considerable en las cortes de Inmigración en Texas y California, el fiscal general Jeff Sessions dijo esta semana que el Gobierno federal estaba considerando formas de reducir la cantidad de inmigrantes indocumentados a quienes se les otorga audiencia con jueces de inmigración antes de ser deportados. Si bien se prefiere una solución legislativa, agregó, su agencia estaba investigando qué podría hacer sin la acción del Congreso. Los comentarios se hicieron durante una audiencia del Comité Judicial del Senado de Estados Unidos, donde el senador estadounidense Ted Cruz, republicano por Texas, presionó a Sessions sobre si el Gobierno federal todavía operaba bajo una política de ‘captura y liberación’ de la era de Obama, en la cual los inmigrantes indocumentados capturados son liberados aquí mientras se revisa su caso.
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EU REVISARÁ DESDE HOY REDES SOCIALES DE INMIGRANTES / EL UNIVERSAL
El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de Estados Unidos comenzará a partir de hoy miércoles a recopilar y almacenar en archivos permanentes datos sobre las actividades en las redes sociales de todos los inmigrantes. La nueva regulación, denominada Sistema de Registros de la Ley de Privacidad Modificada, fue publicada en septiembre en el diario oficial del gobierno federal estadunidense, Federal Register, para entrar en vigor a partir de este 18 de octubre. La medida prevé que se incorporará "la información públicamente disponible obtenida de internet, de los registros públicos, de instituciones públicas, de entrevistas, de proveedores de datos comerciales y de información obtenida y divulgada de conformidad con los acuerdos de intercambio de información".
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


EXCLUSIVE: TECH COMPANIES TO LOBBY FOR IMMIGRANT 'DREAMERS' TO REMAIN IN U.S. / SALVADOR RODRIGUEZ, JEFFREY DASTIN / REUTERS
Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as “Dreamers,” to continue working in the United States, the documents said. Alphabet Inc’s Google, Microsoft Corp, Facebook Inc, Intel Corp, Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], IBM Corp, Marriott International Inc and other top U.S. companies are listed as members, one of the documents shows. Intel, Uber and Univision Communications Inc [UVN.UL] confirmed their membership, but the other companies did not immediately comment. It is possible that plans to launch the group could change.
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BUSH TAKES VEILED SWIPE AT TRUMP, DEFENDS IMMIGRATION AND TRADE / JEFF MASON / REUTERS
Former President George W. Bush decried “bullying and prejudice” while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. Bush, 71, used a rare public address to discuss nationalism, racial divisions and Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, all flashpoints of his fellow Republican’s nine-month White House tenure. He did not mention Trump by name. “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them,” Bush said at the Bush Institute’s National Forum on Freedom, Free Markets and Security.
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WILL MEXICAN BILLIONAIRES BE AFFECTED IF NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS FAIL? / DOLIA ESTEVEZ / FORBES
Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú does not appear to be concerned about a possible collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "The World Trade Organization's rules stimulate international trade and I think no country, as isolated as it may be, can live without international trade," Mexico's richest person said at a press conference last week in answering a question on an issue, he said, that he was not supposed to talk about. Arturo Elías Ayub, Slim's spokesperson and son-in-law, clarified that Slim was not banned from talking about NAFTA. What they were trying to avoid, he told me, was for the press conference to be diverted from its central issue, which was the millions of dollars in donations raised for the recovery efforts after the recent earthquakes in Mexico.
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CALIFORNIA'S DEADLIEST FIRES SET OFF DEBATE ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND SANCTUARY POLICIES / ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN, JOSEPH SERNA / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Deadly wildfires in Northern California that destroyed or damaged nearly 10,000 homes have set off a contentious debate over something seemingly unrelated: immigration. At the center of the dispute are the top cops of Sonoma County and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who have been sparring publicly this week in what marks the latest instance of state and federal authorities tangling over immigration policies. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan blasted Sonoma County for so-called sanctuary policies that he said has “left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes.” Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano lashed back, saying Homan’s statement was “inaccurate, inflammatory and damages the relationship we have with our community.”
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WHY THIS CHURCH IS PROVIDING ‘SANCTUARY’ TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS / SARAH RUIZ-GROSSMAN / THE HUFFINGTON POST
At a time when undocumented people nationwide are living in fear under President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, one church continues to lead the way in supporting them. Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, helped launch the “sanctuary church” movement in the 1980s, when places of worship across the country helped harbor Central American migrants facing the threat of deportation after fleeing violence in their countries. Southside was one of the first to publicly offer sanctuary and helped an estimated 14,000 immigrants throughout that decade, ABC news reported. The Tucson church has also been part of the movement’s resurgence since 2014, prompted by former President Barack Obama’s record deportation numbers.
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APPEALS COURT TO REVIEW JUDGE’S ORDER ALLOWING ABORTION FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT / MARIA SACCHETTI AND ANN E. MARIMOW / THE WASHINGTON POST
A young undocumented immigrant’s legal battle to end her pregnancy will move to a federal appeals court Friday, with lawyers for the Trump administration arguing that the government is not obligated to facilitate an abortion for someone in the country illegally. Government lawyers are seeking to halt a judge’s ruling Wednesday that ordered officials to allow the teen, who is being held in Texas after crossing the border illegally, to have the abortion this week “without delay.” She is in her 15th week of pregnancy. Texas bans most abortions after 20 weeks. Federal officials say the 17-year-old, who entered this country in September, could solve the problem herself by voluntarily leaving or finding a sponsor in the United States to take custody of her.
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HOLLYWOOD’S DIVERSITY PROBLEM AND UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS / MONICA CASTILLO / THE NEW YORK TIMES
Immigration is a part of Hollywood’s story just as much as it is America’s. In the early years of cinema, many of the first regular moviegoers were working-class immigrants. Immigrants founded major studios like Paramount and Warner Bros. in the early decades of the 20th century. And over the course of two world wars, talented directors and movie stars — mostly from Europe — poured into this country. Yet, the story of coming to America seems to have fallen off multiplex marquees at a time when immigration has become one of the most contested issues in politics. Sorely missing are movies about undocumented immigrants, an absence that is glaring even in an industry that has struggled to keep up with the times.
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RESTO DEL MUNDO


EU LEADERS SEEK GREATER REDUCTIONS IN AFRICA IMMIGRATION / GABRIELA BACZYNSKA / REUTERS
European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to provide “stronger support” to Italy for its work in Libya and replenish their Africa fund to further curb immigration to Europe. “We have a real chance of closing the Central Mediterranean route,” chairman Donald Tusk said after 28 EU leaders meeting in Brussels discussed migration, stressing the need to lower the number of arrivals from Africa going through the Mediterranean to Italy. EU executive European Commission told the group they needed to immediately chip in an extra 225 million euros for migration-related projects in Africa due to run this year and early next. “If we do want to be as present as possible in Africa - mainly in the Northern part of Africa - we have to increase financial means,” Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said.
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'NO-DEAL' BREXIT AND ATTITUDES ON IMMIGRATION – POLITICS WEEKLY PODCAST / PHIL MAYNARD / THE GUARDIAN
As Theresa May heads out to Brussels to try to break the Brexit deadlock, back home a growing chorus of Conservatives tell her to prepare to walk away with no deal. But what would that mean in practice? Joining Anushka Asthana this week are Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, deputy political editor Rowena Mason and Torsten Bell, the director of the Resolution Foundation whose report this week showed heavy costs for consumers if Britain exits without a deal. Plus we hear from MPs on both sides of this issue: the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says that ‘no-deal’ is unviable, while Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke says it remains an option.
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