Ciudad de México, 21 de noviembre de 2017

Número: 3496

 

NOTAS PRINCIPALES


LANZA NAFIN PROGRAMA DE CRÉDITO PARA MIGRANTES / CRÓNICA
Nacional Financiera de México, institución de banca de desarrollo, presentó el programa “Regresa y Emprende, Crédito Migrante”, dirigido a migrantes que voluntaria o forzosamente regresan a su país y quieren emprender un negocio. “Este programa es un instrumento de financiamiento para que los migrantes de cualquier estado del país tengan la opción de regresar a México y poner un negocio para así capitalizar la experiencia que han adquirido en el extranjero”, dijo Tonatiuh Salinas, director de Banca Emprendedora de Nacional Financiera. Salinas explicó que con esta herramienta, dirigida a “aliviar la presión económica” con financiamientos desde 50 mil a 500 mil pesos, se busca que los migrantes “nos ayuden a crear empleos para más mexicanos”. El programa, apoyado por la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, el Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) y la Secretaria de Gobernación, fue presentado durante la Feria de Educación Financiera “Protege tu Patrimonio” en el Consulado General de México en Miami durante el pasado fin de semana.
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EL CONSULADO A TU LADO: LA FERIA DE EDUCACIÓN FINANCIERA CONTINÚA A TRAVÉS DE LA VENTANILLA DE ASESORÍA FINANCIERA / CÓNSUL GENERAL JUAN MANUEL CALDERÓN / LA OFERTA
Recientemente concluyó en el Consulado General la primera Feria de Educación Financiera, misma que se vincula a las actividades que realiza la Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera en el marco del programa de Fortalecimiento de Atención de Migrantes en Estados Unidos (FAMEU). Cabe destacar que este esfuerzo, que busca empoderar a nuestra comunidad en materia financiera se llevó a cabo en toda la red consular de México en Estados Unidos. Pero hoy con gran gusto les comparto que la feria que realizamos en San José apoyó a cientos de connacionales, que recibieron asesoría en materia de cuentas bancarias y de ahorro, mecanismos para mejorar su historial crediticio, información sobre como abrir cuentas de banco en México desde Estados Unidos, cómo reconocer si se tiene una AFORE en México o bien cómo abrir una cuenta de ahorro para el retiro en México, entre otros.
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PROMUEVEN VOTO DE CHILANGOS EN EU / EL UNIVERSAL
Ante la cercanía de los comicios en la capital del país, el Instituto Electoral de la Ciudad de México (IECM) impulsa la campaña para promover el voto chilango en el extranjero, con la finalidad de que los capitalinos puedan participar en los comicios a la jefatura de Gobierno. La campaña tiene el propósito de informar y orientar a las y los chilangos migrantes acerca de su derecho constitucional de participar en la elección de la jefatura de Gobierno del próximo año, así como promover la etapa de registro y credencialización fuera del país, y la de emisión y envío del voto desde el exterior, manifestó el consejero electoral, Yuri Gabriel Beltrán Miranda.
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NACIONALES


JUEZ BLOQUEA DECRETO CONTRA LAS CIUDADES SANTUARIO / EL UNIVERSAL
Un juez federal bloqueó ayer permanentemente el decreto del presidente Donald Trump de recortar fondos a las ciudades que limiten su cooperación con las autoridades migratorias federales, conocidas como santuario. El juez federal de distrito William Orrick rechazó el argumento del gobierno de que el decreto se aplica únicamente a una cantidad relativamente baja de dinero y dijo que Trump no puede imponer nuevas condiciones a los gastos aprobados por el Congreso.
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EN UNA SEMANA EMPIEZA EL REGRESO DE MIGRANTES DEL NORTE / FRANCISCO GONZÁLEZ / EL SOL DE SALAMANCA
Alrededor de 10 mil migrantes se espera que lleguen a Salamanca en los próximos días en cuanto se acercan las fiestas decembrinas. La primera caravana de compatriotas se estima que estará llegando a finales del presente mes y principios del diciembre. Cayetano Armenta representante de la comunidad en la Labor sostuvo que están prácticamente en los últimos preparativos para llevar a cabo la tradicional convivencia que encabeza el alcalde Antonio Arredondo Muñoz y que para ambas comunidades La Labor y Valtierra representa una concentración de más de mil 200 personas las que además de mantener una tradición de migrantes con los salmantinos, es también un momento para cerrar compromisos de apoyo mutuo.
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FINTECH QUIEREN UNA PARTE DEL PASTEL DE LAS REMESAS: BITSO / FERNANDO GUTIÉRREZ / EL ECONOMISTA
Ante el exponencial envío de remesas que llega a México, las entidades de tecnología financiera (fintech) buscan ganar terreno en este mercado, lo que generaría un menor costo para las personas que transaccionan dichas divisas. En entrevista, Eduardo Arenas Hernández, product manager de la fintech Bitso, indicó que con estas plataformas es posible mejorar los servicios a los migrantes que envían remesas a México debido a la disrupción de estas organizaciones, lo que significa que existan menos intermediarios en el proceso del envío.
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MÉXICO Y CANADÁ, EN BLOQUE ANTE EU; RECHAZAN PROPUESTAS EN NEGOCIACIÓN / KARLA PONCE Y LINDSAY H. ESQUIVEL / EXCELSIOR
México y Canadá conformarán un bloque común para rechazar las condiciones de Estados Unidos en la modernización del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC). Ambas delegaciones coinciden en seis puntos y trabajan en un proyecto para defender el libre comercio, la certidumbre de inversionistas y la competitividad en el mercado.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


IMMIGRANTS DO A GREAT JOB AT BECOMING AMERICANS / NOAH SMITH / BLOOMBERG
Immigration has lots of economic benefits, and few economic costs. Immigrants pay for native-born Americans’ retirement, start companies, and make the U.S. a desirable destination for investment, while not taking away jobs or depressing wages of the native-born. But people care about more than dollars and cents -- culture is important. Immigration skeptics -- including a few on the political left -- often fret that immigrants won’t adapt to American culture. But they shouldn’t worry. The great American assimilation machine continues to work as designed. First, restrictionists misunderstand the nature of assimilation. Many seem to have an image of newcomers imitating the native-born, conforming perfectly to local traditions and customs. But this has never been the reality.
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO END PROTECTED STATUS FOR ABOUT 60,000 HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS / JOSEPH TANFANI / LOS ANGELES TIMES
The Trump administration says it will end the temporary status that shelters nearly 60,000 Haitians from deportation, saying the island nation has sufficiently recovered from devastating disasters to take its citizens back. The so-called temporary protected status for Haitians will expire in 18 months, in July 2019, officials with the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday night. The unusually long lead time will give Haitians currently under protection an opportunity to seek some other kind of legal status if they qualify — or to make arrangements to leave. By far the largest group of Haitians covered by the order live in Florida, with another large community in New York.
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HERE’S HOW A TRUMP-BACKED BILL TO SLASH LEGAL IMMIGRATION COULD AFFECT SACRAMENTO / PHILLIP REESE / SACRAMENTO BEE
A proposal backed by President Donald Trump to cut legal immigration to the United States in half would likely have a profound effect on the Sacramento region. The bill by two Republican U.S. senators would create a merit-based system for issuing green cards that bestow permanent legal status on immigrants. The current system favors family members of residents already in the United States. The bill would cut legal immigration by 50 percent within a decade – and 41 percent in its first year. Nearly 50,000 immigrants came to Sacramento County on green cards between 2008 and 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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BIG MONEY AS PRIVATE IMMIGRANT JAILS BOOM / JOHN BURNETT / NPR
The Trump administration wants to expand its network of immigrant jails. In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has called for five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations across the country. Critics are alarmed at the rising fortunes of an industry that had fallen out of favor with the previous administration. The Joe Corley Detention Facility is a sprawling complex surrounded by shiny concertina wire located in Conroe, Texas — about an hour north of Houston. ICE spends more than $2 billion a year on immigrant detention through private jails like this one. The Corley facility is owned by GEO Group, the nation's largest private prison company.
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IS IT OK TO MENTION A PERSON'S IMMIGRATION STATUS IN COURT? WASHINGTON STATE SAYS NO / RICK ANDERSON / LOS ANGELES TIMES
With visa in hand, Alex Salas came to the United States from Mexico in 1989, moved to Seattle the following year, worked construction jobs, raised a family and paid his taxes. His visa expired in 1994 and he applied for citizenship, but didn’t follow up. He was living in the country illegally on a rainy day in 2002 when he slipped off a ladder and fell 30 feet to the ground. Thirteen surgeries later, the carpenter sued the scaffolding company for using a ladder that lacked a textured, non-slip surface. What played out over the next 15 years changed Salas’ life forever and led this month to a new rule that, with rare exceptions, bars attorneys from bringing up an immigrant’s legal status in Washington’s civil or criminal courts.
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IMMIGRANT WITH AMPUTATED LEG WHO ALLEGED MISTREATMENT IN DETENTION RELEASED / JASON BUCH / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Felipe Abonza Lopez, the 20-year-old immigrant from Mexico who said he was mocked while in detention because he had a leg amputated, has been released. Abonza still faces deportation because federal officials revoked his work permit under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama administration program that gives reprieves from deportation to some young immigrants in the country illegally. Abonza was arrested in October near Uvalde on suspicion of being involved in human smuggling, but he was never charged with a crime. Instead he was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and put in deportation proceedings.
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TRIAL WRAPPING UP IN CASE THAT SPARKED IMMIGRATION DEBATE / JANIE HAR / USA TODAY
Lawyers painted the Mexican man on trial for killing a woman along a San Francisco pier as either a sick individual who brought a gun to the tourist spot in order to harm someone, or as a hapless homeless person who picked up an object he didn’t know was a firearm until it went off accidentally. Jurors will consider those arguments Tuesday as the trial against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate wraps up, more than two years after the killing of Kate Steinle by a man who had been deported five times and wanted for a sixth deportation, sparking a national debate over immigration. Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump seized upon her death to decry America’s loose borders and even Democrats weighed in, saying San Francisco authorities should have cooperated with federal immigration authorities to keep him in custody.
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FLAGSTAFF IMMIGRATION PANELISTS SHARE EXPERIENCES, ADVICE / CORINA VANEK / THE ARIZONA DAILY SUN
Audience members at a panel discussion Saturday evening at the Murdoch Center were given a glimpse into the lives of immigrants and people who have been affected by immigration. The discussion, called “Faces of Immigration,” drew about 50 attendees and told stories of fleeing persecution, coming to a country for new opportunities and being brought into a country when people are too young to decide for themselves. BJORN KRONDORFER For Bjorn Krondorfer, the journey to United States citizenship took 23 years. “I’m the kind of person for whom this system is made,” Krondorfer told attendees at the discussion hosted by Flagstaff City Councilwoman Eva Putzova. “But even then it is not easy.”
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FROM A MOTORCYCLE OBSTACLE COURSE TO EXPERIMENTAL VOCALS: LATINO PERFORMANCE ART COMING TO L.A. IN 2018 / CAROLINA A. MIRANDA / LOS ANGELES TIMES
If 2017 has been the year for Latin American and U.S. Latino visual art in Los Angeles — courtesy of the exhibition series Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA — then 2018 should be the year of performance. In January, more than 200 Latino and Latin American artists will stage more than 75 performance works around Los Angeles as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA — organized by REDCAT, in collaboration with arts institutions around the city. This will include a motorcycle performance on an artist-designed obstacle course created by L.A.-based artist Carmen Argote, a performance by the Mexico City collective Teatro Línea de Sombra that will connect the dots between protest actions of the 1960s and those taking place today, and the re-staging of 1970s happenings by Chilean artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman (whose work is featured in the Hammer Museum’s PST: LA/LA show “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-85”).
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MEXICAN CULTURAL REFERENCES IN PIXAR'S 'COCO' / BRIAN TRUITT / USA TODAY
The filmmakers behind Pixar’s animated musical taleCoco (in theaters Wednesday) spent years traveling back and forth to Mexico for research purposes, all to make sure they were authentic in capturing the culture south of the border. The biggest “head-scratcher” they’ve heard from Mexican people: “The fact that any family in Mexico would have a rule against music,” says co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina. To be fair, it’s also a major source of conflict for the main character of Coco: In the household of fledgling musician Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), any and all tunes are outlawed because his great-great-grandfather abandoned the family for a music career. Wanting to seek out his ancestor during Día de los Muertos, Miguel winds up in the lively afterlife of the Land of the Dead.
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CANADÁ


LES TROIS PAYS DOIVENT POURSUIVRE LES POURPARLERS A PARTIR DE JANVIER / MELANIE MARQUIS / LE DEVOIR
Montréal accueillera à la fin du mois de janvier le sixième cycle de renégociation de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA). C’est ce qu’a indiqué lundi à La Presse canadienne une source bien au fait du dossier, qui a requis l’anonymat. Selon cette source canadienne, il est prévu que les ministres responsables de cette renégociation soient de retour à la table lors de cette étape montréalaise. Les ministres du Canada, des États-Unis et du Mexique ont sauté la cinquième série de pourparlers en cours à Mexico afin de laisser les négociateurs professionnels travailler. Les délégations veulent faire baisser la pression après une conférence de clôture tendue des ministres Chrystia Freeland, Robert Lighthizer et Ildefonso Guajardo lors du cycle de négociation précédent.
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RESTO DEL MUNDO


IMMIGRATION DE TRAVAIL : LA FRANCE DOIT FAIRE MIEUX / LE FIGARO
La France doit «améliorer» son système d'immigration professionnelle afin d'attirer davantage de talents étrangers sur son territoire, recommande l'Organisation pour la coopération et le développement économique (OCDE) dans un long rapport sur le recrutement des travailleurs immigrés en France. Les chiffres parlent d'eux-mêmes: l'immigration de travail «reste minoritaire» dans l'Hexagone: elle représentait seulement 16 % des entrées permanentes de ressortissants extracommunautaires, contre 10 % en 2010. Or, rappelle l'organisation, une «immigration bien gérée» peut avoir un «impact positif» sur l'économie, et ce, «tant sur la création de richesses que sur les finances publiques».
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G4S ORDERS INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO SCANDAL-HIT IMMIGRATION CENTRE / KEVIN RAWLINSON / THE GUARDIAN
G4S has ordered an independent review into its running of an immigration removal centre amid allegations of abuse of detainees by staff working there. The company has commissioned an investigation into the “attitude and behaviour” of its staff at Brook House, where an undercover investigation by the Panorama programme found evidence of a culture of “chaos, incompetence and abuse”, it has told MPs. The programme obtained footage it said was evidence of officials “mocking, abusing and even assaulting detainees”. After those allegations, it emerged Brook House’s director, Ben Saunders, had also been in charge of a children’s prison where abuse was rife. He resigned about three weeks after the programme was shown.
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IMMIGRATION MINISTER PLEDGES 'SWIFT' PROCESSING OF EU CITIZENS' STATUS / ALAN TRAVIS / THE GUARDIAN
The immigration minister has promised that the processing of an individual application by an EU national for settled status in Britain “should take no more than a couple of weeks” when registration starts in the second half of next year. The minister, Brandon Lewis, told the Commons home affairs select committee that an extra 1,200 UK visas and immigration staff were being recruited to process an expected 3.5m applications from EU nationals over two and a half years. He also told MPs on Tuesday that he was optimistic that an agreement could be struck by Christmas on the rights of EU citizens in the UK in the Brexit negotiations.
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IMMIGRATION CLANDESTINE: 300 ALGERIENS INTERCEPTES / BBC
Le ministère algérien de la Défense a relevé l'ampleur des tentatives de quitter le territoire national de manière illégale. Selon la presse, 200 de ces 286 candidats à l'immigration ont été interceptés vendredi au large des côtes d'Oran (450 km à l'ouest d'Alger) alors qu'ils tentaient de rejoindre la rive nord de la Méditerranée à bord de plusieurs embarcations. En Algérie, une loi votée en 2009 punit jusqu'à six mois de prison toute tentative de quitter le territoire national clandestinement. Elle punit également les passeurs de peines pouvant aller jusqu'à 20 ans d'emprisonnement.
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