Ciudad de México, 12 de diciembre de 2017

Número: 3511

 

NOTAS PRINCIPALES


MIGRANTES Y SU PARTICIPACION ELECTORAL / JORGE LERA MEJÍA / HOY TAMAULIPAS
Ayer publicaba parte de una ponencia que publiqué en el reciente Congreso Internacional Eumed sobre Migración y Desarrollo en octubre de 2017. Hoy extiendo parte de la síntesis de ayer abordando el tema de los derechos políticos de los migrantes mexicanos y tamaulipecos, ahora Resumiendo la experiencia de los mismos en cuanto la participación electoral desde el llamado Voto desde el Extranjero, derecho que tienen los migrantes con muy poca experiencia dada las recientes Reformas Electorales. (…) Independientemente del lugar de origen de sus miembros, a partir de 1998 se crearon una serie de organizaciones específicamente dedicadas a la campaña por el voto ausente. (…) El Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) es una oficina para asuntos relacionados con los migrantes dentro de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, fue creado en 2002 por el presidente Fox.
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EL CONSULADO DE MÉXICO EN BROWNSVILLE REALIZA UNA DONACIÓN PARA BECAS A LA UNIVERSIDAD TSC / TELEMUNDO 40
Los estudiantes extranjeros pagan un precio más alto en las universidades en comparación a estudiantes residentes del estado de Texas. Es por eso que el Consulado de México en Brownsville desea apoyar a estudiantes de origen mexicano para que puedan alcanzar sus metas académicas. Gracias a la contribución del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, el consulado podrá ampliar las oportunidades de educación de los mexicanos de bajos recursos económicos que residen en el área del Valle de Texas. Después de años de construcción finalmente concluyeron las obras de un nuevo centro de estudios en la ciudad de La Joya.
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NACIONALES


DACA Y EL FUTURO DE DREAMERS DIVIDEN A DEMÓCRATAS / TELEMUNDO
Para el representante demócrata Luis Gutiérrez, un apasionado liberal de ascendencia puertorriqueña, no hay otro asunto más importante en el debate presupuestario de fin de año, que proteger de la deportación a los cientos de miles de jóvenes inmigrantes que fueron traídos ilegalmente durante su infancia, y cuyo único hogar ha sido Estados Unidos. El futuro de estos inmigrantes, conocidos comúnmente como “dreamers”, es uno de los temas más espinosos por resolver mientras la Casa Blanca y el Congreso tratan de evitar una parálisis en las operaciones del gobierno, algo que nadie quiere.
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GUANAJUATO ESPERA 65 MIL MIGRANTES POR FIESTAS DE FIN DE AÑO / CARLOS OLVERA / MILENIO
La diputada Verónica Orozco Gutiérrez, presidenta de la Comisión de Atención al Migrante, informó que en la presente temporada decembrina llegarán a la entidad entre 65 y 70 mil guanajuatenses. Esta es una de las temporadas de asueto durante el año, en la que más migrantes regresan a sus comunidades en la entidad, señaló en entrevista en el Congreso del estado.
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COMIENZA CDMX OPERATIVO PARA PROTEGER A MIGRANTES / YANIRA FRANCO / MILENIO
La titular de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Rural y Equidad para las Comunidades (SEDEREC), Rosa Isela Rodríguez Velázquez, encabezó el inicio del operativo Migrante Invierno 2017. Explicó que este dispositivo permanecerá hasta el sábado 6 de enero y abarca la instalación de 17 módulos de atención, en lugares de gran afluencia como el Aeropuerto capitalino, el Zócalo, la Alameda Central y el Ángel de la Independencia. Además, de las cuatro terminales de autobuses de pasajeros y las estaciones Balderas, Chabacano, Pantitlán y Terminal Aérea del Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) Metro.
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MICHOACÁN CERRARÁ EL AÑO CON CAPTACIÓN HISTÓRICA DE REMESAS: FUNCIONARIO / PUBLIMETRO
El estado de Michoacán cerrará el año con una recepción histórica de remesas, que podrían ascender a 2 mil 950 millones de dólares, señalaron autoridades estatales. "Nunca en la historia de Michoacán, desde que se tiene documentado la recepción de remesas, se había recibido tantas”, afirmó el secretario del Migrante estatal, José Luis Gutiérrez Pérez.
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MÉXICO NEGOCIARÁ SEGURIDAD CON EU EN PARALELO A TLCAN / EL FINANCIERO
Altos diplomáticos y cargos del Interior de México visitarán Washington esta semana para hablar de cooperación en materia de seguridad con sus homólogos estadounidenses al mismo tiempo que personal de negociación trabaja para revisar el TLCAN, de acuerdo con cuatro personas familiarizadas con los planes. El secretario de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Luis Videgaray, y el secretario de Gobernación, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, se reunirán con el secretario de Estado, Rex Tillerson, y la secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, el jueves en un seguimiento a reuniones de mayo, según las fuentes, que pidieron que no se revelara su identidad antes de que se anuncie la agenda públicamente.
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ICE DETIENE A 101 INMIGRANTES EN OPERATIVO / EL FINANCIERO
Un mexicano indocumentado, que tenía una condena previa por agresión sexual contra un menor, se encuentra entre los 101 ciudadanos extranjeros detenidos durante una operación de cinco días realizada por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés) la semana pasada en Nueva Jersey. De acuerdo con la dependencia de Estados Unidos, de los arrestados, el 88 por ciento de los detenidos eran criminales condenados y el 80 por ciento tenían condenas previas por delitos graves.
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VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE, ACOMPAÑANTE DE LOS MIGRANTES / JAIME ZAMBRANO / MILENIO
La virgen de Guadalupe es esperanza y, al mismo tiempo, impulso para conseguir sueños, lograr metas y alcanzar lo imposible para los migrantes que buscan un mejor nivel de vida sin importar que esté en riesgo su existencia. A veces sin alimentos, sin zapatos y sin un mapa, los migrantes salen de sus hogares solo con una imagen de la virgen del Tepeyac, a la que dedican su travesía y a la que piden por llegar con vida a su destino.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


TRUMP LINKS NEW YORK BOMB ATTACK TO IMMIGRATION DEBATE / BRIAN BENNETT AND NOAH BIERMAN / LOS ANGELES TIMES
President Trump cited the suspect in the New York subway bombing on Monday as an argument for his crackdown on legal as well as illegal immigration, after the administration said the man entered the country in 2011 on a family immigrant visa. "Today's attempted mass murder attack in New York City — the second terror attack in New York in the last two months — once again highlights the urgent need for Congress to enact legislative reforms to protect the American people," Trump said in a statement. Much remained unclear about the background of the suspect, identified by police as Akayed Ullah, 27, who was injured in the apparent suicide bombing attempt. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asserted that the attack could have been prevented if the U.S. had canceled the ability of American citizens to sponsor relatives for visas, which the president calls chain migration.
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ILLEGAL, BUT LAW-ABIDING, IMMIGRANTS IN PERIL, TOO / MIAMI HERALD
Despite President Trump’s tough talk about deporting millions of “bad hombres,” the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants in the United States have no criminal record. That poses a quandary for deportation agents who, prodded by the administration to get tough, have intensified the pace at which they round up not just criminal undocumented immigrants, but law-abiding ones as well. Of roughly 143,000 unauthorized immigrants living in the United States who were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 — a 30 percent increase over the previous year — more than a quarter had no criminal convictions. As for those who had been convicted, most were guilty of nonviolent charges including drug, traffic and immigration offenses such as re-entering the country after deportation.
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KEY GOP VOICE ON IMMIGRATION ACCUSES BIPARTISAN CAUCUS OF WITHHOLDING A POTENTIAL ‘DREAMERS’ COMPROMISO / ED O'KEEFE / THE WASHINGTON POST
A Republican lawmaker key to ongoing talks over how to resolve the legal status of “dreamers” is accusing leaders of a bipartisan House caucus of withholding details of a bipartisan compromise on immigration policy that could lead to a breakthrough in protracted negotiations of a major spending bill. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said Monday that leaders of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have waited more than two weeks to present a potential compromise to the group of about 40 House Democrats and House Republicans.
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FOR DEMOCRATS, A TOUGH CHOICE ON DACA / LAUREN FOX AND TAL KOPAN / CNN
With just two weeks until Congress is expected to leave town, the fate of roughly 700,000 young immigrants still hangs in the balance. And, it could be up to Senate Democrats now to decide whether they will make protections for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients a condition of their support for a must-pass spending bill or punt the issue to next year when they still have months to work it out. There's a whole host of issues that must be dealt with by the end of the year including reauthorizing a spying program, funding disaster relief and paying for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which has all sparked questions about whether Democrats will insist DACA also be included in that list of year-end spending priorities.
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HOW CHILDREN WILL SUFFER IN THE LATEST IMMIGRATION BATTLE / GABRIEL A. FUENTES / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
If we are going to treat the U.S.-born children of people living in the country illegally as second-class citizens, let’s at least be honest about it, and about how doing so treads upon our core constitutional principles. Evidence of the targeting of U.S. citizen children of immigrants is subtle but growing. Last week, The Washington Post reported that U.S. Department of Agriculture officials in charge of the food stamp program met with a conservative group to discuss ideas that included reducing food-stamp benefits to U.S. citizen children of immigrants. Earlier this year, the administration leaked a draft executive order that would broaden the definition of “public charge” — a regulatory classification subjecting immigrants to deportation — to include immigrants who apply for or use welfare benefits, and therefore those seeking benefits for their U.S.-born children.
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TIME TO BREAK THE MYTH: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A 'GOOD' OR 'BAD' IMMIGRANT / IVY TENG LEI / THE GUARDIAN
I arrived in the United States when I was seven. My mother worked in a garment factory and my father delivered restaurant supplies. Together, they pinched pennies to pay for daily expenses. Towards the end of middle school I decided to cut school with some of my new friends. I left in the morning with my schoolbag filled to the top, and came home to find my mother furiously sobbing on her bed. The school had called her to signal my absence. My father turned to me. Just as his hand reached for my face, it redirected to his chest, almost to take away the pain I had caused. It was the first time I realized that by skipping school, I was throwing away the opportunities my parents came here to pursue.
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AFGHANS ACCOUNT FOR THE MAJORITY OF SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISAS / NIALL MCCARTHY / FORBES
When the United States pulled the bulk of its forces out of Iraq and NATO reduced troop numbers in Afghanistan, military interpreters, translators and other government workers in both countries felt abandoned. By working closely with U.S. troops and helping them bridge the language barrier, many of these individuals put themselves and their families in danger of retaliation. That's despite their vital participation in countless military operations where they alerted soldiers to the presence of IEDs, facilitated communication with locals and on some occasions paid with their lives. They proved so important to the U.S. military that SEAL Team 6 brought an interpreter on their mission to kill Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad in 2011.
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT FOUND GUILTY IN MURDER OF FAMILY OF FIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO / LUKAS MIKELIONIS / FOX NEWS
An illegal immigrant from Vietnam faces life in prison after being convicted Monday in the 2012 hammer-killing of a family of five after losing money at a casino earlier in the evening. Binh Thai Luc, who had a violent criminal history and was supposed to be deported in 2006, was found guilty in the murders of a family of Chinese immigrants. He was also found guilty of five counts of attempted robbery and two counts of burglary. Luc, who was in debt and served an eviction notice, killed the family during a robbery after he lost money at a casino on March 23, 2012. Prosecutors said the family kept thousands of dollars in cash in the San Francisco home. Luc had more than $6,500 with him during his arrest.
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AT GALA, HISPANIC CHAMBER CELEBRATES COMMUNITY’S IMPACT / ANJALEE KHEMLANI / ROI NEW JERSEY
The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Winter Gala on Saturday evening, with local, state and federal government representatives highlighting the sold-out event, which surpassed an initial capacity limit of 350. Some of the notable guests at The Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains included master of ceremonies and actor J.W. Cortes, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz and members of Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s campaign and transition teams. Chamber Chairman Carlos Medina spoke about the impact of New Jersey’s 119,000 Hispanic businesses on the state, as well as the benefits of the chamber. “These are businesses that don’t have three generations of business (experience) to count on,” Medina told the crowd.
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MEXICAN ARTIST’S CLAY VOLUMES RESPOND TO TRUMP’S BORDER WALL AND OTHER SOCIAL BARRIERS / GABRIELLE GOLENDA / ARCH PAPER
In September, the Mexican-born artist Bosco Sodi responded to Trump’s border wall plans with “Muro,” a one-day performance installation in Washington Square Park in downtown New York City. “Muro” translates to “wall” in Spanish, an apt title for what Sodi built, brick by brick, with the help of his Mexican creative friends living in the city and anyone who happened to be in the park between 3 and 8 p.m. After every brick was stacked, the wall was torn down by the same people who might otherwise be on both sides of the wall, suggestively breaking down physical and mental barriers. Sodi made 1,600 clay bricks for Muro by extracting raw earth and mixing it with water and sand to form clay–a vernacular Mexican building material.
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‘UNIVISION’ ANCHOR JORGE RAMOS WRITING BOOK ON IMMIGRATION / THE WASHINGTON POST
A Univision journalist who famously clashed with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015 has a book coming out about Trump and immigration. Publisher Vintage Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jorge Ramos’ ”Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era” will be released Feb. 27. Ramos is combining his own story of emigrating from Mexico with a critique of Trump’s policies. He calls his book a defense of the “open” and “inclusive” spirit he believes Trump threatens.
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CANADÁ


THE CANADIAN ECONOMY MIGHT BE BOOMING, BUT NOT IF YOU’RE AN IMMIGRANT / JAMIE MAXWELL / VICE
According to a batch of recent data, the Canadian economy is performing exceptionally well at the moment: nearly 80,000 new jobs — many of them full-time — were created in November; unemployment is at its lowest level in a decade; average wages for permanent employees are rising steadily; and, at three percent, Canada’s GDP has grown faster in 2017 than that of any other G7 country. But there is one group in particular that doesn’t seem to be enjoying the benefits of this boom: immigrants. Census research published a few weeks ago by Statistics Canada revealed a massive 16 percent gap between the average wage of a Canadian-born worker and the average wage of an immigrant working in Canada.
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LE CHÔMAGE CAUCASIEN CAUSÉ PAR LE MYTHE MEXICAIN / RENÉ-MAXIME PARENT / PIEUVRE
Accusant les Mexicains d’être des criminels et promettant d’ériger un mur à la frontière pour contrer leur migration, le président Donald Trump a remodelé les préjugés de l’Amérique blanche pour créer le mythe du «mal» en provenance du sud, rapporte El Pais le 3 décembre. Aux États-Unis, le nombre actuel de sans-papiers, soit 11,3 millions, est inférieur aux périodes antérieures. Depuis cinq ans, plus de Mexicains retournent vivre dans leur pays qu’ils ne le quittent pour s’établir aux États-Unis. Selon le Pew Research Center, l’Asie a déjà remplacé l’Amérique latine comme principal foyer de migration. Bien que ce soient les faits, Donald Trump n’en fait qu’à sa tête.
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RESTO DEL MUNDO


IMMIGRATION: LE COMITÉ RASA RETIRE SON INITIATIVE / LE MATIN
Le peuple ne votera pas sur l'initiative visant à biffer l'article constitutionnel sur l'immigration, accepté par les citoyens le 9 février 2014. Le comité RASA a annoncé mardi le retrait du texte. Celui-ci a été rejeté par le Parlement sans contre-projet. «L'initiative RASA a créé la pression nécessaire pour que le Parlement puisse trouver une solution praticable dans les délais», a indiqué le comité devant la presse et plusieurs représentants invités des milieux de l'économie, des syndicats et des partis. «La voie bilatérale est préservée». «Vous pouvez respirer!», a lancé sous forme de boutade Franziska Barmettler, membre du comité. L'initiative «Sortons de l'impasse!», plus connue sous le titre RASA dénonçait en effet une contradiction entre la Constitution et la loi d'application sur l'immigration de masse adoptée en décembre 2016 par les Chambres.
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