Ciudad de México, 18 de enero de 2018

Número: 3518

 

NOTAS PRINCIPALES


CAREER CONSULATE OF MEXICO PARTNERS WITH MIDLAND COLLEGE TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS / RONNIE MARLEY / NEWS WEST 9
The Career Consulate of Mexico or Consulado de Carrera, has partnered up with Midland College to offer new scholarships. The new scholarships will be for Mexican or Mexican American students studying in Midland. Midland College's President, Dr. Steve Thomas, says this is a great opportunity for these students, who have the chance to study a variety of different things. "We offer a variety of programs that they could be enrolled in, from English as a second language to adult basic education, to actual custom training for a skill set, that might be useful for them to find a good job," said Thomas. The scholarships will be for the upcoming spring semester. The grant is awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad through the Mexican Consulate in Presidio.
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POR SOBERANÍA Y DIGNIDAD NACIONAL, MÉXICO NO PAGARÁ EL MURO, REITERA VIDEGARAY / EL UNIVERSAL
El secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Luis Videgaray, reiteró que México no pagará el muro en la frontera con Estados Unidos, por un principio de soberanía y dignidad nacional. En su cuenta de Twitter, el Canciller dijo que la negativa de no financiar el muro promovido por el presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, no es parte de una estrategia negociadora mexicana, sino un principio de soberanía y dignidad nacional. “Nuestro país no pagará, de ninguna manera y bajo ninguna circunstancia, un muro o barrera física que se construya en territorio estadounidense a lo largo de la frontera con México”, agregó la Cancillería.
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URGE MARK ZUCKERBERG AL CONGRESO DE EU A SALVAR PROGRAMA PARA “DREAMERS” / EL UNIVERSAL
El creador de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, publicó hoy un alegato en su red social en el que urge al Congreso de Estados Unidos a salvar el programa migratorio DACA y dar un estatus legal permanente a miles de jóvenes indocumentados. Zuckerberg, seguido en la red social por más de 100 millones de usuarios, pidió a los estadounidenses que tomen cartas en el asunto y se comuniquen con sus representantes en el Congreso para hacerles llegar su preocupación al respecto. "Los 'dreamers' ("soñadores", jóvenes indocumentados que llegaron al país siendo niños) son miembros de nuestras comunidades y hay 800 mil que viven con miedo y sin posibilidad de planear su futuro", indicó el empresario.
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RESALTAN EL PAPEL DE LOS ‘DREAMERS’ EN EJÉRCITO / EXCELSIOR
Varios exaltos funcionarios estadunidenses resaltaron el papel que desempeñan en las Fuerzas Armadas los "dreamers” que podrían ser deportados por la decisión del presidente, Donald Trump, de poner fin al programa de Acción Diferida (DACA). Así se manifestaron en una rueda de prensa telefónica el exsecretario de Defensa, Leon Panetta, y los exsecretarios de Seguridad Nacional, Janet Napolitano y Jeh Johnson, quienes sirvieron en la Administración del anterior presidente, Barack Obama (2009-2017). Se trata de individuos que tienen habilidades únicas y que llevan a cabo misiones muy importantes en las Fuerzas Armadas", defendió Panetta, quien no dudó en destacar que él mismo es hijo de inmigrantes italianos.
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SE COMPROMETE MEADE A CONSTRUIR UNA POLÍTICA EXTERIOR QUE DEFIENDA A MIGRANTES / ALBERTO ALFONSO LÓPEZ ELENES / LA JORNADA
El precandidato a la Presidencia de la República por la coalición Todos por México, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, se comprometió a crear una política exterior que incluya protección a migrantes mexicanos. En gira por Tijuana, explicó que su propuesta implica una política exterior que propicie el diálogo político, de tal manera que resulte en beneficio de los mexicanos, a la vez que defienda los intereses nacionales y los de los migrantes. Aquí en la frontera, aquí en Baja California, que se oiga muy claro: en donde se vea ondear nuestra bandera habrá siempre protección para los mexicanos, dijo durante un encuentro con la militancia priísta.
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KELLY: LA PROMESA DE UN MURO FUE ‘DESINFORMADA’ / VÍCTOR SANCHO / EL UNIVERSAL
El jefe de gabinete de la Casa Blanca, John Kelly, admitió ayer ante un grupo de legisladores demócratas de origen hispano que muchas promesas de campaña del presidente Donald Trump fueron “desinformadas”, como el caso de los dreamers y el muro, del cual precisó que no habrá uno por el que México deba pagar, según informó The Washington Post. “Una cosa es hacer campaña, otra cosas es gobernar. Es realmente duro”, citó el Post. “Un muro de hormigón no es una solución realista en muchas partes”, reconoció Kelly, que antes de ser jefe de gabinete de Trump fue secretario de Seguridad Nacional, es decir, el responsable de la seguridad fronteriza.
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JUECES DE EU FALLAN EN FAVOR DE MADRE MEXICANA DEPORTADA / EL FINANCIERO
Una corte federal de apelaciones de Estados Unidos ordenó a las autoridades de inmigración que reconsideren el caso de una mujer mexicana con cuatro hijos estadounidenses que fue deportada el año pasado mientras decía que estaba amenazada por un cartel drogas en México. Un panel de tres jueces en Cincinnati falló el miércoles en favor de Maribel Trujillo Díaz. Dijo que la Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración no debió haber rechazado la moción de la mujer para reabrir su causa sobre la base de nuevo testimonio sobre amenazas del cartel Los Caballeros Templarios a ella y su familia. La mujer presentó su apelación apenas dos semanas antes de ser deportada el 19 de abril del 2017.
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TRABAJARÁN EN CANADÁ 26 MIL JORNALEROS AGRÍCOLAS DURANTE 2018 / LA JORNADA
Más de 26 mil jornaleros de todo el país serán apoyados bajo el Programa de Trabajadores Agrícolas Temporales México-Canadá (PTAT) 2018 y viajarán a laborar en granjas de esa nación, por lo que se resguardarán sus derechos laborales, informó el secretario del Trabajo, Roberto Campa Cifrián. El funcionario encabezó el inicio ayer de este programa en el Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México, donde atestiguó la partida de los primeros 102 jornaleros que se dirigen a dicho país bajo el PTAT; explicó que los trabajadores van con contratos de tres y ocho meses cada año. El programa arranca con esta centena de jornaleros provenientes de Tlaxcala, Tabasco, Puebla, Oaxaca, estado de México, Querétaro y Guanajuato y estarán en granjas de las provincias de Ontario, Quebec, Toronto y Columbia Británica.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


TRUMP DENIES CHANGING HIS POSITION ON BORDER WALL / EILEEN SULLIVAN AND MAGGIE HABERMAN / THE NEW YORK TIMES
President Trump directly contradicted his own chief of staff on Thursday and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.” Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, John F. Kelly, told some Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that Mr. Trump had “evolved” on the issue of the wall, and that the president was not “fully informed” when he promised to build such a barrier last year. In an early-morning Twitter post, Mr. Trump took the unusual step of publicly pushing back against his own White House, signaling a disconnect between the president and his staff at a critical time of negotiations with Congress to avoid a government shutdown. Mr. Kelly’s comments on Wednesday, which he made at a meeting with members of the Hispanic Caucus, were unusual as well.
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TRUMP PUSHES BACK ON CHIEF OF STAFF CLAIMS THAT BORDER WALL PLEDGES ‘UNINFORMED’ / ED O'KEEFE / THE WASHINGTON POST
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of the hard-line immigration policies President Trump advocated during the campaign were “uninformed,” that the United States will never construct a wall along its entire southern border and that Mexico will never pay for it, according to people familiar with the meeting. The comments were out of sync with remarks by Trump, who in recent days has reiterated his desire to build a border wall that would be funded by Mexico “indirectly through NAFTA.” Trump amplified this stance Thursday in back-to-back tweets that called the North American Free Trade Agreement “a bad joke” and asserted that reworked trade deals with Mexico would somehow pay for the wall “directly or indirectly.”
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TRUMP JUDICIAL APPOINTEE RULES IN FAVOR OF DEPORTED MEXICAN MOTHER OF FOUR / SAMANTHA SCHMIDT / THE WASHINGTON POST
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Wednesday ordered U.S. immigration officials to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four who was deported in April, saying she showed credible evidence of threats to her safety from a Mexican drug cartel. The three-judge panel ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals “abused its discretion” when it rejected a motion from Maribel Trujillo Diaz to reopen her removal proceedings. The deportation of Trujillo, who had no criminal record and had been in the United States since 2002, became a symbol of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration enforcement. Wednesday’s opinion in favor of Trujillo was written by a Trump judicial appointee known for his conservative views, Judge John K. Bush.
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'DREAMERS' MARCH IN CHICAGO AS DEMOCRATS DIG IN ON IMMIGRATION / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Chanting "This is what America looks like," several hundred people marched in Chicago from Daley Plaza toward the Trump Tower Wednesday night to call on Congress to protect thousands of young immigrants brought to the United States as children. The demonstrators marched up Dearborn Street and then east on Wacker Drive until they were across the river from Trump Tower, where they gathered for prayer before disbanding. The march came at the end of a day when congressional Democrats dug in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects about 700,000 people who entered this country as children and are now here illegally.
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ICE DEFENDS DEPORTATION OF IMMIGRANT IN U.S. NEARLY 30 YEARS / NIRAJ WARIKOO / USA TODAY
Immigration officials are defending the deportation of Jorge Garcia, a metro Detroit man whose case has sparked national attention since he was removed from the U.S. on Monday. In a statement, the Detroit office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that they had previously "exercised prosecutorial discretion" in allowing him to stay in the U.S. But that discretion ended in November when ICE told him he now had to leave. Garcia, a married father of two from Lincoln Park, had lived in the U.S. since 1989, brought to the U.S. by undocumented family members. He had struggled for years to become a legal resident, trying various paths with the help of attorneys and working with immigration officials.
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THE 1829 DICTIONARY ENTRY THAT RESHAPED HOW AMERICANS THINK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS / AMANDA ERICKSON / THE WASHINGTON POST
Look up “immigrant” in different languages, and you'll notice something interesting: The word sounds nearly the same in lots of tongues. “Immigrant” is “immigrant” in Afrikaans, “imigrant” in Bulgarian and “yímín” in Chinese. Filipino speakers use the term “imigrante;” in Japanese it's something like “imin.” The Russian version of immigrant is, essentially, “immigrant.” In Spanish, it's “inmigrante.” In Sudanese, it's “imigran.” The explanation for this linguistic quirk is simple and fascinating: The word — and concept — was invented in the United States in the early 19th century. Before then, of course, people moved from place to place. Our fore-species traveled out of Africa and across Asia nearly 2 million years ago.
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SARATOGA SPRINGS PREPARES FOR MORE IMMIGRATION RAIDS BEFORE ANNUAL HORSE RACING SEASON / NICOLE RODRIGUEZ / THE NEWSWEEK
One of America's elite horse-racing venues is fighting back against Trump administration immigration raids, which have left the historic community with not enough migrant laborers to staff restaurants, farms and, possibly, its fabled track. Officials and activists in Saratoga Springs—the upstate New York town where the Whitneys, the Vanderbilts and tens of thousands of horseplayers converge every year at a historic thoroughbred track—have already signaled they'll resist if Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conduct raids like the ones that started just before racing season last year. "ICE became a different operation under the current president," said former Mayor Joanne Yepsen, who formed a Human Rights Task Force to devise strategies for the upcoming horse-racing season before her final term ended on January 1.
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A MODEST IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL: BAN JEWS / BRET STEPHENS / THE NEW YORK TIMES
Until his dying day, my dad’s Uncle Bern was a communist sympathizer. I remember him as an affable old man with a gracious wife who made a modest living selling antique lace. He probably wouldn’t have hurt a fly. Yet he found much to admire in the most murderous ideology of the 20th century, responsible for tens of millions of deaths from the killing fields of Cambodia to the gulags of Murmansk. If you’re Jewish in America, chances are there’s at least one Uncle Bern somewhere in your family tree. As the scholar Ruth Wisse noted last year in Tablet magazine, Jewish intellectual life in the 1930s and 40s was largely defined by one’s stance toward one thing: The Party. Historians reckon that Jews accounted for nearly half the Communist Party’s total membership in those years, while many other Jews were close fellow travelers.
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HISPANIC CAUCUS MEMBERS LEAVE MEETING WITH JOHN KELLY WITH FEW ANSWERS ON DACA FIX / LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ / WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Democratic lawmakers left a meeting with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday without any idea what kind of bipartisan compromise the president would ultimately support regarding relief for young undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children. Congressional Hispanic Caucus members in the meeting summed it up as a “rehash” of Kelly’s old positions, with little forward progress. Kelly didn’t appear briefed on any of the bipartisan compromises cropping up in Congress that provide a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers and enhance border security. Unlike previous gatherings, the conversation remained cordial and no one brought up the president’s comment that Haiti and African nations are “shithole countries.”
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"THE IMMIGRANT COOKBOOK: RECIPES THAT MAKE AMERICA GREAT" CELEBRATES THE DIVERSITY IN OUR KITCHENS / AMY SCATTERGOOD / LOS ANGELES TIMES
The act of cooking a meal can bring so much more to the table than just, well, dinner. There’s the sustenance and comfort of that food, but what’s also built into the sauce or dropped into the pot is a sometimes invisible and highly complex ingredient list that can include tradition, community, history, geography, art, religion and politics. Every country’s cuisine reflects that list and the journey its cooks took to your table. American cooking reflects more journeys than most, its collective cuisine assembled almost entirely from the suitcases and memories of generations of immigrants. A new cookbook, published last month by Interlink Books, celebrates this multicultural recipe box, giving voice to the myriad chefs and their traditions as it puts their food on our menu — and, more subtly, their politics on our plates.
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THE LESSONS CANADA SHOULD LEARN FROM BRITAIN’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT POLITICS / JULIA RAMPEN / MACLEANS
On Jan. 29, 2017, the newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump got to work and announced a ban on travel and migration from a number of Muslim-majority countries—and in the world’s airports, chaos ensued. Passengers who boarded planes confident of their U.S. itinerary found themselves blocked on landing. Protesters and human-rights lawyers gathered outside airports. Security officials, surprised as everyone else, floundered. Justin Trudeau, though, was quick to respond. “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,” he tweeted. “Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.” To date, the tweet has been shared nearly 418,000 times.
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LESSONS FROM AN IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR / CAROL MOREIRA / THE CHRONICLE HERALD
The need to develop international sales markets is a hot topic in the region. Entrepreneurs often need to work hard to win introductions. When Danish-born Pernille Fischer Boulter arrived in Nova Scotia, she wrote letters introducing herself to 100 of the province’s top CEOs. In her new book, Tales from an Immigrant Entrepreneur, the author describes how this enabled her to meet influential people, including John Risley, then-CEO of Clearwater Fine Foods. Pernille, the founder of Kisserup International Trade Roots, has worked on export development with small, micro and medium businesses in 90 countries. But when she arrived in Chester in 1998 after marrying Canadian entrepreneur Keith Boulter she struggled to find what she wanted — a sales job in an IT company.
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EN 2017, L'IMMIGRATION RÉGULIÈRE BAT TOUS LES RECORDS / MAURICE LACHAIZE / LE FIGARO
Les statistiques sur l'immigration rendues publiques hier révèlent l'ampleur des défis qui attendent Emmanuel Macron sur cette question. Si le gouvernement n'est pas responsable de la situation actuelle, il doit en revanche le saisir à bras-le-corps et ne pas se contenter d'effets de manche. S'il est un reproche que nul ne pourra adresser au gouvernement actuel, c'est celui de manquer de transparence sur les statistiques de l'immigration, rendues publiques le 16 janvier. De même il serait évidemment de la plus mauvaise foi de tenir l'équipe dirigeante actuelle, au pouvoir depuis six mois, pour responsable d'une situation dont elle a hérité. Il n'empêche: les dernières statistiques révèlent une situation sérieusement préoccupante. L'augmentation du nombre des demandeurs d'asile en 2017 est spectaculaire. Ils étaient 20 000 en 1997, 61 468 en 2012, et pour la première fois, plus de 100 000 en 2017.
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IMMIGRATION: «AUDIENCES ILLÉGALES» AU CENTRE DE RÉTENTION DE TOULOUSE / PASCALE EGRÉ / LE PARISIEN
Le sort d’étrangers est tranché en appel par visioconférence en dehors d’un lieu de justice, dénoncent la Cimade et six autres associations. Et de quatre... Ce mardi, pour la quatrième fois depuis début décembre, une audience d’appel d’une mesure de placement en rétention s’est tenue par visio-conférence au sein du centre de rétention administrative (CRA) de Toulouse-Cornebarrieu (Haute-Garonne). Lieu d’enfermement des étrangers en instance d’expulsion situé au pied des pistes de l’aéroport de Blagnac, ce CRA ne dispose pourtant pas de salle de justice « délocalisée », comme au Mesnil-Amelot (Seine-et-Marne) ou à Coquelles (Pas-de-Calais). Sur la porte grillagée et fermée, une simple affichette indiquait « cour d’appel », ont découvert les intervenants de l’association La Cimade, qui dénonce « des audiences illégales ».
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LE PHOTOGRAPHE MEXICAIN NARCISO CONTRERAS HONORÉ DU PRIX LUCAS DOLEGA / PARIS MATCH
Le photographe mexicain Narciso Contreras a obtenu le Prix Lucas Dolega pour son reportage «Crossing Libya: the human marketplace» pour son travail photographique sur le trafic des migrants en Libye. L’association LUCAS DOLEGA, la Mairie de Paris et leurs partenaires, Olympus, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), la Société des auteurs des Arts visuels et de l’Image Fixe (SAIF) , le laboratoire Label Image, L'Instant Paris Match, Zanzibar, l’Union des Photographes Professionnels (UPP), et Freelens ont annoncé ce mercredi soir le nom du lauréat de la 7ème édition du Prix Lucas Dolega: le photographe mexicain Narciso Contreras avec son reportage «Crossing Libya: the human marketplace», un travail photographique sur le trafic des migrants en Libye.
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