Ciudad de México, 2 de febrero de 2018

Número: 3529

 

NACIONALES


'DREAMERS' LANZAN RETO: SEGUIMOS EN LA PELEA / EL UNIVERSAL
Invitados por congresistas demócratas y un republicano, poco más de 30 jóvenes de los llamados dreamers acudieron el martes al Capitolio estadounidense para escuchar al presidente Donald Trump en su alocución sobre el estado de la Unión, pero especialmente sobre su postura en el tema de inmigración que les afecta directamente. “No nos llevamos ninguna sorpresa, dijo exactamente lo que ya había dicho, pero quisimos dar la cara dentro del mismo Congreso para que nos vean y nos escuchen”, dice Melody K. a EL UNIVERSAL. “Estuvimos dentro, hubo movimientos simultáneos fuera del Congreso y en diversas ciudades, dimos a conocer nuestro punto de vista y así seguiremos hasta que el Dream Act —propuesta de ley de inmigración que protegería a los dreamers— sea votado”, asegura.
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RECHAZA DONALD QUE 'DREAMERS' SEAN SOÑADORES / EL UNIVERSAL
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, alertó ayer del error de etiquetar a los jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados protegidos bajo DACA como “dreamers” o “soñadores” y advirtió a las personas que no “caigan en esa trampa”. Trump afirmó lo anterior al dirigirse a los legisladores en un retiro republicano en West Virginia, conforme al medio Político. Asimismo, pidió una resolución en el Congreso sobre la política migratoria, que se estancó debido a que los funcionarios republicanos y demócratas no lograron un compromiso sobre la iniciativa de inmigración heredada de la administración de Barack Obama. Pero el magnate, quien en septiembre dio por finalizado el DACA, habló en contra del término que se usa para describir al grupo de aproximadamente 800 mil inmigrantes.
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LAS REMESAS SUMAN CIFRA HISTÓRICA DURANTE EL PRIMER AÑO DE TRUMP / ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ AMADOR / LA JORNADA
Un año después del comienzo del gobierno de Donald Trump en Estados Unidos, marcado por una retórica anti inmigrante, las remesas de los trabajadores mexicanos marcaron un nuevo registro histórico. En 2017, los trabajadores mexicanos en el exterior, la mayoría de ellos residentes en Estados Unidos, enviaron a sus familias 28 mil 771.3 millones de dólares, informó ayer el Banco de México. El monto, sin precedente desde que existe registro, superó en 6.6 por ciento al de un año antes, reportó. Son ya cuatro años consecutivos en que el flujo de remesas alcanza registros históricos. La última vez que se registró una disminución en este flujo fue de 2012 a 2013, cuando bajó moderadamente de 22 mil 400 a 22 mil 300 millones de dólares. De entonces a la fecha, la aportación de los migrantes no ha dejado de aumentar.
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SUBEN REMESAS; NO SE REGISTRABA ALZA DESDE 2013 / EFRAÍN KLERIGAN / EXPRESO
Por primera vez desde 2013 el saldo anual de los envíos que los mexicanos en el exterior envían a sus familias o remesas familiares, fue mayor al año anterior, aunque su crecimiento, del 5.6 por ciento contra el total de 2016, fue menor al crecimiento del total anual de 6.5 por ciento. El significado en el incremento de las remesas es que hasta unas 12 mil personas o familias más en Tamaulipas recibieron este apoyo que promedia unos tres mil 50 dólares por año. En total se estima que unos 227 núcleos familiares obtienen una parte de sus ingresos, desde el 100 hasta el 20 por ciento del total) de este tipo de envíos que hacen los mexicanos en el exterior, más del 90 por ciento de ellos desde Estados Unidos.
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REFUERZAN LAZOS MÉXICO Y CANADÁ / LA JORNADA
El secretario de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Luis Videgaray, y su homóloga de Canadá, Chrystia Freeland, acordaron ayer reforzar los lazos que unen a los dos países y seguir trabajando por el desarrollo, paz y prosperidad de la región. Durante una reunión que tuvieron para dar seguimiento a la visita oficial del primer ministro canadiense, Justin Trudeau, a México en octubre pasado, los funcionarios reconocieron los avances alcanzados mediante los mecanismos de cooperación bilateral en formación de capital humano, comercio y movilidad de personas. Coincidieron en la necesidad de continuar colaborando en estas materias, así como en la promoción del empoderamiento de la mujer en la relación económica entre ambas naciones.
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90 MIGRANTES DESAPARECIDOS TRAS NAUFRAGIO EN COSTAS DE LIBIA / EL UNIVERSAL
Unos 90 migrantes, en su mayoría paquistaníes, podrían haber muerto este viernes en un naufragio cerca de las costas de Libia, informó la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM). "Diez cuerpos sin vida llegaron a las costas libias", los de ocho paquistaníes y dos libios, declaró a los periodistas en Ginebra una portavoz de la OIM, Olivia Headon, en conferencia telefónica. Hay tres supervivientes, precisó. "Dos supervivientes nadaron hasta la costa" y el tercero fue "socorrido por un pescador", explicó. Según estos supervivientes, al menos 90 migrantes podrían haber fallecido en el naufragio.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES ARE FULL OF BOGEYMEN AND CONTRADICTIONS / MICHAEL PAARLBERG / THE GUARDIAN
Irregular immigration is down, family-based migration – which he now attacks – is a conservative idea, and MS-13 is an exaggerated threat. In 1968, a British Conservative politician, Enoch Powell, made what became known as his “Rivers of Blood” speech. In it, he sounded an alarm about what he imagined to be an unchecked immigrant invasion of the United Kingdom, following a decade in which the country’s share of immigrants had grown from only 5 to 6%. Crime was low, less than 1 homicide per 100,000 residents, a tenth the rate of the US. Quoting a constituent, he foresaw the day when “the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.” In subsequent decades, immigration slowly inched upwards, but the scenario Powell envisioned failed to materialize.
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INSISTING THAT `WE HAVE DREAMERS, TOO,' TRUMP WRESTLES IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES FOR EVOCATIVE TERM / TODD J. GILLMAN / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
The immigration fight rages on many fronts, and one of those is linguistic. President Donald Trump has long bristled at the term "dreamers," crafted nearly two decades ago to evoke the striving of foreign-born students facing the possibility of deportation because they'd been brought into the country irregularly years earlier. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Trump turned a phrase that neatly underscored his "Americans first" philosophy, while also reclaiming the potent term from the pro-immigrant side. "Americans are dreamers, too," he said. The idealized America is a land of opportunity, of the "American dream." That's what made "dreamers" such an effective shorthand for advocates of young immigrants.
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BERKELEY STUDENT PAYS BOND FOR OTHER IMMIGRANT DETAINEES / KATE MORRISSEY / SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
Three immigrants held at Otay Mesa Detention Center who couldn’t afford the bond amount given to them by a judge are now out of detention thanks to a Berkeley student who was arrested by Border Patrol in late 2017. Luis Mora, an unauthorized immigrant who has been in the U.S. since middle school, paid $8,500 total for the three immigrants to walk free — $2,000 in one case, $1,500 in another and $5,000 in the third. A Mexican man named Juan, a Haitian woman named Virginie and a Honduran man named Franklin will now be able to reunite with family members while they wait to present their cases to stay in the U.S. to an immigration judge.
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HOW IMMIGRATION BECAME SO CONTROVERSIAL / DEREK THOMPSON / THE ATLANTIC
Immigration seems to be the most prominent wedge issue in America. Senate Republicans and Democrats shut down the federal government over the treatment of immigrants brought to the U.S. irregularly as children, also known as Dreamers. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump referred to U.S. immigration law as a “broken” system; one party clapped, the other scowled. This polarized reaction reflects a widening divide among voters, as Democrats are now twice as likely as Republicans to say immigrants strengthen the country. These stories and others might make it seem like most Americans are anxious about the deleterious effects of immigration on America’s economy and culture. But along several dimensions, immigration has never been more popular in the history of public polling:
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FEDERAL AGENTS DEMAND DOCUMENTS FROM 77 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES IN IMMIGRATION SWEEP / ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Federal agents this week ordered dozens of Northern California businesses to prove that their employees are authorized to work in the U.S., heightening tensions between state and federal officials over immigration policies. Employers at 77 businesses were given three workdays to turn over records that show their employees are in compliance with federal law, said James Schwab, a spokesman with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. No one was arrested during the operation, which was carried out Monday through Wednesday, but Schwab said employers who knowingly hired unauthorized workers could face criminal charges or fines.
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OUR OLDER, LESS FERTILE AMERICA NEEDS IMMIGRATION TO STAY COMPETITIVE / JENNIFER SCIUBBA / USA TODAY
Today’s political arguments on immigration are nasty but they aren’t unique, and they ignore the positive impact immigrants have had and continue to have on our economic competitiveness and national security. Since our nation declared independence, we have alternately welcomed and excluded newcomers. The first national immigration law appeared not long after the United States was officially founded. The 1790 Naturalization Act excluded non-white immigrants from eligibility to naturalize. Dozens of other restrictive policies pepper America’s history as well — the Asian Exclusion Act of 1875; the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; the 1921 Emergency Quota Act to try to keep America white; and the even more restrictive Immigration Act of 1924.
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COUNTY PAID $1 MILLION TO SETTLE ARPAIO-ERA IMMIGRATION LAWSUIT / THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
Maricopa County has paid nearly $1 million in attorneys fees as final settlement of an ongoing lawsuit over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's workplace immigration raids. The case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the immigrant advocacy group Puente Arizona, originated in 2014, when Arpaio was raiding businesses and arresting immigrants who were then charged with identity theft because they had used false documents to pretend they were in the country legally. At the center of the case was the use of a federal immigration document, called an I-9 form, that authorities were using to investigate or prosecute state identity-theft or forgery violations. In early 2015, a U.S. District Court judge imposed a preliminary injunction on the tactic, ruling that state law was pre-empted by federal law. Prosecutors dismissed 229 cases in progress.
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WHAT NEW MARIJUANA AND UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT LAWS MEAN FOR LANDLORDS / PHILLIP MOLNAR / SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
New laws went into effect last month that will probably come as a surprise to many landlords, homeowners and renters. Gov Hutchinson, assistant general counsel for the California Association of Realtors, walked roughly 350 people through new legislation Thursday at a Greater San Diego Association of Realtors event in Mission Valley. He said there are fewer new laws in 2018 than previous years, but were still important for real estate professionals to know about. Landlords are not allowed to ask renters what their immigration status is. But now, if they know they are in the country illegally, they also can’t use it against them or report them. Hutchinson gave an example of what not to do: “If a landlord says to a tenant, ‘I’m going to double your rent. Don’t complain or I’ll turn you in.’”
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CSUF’S LATINO COMMUNICATIONS INSTITUTE CONNECTS STUDENTS TO MEDIA CAREERS / ALEX CHAN / LOS ANGELES TIMES
When Cal State Fullerton alum Shaira Arias was a student in a school program formerly known as the Latino Communications Initiative (LCI), she met the executive producer of the Spanish-language television network she would someday work for. "When I saw other students introducing themselves to her at an LCI event, I thought 'I can do that too,' because LCI is very encouraging in that way," Arias said of the program, which aims to build bridges between students and Spanish-bilingual media organizations. "I feel very proud to be Latino," Arias said. "After becoming a part of the initiative, I'm more proud to know that I was on the right path and I was connecting more to my community."
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ISRAEL'S IMMIGRATION CRISIS IS A LESSON FOR TRUMP / ZEV CHAFETS / BLOOMBERG
In his first State of the Union message on Tuesday, President Donald Trump again made his controversial case for building a wall along the southern border of the U.S. Back in 2016, his opponents scoffed at the feasibility of such a grandiose project, he had. But when asked about it by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto he was ready for the question. "Look at Israel," was his response, "Bibi Netanyahu told me the wall works." It does. In 2006, thousands of penniless, undocumented Sudanese and Eritreans, most of them young men, began crossing Israel’s border with Egypt. Bedouin coyotes led them on a harrowing journey through the Sinai desert and dropped them off. The migrants made their way to the working class neighborhoods of Tel Aviv, where they found cheap housing and off-the-books jobs.
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CANADÁ


IMMIGRANTS ARE LARGELY BEHIND CANADA'S STATUS AS ONE OF THE BEST-EDUCATED COUNTRIES / NICHOLAS KEUNG / THE STAR
Canada can credit immigrants for making it one of the best-educated countries in the world. Not only do many newcomers arrive with university degrees, their high expectations for their children’s academic achievements also appear to lead to the pursuit of higher education among their children, according to a new internal government analysis. The Immigration Department report, obtained through an access to information request, found 36 per cent of the children of immigrants aged 25 to 35 held university degrees, compared to 24 per cent of their peers with Canadian-born parents.
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L’AVENIR, C’EST L’IMMIGRATION CHOISIE / ERIC BRUNET / VALEURS ACTUELLES
Liberté chérie. Faire des migrants un atout économique, c’est possible, comme le prouvent nombre de pays. À condition de ne plus s’arrêter à l’aspect idéologique. Il y a trop d’immigration en France et aujourd’hui, nos capacités d’intégration sont saturées. La petite phrase de Laurent Wauquiez a suffi à réveiller les vieux affrontements droite-gauche. Et si, pour une fois, nous nous inspirions des pays où les politiques migratoires ne suscitent pas de polémiques ? Par exemple, le Canada, l’Australie, la Nouvelle-Zélande, la Corée du Sud pratiquent depuis longtemps l’immigration choisie. Chaque année, les élus fixent les modalités d’accueil des immigrants et les quotas à appliquer. Les choses se déroulent sereinement, loin des querelles idéologiques qui nous agitent…
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IRREGULAR IMMIGRANT ARRESTED FOR BRIBING POLICE OFFICER / THE CITIZEN
Kagiso police made it clear that bribing police officials will not be taken lightly especially with the new station commander’s efforts to clean up the town. In an effort to rid the City of corrupt police officers, drugs and prostitution, Kagiso police in Krugersdorp made it clear that bribing police officials would not be taken lightly when they arrested an illegal immigrant on Tuesday, 30 January, Krugersdorp News reports. “The 22-year-old found himself on the wrong side of the law when he tried to bribe a police officer into letting him remain in the country unlawfully,” said Captain Solomon Sibiya, spokesperson for the Kagiso Police Station.
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