Ciudad de México, 6 de febrero de 2018

Número: 3530

 

NOTAS PRINCIPALES


EL CONSULADO A TU LADO: VOTO DE LOS MEXICANOS EN EL EXTERIOR / JUAN MANUEL CALDERÓN, CÓNSUL GENERAL DE MÉXICO EN SAN JOSÉ / LA OFERTA
Desde 2005 en México se reconoció legalmente el derecho al sufragio de la ciudadanía radicada en el extranjero dándose así respuesta a una de las demandas cívicas de la comunidad mexicana en el exterior. Desde esa fecha, en México se han llevado a cabo dos ejercicios de votaciones desde el exterior a nivel federal, en 2006 y 2012. En 2014, nuestro país llevó a cabo la más reciente reforma electoral, cuando el entonces Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE) encargado de organizar las elecciones mexicanas a nivel federal, se convirtió en una autoridad de carácter nacional que dio lugar al Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE).
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DALLAS: CONSULADO DE MÉXICO ABRE CONVOCATORIA PARA IME BECAS / AL DÍA
Instituciones interesadas tienen hasta el 8 de marzo para presentar sus solicitudes. El Consulado de México en Dallas anunció el arranque de la convocatoria para las IME becas 2018. Estas becas son un programa de apoyo educativo del gobierno de México para sus connacionales que viven en Estados Unidos. Se trata de becas para programas de educación para adultos, como los que se ofrece en las plazas comunitarias adscritas al consulado o programas de educación superior en universidades locales, explica el Consulado de Dallas en un comunicado. El año pasado Texas Woman’s University, la Universidad de Texas en Arlington y el Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez obtuvieron fondos para sus propuestas.
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CONSULADO MEXICANO EN EL PASO, TEXAS, SUBSIDIARÁ RENOVACIÓN DE PERMISO A ‘DREAMERS’ / NOTICIEROS TELEVISA
En Las Cruces, Nuevo México, jóvenes “dreamers” protestaron contra la política migratoria del gobierno del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump. Los jóvenes y sus familias caminaron hasta la oficina del senador, Martin Heinrich, donde derribaron un muro de cajas de cartón, con mensajes contra la xenofobia, discriminación, abusos y la política migratoria de Estados Unidos. Luego, los manifestantes entraron a la oficina del senador y entregaron un documento y el martillo con el que derribaron el muro.
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NACIONALES


ONU PLANTEA PACTO MUNDIAL PARA PROTEGER A MIGRANTES / MILENIO
El pacto global sobre migración que las Naciones Unidas prevén aprobar este año incluirá compromisos específicos para reforzar la protección de los migrantes y aumentar las vías de inmigración legal, según el primer borrador hecho público ayer en Nueva York. El documento, preparado por México y Suiza, será ahora objeto de negociación entre todos los países miembro con vistas a su adopción en una cumbre en Marruecos prevista para diciembre próximo.
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APOYA REPUBLICANO PLAN PRO 'DREAMERS' SIN DINERO PARA MURO / EXCELSIOR
El senador republicano John McCain y el demócrata Chris Coons presentaron este lunes una iniciativa de ley que otorga la ciudadanía a los “dreamers” y no incluye, por el momento, ningún fondo para la construcción del muro en la frontera con México. La iniciativa, similar a un proyecto presentado el mes pasado en la Cámara de Representantes por el republicano Will Hurd y el demócrata Pete Aguilar, beneficiaria a todos los “dreamers” que residen en el país desde diciembre 31 de 2013 e incluiría recursos para tecnología de seguridad fronteriza.
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TRUMP BLOQUEA NUEVO ACUERDO PARA EL DACA / VICTOR SANCHO / EL UNIVERSAL
El nuevo intento de acuerdo bipartidista para dar una solución a los dreamers quedó bloqueado de forma inmediata por el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, porque no incluye ningún fondo para la construcción de un muro en la frontera con México. El trabajo conjunto del republicano John McCain y el demócrata Christopher Coons no sirvió para desbloquear un tema que está cada vez más en el centro del debate político de Washington, aunque su intención es servir de trampolín para un diálogo que lleve a un final feliz.
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“ES IMPROBABLE UN ACUERDO MIGRATORIO PARA ‘DREAMERS’” / MILENIO
El autor de la iniciativa de Ley Dream, el senador demócrata Dick Durbin, reconoció ayer que es improbable que se apruebe esta semana el alivio migratorio para 690 mil dreamers beneficiarios del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), la mayoría mexicanos.
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NORTE DEL PAÍS REGISTRA EL MAYOR AUMENTO EN REMESAS / MARIANA ÁLVAREZ MADRID / EL ECONOMISTA
En el 2017, los ingresos por remesas familiares de la región norte crecieron 11.2% a tasa anual, su mayor nivel en los últimos cuatro años y la única aceleración reportada en el país. Además, fue una variación superior a la nacional de 6.6%; le siguieron las zonas centro-occidente (7.8%), sur-sureste (4.8%) y centro (2.2%), de acuerdo con datos del Banco de México.
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REMESAS HACIA HIDALGO AUMENTAN 2.74% EN 2017: BANCO DE MÉXICO / NOTICIEROS TELEVISA
Durante el 2017, las remesas enviadas por hidalguenses desde los Estados Unidos aumentaron 2.74% con respecto a lo registrado en 2016 según las cifras del Banco de México (Banxico). Mensualmente ingresan a las diferentes regiones del estado cientos de dólares para sostener la economía de los municipios. Juan de Dios Hernández indicó que “la recepción de remesas a las familias va directamente a la alimentación, al vestido, a la salud y a la educación, son las principales en lo que se ocupan”.
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LIDERA PUEBLA EN RECEPCIÓN DE REMESAS CON 412 MDD EN 2017 / VERÓNICA LÓPEZ / MILENIO
Puebla se situó como uno de los municipios con el mayor ingreso de remesas familiares, al sumar 412 millones de dólares en todo el 2017, cifra que representó el 12 por ciento en relación a un año antes, según el análisis del “Observatorio Migración” publicado por BBVA Bancomer.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


BIPARTISAN IMMIGRATION BILL SURFACES, TRUMP KNOCKS IT DOWN / ALAN FRAM / THE DENVER POST
A bipartisan immigration proposal surfaced Monday in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter. Firing back, one senator pushing the narrowly focused compromise said Trump’s “unconstructive engagement” has hurt congressional efforts to strike a broader deal. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said their legislation would provide a pathway to legal status — potentially including citizenship — for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children, known as “Dreamers.” It would also require the government to strengthen border security by 2020, but stops short of specifically providing the $25 billion Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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AN IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE THAT MAKES SENSE / BLOOMBERG
It seems increasingly likely that, on immigration, Congress will face a stark choice in the weeks ahead. It can either pass a narrowly drawn bill that attends to border security and provides legal status for Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Or it can fail across the board. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democrat Chris Coons of Delaware have introduced legislation designed to achieve the better outcome. Their bill is similar to a bipartisan effort already introduced in the House, where it is co-sponsored by 27 Republicans and 27 Democrats.
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PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM COMES THIS WEEK / SUSAN FERRECHIO / WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Republicans and Democrats will determine this week if they are prepared to cut a critical bipartisan deal on immigration that has become key to clearing a year-long government spending bill. Lawmakers in the Senate will attempt to write legislation that protects so-called Dreamers from deportation but implements strong border security elements as well as reforms to chain migration and the visa lottery system. Republicans, at their annual retreat at West Virginia's Greenbrier Resort, came to no consensus among themselves about an immigration plan their party can agree on, and lawmakers weren’t clear whether a bill would be ready this week.
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U.S. HOUSE TO VOTE ON GOVERNMENT FUNDING AS IMMIGRATION BATTLE SIMMERS / RICHARD COWAN / REUTERS
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote on Tuesday on a short-term budget measure that would avert a rerun of last month’s three-day partial government shutdown, as lawmakers continued to grapple with divisive immigration measures. The stop-gap measure drafted by House Republicans would extend funding through March 23, as well as provide for a year of funding for defense and two years of funding for community health centers, lawmakers said after they met on Monday night. But Senate Democrats are likely to balk at the House spending bill, likely requiring a last-minute retooling before existing money for government agencies runs out on Thursday.
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THE IMMIGRATION BILLS IN CONGRESS AREN’T PERFECT. THAT’S OKAY / THE WASHINGTON POST
BY TRYING to solve every problem related to America’s immigration system, Congress has repeatedly failed to solve any of them. It’s time to end that legislative dysfunction, which has played on a loop on Capitol Hill for years. Why not sidestep the most incendiary disagreements and target the two main areas on which there is broad bipartisan acceptance: protecting “dreamers” brought to the United States as children and beefing up border security? The contours of such a deal, if not the details, are within lawmakers’ reach. Similar bipartisan bills to that end now have been introduced in both houses of Congress — this month, by John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) in the Senate and, last month, by Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) in the House.
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THE JUDGE TRUMP DISPARAGED AS ‘MEXICAN’ WILL PRESIDE OVER AN IMPORTANT BORDER WALL CASE / ELI ROSENBERG / THE WASHINGTON POST
The federal judge whom President Trump disparaged as a “Mexican” during his campaign will preside over a case brought against one of the president’s most highly touted initiatives: the U.S-Mexico border wall. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel, who was targeted by the president while he was the judge of a class-action lawsuit against the president’s now-defunct Trump University, will on Friday hear the case brought by the state of California, some environmental groups and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.). It challenges waivers that were given to the federal branch more than 10 years ago to bypass some federal and state laws for border security.
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HOW MUCH IMMIGRATION DO AMERICANS WANT? / RAMESH PONNURU / NATIONAL REVIEW
I allude, in my latest Bloomberg article on immigration, to Gallup’s finding that 35 percent of Americans want less immigration, 38 percent want to keep current levels, and 24 percent want more immigration. A Harvard/Harris poll recently asked respondents for their sense of the absolute number of immigrants they thought the U.S. should take each year. Thirty-five percent said fewer than 250,000; 19 percent said 25,000-500,000; and 18 percent said 500,000 to less than one million. Since we take roughly a million immigrants each year, that way of asking the question yields a picture of public opinion much more pleasing to the restrictionist side of the immigration debate. But the question didn’t provide respondents with the current immigration level or the size of the U.S. population.
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LATINO STUDENTS SEND DEMANDS ON REPRESENTATION TO 'U' ADMINISTRATORS / MOLLY NORRIS / THE MICHIGAN DAILY
The Latinx Alliance for Community Action, Support and Advocacy, an umbrella student group representing members of the Latino community at the University of Michigan, released a list of demands to administrators Monday morning outlining steps they feel the University needs to take in support of Latino students, faculty and staff members. The demands revolve around Latino representation within offices, departments and administrative positions, as well as acknowledging the presence of the Latino community, the largest and fastest growing underrepresented minority, on campus. This school year’s enrollment report found the Hispanic and Latino community to comprise about 6 percent of the student body.
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ADVOCATES PROTEST IMMIGRATION POLICY YEAR AFTER ARIZONA WOMAN'S DEPORTATION / CHRIS MCCRORY / THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
Dozens protested Monday in front of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services office in Phoenix, calling for change nearly a year after Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos of Mesa was deportedafter she went for a routine check-in with the federal agency. The arrest and deportation of Garcia de Rayos was a catalyst that stirred protests across the state, said Maria Castro, a community organizer with Puente, a human-rights advocacy group. "The community rose up, we fought hard and many of us were arrested, and she was still deported," said Castro. "Even with her kids banging on the side of a van, telling the ICE agent, 'This is my mom, I want to keep her here.' That was a really hard moment for the movement."
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LATINO SHELTER FORCED TO CLOSE AFTER 30 YEARS / JACQUELINE SERRATO / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
San Jose Obrero Mission, the only homeless shelter of its kind focused on servicing Latinos and other residents in Chicago's South and West Sides, is scheduled to close February 28. Citing insufficient funds, the center that provided temporary housing to the most vulnerable made "the difficult decision, one we had to accept, to close our doors after more than 30 years," said board president Elizabeth Jusino. The agency at 1856 S. Loomis St., relied on a combination of funds from the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), state funds, foundations, as well as private donations, all of which became more scarce every year, she said. The state budget crisis that lasted for more than two years was a blow to their sustainability as state grants were discontinued, Jusino added.
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TO EASE GENTRIFICATION PAIN, SOME LATINOS EMBRACE GENTEFICATION TO PRESERVE CULTURE / DIANNE SOLIS / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Fino Rodriguez shows off his skills as a chef at Taquero, his restaurant at the intersection of Chihuahua Avenue and Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas. It’s a crossroads of reinvention. Chihuahua leads into a Latino neighborhood of Mexican immigrants like Rodriguez. Singleton Boulevard runs through an area of rapid gentrification, where for years now new restaurants, apartments and even townhomes have been popping up. Rodriguez came here to show off his delicately prepared food and, just as importantly, his Mexican heritage. He’s part of a gentrification movement called gentefication, a fusion of the Spanish word gente, people, with gentrification. It’s loosely defined as development led by Latinos in Latino-dominant neighborhoods, often close to downtowns.
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NANA’S MEXICAN KITCHEN OFFERS TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CUISINE / MICHELLE CHARLES / STILLWATER’S NEWS PRESS
Lili Lugo says when it was time to name the restaurant she and her husband Juan were opening in Stillwater, they wanted to honor the woman whose recipes they would use. So Nana’s Mexican Kitchen, christened after the name their daughters call Lili’s mother, was born. The restaurant opened Friday in the space formerly occupied by Sultan’s International Market at 132 S. Main Street. Lili says they use old recipes to cook authentic Mexican dishes, including menudo or tripe, which is their featured soup on Saturdays. The restaurant also makes its own desserts like tres leches cake and chocoflan, a moist chocolate bundt cake topped with flan. They can both be ordered as whole cakes in addition to buying them by the slice.
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WHY SACRAMENTO IS CONSIDERED A CAPITAL FOR COFFEE AND MEXICAN FOOD / CATHY LOCKE / SACRAMENTO BEE
Sacramento has been named one of the “Cuisine Capitals of the US,” making the top 10 list of cities for lovers of coffee and Mexican food. Google News Lab, using data from users who have enabled Google to track their location history, ranked cities and counties by their most popular cuisine. In the coffee category, cities were ranked by coffee visits per user. Sacramento ranked fourth. Seattle ranked first as the Coffee Capital of the US, followed by Portland, Oregon, and San Diego. In the cuisine category, cities were ranked by a cuisine’s share of total restaurant visits. Sacramento ranked ninth among cities with the most visits to Mexican eateries. In California, it was topped by Los Angeles and San Diego.
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DRUNK-DRIVING CRASH INVOLVING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT STIRS POLITICAL BATTLE OVER IMMIGRATION REFORM / TANAE HOWARD / FOX NEWS
Shortly after the arrest of the man accused of hitting and killing Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, Indiana State Police released more information on the suspect including the fact that he has been deported twice. Some lawmakers took to social media afterwards to make the case for stricter immigration laws. Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) tweeted, "This news should make all Americans angry. A twice-deported illegal immigrant is suspected of killing 2 Hoosiers, including Colts LB Edwin Jackson. We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off our streets, build a wall & put an end to illegal immigration."
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CANADA’S IMMIGRATION PROGRAM FOR MIGRANT CAREGIVERS UNDER REVIEW / NICHOLAS KEUNG / THE STAR
Foreign caregivers will not be eligible for permanent residence if they have not accrued two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019, according to a notice posted by the Immigration Department. The federal government is currently reviewing Canada’s two programs for foreign caregivers — one for those caring for children and the other for those caring for adults with high medical needs — and has yet to decide whether to do away with them completely, renew them or come up with replacements. “Both programs were launched as five-year pilots, including a date that they expire. With a launch date of November 29, 2014, this means they will expire on November 29, 2019,” said Immigration Canada spokesperson Faith St. John.
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HOW CANADA DEEPENED ITS OLYMPIC RANKS WITH IMMIGRANT ATHLETES / JOE O'CONNOR / THE NATIONAL POST
Ivan Babikov was standing in a freezer in a Toronto grocery store in the summer of 2003, shivering and stocking shelves with ice cream, wondering just how a freshly arrived 23-year-old immigrant from Russia’s frozen north was going to make a life for himself in Canada. “I didn’t really plan on being a skier,” Babikov says, from his home in Canmore, Alta. “I had a wife and son back in Russia. I had to think about supporting them.” Three years later, after finding his way back into cross-country skiing — a sport he had excelled at in Russia — Babikov emerged as the best new hope on the Canadian national cross-country ski team. Alas, he wasn’t a Canadian, but with the encouragement of his coaches who were he competed for Russia at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
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UK IMMIGRATION SYSTEM MAY NOT BE DECIDED BEFORE BREXIT DAY, SUGGESTS AMBER RUDD / JACK MAIDMENT / TELEGRAPH
Britain’s post-Brexit immigration system may not be decided by the time the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019, Amber Rudd has suggested. The Home Secretary said it was “likely” that the Government’s immigration blueprint would be published before the point of withdrawal. She said that a post-Brexit implementation period of about two years which the UK hopes to agree with Brussels by the end of March this year reduced the “urgency” to finalise the plan. Her comments are likely to spark anger among Eurosceptic Tory MPs who are adamant that the implementation period should only be used to roll out a new system and must not be used as a Brexit buffer. Downing Street suggested it saw no reason why the plan would not be published before the point of withdrawal.
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ELECTIONS LEGISLATIVES: LA DROITE ITALIENNE EN PLEINE SURENCHERE ANTI-IMMIGRATION / OLIVIER TOSSERI / LES ECHOS
Suite à l'attaque contre des Africains qui a causé 6 blessés ce week-end, la question de la présence étrangère en Italie et ses conséquences sur la sécurité monopolisent le débat. C'est à une véritable guerre des chiffres que l'on assiste dans la campagne électorale italienne. Pas sur le nombre des chômeurs ou le niveau du déficit public, mais sur le nombre d'immigrés présents dans la péninsule. L'immigration est redevenue le thème central des débats en vue des législatives du 4 mars. C'est l'une des principales conséquences de l'attaque menée samedi par un jeune homme de 28 ans contre des Africains qui a fait six blessés à Macerata dans le centre du pays.
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DANEMARK: LES SOCIAUX-DEMOCRATES S’ATTAQUENT A L’IMMIGRATION «NON OCCIDENTALE / LE DEVOIR
Première formation politique du Danemark, le Parti social-démocrate, membre de l’opposition au gouvernement de centre droit, a présenté lundi un projet de réforme censé tarir l’arrivée d’étrangers « non occidentaux » à travers une batterie de mesures rejetées par les autres partis de gauche. «Nous voulons plafonner le nombre d’étrangers non occidentaux accueillis au Danemark», a expliqué dans un épais dossier publié sur le Web la chef de Socialdemokratiet, Mette Frederiksen. « Nous voulons réformer notre système d’asile entre autres en installant des centres d’accueil à l’extérieur de l’Europe. À l’avenir, il ne sera possible pour les réfugiés d’obtenir l’asile au Danemark qu’au titre des quotas fixés par l’ONU », a-t-elle ajouté.
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IMMIGRATION : "ON N'A PAS VOCATION À ACCUEILLIR TOUT LE MONDE" / MAXIME BACQUIÉ, FRANCE BLEU AZUR / FRANCE BLEU
La député azuréenne LREM, Alexandra Valetta-Ardisson, vient d'être nommée présidente de la commission parlementaire “Conditions d’accueil des migrants” et elle va devoir notamment défendre la loi immigration que va présenter le gouvernement dans quelques jours. Quelques jours après les incidents à Calais entre migrants, l'Azuréenne Alexandra Valetta-Ardisson vient d'être nommée à la tête de la commission parlementaire "Conditions d'accueil des migrants". Député de la 4e circonscription des Alpes-Maritimes, qui englobe notamment la zone de Menton à la frontière franco-italienne, elle connait parfaitement la problématique et pour elle, il faut "accueillir moins pour accueillir mieux".
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