Ciudad de México, 13 de febrero de 2018

Número: 3535

 

NOTAS PRINCIPALES


RUTGERS-NEWARK SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE MEXICAN CONSULATE / NEWARK
Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and the Consul General of Mexico, Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which improves coordination to help benefit the region’s Mexican and Mexican-American community. This cooperative initiative leverages the full array of educational opportunities available through Rutgers-Newark and its constituent colleges. The initiative has provided financial support to Rutgers-Newark students via the IME-Becas Scholarship Program. Those students also receive cohort-based academic support. “The grant awarded to me by the Consulate of Mexico was a blessing,” said Rutgers-Newark senior Jerlin Fernandez, who received an IME-Becas scholarship which helped cover the cost of a required summer class.
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SENADO DE EU INICIA DEBATE DE "DREAMERS" / VICTOR SANCHO / EL UNIVERSAL
El Senado de Estados Unidos inicia, al fin, el debate sobre inmigración. El líder de la mayoría republicana, Mitch McConnell, cumplió su promesa y permitió que, desde ayer, la Cámara Alta abriera el diálogo para intentar llegar a la tan esperada reforma migratoria que incluya una solución para los 690 mil jóvenes dreamers que, en menos de un mes, se quedan sin protección a la deportación.
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ES LA ÚLTIMA OPORTUNIDAD PARA RESOLVER DACA: TRUMP / EXCELSIOR
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, advirtió hoy a los legisladores de su país que encaran "la última oportunidad" para resolver antes del 5 de marzo el futuro del programa DACA, que protege de la deportación a 690 mil jóvenes indocumentados que llegaron al país de niños y se conocen como ‘dreamers’ o ‘soñadores’.
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DREAMERS RECUERDAN SU ARRIBO A EU / DIARIO DE JUÁREZ
La memoria de un niño usualmente funciona a partir de fragmentos. Esforzarse porque quepa un suéter en una maleta. Estar perdido en el desierto. Decirle adiós a un amor platónico. Alrededor de 700 mil jóvenes inmigrantes conocidos como dreamers son beneficiarios de DACA –las siglas en inglés del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia– y llegaron de muchas maneras distintas a Estados Unidos, pero comparten una cosa: la travesía que hicieron durante la infancia, que terminó por definir el resto de sus vidas.
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TRUMP: HOY COMIENZAN CONVERSACIONES "SERIAS" SOBRE INMIGRACIÓN / EL UNIVERSAL
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dijo hoy que es ahora cuando comienzan las conversaciones "serias" sobre el futuro de miles de jóvenes indocumentados conocidos como "soñadores", horas antes de que el Senado decida si inicia el debate sobre una reforma migratoria. "Hoy comenzamos conversaciones muy serias sobre DACA", dijo Trump durante una reunión centrada en su propuesta de inversión en infraestructuras.
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FUNCIONARIO DE EU COMPARA A MIGRANTES CON MAPACHES RABIOSOS / MILENIO
Un vicealcalde de Nueva Jersey renunció después de comparar a los inmigrantes con mapaches rabiosos, en un texto publicado en su cuenta de Facebook. The Daily Record reportó el martes que el republicano Rick Blood, quien dejó su cargo en Mendham Township el lunes por la noche, se disculpó previamente por el comentario que hizo y que según él copió y pegó de lo escrito por otro amigo antes de borrarlo el domingo. En el mensaje, el ahora ex funcionario comparó a los inmigrantes con "mapaches rabiosos, desordenados y malos" y elogió al presidente Donald Trump.
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LA MS-13 Y LA PROPAGANDA NATIVISTA / LEÓN KRAUZE / EL UNIVERSAL
Las historias de horror no cesan entre la comunidad inmigrante en Estados Unidos. La llegada al poder de Donald Trump le ha dado rienda suelta a ICE —la policía migratoria estadounidense— para olvidarse de la discreción puesta en práctica por Barack Obama después del 2011. La política de deportaciones de Trump ha fracturado familias y arrancado de sus comunidades a gente de bien, como el inmigrante bangladesí Syed Jamal, un ciudadano modelo en todos sentidos que corre el riesgo de la deportación, arrestado por haber permanecido en Estados Unidos con una visa vencida.
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APLAZAN DEPORTACIÓN DE MEXICANO QUE SE REFUGIÓ EN IGLESIA / EXCELSIOR
Jesús Berrones, inmigrante mexicano con cinco hijos y cuya esposa está embarazada, se refugió en una iglesia porque dijo que necesitaba seguir en Estados Unidos para mantener a su hijo de 5 años, quien tiene leucemia, y al resto de su familia. El connacional se resguardó desde el viernes en la Iglesia Unida de Cristo de Shadow Rock, en Phoenix; después de lo cual, explicó que se le concedió un aplazamiento a su orden de deportación.
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CANCELAN TRADICIONAL CARRERA DEL MIGRANTE EN CHINANTLA / BRISSELDA SARABIA / EL SOL DE PUEBLA
El presidente del Club Atlético Mexicano de Nueva York, Adam Lázaro, informó que la décimo primera carrera internacional del migrante, ante la falta de recursos económicos, no se llevará a cabo este año en el municipio de Chinantla. Indicó que tuvieron un gasto muy fuerte económicamente debido a que hicieron varios eventos en Estados Unidos en el mes de diciembre por el Día Internacional del Migrante por lo que no se podrá financiar la carrera de 10 kilómetros en Chinantla.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


SENATE BEGINS ‘WILD’ WEEK OF DEBATE ON IMMIGRATION, OUTCOME UNKNOWN / SHERYL GAY / THE NEW YORK TIMES
With the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in the balance, the Senate on Monday began an open-ended debate on immigration — an exceedingly rare step that, in effect, will allow senators to attempt to build a bill from scratch on the Senate floor. The highly unusual debate, expected to unfold throughout the week, will test whether a series of legislative concepts and proposals championed by President Trump and a variety of Republicans and Democrats can garner 60 votes, the threshold for a measure to pass the Senate. No one has any idea how it will turn out. “Whoever gets to 60 wins,” Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told reporters last week. “And it will be an opportunity for 1,000 flowers to bloom.”
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CLOCK TICKING AS SENATORS SEARCH FOR AN IMMIGRATION PLAN THAT CAN PASS / LAUREN FOX / CNN
The Senate will embark on a free-wheeling immigration debate this week, testing the limits of whether there is still a political center on the contentious issue in the era of President Donald Trump and if a deal can be reached in a span of a few days. The Senate voted Monday evening to advance that debate, the first step in potentially protecting hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally as children from deportation, but pressure from both the left and right could make it harder than ever to achieve something on immigration. "This President ran on the most outspoken, anti-immigration platform of any presidential candidate in modern history.
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NO ONE KNOWS HOW THE SENATE'S IMMIGRATION FREE-FOR-ALL WILL END / NASH JENKINS / TIMES
With three weeks to go until protections for certain undocumented immigrants expire, Congress is preparing this week to launch into frenetic debate on immigration reform. What the result will look like, however, is anyone’s guess. The issue at hand is the fate of Dreamers, the several million individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Roughly 700,000 of them are protected under the Obama-era executive program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which President Donald Trump ended in September. It is slated to expire in the first week of March. After stalling for months on producing a legislative replacement, the Republican-led Senate will open the floor on Monday evening for an uncommon open debate on the issue in which lawmakers will contribute amendments and proposals to an unrelated bill that offers a tabula rasa vehicle for an immigration solution.
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WHAT MAKES IMMIGRATION REFORM SO HARD? / JAMES F. HOLLIFIELD / NEWSDAY
It is easy to get demoralized about the inability to reach a consensus, but understanding the complexity of the challenge could help us appreciate what stands in the way of reform — and what needs to happen before change can occur. For the last several years, the United States has been gripped in a sharp debate over the flow of immigrants into our country. It is easy to get demoralized about the inability to reach a consensus, but understanding the complexity of the challenge could help us appreciate what stands in the way of reform — and what needs to happen before change can occur.
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TRUMP BUDGET WANTS BILLIONS MORE FOR BORDER WALL, IMMIGRATION AGENTS AND JUDGES / ALAN GOMEZ / USA TODAY
President Trump's 2019 budget request captures all the hallmarks of his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration: an expanded border wall to stop undocumented immigrants, more immigration agents to arrest them, and more immigration judges to deport them. Most other federal agencies would see their funding cut in the 2019 budget, some by as much as 26%, but the Department of Homeland Security would receive $47.5 billion, a 7.8% increase over the 2018 budget. Trump wrote that the increase reflects his administration's "serious and ongoing commitment" to secure the border and use increased enforcement to "make our immigration system work for Americans."
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IMMIGRANT ACQUITTED IN KATE STEINLE DEATH SEEKS DISMISSAL OF FEDERAL CHARGE / MADISON PARK AND KEITH ALLEN / CNN
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant, was acquitted in the death of Kate Steinle last year, but he now has to face federal charges. Garcia Zarate is due back in court Tuesday on federal criminal charges in connection with the Steinle case: one count of a felon in possession of firearm and one count of an immigrant illegally in the United States, in possession of a firearm. His defense attorneys filed a motion last week seeking to dismiss either of those federal charges, with the attorneys saying that "the multiplicity of counts is incurably prejudicial." They stated in a motion that the conduct in each of the two charges is the same with the difference being that one says he's an undocumented immigrant and the other, says he's a felon.
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UNDOCUMENTED FATHER OF 5-YEAR-OLD WITH CANCER ALLOWED TO STAY IN COUNTRY FOR ONE YEAR, ICE SAYS / CARLOS BALLESTEROS / NEWSWEEK
The undocumented father of a 5-year-old with leukemia received a one year stay from deportation on Monday after taking refuge at a local church. Jesus Berrones, a 30-year-old Mexican native who lives in Arizona with his pregnant wife and five children, was ordered deported late last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for illegally re-entering the country more than a decade ago. ICE granted Berrones a stay from removal in 2016, then revoked his protected status last Thursday. The next day, Berrones took sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix in the hopes that immigration authorities would allow him to stay in the country to provide for his 5-year-old-son, Jayden, who's undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia.
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POLICE ANSWERED IMMIGRANT'S CALL FOR HELP, THEN GAVE HIM TO ICE / PAUL P. MURPHY AND DEANNA HACKNEY / CNN
Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno and his family heard an intruder so he called police for help. About an hour later, he was in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rodriguez's detention Thursday sent shockwaves through the Seattle suburb of Tukwila and is now garnering national attention from immigration advocates, warning that the way authorities handled the case could make immigrants scared to call police to report crimes. Early Thursday morning, Rodriguez saw someone trespassing on his property in Tukwila. In the last few weeks, someone had been repeatedly trying to break in to his home and car.
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CHLOE KIM REALIZES IMMIGRANT FAMILY’S ‘AMERICAN DREAM’ AT OLYMPICS / DANIEL ARKIN / NBC NEWS
Chloe Kim’s snowboarding triumph at the Olympics crowned years of practice and focus on the sport. But it also put an exclamation point on her family's quintessential immigrant story, turning the teenager's beaming father into a breakout star of the PyeongChang games. Jong Jin Kim, who moved to the United States from South Korea in 1982, won over spectators around the world with his charming signs and irrepressible pride. As his 17-year-old daughter wowed the judges in the women’s snowboard halfpipe competition on Tuesday morning, scoring a gold medal, Jong Jin reportedly pointed to himself and shouted “American dream!” “My dad has definitely sacrificed a lot for me, and I don’t know if I could do it, if I was in his shoes,” Chloe told reporters.
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CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS IN A BIND OVER IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT / NOUR MALAS / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Statute requires employers to ask federal ICE agents for warrants or subpoenas before allowing them into private workplace areas. After reports recently rippled across California’s agricultural heartland that immigration agents might audit farms, Bryan Little of the California Farm Bureau Federation sent an email alert to thousands of farmers warning them not to run afoul of a new state law governing their interactions with federal immigration officials. The law requires California employers to ask immigration agents for warrants or subpoenas before allowing them access to private areas of the workplace or confidential employee records. Employers...
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I’M A 37-YEAR-OLD AFRO-LATINO COMIC NERD. I’VE WAITED A LIFETIME FOR ‘BLACK PANTHER.’ / DAVID BETANCOURT / THE WASHINGTON POST
Imagine waiting a lifetime for a hero, at times thinking he’ll never come. Imagine being there when he finally shows up. That’s the feeling for many of us — fans of color who love superhero culture — as we anticipate the live-action movie debut of the Black Panther, indisputably the greatest black superhero of all time. In Marvel Cinematic Universe years, it’s only been a decade since 2008’s “Iron Man” introduced a new era of epic, interconnected storytelling on-screen. But for those of us who discovered Black Panther in the comics — the character first appeared in 1966 — the wait has been much longer. I first heard about him in the early 1990s, when a family friend mentioned the possibility of a film adaptation. I was familiar with superheroes but hadn’t discovered this one.
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MEXICAN CONCEPT CHIDO + PADRE’S TO REPLACE SMOKEBELLY IN BUCKHEAD / HENRI HOLLIS / ATLANTA RESTAURANTS
After announcing the closure of Smokebelly BBQ in late January and plans to open a Baja Mexican concept in its place, Southern Proper Hospitality has released details of its new restaurant. Chido + Padre’s will take over the former Smokebelly BBQ space at 128 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead in early March 2018. The company is currently searching for a new space to reopen Smokebelly BBQ. “Chido + Padre’s will celebrate Mexico’s fresh, coastal cuisine and bring a fun and festive party to Buckhead,” said Southern Proper Hospitality CEO Tory Bartlett in a press statement.
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HOW MEXICAN DIRECTORS CAME TO DOMINATE THE OSCARS / TOM BEASLEY / NEW STATESMAN
The US President might want to build a wall, but the future of film lies south of the United States border. In 2014, Alfonso Cuarón became the first Mexican filmmaker to win the Oscar for Best Director, when his work on ambitious sci-fi drama Gravity was lauded by the Academy. Four years on, the Best Director Oscar has been dominated by filmmakers of Mexican origin. Since Cuarón went home with the gold, his fellow countryman Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won twice, for Birdman and The Revenant. Although last year's award went to white director Damien Chazelle for La La Land, the trend now looks set to continue apace.
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UN ARRET DE L'IMMIGRATION ENTRAINERAIT UN SURCOUT LIE AU VIEILLISSEMENT DE LA POPULATION / LA LIBRE
Selon de récentes projections démographiques du Bureau du plan, à l'horizon 2060, un tarissement des flux migratoires vers la Belgique irait de pair avec une augmentation du coût du vieillissement de la population, rapporte L'Echo mardi. Le surcoût estimé, par rapport à un scénario de référence qui table sur un solde migratoire positif annuel de 20.000 personnes, est de 0,2% en 2040 et de 0,5% en 2060. Ce "surcoût" ne résulterait pas d'une facture gonflée en chiffres absolus, mais bien d'une moindre progression du PIB, consécutive à un amoindrissement de la population active. Si l'on examine le scénario, peu probable, d'un gel immédiat de l'immigration, la population belge diminuerait de 400.000 âmes à 10,8 millions en 2060.
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IMMIGRATION : AU CŒUR D'UN CENTRE DE RETENTION / FRANCE TV INFO
Le centre de rétention de Vincennes est un endroit généralement interdit aux caméras. Il est l'un des plus importants en France. France 3 a accompagné le député Luc Carvounas (PS) pour comprendre comment les étrangers sont accueillis dans l'attente d'être reconduits dans leur pays d'origine. Les policiers s'inquiètent. Voici à quoi ressemble leur quotidien : on trouve une salle de repas où les retenus se partagent une télévision, une chambre au confort sommaire, et une cour entièrement grillagée. Les retenus se plaignent de manquer d'intimité, mais la structure peut accueillir jusqu'à 176 personnes. Avec l'allongement de la durée de rétention que projette le gouvernement, Luc Carvounas estime que le centre n'est pas adapté. Le bâtiment est pour l'heure fermé, les syndicats de police craignent que leurs conditions de travail ne se détériorent.
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