PROMUEVEN EL VOTO DE LOS MEXICANOS EN ESTADOS UNIDOS PARA EJERCER SU DERECHO EN LAS PRÓXIMAS ELECCIONES DE MÉXICO / ALBERTO BROWN RODRÍGUEZ / MUNDO HISPÁNICO
El voto de los mexicanos en Estados Unidos podría ser fundamental en las elecciones del 1 de julio en que México elegirá a su nuevo presidente, 128 senadores, 500 diputados federales y otros miles más de funcionarios locales. México se prepara para unas elecciones históricas. Y es que el 1 de julio no solo se elegirá al nuevo presidente de la república, sino que también estarán en juego 3,400 puestos públicos de gran importancia en todo el país, el mayor número en la historia electoral de la nación. Para los mexicanos en el exterior también marcará un hito, según anunciaron funcionarios. “Es muy importante esta oportunidad.
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SE REÚNEN CONGRESOS DE MÉXICO Y CANADÁ / DULCE CARRANZA / EL UNIVERSAL
La 21 Reunión Interparlamentaria México-Canadá se inauguró ayer en la Cámara de Diputados. La agenda se conforma por los temas de migración y mercado laboral, relaciones comerciales, integración energética, y la protección del medio ambiente. “En las últimas décadas, México y Canadá se han visto a través de un grueso cristal llamado Estados Unidos, hemos dado por hecho que la comunicación existente permitía entendernos; sin embargo, hoy nos damos cuenta de que el grosor distorsiona la apreciación”, dijo el diputado Víctor Giorgiana Jiménez (PRI).
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UTAH PARAÍSO LABORAL PARA LOS MEXICANOS / JOSÉ CHÁVEZ SANTANA / EL SOL DEL CENTRO
Mexicanos han logrado abrirse paso en los EUA a través de la industria de la construcción de la cual algunos son ya empresarios. Aunque el estado de Utah no está catalogado como un santuario para migrantes, de cualquier forma nadie les persigue, a no ser que se cometa algún delito, de no ser así los extranjeros pueden caminar libremente por sus calles sin ningún temor a la deportación.
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‘AQUÍ Y ALLÁ’, PUESTA EN ESCENA SOBRE ‘DREAMERS’ / AM QUERÉTARO
La obra de teatro “Aquí y allá“, que aborda el caso de los “dreamers”, inició temporada este fin de semana en Long Beach, California, para mostrar la esencia y raíz de jóvenes que comparten sus experiencias y luchan por ser reconocidos en Estados Unidos. Esta es la historia de 160 jóvenes soñadores que aprovecharon un espacio a través de un programa iniciado por el profesor Armando Vázquez Ramos para poder viajar a México, visitar a sus familias y retomar sus raíces culturales.
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¿LA AMENAZA DE UN ESTUDIANTE? “MATAR INDOCUMENTADOS Y DEPORTARLOS” / CARLOS MORENO / MUNDO HISPANICO
La tensión racial parece ser cada vez más fuerte en Estados Unidos. El video de un universitario publicado en Twitter y YouTube el Día de San Valentín ha tenido 44.000 reproducciones y ha causado alarma entre la comunidad inmigrante. El joven, quien se identifica en el video como Earl Johnson, se observa dentro del campus de la Universidad Estatal de Wayne, en Detroit, Michigan, con una camiseta de campaña para la reelección de Donald Trump, y Make Pence, en 2020.
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AUMENTA DEPORTACIÓN DE MIGRANTES EN 2018 / JOSÉ MELÉNDEZ / EL UNIVERSAL
Las deportaciones terrestres de centroamericanos por la frontera sur de México se incrementaron en enero de 2018, con respecto a enero de 2017, informó la Dirección de Migración de Guatemala. Las expulsiones aéreas de guatemaltecos y hondureños desde Estados Unidos también aumentaron en el primer mes de este año en comparación con enero de 2017, de acuerdo con los gobiernos de Honduras y de Guatemala. Un reporte de la Dirección de Migración de Guatemala obtenido por EL UNIVERSAL precisó que 5 mil 688 centroamericanos —2 mil 887 guatemaltecos, 2 mil 232 hondureños, 526 salvadoreños y 43 nicaragüenses— fueron deportados por tierra por México del 1 al 31 de enero de 2018, frente a 4 mil 38 en el primer mes de 2017.
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DEPORTAN A MÁS DE 100 MIGRANTES / ZÓCALO
Las autoridades del Servicio de Inmigración en Laredo, Texas, deportaron a México a más de 100 personas indocumentadas a través del Puente Internacional Número Uno, informó José Martín Carmona Flores, director del Instituto Tamaulipeco de Migrantes. Aunque existe un convenio entre México y Estados Unidos en el que las autoridades estadounidenses se comprometen a no deportar mexicanos en horarios no apropiados, este grupo de más de un centenar fue llevado al puente durante la madrugada de hoy.
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IMMIGRATION PLANS STUCK IN CONGRESSIONAL LIMBO AS DEADLINES LOOM / LAURA LITVAN AND SAHIL KAPUR / THE DENVER POST
The anticlimactic failure of U.S. immigration legislation last week sent senators scrambling for fallback options to avoid the deportation of young people who arrived in the country as children. But amid upcoming fiscal deadlines, congressional election campaigns and a stubborn stalemate over legal immigration restrictions, none of the plans so far are enticing either side as the clock ticks toward expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that President Donald Trump has ordered to an end. “What I expect is that DACA is going to expire and people will start losing their work permits,” said Mark Krikorian, who runs the Center For Immigration Studies, a group that seeks to cut immigration levels to the U.S. “There’ll be a non-zero number of DACAs taken into custody and removed.
U.S. IS SEPARATING IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO DISCOURAGE OTHERS, ACTIVISTS SAY / MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate parents and children. She's being held in Texas, while her son was taken to a shelter in Illinois. The unspoken goal, advocates say, is to discourage parents from crossing illegally or attempting to request asylum. The Brazilian mother — who asked to be identified only as Jocelyn because she was fleeing domestic violence — entered the U.S. last August with her 14-year-old son, who she said was being threatened by gangs.
INSIDE AN IMMIGRATION ROUNDUP: CRYING CHILDREN, CLOSED DOORS, COFFEE / ALICIA A. CALDWELL / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
A knock on the door before dawn; targeted for deportation in Los Angeles. Gathered in an underground parking garage before dawn on a chilly February morning, a group of eight armed immigration officers listened closely to the details of seven people wanted for immigration violations. There was the Guatemalan man convicted of battery; a possible gang member with multiple felony convictions; a Salvadoran national and green card holder with a grand theft conviction; several sex offenders, and a man who spent time in jail as a juvenile.
TRUMP ENDORSES ROMNEY’S SENATE RUN DESPITE IMMIGRATION SWIPE / THE FINANCIAL TIMES
US President Donald Trump has endorsed Mitt Romney in his campaign to represent Utah in the Senate. The backing came after Mr. Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee, made a veiled swipe at Trump on immigration, saying in a campaign launch video that the state welcomed legal immigrants. Mr. Trump said on twitter: @MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement! The former Massachusetts governor was among the leaders in the Republican party’s “Never Trump” movement in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election but later adopted a less critical stance.
U.S. LATINOS: THE BLIND SPOT OF AMERICA / BEATRIZ ACEVEDO / FORBES
Across America, there’s a shift happening in our economic landscape. Like a fast approaching vehicle caught in a blind spot, it is invisible to most. The entertainment industry has created a narrow and stereotypical narrative of who Latinos are in the U.S. Since perception is reality, our substantial contributions to the American economy have essentially gone unnoticed, barely registering a blip on the radar in mainstream media. Contrary to popular belief, the “hot” investments of 2018 are not just cryptocurrency, high-tech drones, self-driving cars and artificial intelligence — it’s also U.S. Latinos. The U.S. Latino gross domestic product (GDP) represents $2.13 trillion — larger than the GDPs of Italy, Brazil, India and Canada. If U.S. Latinos were a country, they’d be the seventh largest economy in the world.
WHEN THE RADICAL AGENDA MEETS IMMIGRATION / PAUL DAVIS / THE WASHINGTON POST
Liberal Democrats don’t like the broad term illegal immigrants, so the joke goes, as they much prefer to think of them as undocumented future registered Democrats. Two recently elected Democrats, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, are so enamored with illegals that they appear to favor these non-citizens over the legal citizens who obey the law, pay taxes and just happened to have elected them to their respective offices. One of Mr. Murphy’s first acts in office was the creation of the Office of Immigrant Protection. Although the governor has been vague on the details of the new office, his spokesman told reporters that the Office of Immigrant Protection will serve as a single point of contact for any New Jersey resident facing detention or deportation, with a focus on expanding access to legal services to these residents.
WHY EMPLOYERS IN GEORGIA ARE WATCHING THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE CLOSELY / JOEL ROSE / NPR
As the Senate tries to hash out a deal on immigration, it's not just immigrants that have a lot at stake. So do the businesses that hire them. "We are suffering very much from shortage of labor — skilled labor — here in Dalton," said Ahmed Salama, the CEO of Oriental Weavers USA, the American branch of a giant Egyptian company. Salama recently showed me around his factory in Dalton, Ga., where hulking machines weave bright-colored yarn together. Dalton bills itself as the "carpet capital of the world." Wall-to-wall carpeting was basically invented here after World War II. Today, Dalton is ringed by big factories that make most of the carpet sold in the U.S.
POLICE WHO HELP ICE DETAIN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS COULD BE ‘VIOLATING FOURTH AMENDMENT,’ EXPERTS SAY / CHANTAL DA SILVA / NEWSWEEK
When Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno called 911 after hearing an intruder outside his family home, the last thing he expected was that he would be the one taken away in handcuffs. Just an hour later, the father of three was hand-delivered to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers after police noticed an outstanding warrant for Macarreno on their national crime database. What Tukwila, Washington, officers didn't realize was that Macarreno had flagged an "administrative" rather than a "judicial" warrant. Had the officers known the difference, he may not find himself days away from deportation.
"HE DIDN'T KNOW I WAS A REAL PERSON." ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT APOLOGIZES TO MAN FOR STEALING ID / RANDY TRAVIS / FOX
Talk about illegal immigration often seems to come down to only two choices. Throw them out or let them stay. Build a wall or let it be. But a Villa Rica man told the FOX 5 I-Team he discovered the question is far more complicated. And he's a victim of illegal immigration. According to the government, more than two million are working in this country illegally. They're doing it by using someone else's name and Social Security number. A recent Internal Revenue Service Inspector General report said the federal government does a poor job warning ID theft victims someone is using their number. Instead, the IRS pockets an estimated $11 billion in taxes each year from people here illegally, but who will never be eligible for benefits like Social Security. And that means people like Juan Carlos Estrada-Hernandez.
BLACK PANTHER ACTOR LIVED IN RICHMOND AS AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT / CBS 6
He’s in the biggest film in the world right now and he’s undocumented. Bambadjan Bamba, an actor from the west African country of Ivory Coast, is just one of nearly a million young immigrants who came to the US as children and received temporary status under the Obama era policy called DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. “When the administration says they wanted to cancel DACA, that’s when I decided I couldn’t stay quiet anymore,” Bamba told CNN in a recent interview. That’s why the 36-year-old, a son of immigrants who sought and received asylum, is now speaking out about his status. A working actor for 10 years, Bamba has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Suicide Squad.”
GAY MEXICAN IMMIGRANT ARRESTED BY ICE DURING US CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION /MEKA BERESFORD / PINKNEWS
A gay Mexican man has been arrested by ICE during his hearing on his citizenship application. Jose “Ivan” Nunez, 37, was detained after a hearing at the Philadelphia office of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by ICE officials. Nunez was at the hearing with his husband, Paul Frame, but he was arrested after Frame was ushered out of the hearing meaning that Nunez was taken into federal custody without his husband’s immediate knowledge. The Mexican was at the USCIS hearing to have his marriage to Frame formerly recognised, and he was successful. However, his is being detained because he reportedly entered the country illegally in 2010.
ANTI-IMMIGRATION GROUPS AT PARLIAMENT HILL PROTEST DEMAND APOLOGY FROM TRUDEAU / SHAAMINI YOGARETNAM / OTTAWA CITIZEN
Hundreds of Asian-Canadian protesters, supported by several white, far-right, anti-immigrant groups stormed Parliament Hill on Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from the prime minister. According to plans for the protest on voteforright.com, members of the Asian-Canadian community feel victimized by a Toronto girl’s false claim in January that an Asian man cut off her hijab and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apparent rush to view the fictitious incident as a hate crime. The group, an unlikely ally for the far right, was met with counter protesters from anti-fascist and anti-racist groups, many of whom covered their faces as they protested.
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PROSECUTORS: GERMAN ANGERED BY IMMIGRATION ATTACKED REFUGEES / FOX
Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy. The 70-year-old, who has German and Russian citizenship, seriously wounded a 17-year-old Afghan in the attack Saturday near a church in the city of Heilbronn. A 25-year-old Iraqi and a 19-year-old Syrian were also lightly injured. Bettina Joerg, spokeswoman for Heilbronn prosecutors, said Tuesday that the suspect was drunk and wanted to send a signal "about the current refugee policy."
TONY ABBOTT TO CALL FOR IMMIGRATION CUT IN SPEECH TARGETING POLITICAL ELITES / PAUL KARP / THE GUARDIAN
Tony Abbott will call for a cut of 80,000 in Australia’s migration intake in a speech claiming the move would improve quality of living and suggesting the Coalition needs to champion political outsiders to win the next election. The speech, to be delivered to the Sydney Institute on Tuesday, reportedly blasts the national energy guarantee and criticises Coalition ministers for not taking up the cause of cutting immigration. On Monday Abbott seized on comments from the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, that the intake should be reviewed and will now call for a specific target of 110,000, down from the current levels of 190,000. According to extracts of the speech in the Australian and the Daily Telegraph, the former prime minister will call for the substantial reduction “at least until infrastructure, housing stock and integration has better caught up”.
339 UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS HELD IN TURKEY / SALIH BARAN AND SERHAT ZAFER / ANADOLU POST
At least 339 undocumented migrants were held in across Turkey, security sources said Tuesday. In Turkey’s northwestern province of Edirne, Turkish security forces held a total of 319 undocumented migrants mainly from Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine, according to a gendarme source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions over speaking to the media. In the central province of Sivas, at least 20 undocumented Afghan migrants were held after they entered the country illegally, another gendarme source said. The migrants, including 10 children, were caught after gendarmerie forces stopped a minibus on the Tokat-Erzincan highway near the Golova district during a security check.
LA REDUCTION DES DELAIS AU CŒUR DE LA LOI ASILE IMMIGRATION / MARYLINE BAUMARD / LE MONDE
Par Traiter les demandes d’asile plus rapidement. Renvoyer plus et plus vite et en contrepartie octroyer des titres pluriannuels à quelques catégories limitées de migrants. Le projet de loi « pour une immigration maîtrisée et un droit d’asile effectif », tel qu’il a été rédigé à la veille de sa présentation en conseil des ministres mercredi 21 février, propose une modification de l’entrée et du séjour d’une part importante des populations entrant en France. Le texte doit être discuté en avril à l’Assemblée nationale. Le maître mot de ce projet de loi est la « réduction des délais ». Comme le répète le ministre de l’intérieur, Gérard Collomb, il s’agit de faire tenir l’ensemble de la procédure de demande d’asile en six mois, afin de mieux accueillir les réfugiés et de renvoyer les déboutés.