Ciudad de México, 21 de febrero de 2018

Número: 3541

 

NACIONALES


COORDINA GOBIERNO ACCIONES ANTE POSIBLE LLEGADA DE “DREAMERS” A BAJA CALIFORNIA / VERAZ INFORMA
La Administración estatal que encabeza el Gobernador Francisco “Kiko” Vega de Lamadrid, a través de la Secretaría General de Gobierno (SGG), se coordina con autoridades de los tres órdenes de gobierno y Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC´s), para atender la posible llegada de jóvenes conocidos como “Dreamers” a Baja California, provenientes de Estados Unidos. El Director de Atención al Migrante, Gustavo Magallanes Cortez, dio a conocer que las dependencias del Gobierno del Estado están preparadas ante la inminente llegada de los “Dreamers”, para mantenerlos en contacto con sus familias en primer término, así como atenderlos en aspectos relacionados a la revalidación de sus estudios o de sus carreras profesionales para aquellos que decidan continuar en el estado.
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IGLESIA DE ESTADOS UNIDOS PIDE APOYAR A DREAMERS / EL FINANCIERO
La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB, por sus siglas en inglés) convocó a sus fieles a llamar a sus congresistas y demandarles una solución legislativa para los indocumentados que llegaron de niños a ese país, conocidos como dreamers. La USCCB se mostró “profundamente decepcionada” por la falta de acuerdo la semana pasada en el Senado estadounidense para aprobar una legislación que dé estatus legal a los dreamers.
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JORGE DREXLER DEDICA TEMA A LOS ‘DREAMERS’ / MILENIO
En la melodía "Movimiento" de su más reciente álbum, el cantante y compositor uruguayo Jorge Drexler puso letra y ritmo al fenómeno migratorio, un tema espinoso entre México y Estados Unidos que el artista abordó este martes al defender los derechos de los dreamers. "La relación que tiene México con Estados Unidos en este momento es un buen ejemplo de que seguimos tropezando con la misma piedra. Sin darnos cuenta, seguimos criminalizando inmigrantes", dijo el cantautor durante una conferencia de prensa realizada en el Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia de la capital mexicana.
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MIGRANTES POBLANOS EN NUEVA YORK TUNDEN A PARTIDOS POLÍTICOS / ARTURO LUNA SILVA / RETO
Mientras terminamos de entender el significado de las intercampañas en este proceso electoral concurrente, es importante saber las actividades que desempeñarán las autoridades electorales en este tiempo, especialmente en los aspectos novedosos de estas elecciones, como lo son la casilla única que se utilizará para albergar seis urnas y sean depositadas las boletas de las seis elecciones; la aplicación del principio de paridad de género, que se encuentra regulado en los lineamientos que recientemente aprobó el IEE, y el voto de los poblanos en el extranjero para la elección a gobernador (a) de Puebla.
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PARECE QUE EL MURO SÍ VA; ¿MONEDA DE CAMBIO POR LOS DREAMERS? / CARLOS MARÍN / MILENIO
Lo que parece que no se le hará es que ese muro lo pague México. Allá ellos y su despilfarro de recursos; si creen que con eso pararán el narcotráfico, están en un error, porque el problema no es México por dos razones esenciales: mucha de la droga que entra a los Estados Unidos no se produce en México ni cruza por la frontera; y, la otra, es que el problema no lo tiene afuera sino adentro de su propio país. Más que bloquear a México, confina dentro de su muro a sus propios consumidores. La demanda interna generará abasto externo con o sin muro. El muro solo será una inversión que le dirá a la humanidad a qué nivel de cerrazón se llega por la misma sinrazón. El muro encarecerá el abasto de estupefacientes con cargo a sus propios consumidores.
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EN EU Y EN MÉXICO NO LES INTERESA EL TEMA MIGRATORIO: MERINO / MOISÉS RAMOS RODRÍGUEZ / MILENIO
La política en el tema migratorio, tanto en México como en Estados Unidos nos les interesa, les interesa la lana, porque muchos pueblos de aquí, expulsores de migrantes, que ya casi es todo el país, el Estado Mexicano no ha sido capaz de garantizarles ni salud, ni educación, ni trabajo ni una vida digna. Por muy altos muros que levanten aquellos, la gente va a seguir cruzando porque necesitan y quisieran que su familia tenga una mejor vida que la que han tenido ellos. Y de aquel lado, aunque son discriminados, son aceptados porque si, en Nueva York la hora se llega a pagar a 15 dólares, un indocumentado, con que le paguen a cinco u ocho dólares la hora acepta el trabajo porque no sólo sobrevive, mantiene a su familia de este lado, afirma en entrevista exclusiva el fotógrafo Joel Merino.
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HONRA EJÉRCITO DE EU A MEXICANO MUERTO EN MASACRE DE FLORIDA / EXCELSIOR
Tres de los 14 alumnos que murieron en la matanza de Parkland, Florida, la semana pasada, entre ellos el mexicano Martín Duque, fueron honrados con medallas póstumas al heroísmo otorgadas por el Ejército de Estados Unidos. Los estudiantes, que eran cadetes del Cuerpo de Entrenamiento Juvenil de Oficiales de Reserva del Ejército (JROTC por sus siglas en inglés), murieron tras la masacre perpetrada por Nikolas Cruz, un exalumno de la secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SUED OVER DETENTION OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN / BRENDAN PIERSON / REUTERS
A New York civil rights group on Tuesday sued Trump administration officials over what it called prolonged detention of immigrant children, blaming recent shifts in U.S. government policy for keeping children locked up without cause. The New York Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, is seeking to represent a class of children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), a federal agency, in New York. The group said there were likely at least 40 such children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ORR’s parent agency, declined to comment. President Donald Trump, a Republican, has made curbing immigration and deporting immigrants living in the United States irregularly a centerpiece of his agenda.
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A STRONG U.S. ECONOMY CAN BE TOUGH ON IMMIGRANTS / CONOR SEN / BLOOMBERG
A strong economy and labor market can be great for U.S. workers as a whole. In some working-class immigrant communities, however, its effects could prove devastating. At the moment, the labor market is tightest for low-paid service workers. That’s why large corporations are raising their minimum wages so quickly: Starting this year, Walmart employees will make at least $11 an hour. Such jobs now often include paternity benefits and money for continuing education. This is one of the most positive trends in the labor market. But consider the effects on small-scale immigrant-run businesses. How many of them can afford to pay entry-level workers more than $10 an hour and offer a suite of benefits, too? Those that can’t will find it hard to compete and may have to close.
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GOP LAWMAKER’S BILL WOULD REVOKE IMMIGRANT GANG MEMBERS’ CITIZENSHIP / VICTOR MORTON / THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A Republican lawmaker wants to strip U.S. citizenship from foreign-born gang members, in response to escalating violence from MS-13 and other immigrant-based gangs. The bill by Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York Republican, is titled “Protecting our Communities from Gang Violence Act” and would revoke the naturalization of anyone who becomes involved in gang activity either 10 years before or 10 years after taking the U.S. citizenship oath. “United States naturalization is a privilege not a right, and those who have had this privilege bestowed upon them must respect and uphold the laws of our land,” Mr. Zeldin said, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. Mr. Zeldin’s statement touting his bill said it was prompted by a spate of MS-13 violence on Long Island, part of which he represents.
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AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION AT RISK FROM IMMIGRATION POLICIES, SAYS USC PRESIDENT / NATASHA TURAK / CNBC
University leaders are concerned about how federal government policies are affecting higher education in the U.S., one prominent university head told CNBC on Wednesday. Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California, discussed the education sector's fears for over-reaching regulation by the government. "There hasn't been a major impact yet, but it's something we're concerned about, we lobby congress — we're always worried about government over-regulation in American higher education, especially as a private, independent research university, but it remains to be seen if there is going to be a major impact," he said.
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A LESSON ON IMMIGRATION FROM PABLO NERUDA / ARIEL DORFMAN / THE NEW YORK TIMES
Chile, like numerous other countries, has been debating whether to welcome migrants — mostly from Haiti, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela — or to keep them out. Although only half a million immigrants live in this nation of 17.7 million, right-wing politicians have stoked anti-immigrant sentiment, opposed the increased rates of immigration in the past decade and directed bile especially against Haitian immigrants. Immigration was a major issue in elections here in November and December. The winner was Sebastián Piñera, a 68-year-old center-right billionaire who was president from 2010 to 2014 and will take over in March. Mr. Piñera blamed immigrants for delinquency, drug trafficking and organized crime.
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ARRESTS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN BOSTON UP 50 PERCENT / AKILAH JOHNSON / BOSTON GLOBE
Arrests of undocumented immigrants in the Boston area rose more than 50 percent in the last fiscal year, according to federal data, signaling that President Trump is pushing to fulfill a campaign vow on bolstering enforcement. With his administration shifting priorities away from targeting criminals to going after anyone in violation of immigration laws, arrests nationally have grown 30 percent in the same period. Still, the total number of arrests was far lower than during President Barack Obama’s first term. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in the Boston area arrested 2,834 immigrants who were in the country irregularly during the 2017 fiscal year, which ran from October 2016 to September, compared with 1,858 arrests in the previous fiscal year. Trump was in office for about three-quarters of that time. The increase was largely due to a surge in “noncriminal” arrests, a figure that more than tripled from 343 to 1,106, the data showed.
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WHY THIS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES / NATASHA BACH / FORTUNE
Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California, is reiterating concerns that Trump administration immigration policies will hurt higher education—and the U.S. economy. He told CNBC that while there has yet to be a major impact, he is “worried about government over-regulation in American higher education.” His objective is to continue to attract a diverse student body, including drawing on international students—something USC has been doing for 140 years. Of USC’s 38,000 students, approximately 23% are from abroad. But many are unable to stay and work following graduation, due to visa restrictions. Nikias said that these policies cause the U.S. to lose valuable talent, particularly in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). With the number of skilled workers in these areas reportedly dropping, the U.S. stands to suffer.
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PETITION TO REINSTATE UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT PROGRAM ATTORNEY GARNERS SUPPORT / AMANDA BRADFORD / THE DAILY CALIFORNIA
A petition to reinstate attorney Prerna Lal in their position at the Undocumented Student Program started Feb. 14 and has received 732 signatures out of its 800-signature goal as of press time. Lal was placed on paid administrative leave from their position as the only immigration attorney at the Undocumented Student Program, or USP, on Feb. 8, and there have been no updates on Lal’s status since then. Lal still does not know why they were placed on leave, saying the basis of their removal is “conjectural” and that they “have done nothing wrong.” The East Bay Community Law Center, under which Lal is hired, could not be reached for comment as of press time.
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MICHAEL ACUÑA IS TRANSFORMING DENVER CULTURE / KYLE HARRIS / WEST WORLD
In a room at a local high school, Michael Acuña leads a group of students and Denver police in breathing exercises. No doubt the students and the cops find the whole thing hokey — but the participants in this workshop have no clue just how corny things will get. Once everybody has breathed in and out a few times, the lanky rapper busts out a spoken-word poem, a deeply personal monologue delivered in front of what may be two of the most guarded, judgmental and often diametrically opposed groups: law enforcement and youth. (…) After Acuña’s maternal grandmother died, his mother told him that her mother had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis, then converted to Catholicism and moved to Mexico. While there, she married an indigenous man. “I am not Mexican; I am Aztecan,” Acuña’s grandfather would say. But that man was not Acuña’s biological grandfather; his grandmother had an affair with a black man.
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CANADÁ


DEMANDES D'ASILE : LA COMMISSION DE L'IMMIGRATION NE PEUT PLUS RESPECTER LES ECHEANCES / RADIO CANADA
Se conformer aux échéances s'est avéré un grand défi pour la commission face à l'augmentation constante des demandes d'asile depuis 2014. Un communiqué de la CISR diffusé mardi suggère qu'elle a épuisé toutes ses options pour résorber les retards qui s'accumulent de jour en jour. Les fonctionnaires prévoient maintenant suivre le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. Plus de 47 000 nouvelles demandes d'asile ont été déposées à la commission en 2017, un nombre record qui s'explique en partie par la vague migratoire provenant des États-Unis. Plus de 18 000 personnes ont traversé la frontière canadienne de façon irrégulière l'an dernier pour demander l'asile, selon les données de la commission.
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RESTO DEL MUNDO


SOME USE IMMIGRATION AS EUPHEMISM FOR RACE, SAYS DIANE ABBOTT / JESSICA ELGOT / THE GUARDIAN
Immigration can be a euphemism for race, and Labour should not be afraid to fundamentally change the conversation about the benefits of migration, the shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, has said. In a speech where Abbott pledged Labour would end family break-up through the immigration system, the MP said the party’s immigration policy in government would be value-led and humane. Abbott said the success of Labour in the 2017 general election, against the grain of its sister centre-left parties in Europe, showed it was possible to win votes without scapegoating migrants. “You will have noticed the absence of immigration control mugs,” she said, in reference to the “Controls on Immigration” mugs in Ed Miliband’s 2015 campaign.
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FRANCE INTRODUCES TOUGHER IMMIGRATION BILL, RAISING OUTCRY / HELENE FOUQUET / BLOOMBERG
President Emmanuel Macron is putting the unity of his parliamentary majority to a test with legislation that will tighten controls over immigration to France, speed up deportations and tighten qualifications for asylum, and which human rights organizations are casting as repressive. The government presented the bill Wednesday during its cabinet meeting. It will then be discussed by the laws committees in the two chambers of Parliament, with amendments put forth by opposition parties on both the right and the left, before being debated in April, officials said. The proposal is straining the cohesion of Macron’s left-and-right majority as several members have openly criticized it. Migrants associations and the French Human Rights League expressed their disapproval while workers at the asylum seekers’ state office OFPRA were planning a strike Wednesday.
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IMMIGRATION : LE PROJET DE LOI DE GERARD COLLOMB DIVISE / FRANCE TV
Le projet de loi asile et immigration présenté par Gérard Collomb a reçu un accueil mitigé. Les associations d'aide aux migrants sont inquiètes tandis qu'à droite, certains estiment que le projet n'est pas assez ferme. Sur leurs banderoles, des messages très clairs. Devant le Conseil d'État, des avocats experts en droit des étrangers dénoncent le projet de loi asile et immigration présenté par Gérard Collomb et plus particulièrement la réduction des délais de l'asile, de 11 mois aujourd'hui à 6 mois prochainement. Les associations d'aide aux migrants sont elles aussi inquiètes notamment par l'augmentation de la rétention de 45 à 90 jours, mesure que le gouvernement estime indispensable pour permettre l'expulsion des sans-papiers.
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CE QUE CONTIENT LA LOI ASILE ET IMMIGRATION / LE FIGARO
La loi asile et immigration mécontente. Elle témoigne du funambulisme auquel se livre le gouvernement. Les mêmes mesures apparaissent inhumaines à gauche et dénuées d'efficacité à droite. Le texte raidit les mesures existantes, plus qu'il ne semble en inventer de nouvelles. En revanche, celles qui sont les plus favorables aux réfugiés paraissent à contre-courant de la nécessité d'endiguer le flux des candidats à l'immigration. ● 24 heures pour vérifier le droit au séjour. Jusqu'ici, les forces de l'ordre qui souhaitaient vérifier l'identité des personnes interpellées pour défaut de papiers pouvaient user de la retenue administrative durant 16 heures seulement. Désormais, elles disposeront de 24 heures pour mener leurs investigations.
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