Ciudad de México, 22 de febrero de 2018

Número: 3542

 

NACIONALES


MÁS DE 57 MIL MEXICANOS EN EL EXTERIOR REGISTRAN SOLICITUD PARA VOTAR / EL HORIZONTE
En sesión, la Comisión Temporal del Voto de los Mexicanos Residentes en el Extranjero del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) aprobó el Informe de Avances del Voto de las y los Mexicanos Residentes en el Extranjero en el Proceso Electoral 2017-2018. El documento señala que 600 mil 386 connacionales residentes en el extranjero iniciaron trámites para obtener su credencial de elector en el periodo del 8 de febrero de 2016 al 19 de febrero pasado.
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SÓLO 12.2% DE MEXICANOS EN EL EXTRANJERO SE REGISTRAN PARA VOTAR / EXCELSIOR
De los 467 mil 566 ciudadanos mexicanos residentes en el extranjero que cuentan con su credencial para votar, 57 mil 106 ya registraron su solicitud para sufragar las próximas elecciones. En sesión, la Comisión Temporal del Voto de los Mexicanos Residentes en el Extranjero del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) aprobó el Informe de Avances del Voto de las y los Mexicanos Residentes en el Extranjero en el Proceso Electoral 2017-2018.
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AVANZA EN FLORIDA PROYECTO DE PROTECCIÓN A TRABAJADORES INDOCUMENTADOS / MUNDO HISPANICO
Los trabajadores indocumentados que usaron identificaciones falsas para conseguir empleo y que sufren accidentes laborales ya no serían penalizados por la ley de compensación laboral de Florida si se concreta un nuevo proyecto legislativo aprobado el martes por un comité del Sanado estatal, informó el sitio Naples Daily News. Bajo la nueva propuesta impulsada por el senador demócrata por Fort Lauderdale, Gary Farmer, los trabajadores que presentaron identificaciones falsas o que proporcionaron datos erróneos al tiempo de su contratación o para solicitar beneficios por lesiones ya no serían acusados de fraude y podrían acceder a las prestaciones.
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EL TIEMPO SE AGOTA PARA LOS DREAMERS / EL ECONOMISTA
El tiempo se agota, “sin duda, los dreamers, sus vidas, sus familias, están frente a una posible hora cero, donde se decidirá la forma que tomará su futuro en Estados Unidos”, asegura Alejandra Castañeda Coordinadora del Observatorio de Legislación y Política Migratoria, del Colegio de la Frontera Norte, al referirse al Programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por su sigla en inglés). Este programa ha permitido que alrededor de 800,000 dreamers (jóvenes migrantes que han vivido durante más de 15 años en Estados Unidos), de los cuales 8 de cada diez son mexicanos, vayan a la escuela, obtengan permisos de trabajo y licencias de conducir.
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REMPLAZA EU UN TRAMO DE MURO EN LA FRONTERA / VÍCTOR SANCHO / EL UNIVERSAL
Según las autoridades de EU, esta obra tardará 300 días y tendrá un costo de 18 millones de dólares. El gobierno de Estados Unidos inició ayer el remplazo de 3.6 kilómetros de la valla existente en la frontera entre la ciudad de Calexico, California, y Mexicali, Baja California. La obra consiste en la sustitución de los pedazos de metal y malla que están en ese tramo, por lo que no forma parte del muro prometido por la administración Trump, que todavía analiza y evalúa ocho diseños y prototipos.
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TACO BELL LE GANA A BURGER KING EL CUARTO LUGAR DE CADENAS DE COMIDA EN EU / EL ECONOMISTA
Los restaurantes inspirados en la cocina informal mexicana, Taco Bell, superaron las ventas de la cadena de hamburguesas Burger King para convertirse en la cuarta marca de alimentos en Estados Unidos. De acuerdo con un informe preliminar de la firma de investigación Technomic, publicado por la agencia de información financiera Bloomberg, Taco Bell ocupa la cuarta posición entre las cadenas de alimentos en Estados Unidos, tras McDonald's, Starbucks y Subway. Las ventas de los establecimientos propiedad del conglomerado Yum! Brands Inc., aumentaron alrededor de 5.0% en Estados Unidos en 2017 para ascender a 9,800 millones de dólares. El avance de Taco Bell también demuestra la creciente aceptación que existe en el mercado de Estados Unidos por la comida mexicana, en particular por los tacos, y por las versiones de esta tradición que han implementado muchos restaurantes estadunidenses.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


IMMIGRATION CURBS WILL WEAKEN SOCIAL SECURITY / HOWARD GLECKMAN / FORBES
President Trump has proposed deporting hundreds of thousands of immigrants and backed curbs on legal immigration into the US. The president’s aggressive views on immigration have generated intense debate over the past year, but much of that discussion has ignored a key issue: What immigration restrictions would mean for the long-term health of Social Security. A new study by my Urban Institute colleagues Damir Cosic and Rich Johnson finds that just one proposal—a Senate bill to reduce the number of permanent residency visas (green cards)-- would increase unfunded Social Security obligations by $1.5 trillion, or 13 percent, over the next 75 years. In the nearer term, it would accelerate by one year the date by which the Social Security trust fund is projected to be depleted—from 2034 to 2033.
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TWO POLARIZING ISSUES, GUN CONTROL AND IMMIGRATION, HAVE THWARTED COMPROMISE / CARL HULSE / THE NEW YORK TIMES
As the nation faced another crisis, polls clearly reflected what a significant majority of the public thought should be done. A bipartisan move to draft a legislative response finally gained steam after years of stasis. A stunning breakthrough looked to be at hand. The issue was put to the test in a series of votes on the Senate floor. Backers of the bipartisan compromise showed they could get tantalizingly close to the magic threshold of 60 votes, but still came up short at 54 and the entire effort collapsed in failure. That situation aptly describes what occurred last week when the Senate took on immigration. But it also depicts — down to the 54 votes for a leading bipartisan proposal — what happened the last time the Senate voted on major gun control legislation, in 2013, after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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TRUMP’S ECONOMIC VISION IGNORES IMMIGRANTS, BUT IT WILL NEED THEIR LABOR / JOHN HARWOOD / CNBC
In a new White House economic report, President Donald Trump's advisers cite the importance of an expanding labor force to raising growth and incomes. So the Economic Report of the President suggests an array of policies to add workers, including baby boomers whose retirements have diminished the supply of labor and younger people who have abandoned the job market. A combination of policy changes and favorable conditions, the report notes, could lure 1.7 million more workers and boost growth by one-tenth percentage point annually over the next 10 years. But one policy the report doesn't discuss at all is immigration — and for good reason. The immigration proposal favored by Trump would have the opposite effect, shrinking the labor supply and the economy's long-term growth potential.
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TRUMP WANTS TO CUT IMMIGRATION AND FOREIGN AID. HERE’S HOW THEY’RE CONNECTED / SARAH BERMEO AND DAVID LEBLANG / THE WASHINGTON POST
The Trump administration continues to push for large cuts to foreign aid, prompting sharp criticism from lawmakers as well as former military leaders. The president also calls for U.S. aid to focus on “friends,” despite widespread criticism of this proposed change. Unlike these much-discussed policy proposals, there has been little public focus on the possibility that the government will reallocate aid to address migration concerns at the expense of other policy priorities. Yet this is a likely outcome, in the United States and across many donor countries.Our research shows that when donor governments take a more restrictive stance on migration, they are likely to cut overall aid.
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USDA SECRETARY WANTS SEPARATE IMMIGRATION PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS / REUTERS
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Thursday the government wants a separate immigration program for agricultural workers. Speaking on the first day of the annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, he said agriculture is caught in the crossfire of the immigration debate. “The people who come to America to work on farms and ranches are not taking jobs from Americans,” Perdue said. “They are not the ones putting a burden on criminal justice system or welfare system.”
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HOW A MUSLIM IMMIGRANT BECAME THE BREAKOUT ‘QUEER EYE’ STAR / LAUREN SARNER / THE NEW YORK POST
Fashion designer Tan France, who stars on the reality-show reboot “Queer Eye,” initially thought he was too boring to be on TV, but he’s anything but dull. The gay, Muslim immigrant from England, who is married to a Mormon cowboy, makes for compelling, uplifting television as he counsels his makeover subjects to find their personal styles rather than to be a slave to fashion. “I was offered the job and I said, ‘You’re out of your minds — I will ruin your show!” says France, 34. “They said, ‘No you won’t, we know how to cast. From what we know, there’s never been a gay, Muslim, British immigrant on a global platform before’ … that sold me on doing [it] — that people would meet a version of a person they’d never met before.”
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LATINO ARTISTS AND CULTURAL LEADERS WEIGH IN ON HOW 'COCO' GOT IT RIGHT / CLAUDIA PUIG / LOS ANGELES TIMES
For Latinos, "Coco" is not just a visually resplendent animated film with a poignant story about the importance of family. It's also a rallying cry. "I am certain that Disney/Pixar did not set out to make this a political film, but that is exactly what they have done," said Benjamin Bratt, who provides the voice of Ernesto de la Cruz, the musical star idolized by the film's central character, 12-year-old Miguel. "'Coco' inspires love around the world, and for Latinos in particular. It's a reminder that we are worthy of loving ourselves. And if this ain't a revolutionary act, I don't know what is."
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CHULA LAUNCHES A REGIONAL-MEXICAN BRUNCH SERIES / BROADSHEET
Mexican favourite Chula might be tucked away on Bayswater Road, but its new brunch series is channelling the sort of regional pleasures you’d find by the beach in Tulum. The brunches will be held on the first Saturday of every month with a menu, designed by Mexico City’s Alvaro Valenzeula, drawing from north and south of the country. The second instalment is on March 3, and will see rowdy punters tuck into egg tostadas with avocado, queso fresco and salsa rosa; scrambled eggs piled with beans, onion and coriander; and juicy short-rib chilaquiles. The avocado tostada is light, fresh and shatters to the crisp: a thin corn pizza of sorts piled with crushed avocado, salsa verde, baby kale, queso sauce and a scattering of pickled red onions.
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CANADÁ


CANADA’S MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS NO ‘MAGIC BULLET’ / THE CONVERSATION
President Donald Trump has made comprehensive immigration reform in the United States one of his key legislative goals. He’s proposed bringing the U.S. immigration system “into the 21st century” by providing a path to citizenship for some undocumented migrants and by fully securing the country’s southern border. Central to his plans is a merit-based, Canada-style immigration system that would replace the current American system that focuses on family reunification and a diversity lottery. But is merit-based immigration the simple solution for the complex set of immigration-related issues facing the United States? Canada’s “merit-based” system provides some lessons for the United States. Despite the relative success of the Canadian merit-based system, Canada’s experience shows there’s no magic bullet.
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RESTO DEL MUNDO


THIS MIGRANT CRACKDOWN HAS EXPOSED THE BRUTAL LIMITS OF MACRON’S LIBERALISM / GABRIEL BRISTOW / THE GUARDIAN
On Wednesday the French minister of the interior, Gérard Collomb, presented the details of a heavily trailed new law on immigration to Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet. Given the long buildup to this announcement – with the government adopting a resolutely “firm” posture on immigration – the details outlined will come as little surprise. But they can teach us about the brutal limits of liberalism that Macron’s politics embody so immaculately. The new law plays on an old trope: it is framed in terms that entrench the division between “asylum seekers” and “economic migrants”. This division, so flippantly cited by the political class and yet so difficult to distinguish in law, will be reinforced by a tightening of the right to asylum. And yet, ultimately, the changes announced will be worse for all migrants.
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LIBERAL FRONTBENCH SPAT BREAKS OUT OVER ABBOTT'S 'LAZY' IMMIGRATION VIEWS / AMY REMEIKIS / THE GUARDIAN
Public spats have broken out across the Coalition, as the fallout from the Barnaby Joyce affair continues to give licence for other grievances to be aired – even among traditional allies. While the rift within the National party intensifies ahead of Joyce’s return to work on Monday, its senior Coalition partner is weathering its own storm, as former prime minister Tony Abbott squares off against his colleagues over immigration. In the latest wave of internal irritation within the government to make its way to the public sphere, Steve Ciobo, Mathias Cormann and Scott Morrison have all challenged Abbott’s clarion call to cut Australia’s immigration rates. Ciobo said Abbott’s views were “lazy and inaccurate”, while Cormann, currently the acting prime minister, dismissed as plain “wrong” Abbott’s call to cut immigration from 190,000 to 110,000 a year.
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ASILE ET IMMIGRATION : UN PROJET DE LOI DESEQUILIBRE / LE MONDE
Editorial du « Monde ». Le gouvernement aura fort à faire pour apaiser le débat sur sa politique en matière d’immigration et d’asile. Le projet de loi présenté, mercredi 21 février, par le ministre de l’intérieur, Gérard ¬Collomb, ne suscite pas seulement, pour la première fois depuis le début de la législature, interrogations et réticences dans la majorité. Il déclenche contre lui le feu croisé de toutes les oppositions. Les droites le jugent trop timoré, les gauches trop musclé. Et les associations qui assurent l’essentiel de la prise en charge des réfugiés déplorent que ce projet manque au devoir élémentaire d’accueil humanitaire de la France. Face à cette salve de critiques, le gouvernement fait bloc et fait front.
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IMMIGRATION : LA FRANCE «TOUJOURS PAS A LA HAUTEUR», SELON AMNESTY / AUDE BARIETY / LE FIGARO
Dans son rapport 2017/2018 sur la situation des droits humains dans le monde, Amnesty International se montre très sévère sur les politiques européennes et américaines en matière d'immigration. En pleine préparation d'une future loi sur le sujet, la France n'est pas épargnée. «Tout au long de l'année 2017, des millions de personnes à travers le monde ont goûté les fruits amers des politiques de diabolisation de plus en plus virulentes». Cette phrase choc, issue de la plume du secrétaire général d'Amnesty International Salil Shetty, ouvre le rapport annuel de l'ONG sur la situation des droits humains dans le monde.
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