Ciudad de México, 24 de mayo de 2018

Número: 3603

 

NACIONALES


HA SIDO MUY DIFÍCIL TRATAR TLCAN CON MÉXICO: TRUMP / MILENIO
El mandatario estadunidense, Donald Trump, arremetió contra los intentos de México y Canadá para renegociar el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), al decir que tratar con sus dos vecinos había sido muy difícil. "El TLCAN es muy difícil. Ha sido muy difícil tratar con México. Ha sido muy difícil tratar con Canadá (...) pero les diré que al final nosotros ganaremos", dijo Trump a medios en la Casa Blanca.
Ver nota completa

TRUMP AMENAZA CON RECORTAR AYUDA A PAÍSES QUE NO COMBATEN MIGRACIÓN ILEGAL / EL ECONOMISTA
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, amenazó este miércoles con recortar "radicalmente" los programas de ayuda a países que no demuestren esfuerzos reales para controlar los flujos de migración ilegal hacia territorio estadounidense. "Hay países a los que damos enormes sumas de dinero en ayuda. Decenas de millones de dólares. Y estamos trabajando en un plan para reducir esa ayuda, porque ocurre que yo creo que no es tan difícil" controlar la migración, dijo el mandatario.
Ver nota completa

MENORES MIGRANTES “NO SON INOCENTES” / EL UNIVERSAL
El plan conocido como “tolerancia cero” impulsado este mes por el fiscal general de Estados Unidos, Jeff Sessions, ha provocado ya la separación de más de 650 niños de sus padres, según datos del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) revelados el mismo día en que el presidente Donald Trump afirmó que los menores no acompañados que ingresan a EU “no son inocentes”. Entre el 6 y el 19 de mayo, “658 niños y 638 adultos” han sido separados en la frontera sur del país con México, según explicó el subdirector del programa de operaciones de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), Richard Hudson, en un panel del Senado sobre seguridad fronteriza.
Ver nota completa

HISPANA Y AFROAMERICANA HACEN HISTORIA EN EU / EL UNIVERSAL
En una apuesta histórica en Estados Unidos, una mujer hispana y otra afroamericana fueron electas candidatas demócratas para gobernar los estados de Texas y Georgia, respectivamente. Lupe Valdez, de 70 años y ex sheriff del condado de Dallas, obtuvo una victoria sin precedentes en las primarias demócratas. Ella es la primera candidata hispana, abiertamente homosexual, para el asiento del gobernador. Al respecto, el actor y activista George Tapei la describió en broma como “la peor pesadilla” del presidente Donald Trump.
Ver nota completa

ESTE ES EL FALLO QUE PROHÍBE QUE LAS ESCUELAS LLAMEN A ICE PARA REPORTAR A ESTUDIANTES INDOCUMENTADOS / UNIVISION
El martes la secretaria de Educación, Betsy DeVos, se mostró a favor de que las escuelas decidan si denuncian ante la oficina de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) a los estudiantes que consideren que pueden ser indocumentados. Sin embargo, como recordó inmediatamente la Unión Estadounidense de Libertades Civiles (ACLU), algo así es inconstitucional.
Ver nota completa

INMIGRANTES VÍCTIMAS DE ABUSOS LABORALES PODRÍAN OBTENER VISAS / CONEXIÓN MIGRANTE
Este martes, los demócratas en el Congreso presentaron una iniciativa que tiene como objetivo llevar la justicia a todos los inmigrantes que han sido víctimas de abusos laborales, pues les ofrece la oportunidad de obtener una visa. El proyecto impulsado por el senador demócrata Robert Menéndez contempla entregar el documento a los trabajadores que hayan sufrido abusos o prácticas laborales ilegales o peligrosas. Al texto presentado se conoce como Proyecto de Ley Protegiendo Nuestro Trabajadores de la Explotación y las Represalias (POWER).
Ver nota completa

AGENTE FRONTERIZO DE EU ASESINA A MIGRANTE / CARLOS FIGUEROA / JORNADA
Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza sector Laredo, destacamentado en Río Bravo –limítrofe con Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas– asesinó a balazos a una migrante, cuando ésta intentaba huir para no ser arrestada por ingresar a territorio estadunidense. Residentes aseguraron que la indocumentada fue baleada en un “acto racista” y para dar a conocer la agresión, ocurrida al mediodía de este miércoles, difundieron en las redes sociales diversos videos.
Ver nota completa



ESTADOS UNIDOS


NAFTA TALKS STALLED ON U.S. AUTO DEMANDS / ROBBIE WHELAN / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Calls for higher local content and America First provisions have proven unacceptable to Mexico, Canada. Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement have reached a stalemate, with Mexico and the U.S. hardening their positions and both sides accusing one another of intransigence and inconsistency. Mexico and the U.S. have clashed in recent weeks over U.S. demands for tighter automobile manufacturing rules and over the so-called America First provisions that President Donald Trump wants to put in any new deal in a bid to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Full text

‘A REAL WALL’ MUST BE PART OF ANY IMMIGRATION BILL IN THE HOUSE, TRUMP SAYS / JOHN WAGNER / THE WASHINGTON POST
President Trump is insisting that “a real wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border be included in any immigration bill that emerges from Congress if lawmakers want his signature. In a television interview that aired Thursday, Trump reacted to an effort underway in the House to force votes on bills protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Centrists have been building support for a maneuver called a discharge petition that would prompt votes on a series of immigration bills, including a measure that would provide permanent legal status for the young immigrants, known as “dreamers.” That group includes those protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump has canceled.
Full text

THE LATEST: TRUMP URGES NATIONS TO COOPERATE ON IMMIGRATION / MIAMI HERALD
President Donald Trump says he's working on a plan to deduct aid from countries that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities and refuse to accept deportees. Trump says during an immigration roundtable on Long Island that every time someone tries to come into the U.S. illegally from one of the countries that receives aid, "We're going to deduct a rather large" amount of money. He adds that, "We're looking at our whole aid structure." Trump has previously accused countries like Mexico of failing to do enough to help the U.S. prevent illegal border crossings.
Full text

TRUMP SUGGESTS WITHHOLDING AID TO CURB ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / LOUISE RADNOFSKY / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
President proposes making aid deductions on per-capita basis ‘every time someone comes in from a certain country’. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wanted to cut aid for the home countries of illegal immigrants to the U.S. based on the number of their citizens who crossed the border, expanding on an earlier threat to reduce foreign aid for Central American countries. “We’re working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid,” Mr. Trump said at a round table event on Long Island to discuss gang violence by the Central American-tied MS-13. He added that he believed some countries actively encouraged citizens to leave for the U.S., saying,...
Full text

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS A VERY POLITICAL ANIMAL / THOMAS B. EDSALL – OPINIÓN / THE NEW YORK TIMES
President Trump has an almost Apollonian daytime argument in favor of his continued political dominance, which is “Jobs Jobs Jobs!,” “MAGA!” and so forth. He also has a nighttime argument about decline, racial resentment and ethnic hatred. He pushes both strains hard, but the evidence suggests that his heart is really in the hate. Through gut (or gutter) instinct, Trump has adopted a political strategy designed to exploit anger at and resentment toward immigrants as well as racial and ethnic minorities. This is the linchpin of his approach to the 2020 election.
Full text

IN GOP IMMIGRATION BATTLE, FACTIONS SPLIT OVER CITIZENSHIP / THE WASHINGTON POST
Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally loomed as the pivotal sticking point Wednesday as House Republicans searched for a solution to their campaign-season standoff over an issue that has split them for years. In bargaining Wednesday,...
Full text

HOUSE GOP HOLDS LAST-DITCH IMMIGRATION TALKS AS SHOWDOWN LOOMS / MIKE DEBONIS / THE WASHINGTON POST
House Republican leaders have at least temporarily blunted an internal rebellion to force votes next month on protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation while they negotiate with the GOP renegades on an alternate path forward. But with conservatives and moderates far apart on crucial provisions, there was little sign Wednesday...
Full text

IMMIGRANT-BASHING HELPS MS-13 / TOM SUOZZI- OPINION / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Trump’s rhetoric makes it harder for police to work with law-abiding Latinos against the gang. I applaud President Trump’s mission to combat MS-13. The gang must be disrupted, dismantled and defeated. There should never be any disagreement about that, and presidential involvement is incredibly beneficial. MS-13 members are ruthless and depraved. The gang models itself on organized crime syndicates throughout history. It is a murderous and destructive force in too many good communities across America, including Long Island, where I’m from.
Full text

THE GLITCH IN TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION CAMPAIGN: OVERLOADED COURTS / BY LAURA MECKLER AND ALICIA A. CALDWELL / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Number of pending cases has increased by 25% since the president took office; wide support for hiring more judges. The nation’s chronically overburdened immigration courts are becoming even more crowded as a wave of illegal immigrants enters the system and fewer are able to exit it. The 334 immigration judges working nationwide each juggle dockets of some 2,000 cases. The backlog has reached nearly 700,000, more than double what it was six years ago, and the average case is in court for more than two years.
Full text

ACLU ALLEGES THAT IMMIGRANT MINORS WERE MISTREATED IN CUSTODY DURING OBAMA YEARS / ANTONIO OLIVO / THE WASHINGTON POST
Unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border during a historic wave of migration earlier this decade were repeatedly beaten, sexually abused, and deprived of food and medical care by federal border agents, according to an American Civil Liberties Union report released Wednesday. About 30,000 pages of documents obtained...
Full text

COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDS AIDING IMMIGRANTS FACING DEPORTATION / MIAMI HERALD
A Maryland county council has passed a special appropriation that'll create a legal fund for immigrants who live in the county and could face deportation. News outlets report the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the measure Tuesday that'll set aside more than $300,000 in the 2019 budget to provide legal aid, but excludes anyone convicted of a list of crimes from accessing the defense funds. The council originally designed the funds to be used by the Capital Area Immigrant's Rights Coalition. However, the coalition withdrew from the proposal when the council added a detailed list of exclusions in May.
Full text

CRACKDOWN ON IMMIGRANTS TAKES A TOLL ON FEDERAL JUDGE: 'I HAVE PRESIDED OVER A PROCESS THAT DESTROYS FAMILIES / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Day in, day out, immigrants shuffle into Judge Robert Brack’s courtroom, shackled at the wrist and ankle, to be sentenced for the crime of crossing the border. The judge hands down sentences with a heavy heart. Since he joined the federal bench in 2003, Brack has sentenced some 15,000 defendants, the vast majority of them immigrants with little or no criminal record. “See, I have presided over a process that destroys families for a long time, and I am weary of it,” said Brack one day in his chambers in Las Cruces. “And I think we as a country are better than this.” Brack’s court in rural southern New Mexico is swollen with immigration cases, the migrants brought to his courtroom by the dozen. They exchange guilty pleas for “time served” sentences, usually not more than two months on the first or second offense. They leave his court as felons.
Full text

FUE POR SU “GREEN CARD” Y TERMINÓ CAPTURADO POR ICE / LA OPINIÓN
José Ivan Núñez Martínez y su esposo estadounidense, Paul Frame, pensaron que estaban por finalizar una entrevista en las oficinas de USCIS para obtener la tan anhelada “Green Card”, cuando una inesperada captura parte de ICE les cambió sus vidas para siempre. Nuñez Martinez, inmigrante mexicano de 37 años, nacido en Michoacán fue arrestado por agentes de ICE en frente de su pareja sin que este pudiera hacer nada. Casi cuatro meses después, la pareja todavía está luchando para evitar la deportación del mexicano.
Ver nota completa


CANADÁ


WHEN IT COMES TO PENSIONS, OTTAWA AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE ARE SETTING AN EXAMPLE NO ONE ELSE SHOULD FOLLOW / FREDERICK VETTESE / THE GLOBE AND MAIL
It is a sad fact that only 20 per cent of private-sector workers are covered by pension plans in their workplace. In stark contrast, nearly 100 per cent of public-sector workers are covered. Of course, none of this is news; pension envy among private-sector workers is as Canadian as hockey and Timbits. What is perhaps more interesting and less well understood is the garbled message the government is sending with the pension programs it provides to its own employees.
Full text


RESTO DEL MUNDO


LA CRISIS DE LOS REFUGIADOS, A DEBATE EN SEVILLA / LA RAZON
Bajo el título de “El asilo es de todos: ¿crisis humanitaria o sociedad en crisis?”, el comité español de ACNUR organiza una mesa redonda el próximo jueves, a las 19:30 horas, en la Casa de la Provincia (Sevilla) en la que intervendrán Marta García Cienfuegos, responsable de protección de ACNUR; José Chamizo, ex defensor del Pueblo Andaluz, Néstor Fernández, director de la AACID; y Casilda Rueda, profesora de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Sevilla. También se podrán conocer los testimonios de dos estudiantes universitarias, solicitantes de asilo, Khouloud Mahmood y María Alejandra Rosario
Ver nota completa

INSIDE THE WORLD’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP: ‘WE JUST WANT TO GO HOME’ / THE GUARDIAN
Gunshots ring out. People are killed. And so begins South Sudan’s civil war, as interpreted in a play by a class of primary school children. This is how they explain why their lives have been uprooted, why they have been forced to flee their homes, and why they have ended up here, in Bidi Bidi in north-west Uganda, the largest refugee settlement in the world. For the last five years, South Sudan has been riven by civil war since President Kiir accused his deputy of launching a coup. Since then, around 300,000 people have died and about 3.5 million have become refugees, with nearly half fleeing to neighbouring countries. Many of them have come south into northern Uganda into refugee camps. Bidi Bidi is the largest, home to more than a quarter of a million people.
Full text