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Mexico desde Estados Unidos y Canada

DARÁ CONSULADO BECAS A MEXICANOS DE BAJOS RECURSOS Y ALTO RENDIMIENTO / DIARIO DE JUÁREZ (CHIHUAHUA)
Cientos de mexicanos y/o mexicoamericanos serán beneficiados con becas que le permitirán comenzar o darles continuidad a sus estudios superiores, según sea el caso, gracias a un financiamiento que entregará hoy el Consulado General de México en El Paso. El fondo –de 42 mil 500 dólares– constituye un aporte del programa de becas del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) para cursar estudios en El Paso Community College y la Universidad de Texas en El Paso. Las becas – IME – apoyadas por la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de México– favorecieron el año anterior a unos cinco jóvenes que cursan estudios en UTEP y a otros 200, aproximadamente, de EPCC
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CONDENA EL SENADO ASESINATO DE MEXICANO POR LA PATRULLA FRONTERIZA / ALEJANDRO COLÓN / EL SOL DE MÉXICO

Por mayoría y sin discusión, la Segunda Comisión de la Permanente aprobó un punto de acuerdo por el que se condena el asesinato de Juan Pablo Santillán a manos de la Patrulla Fronteriza el pasado 7 de julio en las inmediaciones del puente internacional Los Tomates-Veterans, entre las ciudades de Brownsville, Texas, y Matamoros, Tamaulipas, y se une a la exigencia de emprender una exhaustiva investigación sobre los hechos. Asimismo, el punto de acuerdo presentado por los senadores panistas Adriana González Carrillo y Luis Alberto Villarreal García exhorta al gobierno mexicano a presentar, en el momento procesal adecuado, la solicitud de detención provisional con fines de extradición del agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza que resulte responsable por ese asesinato. En otro resolutivo, la Comisión pidió a la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) informar, en un plazo no mayor a 10 días, sobre los resultados y compromisos adoptados en el marco de la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo Bilateral sobre administración de la frontera siglo XXI celebrada el pasado 31 de mayo.
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DARÁN CRÉDITO POR 180 MDD PARA LA FRONTERA MÉXICO-ESTADOS UNIDOS / MILENIO
El Consejo Directivo de Cooperación Ecológica Fronteriza (COCEF) y del Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN) aprobaron un financiamiento por 180 millones de dólares para proyectos de infraestructura en la frontera México-Estados Unidos, anunció la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP). En un comunicado, la dependencia informó que se trata de seis nuevos proyectos que beneficiarán a cerca de 1.9 millones de habitantes, lo que contribuirá al crecimiento económico y la generación de empleos en ambos lados de la frontera.
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DE 2010 A LA FECHA 37 MIL 360 CAPITALINOS HAN SIDO DEPORTADOS DE EU / ARLETTE GUTIÉRREZ / EL SOL DE MÉXICO 
De enero de 2010 a mayo de este año, un total de 37 mil 360 capitalinos han sido deportados de Estados Unidos, según datos del Instituto Nacional de Migración, informó el gobierno del DF. Para apoyar a los migrantes en retorno, que regresan voluntariamente o que son deportados por las autoridades de la Unión Americana, el gobierno capitalino los apoya gratuitamente con los trámites de inscripción en el Registro Civil, para obtener actas de nacimiento o matrimonio.
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ENTREGA SEDEREC ACTAS DE NACIMIENTO DE DOBLE NACIONALIDAD A MIGRANTES DE RETORNO / LA CRÓNICA
La Secretaría de Desarrollo Rural y Equidad para las Comunidades (Sederec) entregó ayer actas de nacimiento y de doble nacionalidad y CURP a migrantes de retorno, a fin de darles certidumbre legal en México. De acuerdo con la dependencia, fueron un total de 70 documentos entregados: 69 actas de nacimiento y una de matrimonio. Los migrantes que son apoyados con estos trámites radicaron en estados como California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, así como en Venezuela; las delegaciones con mayor demanda de solicitudes son Iztapalapa, Gustavo A. Madero, Álvaro Obregón y Xochimilco.
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DESDE LA FRONTERA NORTE: TRES DE CAL POR MUCHAS DE… / REFORMA
Por desgracia, la mayor parte de las novedades que comento en este espacio resultan ser de malas noticias para los migrantes. Esta vez no será así. No es que yo escoja más las malas que las buenas. Es que la realidad de los migrantes da más para hablar de sufrimientos que de gozos y aun éstos requieren de ponderaciones. Es como si yo comentara sobre el gozo que sintieron muchos migrantes al ver reanudado la semana pasada el movimiento del tren que los sacaba del tapón de selva del sureste para continuar hacia el norte, tren llamado “la bestia”, sin hablar de las experiencias de dolor y de muerte que dieron origen a que así se le llamara a ese transporte ferroviario.
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AGENTE FRONTERIZO COBRABA 15 MIL DÓLARES POR CRUCE DE MIGRANTES / LA CRÓNICA
Un agente fronterizo que encabezaba a una banda de traficantes cobró hasta 15 mil dólares a cada indocumentado que permitía cruzar a California por la garita de San Ysidro, de acuerdo con cargos presentados este martes. El inspector de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), Héctor Rodríguez, ofrecía a través de dos cómplices suyos “cruces garantizados” de la frontera por pagos que de entre 10 mil y 15 mil dólares por persona. La procuraduría federal en San Diego calcula que el grupo cruzó por lo menos 37 grupos de indocumentados, con un número indefinido de migrantes.
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MARCHARÁN LATINOS PARA EXIGIR AUMENTO DE SALARIO MÍNIMO EN NUEVA YORK / LA CRÓNICA
Una coalición de trabajadores, funcionarios electos y líderes comunitarios y religiosos, convocó hoy a una marcha para exigir a los legisladores estatales un aumento al salario mínimo, tanto en el estado de Nueva York como a nivel federal. Miembros de la coalición se dieron cita este martes en las escalinatas de la alcaldía de la ciudad para promover lo que denominaron un medida clave que reactive la economía de Estados Unidos.
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PROMUEVE SECTUR A MÉXICO EN DALLAS / LA RAZÓN
Como parte de la gira de trabajo que realizan por Estados, la secretaria de Turismo, Gloria Guevara Manzo, y el director general adjunto del Consejo de Promoción Turística de México, Rodolfo López Negrete, presentaron en Dallas, Texas, las campañas de promoción turística de México con el fin de incrementar el número de turistas de esa región hacia nuestro país. Luego de las alertas emitidas por el gobierno de Texas, la titular de Sectur sostuvo que éstas deben ser más específicas en cuanto a tiempo y lugar. Dijo que México es más grande que sus retos y tiene una gran oferta turística para los estadounidenses, por eso es el principal destino de viaje para sus ciudadanos, de acuerdo con cifras del Departamento de Comercio de aquel país.
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MIGRANTES MUESTRAN SU REALIDAD A TRAVÉS DEL TEATRO / EL UNIVERSAL
Una decena de actores mexicanos dirigidos por el profesor de literatura y dramaturgo, Raúl Dorantes, busca consolidar su compañía teatral Colectivo El Pozo, a través de funciones en diversos vecindarios y la autopromoción en diversos sectores y universidades. Todos ellos tienen una ocupación central con la que asegura su manutención, pero dedican su tiempo libre no sólo al montaje de obras exclusivas, bilingües, y que tienen como tema fundamental la migración, sino a la búsqueda de nuevos sitios donde presentar su trabajo, que es producto de una pasión común por la actuación.
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EEUU: PROPONEN NUEVA POLÍTICA MIGRATORIA PARA VISAS H-1B / LUIS ALONSO LUGO / EL NUEVO HERALD

Las autoridades deben identificar a las ciudades estadounidenses con mayor demanda de visas de trabajo H-1B para definir una política migratoria que satisfaga la demanda de profesionales especializados al admitir a extranjeros y entrenar estadounidenses, propuso un informe de un instituto de estudios privado. El reporte “Distribución geográfica de trabajadores H-1B: Demanda de mano de obra extranjera especializada en las áreas metropolitanas de Estados unidos” sugiere además que los fondos destinados a brindar capacitación especializada a la mano de obra estadounidense sean distribuidos de manera más acorde con las necesidades de cada ciudad.
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GROUPS SEEK TO BLOCK ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 
Opponents of Arizona’s hardline immigration enforcement law launched a new effort Tuesday aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called “show me your papers” provision. A coalition of civil rights groups, religious leaders and business organizations filed a new request seeking a court order that would prevent authorities from enforcing a rule that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons.
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RIGHTS GROUPS SEEK TO BLOCK ARIZONA IMMIGRATION STATUS CHECK / TIM GAYNOR / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Opponents of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigration made a bid on Tuesday to challenge a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called show-me-your-papers provision. A coalition of civil rights organizations asked a federal judge in Phoenix to stay implementation of the key provision of the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
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NEW EFFORT BY GROUP TO BLOCK SB 1070 PROVISION / HOWARD FISCHER / ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Civil and immigrant rights groups asked a federal judge late Tuesday to block SB 1070 from taking effect despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month siding with the state. The legal papers claim that what has been dubbed by foes the “papers please” provision of the 2010 law cannot be implemented without discriminating against minorities. That part of the law requires police to check the immigration status of those they have stopped if there is reason to believe they are in the country illegally.
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SB 1070 FOES RENEW EFFORT TO BLOCK MOST CONTENTIOUS PROVISION / MICHAEL KIEFER / THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
A coalition of civil-rights groups filed motions in federal court Tuesday to prevent enforcement of the single contested provision of Arizona’s immigration law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The coalition, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund argues that statements by Arizona law-enforcement officers since the high court’s ruling on June25 indicate the provision of Senate Bill1070 will be carried out in a way that lengthens the time people are detained by officers. That extended time, required to verify a person’s immigration status, will violate the U.S. Constitution, the groups say. They want an injunction to stop the provision from taking effect or, in the short term, a temporary restraining order to give them time to block the provision permanently.
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OBAMA CAMPAIGN, DEMOCRATS SUE OHIO’S TOP ELECTIONS OFFICIAL IN DISPUTE OVER EARLY VOTING DAYS / THE WASHINGTON POST
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute over the battleground state’s law that restricts early, in-person voting during the three days before Election Day. The lawsuit filed in Columbus comes after a series of election law changes cleared the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature and were signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich. Obama’s campaign and Democrats argue that the law unfairly ends early, in-person voting for most Ohioans on the Friday evening before the Tuesday election, while allowing military and overseas voters to cast a ballot in person until Monday.
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ROMNEY SPANISH-LANGUAGE AD: MITT’S FATHER WAS BORN IN MEXICO / RACHEL WEINER / THE WASHINGTON POST
A new Spanish-language ad from former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney emphasizes his family’s ties to Mexico. Romney’s Spanish-speaking son Craig narrates. “I would like to tell you how my father, Mitt Romney, thinks,” he says. “He values very much that we are a nation of immigrants. My grandfather George was born in Mexico.” Craig Romney promises that his father will “work on a permanent solution to the immigration system, working with leaders of both parties.” It is Romney’s ninth ad released in Spanish. He has spent far less on airing Spanish-language ads than President Obama, who leads the Republican by a wide margin in polls of Hispanic voters.
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CRUCIAL PARA REFORMA MIGRATORIA REELECCIÓN DE OBAMA, ASEGURA SU ESPOSA MICHELLE/ PERIÓDICO USA
Miami.- La primera dama estadounidense Michelle Obama consideró “crucial” mantener unidas a las familias latinas de inmigrantes y dijo que un segundo mandato de su esposo, el presidente Barack Obama, es clave para lograr una reforma migratoria. “Debemos tener una reforma (migratoria) comprensiva y es por ello que un segundo mandato es crucial. Esta va a ser una de las prioridades de mi esposo y eso es esencial”, dijo Michelle al defender la necesidad de la reelección de Obama en los comicios del 6 de noviembre próximo.
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FALLO SOBRE ARIZONA AFECTARÁ CASO EN FB / DIANNE SOLÍS / AL DÍA
El fallo de la Suprema Corte que anuló gran parte de la dura ley de Arizona dirigida contra la inmigración ilegal fue un triunfo para aquellos que defienden a los indocumentados en Farmers Branch. ¿O realmente lo fue? En procedimientos jurídicos acerca de la fallida ordenanza de verificación de estatus migratorio en la renta de vivienda en Farmers Branch, ambas partes afirman que el veredicto sobre la ley de Arizona refuerza su argumentación ante la Corte de Apelaciones del 5to Circuito Federal. El gobierno municipal pide una nueva audiencia ante el pleno del tribunal de apelaciones después de que un panel de tres jueces fallara en contra de la ordenanza.
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OBAMA RAISES FUNDS IN TEXAS, BLASTS ROMNEY FOR OUTSOURCING / WAYNE SLATER / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
President Barack Obama made a fundraising foray into red-state Texas on Tuesday, where he warned that Mitt Romney and “his allies in Congress and allies here in the Lone Star State” have the wrong prescription for fixing the economy. (…) In Austin, Obama was greeted by a jubilant crowd at the music hall, where he championed progressive themes appealing to his Democratic base on immigration, gay marriage and health care overhaul. “We worked hard on border security and have also said young people in this country who have been raised as Americans, believe as Americans, should be given a chance to succeed,” he said, referring to his executive order against deporting illegal immigrants brought into the country as children.
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WHO ELSE, MR. PRESIDENT? / JOHN KASS / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
When President Barack Obama hauled off and slapped American small-business owners in the mouth the other day, I wanted to dream of my father. But I didn’t have to close my eyes to see my dad. I could do it with my eyes open. All I had to do was think of the driveway of our home, and my dad’s car gone before dawn, that old white Chrysler with a push-button transmission. (…) Just two immigrant brothers and their families risking everything, balancing on the economic high wire, building a business in America. They sacrificed, paid their bills, counted pennies to pay rent and purchase health care and food and not much else. And for their troubles they were muscled by the politicos, by the city inspectors and the chiselers and the weasels, all those smiling extortionists who held the government hammer over all of our heads. (…) It’s the same story with so many other businesses in America, immigrants and native-born. The entrepreneurs risk everything, their homes, their children’s college funds, their hearts, all for a chance at the dream: independence, and a small business of their own.
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NM ELECTIONS OFFICE WANTS IMMIGRATION DATA ACCESS / THE DENVER POST
Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s office says it plans to seek access to a federal immigration database for use in checking whether noncitizens have improperly registered to vote in New Mexico. Duran’s chief of staff Ken Ortiz said Tuesday the office will ask the Department of Homeland Security for access to the database, which has information on immigrants who are legally living in the country.
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FACE YOUR RIVAL, SEN. FEINSTEIN / LOS ANGELES TIMES 
Sen. Dianne Feinstein had an excuse for not debating her opponents in the first round of this year’s election — there were 23 of them. But now that the voters have winnowed the field to two, the four-term Democratic incumbent owes it to California’s voters to appear publicly with Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken. (….)Established candidates such as Feinstein often resist debates with lesser-known challengers for fear of giving them free exposure. Indeed, debates would raise Emken’s profile, but they also would require her to articulate positions on issues with which Feinstein has long familiarity. So far, Emken’s platform consists of boilerplate Republican positions on domestic issues, including opposition to President Obama’s healthcare law, new taxes and “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. (…)
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JEB BUSH PUSHES NERDY CONSERVATISM / SCOTT POWERS / ORLANDO SENTINEL
Mixing his brother President George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” theme and his own “nerdy” variety, former Gov. Jeb Bush is pushing a political agenda that includes data-driven education, immigration, and regulatory and energy reforms. In three separate speeches in Orlando Monday, the two-term former governor addressed educators, business leaders and a young Republicans’ political action committee at Walt Disney World, expressing views somewhat outside the current conservative Republican mainstream. But to reporters, he dismissed concerns that his views might be seen as heretical. To the educators and business leaders, gathered for an education conference sponsored by the GE Foundation, Bush touted the adoption by Florida and 44 other states of new “common core standards” of education based on international benchmarks and strongly supported by the Obama administration.
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4 VIE TO BE GOP PICK TO TAKE ON GRAYSON IN HOUSE RACE / DAVID BREEN / ORLANDO SENTINEL
Republicans District 9 Congress Alan Grayson John Quinones Julius Melendez Todd Long Mark Oxner. When legislators redrew the state’s Ninth Congressional District, the new borders seemed to increase the chances that a Hispanic Democrat could be elected to Congress from Central Florida. More than 40 percent of those who live in the new district, which encompasses east Orange County, all of Osceola and part of Polk, are Hispanic — primarily Democratic-leaning Puerto Ricans. But something unexpected happened on the way to the Aug. 14 primary election: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson became the only Democratic candidate, and the Republican field drew two Hispanics.
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ARIZONA’S ARPAIO SHOCKED BY GEORGE LOPEZ TIRADE / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s shocked by comedian George Lopez’s profanity-laced tirade against him. Lopez made the comments about the top cop of Maricopa County during the debut of his solo stand-up special, “George: It’s Not Me, It’s You,” which aired Saturday on HBO. Arpaio says he had been watching the show but changed the channel before Lopez directed curse words at him. The sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration says he was shocked that the comments weren’t part of a joke. The comedian would have no further comment, says Ina Treciokas, a publicist for Lopez.
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ARIZONA SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO DARES GEORGE LOPEZ: SAY IT TO MY FACE / RENE LYNCH / LOS ANGELES TIMES 
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t laughing at George Lopez’s new one-man show on HBO in which the comedian blasts the Maricopa County lawman for his position on immigration and his “birther” stance. In fact, Arpaio is daring the comedian, via the media, to stop hiding behind the mike and “meet me face to face.” The controversial sheriff said he and his wife were flipping through the channels Saturday night when they paused to linger on Lopez’s show, “George: It’s Not Me, It’s You.” Arpaio said he was shocked at the potty-mouthed language coming from the comedian and switched to another channel without realizing the diatribe was aimed at him. An Arizona reporter helpfully filled Arpaio in on the details. The sheriff’s response?
A dare for Lopez: “Get some guts. Come down here, and meet me face to face,” Arpaio told ABC15 in Arizona. “Let’s see how you act then.”
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VOTO DE MEXICANOS DEL EXTERIOR/ DAVID FIGUEROA ORTEGA / LA OPINIÓN
El próximo 23 de julio el Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles se unirá a la campaña “National Dream Day” o “Jornada Nacional de Soñadores”. El objetivo de este día será realizar acciones especiales de información para todos los jóvenes que podrían beneficiarse de la nueva política del Departamento de Seguridad Interna de Estados Unidos llamada “acción diferida” y mediante la cual algunos jóvenes podrían ver suspendidas sus órdenes de deportación. Esta medida podría beneficiar a los jóvenes del movimiento conocido como “dreamers”, estudiantes que llegaron a este país antes de los 16 años de edad; que han estudiado o bien se encuentran estudiando su preparatoria o han servido en las fuerzas armadas; que tienen un expediente libre de delitos graves y que no son mayores de 30 años de edad. (David Figueroa Ortega Cónsul General)
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SECOND JUDGE REJECTS STATE VOTER ID LAW / PATRICK MARLEY / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A second judge has declared Wisconsin’s voter ID law unconstitutional, further guaranteeing that the ID requirement will not be in place for elections this fall. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote Tuesday that the state’s requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a “substantial impairment of the right to vote” guaranteed by the state constitution. In March, Flanagan issued an injunction temporarily blocking the law because the plaintiffs — the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera — were likely to succeed in their arguments. Flanagan made that injunction permanent in the 20-page decision he issued Tuesday.
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PREVÉN CAMBIOS EN FRONTERA CON MÉXICO / PERIÓDICO USA
La reducción de los flujos migratorios desde México impactará en la zona fronteriza los próximos años, pronosticó el subsecretario para Asuntos Internacionales del Departamento de Seguridad Interna de Estados Unidos, Alan Bersin. Los factores que caracterizaron a la frontera en las décadas pasadas, con la ola de inmigrantes del vecino país, “están cambiando muy drásticamente e impactarán en lo que ocurra dentro de 10 a 15 años de una manera muy importante”, puntualizó.
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AZ-BOUND FLIGHT WITH ENGINE PROBLEM HAD DETAINEES ABOARD / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 
Authorities say a flight from Las Vegas to the Phoenix suburb of Mesa with federal immigration detainees aboard landed safely after losing power in one engine. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the MD-83 touched down without incident around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The Arizona Republic says the plane was operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and was bringing detainees bound for deportation or court appearances.
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PIDEN AYUDA PARA REPATRIAR HISPANO MUERTO A GOLPES / LA RAZA
Chicago – La familia del inmigrante mexicano Delfino Mora está pasando por un momento muy difícil. No sólo por la pérdida repentina de la cabeza del hogar a manos de un grupo de jóvenes descarriados, sino por no tener los recursos para darle sepultura en su natal México.
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PERMANECERÁ DETENIDO AGENTE FRONTERIZO ACUSADO DE RECIBIR SOBORNOS / LA OPINIÓN
SAN DIEGO – Un inspector fronterizo estadounidense, acusado de recibir sobornos para permitir el ingreso desde México de inmigrantes irregulares, permanecerá detenido en San Diego sin derecho a fianza. De acuerdo con el periódico U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/LmAefB), un juez federal resolvió ayer que Héctor Rodríguez y dos presuntos cómplices no podían ser liberados antes de la audiencia judicial del jueves.
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APPREHENSIONS FOR IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS DROP / PETE YOST / THE DENVER POST
The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a decline in the northbound traffic of illegal immigrants from Mexico. At the same time, the number of suspects booked by the U.S. Marshals Service for criminal immigration offenses has gone up dramatically, a function of tougher law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border.
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US-BORN KIDS OF MIGRANTS LOSE RIGHTS IN MEXICO / ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON / SACRAMENTO BEE
As a cold drizzle washed over this town of narrow cobblestone streets in the forested highlands of central Mexico, mothers waiting outside the colonial-era cultural center wrapped wool blankets around the infants snuggled in their arms. Other parents tightened plastic bags around folders filled with U.S. passports and birth certificates from California, Ohio and Texas.
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CONGRESS NEEDS TO SAVE IMMIGRANT WOMEN FROM HARM / BETTY M. SONG, AMY WOO LEE / SACRAMENTO BEE
Congress needs to pass a version of the Violence Against Women Act that fully protects immigrant women who fall victim to domestic violence. Consider what happens to thousands of undocumented domestic violence victims now residing in this country, such as Joon, whose name we have changed to protect her identity. But she is a real person. She was our client at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles.
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MUERE RICHARD MATTY, SACERDOTE DEDICADO A LA COMUNIDAD INMIGRANTE / ALEX HINOJOSA / EL PASO TIMES
El sacerdote Richard “Rick” Matty, conocido por su dedicación y trabajo con inmigrantes en la comunidad, murió súbitamente el lunes por la tarde. Amigos cercanos del párroco de la Catedral de San Patricio (St. Patrick Cathedral) confirmaron su muerte en Chicago. El tenía 57 años.
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NATIVE VICTORIAN REMEMBERED AS CHAMPION FOR HISPANIC COMMUNITY / J.R. ORTEGA / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Nothing stood in the way of Manuel De Los Santos Jr.’s smile and the world. When that grin widened and those deep brown eyes beamed, the world smiled right back — it’s the same smile that stole Esther De Los Santos’ heart nearly 40 years ago. On Monday, that smile faded with his death after several years of complications from diabetes and other diseases. “It was his time,” she said. But for his widow and the many friends he left behind, his smile shines on. De Los Santos, 60, grew up in Victoria and provided a voice for the Hispanic culture through the power of words.
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CONDADOS EN EEUU PAGAN UN ALTO COSTO POR S-COMM / ARACELI MARTÍNEZ ORTEGA
Juana Reyes aún no se repone del susto que se llevó tras 13 días de detención en la cárcel del condado de esta capital, pero sobre todo por no saber si iba a volver a ver sus dos hijos, César de 10 años y Monserrat de 7. Entre sollozos por la impresión de haber sido detenida y esposada delante de sus hijos cuando vendía tamales en el estacionamiento de la tienda Walmart de la calle Florín y 65, dice que pensó que la iban a deportar a México. “Mis hijos lloraban y gritaban”, recuerda con el dolor aún reflejado en su rostro.
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SURVEY FINDS WHICH COMPANIES USE HIGH-SKILL VISAS / DIANE STAFFORD / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
There’s a common thread linking Cerner Corp., the University of Kansas Medical Center, Sprint Nextel Corp., and Black & Veatch Corp. They’re rated in a Brookings Institution report, released today, as top users of H-1B immigrant worker visas in the Kansas City area. Those locally based employers are listed along with UST Global Inc., which has about 10,000 employees globally and supplies information technology talent to several Kansas City area companies.
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HISPANOS EXIGIRÁN CONDICIONES LABORALES JUSTAS EN NY / CLAUDIA TORRENS / EL PASO TIMES
Limpiadores de automóviles, trabajadores en aeropuertos y supermercados y empleados de mantenimiento hispanos en Nueva York se preparan para decir basta y exigir mejores condiciones laborales. Se prevé una marcha de centenares de trabadores por el centro de Manhattan la semana que viene para pedir salarios decentes, poder conservar las propinas, pago de días de enfermedad y derecho a organizarse en sindicatos.
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TWIN CITIES A HOT SPOT FOR SPECIALIST VISA PROGRAM / ALLIE SHAH / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Demand is hot in the Twin Cities and across the country for workers from overseas with computer, engineering and other science skills, according to a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. The Twin Cities ranked 16th out of 106 metro areas, as measured by the number of “H-1B visa” requests submitted by local employers from 2010 to 2011.
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YOUNG IMMIGRANTS CELEBRATE CITIZENSHIP IN MAINE / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Thirty-five children from four countries have given oaths of allegiance before a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game recognizing their U.S. citizenship. A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office director administered the oath Tuesday before the game at Portland’s Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs are the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
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THE NEXT MEDIA JACKPOT: THE FIGHT FOR THE $1 TRILLION HISPANIC MARKET / JEFF BERCOVICI FORBES / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Hernan Lopez doesn’t look like a guy who produces telenovelas, the soap operas that dominate the airwaves throughout Latin America. He looks like a guy who stars in them. With his wavy black hair, firm jawline and velvety Argentinean accent, it’s easy to picture him galloping home on a white horse to rescue his childhood sweetheart from losing the family hacienda to a corrupt patrón. But Lopez has a different quest ahead of him.
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THIRST QUENCHERS AND IMPORTED BEER ARE FAVORITES AMONG HISPANIC BEVERAGE CONSUMERS, REPORTS MINTEL / SACRAMENTO BEE
Hispanics are the fastest-growing consumer group in the US, with almost every consumer product vying for their attention and dollars. The alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industries are no different and are benefitting from this ever expanding consumer. According to latest research from Mintel, there are many factors that weigh in to which beverages Hispanics consume.
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VICTOR CRUZ HOPES TO REACH HISPANIC KIDS WITH NEW BOOK / NATE DAVIS / USA TODAY
If Victor Cruz has his way, you might see more salsa dancing in NFL end zones. The New York Giants wideout had such a breakout season in 2011 that he’s written an autobiography and hopes his underdog story reaches kids, particularly those with Hispanic roots. “Anyone can use my story as an inspiration to teach their students,” Cruz told USA TODAY Sports of Out of the Blue, which went on sale Tuesday. “It’s really for everyone who wants to be inspired by a kid who had his back against the wall.”
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MEXICANA HACE ARTE CON BASURA / LA RAZA
Para la mexicana Leticia Rodarte la basura es un “diamante en bruto” del que recoge materiales para hacer “arte con conciencia”, a través de unas obras que exhibe y vende en su taller del barrio Pilsen de Chicago. “Dicen por ahí que los artistas somos muertos de hambre, y a veces es cierto”, dijo hoy Leticia a Efe, al recordar que recurrió a la basura por primera vez a los 18 años, cuando comenzó a vivir sola y no tenía dinero para comprar materiales.
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MIGRANT WORKERS DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH FAIRNESS AND EQUITY / ALFREDO BARAHONA / TORONTO STAR The parking lot near St. Michael’s Church in Leamington is full but not with cars — with bicycles — the only mode of transportation most temporary foreign workers can afford. Many have ridden 30 minutes, one-way, to attend mass and socialize with their fellow workers. Others have arrived on buses. It is the only chance they have to see each other all week. This day is special. The workers have gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agricultural Migrant Workers Support Centre. But the celebration is overshadowed by concerns with changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) that were announced by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) at the end of April — the changes were part of the recently passed federal budget. How much do Canadians know about the lives of these men and women? Do they know, for example, that they leave behind loved ones and communities for months at a time to travel thousands of miles from their homes to earn a living by helping us to produce our food and to take care of our children, elderly and disabled?
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INMIGRANDO A CANADÁ / DIARIO EL POPULAR 
El pasado 16 de julio Ministros de Inmigración y Ciudadanía, Jason Kenney, y el Ministro de Trabajo y Educación Superior de la Provincia de Alberta, Stephen Khan, dieron a conocer un comunicado de prensa en el que anunciaron que se extiende el programa piloto que comenzó en junio del año pasado. Básicamente con la extensión lo que hacen es aumentar el número de profesiones que están abiertas en la provincia de Alberta para ciertos trabajadores que están en demanda en dicha provincia. Cuando se inició este programa piloto en el año 2011 había solamente dos ocupaciones en la lista: Fontanero y Técnicos de instalaciones de vapor, y básicamente lo que hacía este programa era que personas que tuvieran esas ocupaciones y necesidad de pasar por el riguroso proceso que se pasa cuando un trabajador extranjero quiere obtener una visa de trabajo para Canadá.
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PULLING THE WELCOME MAT / THE VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST
As Jason Kenney’s immigration revolution steams on like a runaway freight train, troubling issues are beginning to emerge. The latest involves some 280,000 would-be immigrants who are losing their place in line after four or more years because their skills have been deemed no longer relevant, even though they met the required criteria when they applied. The immigration minister believes many of the numerous applicants’ qualifications are no longer relevant and plans to refund the $130 million they have cumulatively paid in fees, after which they must start over. Fees, however, are but one of the expenses they have incurred. Many of these people have spent thousands improving their language skills in both French and English, on immigration consultants and upgrading their educations.
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DON’T DAMPEN DEBATE/ MARTIN COLLACOTT / THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
Re: Kenney’s reforms make more sense than his rhetoric, July 13. Natalie Brender has got it wrong when she argues that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney should stop talking about the abuses of the immigration system, because in doing so he risks undermining public sup-port for immigration in general. While Canadians are generally supportive of a reasonable amount of immigration, they are also well aware of the extent to which the system is being abused – indeed, to a very serious extent in some areas. Failing to acknowledge the short-comings of current policies will only lead to a loss of confidence on the part of the general public and a loss of faith in the readiness of political parties to address the problems. The result of such failure by mainstream political parties in Europe has been the development of anti-immigrant parties and movements.
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