2:21 pm - Wednesday October 18, 2017

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INMIGRANTES SALEN DE LAS SOMBRAS Y EMPRENDEN CARAVANA EN ARIZONA PARA FRENAR DEPORTACIONES / DAVID BROOKS / LA JORNADA
Hartos de vivir en las sombras y en temor, una agrupación de inmigrantes indocumentados inició hoy en Arizona una gira por autobús que viajará por varios estados, entre ellos algunos con los climas más antimigrantes, en una iniciativa bautizada Sin papeles y sin miedo. La caravana, afirman los organizadores, continuará con el ejemplo de estudiantes indocumentados que desafiaron a las autoridades al salir de las sombras y demandar derechos básicos, incluyendo estudiar y contribuir a esta sociedad, y obligaron al gobierno de Barack Obama a suspender sus deportaciones. La iniciativa continuará enfrentando al poder con las historias, voces y acciones de los directamente afectados por las políticas de inmigración. Los pasajeros del camión, el Indocubus, son indocumentados, entre ellos estudiantes, padres y madres, hijos, inmigrantes en procesos de deportación, jornaleros y otros que partieron este domingo de Phoenix después de una semana de acciones contra las políticas antimigrantes de Arizona y durante el juicio civil de uno de los símbolos del movimiento antimigrante de este país, el sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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PRESIONAN A POLÍTICOS DE EUA JÓVENES INDOCUMENTADOS ANTES DE ELECCIÓN / LA CRÓNICA
Jóvenes indocumentados beneficiados de una suspensión temporal a su deportación, bajo una acción diferida, mantienen la presión a los políticos a tres meses de los comicios presidenciales de Estados Unidos. Este fin de semana en una carta al senador republicano Marco Rubio, mencionado como potencial compañero de fórmula del aspirante presidencial Mitt Romney, activistas de Dream Big Vegas y DRM Capitol Group lo emplazaron a que rechace la retórica anti-inmigrante en su próxima visita a Las Vegas, Nevada, donde vivió hace años. El presidente Barack Obama anunció recientemente una suspensión temporal por dos años a las deportaciones de jóvenes entre los 16 y 30 años que llegaron de niños a Estados Unidos y están en la escuela, universidad o fuerzas armadas y no tienen antecedentes penales.
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ARIZONA Y ANAHEIM: HISTORIAS SIMILARES / ARTURO BALDERAS RODRÍGUEZ / LA JORNADA
La noche del pasado sábado 21, Manuel Díaz, de 25 años, originario de México, fue baleado por la policía de la ciudad de Anaheim, que le provocó la muerte. Veinticuatro horas después Joel Acevedo, de 21 años, también de origen mexicano, fue alcanzado por las balas de otro policía de la misma ciudad, y murió horas después en el hospital. Los policías han argüido que los jóvenes pertenecían a grupos gangsteriles y pretendían agredirlos. En lo que va del año es el octavo incidente violento en el que la policía ha participado; cinco de ellos han sido de consecuencias fatales para otros tantos ciudadanos de origen mexicano. Según las autoridades policiacas, en todos los casos quienes murieron pertenecían a bandas de gángsters, y en cada uno de ellos los agentes se vieron precisados a disparar por causas justificadas. Lo que no han dicho es que el color de las víctimas ha sido el motivo de la causa justificada para disparar. La violencia policiaca ha tenido respuesta en sendas protestas a lo largo de todo el país, lo mismo en Nueva York que en San Francisco, en Oakland y Chicago. Al margen del resultado de las investigaciones que realizarán las autoridades locales y la FBI, lo que es evidente es que quienes han sido objeto del celo de los responsables del orden son jóvenes de origen mexicano.
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SCALIA REJECTS CRITICISM OF DISSENT IN ARIZ. CASE / BOSTON GLOBLE
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rejected criticism that he improperly went outside the court record in his dissent to last term’s decision on Arizona’s immigration law, saying his consideration of the president’s remarks was appropriate. President Obama’s statements that his administration wouldn’t enforce parts of immigration law, made after the Supreme Court heard the case, brought into question the solicitor general’s arguments, Scalia said in an interview Sunday on “Fox News Sunday.” He dismissed criticism by US Circuit Judge Richard Posner, who said Scalia’s dissent read like a campaign speech.
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NEW REPORT ANALYZES STATE-LEVEL E-VERIFY POLICIES / SACRAMENTO BEE
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today released a new report, An Overview of E-Verify Policies at the State Level, detailing the growing and varied use and enforcement of E-Verify by states since being upheld by the Supreme Court in May 2011. Use of E-Verify, the federally run employment authorization program, is required by 16 states for some or all employers; such mandates play a key role in state level efforts to discourage illegal immigration. “There is much variability in the state use of E-Verify. Some states require all businesses to use the program and some require only public agencies or contractors; some states have stringent enforcement policies, and some ignore enforcement altogether,” comments Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center. “This new report allows policymakers to compare and evaluate differing state immigration laws and decide how to best incorporate E-Verify into their own state immigration laws so as to increase compliance.”
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NEW UNO CAMPUS WELCOMES 570 LATINO IMMIGRANT STUDENTS / BRIDGET DOYLE / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Nearly 150 years ago, St. Scholastica Academy opened its doors to educate German immigrants. This September, the school will once again be a place of learning for immigrant children when the United Neighborhood Organization moves in and welcomes an anticipated 570 Latino immigrant students. St. Scholastica announced Sunday that UNO signed on to lease most of the Rogers Park campus and open a new charter school Sept. 4. UNO is a Chicago-based organization focused on helping Latino children and families successfully assimilate to American culture. UNO currently runs 11 charter schools across the city, with about 5,500 total students enrolled. The new Rogers Park campus will be UNO’s second North Side location, along with a school in the Avondale neighborhood. The other 10 schools are concentrated in the city’s South and West sides.
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NEW DENVER HEALTH CHIEF WILL REACH OUT TO LATINOS, FIND MORE PARTNERS / MICHAEL BOOTH / THE DENVER POST
The new chief of Denver Health said he will reach out to Latinos who want more from the key city agency, and offered a cautious endorsement of Colorado’s joining the Medicaid expansion to cover more uninsured. Arthur Gonzalez, currently chief of a public- health system for Minneapolis in Hennepin County, said he has always looked carefully at the demographic mix of communities where he works. In Southern California, where he also was a hospital chief, he worked on finding more direct- care providers who were bilingual, rather than relying on a translation system, Gonzalez said.
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CIRCUIT CLERK’S OFFICE DIGITIZES HISTORIC COURT DOCUMENTS / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Hundreds of historic court documents, including emancipated slave records and immigration records, are being digitized for longtime preservation, Madison County Circuit Clerk Judy Nelson said. “Creating digital images of historic records ensures they will be available for research and safe against loss or disaster,” Nelson said. “But equally important is that once the digital images are created, they are being published online and available to the public. (…) Emancipation records of freed slaves and 122 volumes of immigration records dating back to the 1800s also are part of the online collection. The naturalization and emancipation records at the Circuit Clerk’s Office were researched by local genealogists and painstakingly recorded some years ago.
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OAS BENEFITS DENIED: IMMIGRANTS TOLD TO PRODUCE RESIDENCY PROOFS / NICHOLAS KEUNG / TORONTO STAR

After 40 years as a registered nurse, Yvonne Gardner never thought she’d have to beg to get her federal pension benefits. For 14 months, the Toronto retiree has been struggling to prove to Service Canada that she’s eligible for the $500 monthly Old Age Security (OAS) pension. In the latest twist, she was asked for copies of plane tickets for all of her travels in and out of Canada since moving here from England in 1975 — a mission impossible — as proof she has lived here the minimum 10 years required to qualify.

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STANSTEAD CLOSES UNGUARDED BORDER / CHRISTOPHER CURTIS / THE MONTREAL GAZETTE
More criminal activity, illegal immigration led to move toward increased security. In the age of heightened border security and tightening immigration restrictions, the Eastern Townships community of Stanstead seems to have existed in a kind of time warp for years. Located next to Derby Line, Vt., it isn’t uncommon to see houses, office buildings, residential streets and even a public library split in half by Canada’s border with the United States. “You could cook dinner in the U.S., walk into your dining room and eat it in Canada,” said 73-year-old Sydney Flanders, who has lived in Stanstead his entire life. “It’s definitely something unique, almost bizarre about our town.” But the modern era finally caught up to Stanstead last week, when the RCMP closed the last unguarded border station to cars in the town of about 3,000. Police say the unmanned Church St. crossing, which has been fenced off with a row of flower pots, was closed because of an increase in criminal activity and illegal immigration along the span.
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GOVERNMENT COMES THROUGH WITH CITIZENSHIP FOR DYING FEW / TOBI COHEN / THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
Immigration officials waive rules for the gravely ill who wish to see the day they become Canadians. Heavily sedated and barely conscious on her deathbed, Veronica Singh-Boles had little to gain from Canadian citizenship. Cervical cancer would claim her life long before she could ever obtain a Canadian passport, vote in an election or exercise her right to run for public office. But on June 28, with her husband Jim and seven-year-old daughter Leah by her side, the 31-year-old Guyanese native, whose life had been anything but easy, was granted this much sought after status during a private ceremony at a hospital in Milton, Ont.(…) But it seems there are rare occasions when Citizenship and Immigration will waive language proficiency, knowledge of Canadian history and current events as well as other eligibility rules and conduct ceremonies in private by telephone, at people’s homes or by their bedside. According to records obtained by Postmedia News through Access to Information, there were about four such ceremonies last year. “Private ceremonies may be considered in urgent and extenuating circumstances, including for terminally ill candidates who are unable to travel or people living in remote areas where travel would cause an undue burden,” Kenney’s spokeswoman, Alexis Pavlich, said. (…)
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¿POR QUÉ TAN DISTINTAS PERCEPCIONES SOBRE MIGRANTES? / ANA MARÍA ARAGONÉS / LA JORNADA


En un estudio muy interesante del Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, se entrevistó a poblaciones de 24 países en el mundo, agrupados en seis regiones, para conocer sus percepciones sobre los migrantes. Una de estas preguntas fue si sienten que la migración se incrementó demasiado en sus países en los recientes cinco años, si la migración ha hecho más difícil encontrar trabajo y si creen que ha tenido impactos negativos en su economía nacional. Llama la atención que los que se muestran más negativos en relación con ella son aquellos que presentan los más bajos porcentajes de migrantes como parte de su población en el año 2010: Asia (1.5%) Latinoamérica y Caribe (1.3%) África (1.9%). Sobre todo si comparamos con Europa (9.5%), Norteamérica (14.2%), o con Oceanía (16.8%). Regiones estas últimas que también tienen la percepción del incremento extraordinario de migrantes, aunque los datos parecerían darles la razón, pero presentan los mismos sentimientos negativos hacia los migrantes. Para esas poblaciones, sobre todo en los países desarrollados, la migración es negativa, porque ejerce una tremenda presión sobre los servicios públicos, como transporte, educación, salud, etcétera. Sin embargo, estan bastante divididos cuando se habla de los beneficios culturales y económicos de la migración. Llama la atención que tanto Europa como el Medio Oriente y África son los más negativos en estos aspectos, así como cuando se les pregunta si consideran que los migrantes hacen del país un lugar más interesante para vivir. Es de destacar el hecho de que prácticamente todas las regiones, exceptuando Latinoamérica, están de acuerdo en que la migración debe ser selectiva, enfatizando en la de alta calificación, para que complemente las carencias que se presentan en ciertas profesiones en sus mercados laborales.
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ACUERDAN CAPACITACIÓN EN APOYO A MIGRANTES / JOSUÉ HUERTA / EL UNIVERSAL


Miles de mexiquenses emigran a los Estados Unidos sin saber inglés o, incluso, sin un documento que avale sus conocimientos en cualquier ramo, por lo que conseguir mejores empleos y salarios les resulta muy difícil. Ante este problema, Asuntos Internacionales del Estado de México informó que mediante un acuerdo con la Universidad de Texas, la asociación Fuerza Hispano Conroe y el Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica (Conalep) emprenderán el proyecto de “Certificación de las Capacidades del Migrante”. De acuerdo con datos del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM), las remesas de los mexiquenses llegaron, en 2011, a los 16 millones 533 mil 5 dólares. En los primeros tres meses de este año las remesas alcanzaron 3 millones 751 mil dólares. Fernanda García Villalobos, titular de Asuntos Internacionales del Gobierno del Estado de México, informó en entrevista que será en el próximo mes de septiembre cuando empiecen las primeras capacitaciones en Houston, Texas, en áreas como la construcción, la jardinería y la cultura de belleza.
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WHY NEW YORK STILL WELCOMES IMMIGRANTS / REY KOSLOWSKI / THE NEW YORK TIMES

Many states across the U.S. have passed restrictive immigration measures in recent years. But New York under Gov. Andrew Cuomo is bucking the trend. “We are a state of immigrants,” he declared in his 2012 State of the State address. “While other states build walls to keep people out, we open our arms and we invite people in.” The Empire State is in this regard a lot like Australia, which is notable among developed nations for actively recruiting immigrants. Comparing New York to the land down under may seem odd at first glance. But if New York were a country, its 2010 gross domestic product of $1.13 trillion would be very close to the $1.24 trillion Australian GDP. New York’s population of 19.4 million is also comparable to Australia’s 22 million people. New York’s foreign-born population is 4.3 million, or 22.2% of total population; Australia has 4.7 million immigrants, or 21.9% of its population. If New York were a country, the size of its immigrant population would rank 13th in the world, after Australia in 11th place. There are some big differences between New York and Australia. The Australian government sets an annual immigration target—190,000 immigrants this year. Most are admitted for employment, and the government selectively recruits highly-skilled immigrants using a point system. New York, by contrast, relies on the federal immigration system to recruit newcomers. Most immigrants to the U.S. receive permanent resident status based on family reunification rather than employment.
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DEMOCRATIC SENATE CANDIDATE EMBRACES IMMIGRATION AMNESTY / RICHARD DUNHAM / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Retired educator Grady Yarbrough, one of the two Democrats in a primary runoff to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is airing a new television ad focused on immigration. In the second television ad of his campaign, Yarbrough advocates for passing the DREAM Act, sealing the border “by whatever means necessary” and granting citizenship to all illegal immigrant workers who have been in the country at least seven years and have no criminal history.
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IMPROVEMENTS BOLSTER U.S. HOPES FOR CONTINUED CLOSE COOPERATION WITH MEXICO / ALFREDO CORCHADO / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
The return to power of Mexico’s former ruling party represents a key opportunity for the U.S. and Mexico to deepen cooperation and make significant gains in not just security, but also on longtime contentious issues such as immigration reform, according to senior U.S. officials and analysts. While much of the attention about the return of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, has centered on security concerns, officials and analysts cite other factors that could help reaffirm the relationship. As the PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto awaits confirmation from the electoral tribunal as Mexico’s president-elect, the discussion in Washington has turned to what his six-year term, which begins Dec. 1, will mean for relations. Some officials say that reduced violence, down by an estimated 25 percent over a year ago, a more secure border, a rising economy in Mexico and an improving economy in the U.S. may represent positive signals for both countries.
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THE MORALITY OF MIGRATION / SEYLA BENHABIB / THE NEW YORK TIMES
In announcing his executive order on June 15 that undocumented migrant youths who meet certain conditions would no longer be deported, President Obama said that “It was the right thing to do.” What he did not say was whether he meant “the right thing” legally or morally. Obviously, he considered the order to be legal, even though this invocation of presidential power drew strong criticism from many, including Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But the president’s grounds for believing it moral were much less clear. Some see undocumented entry into a country as a sort of “original sin” that can not be altered. This should come as no surprise: the morality and politics of migration are among the most divisive issues in much of the world. In the United States, discussions of immigration flow seamlessly into matters of national security, employment levels, the health of the American economy, and threats to a presumptive American national identity and way of life. Much the same is true in Europe. Not a week goes by without a story of refugees from Africa or Asia perishing while trying to arrive at the shores of the European Union.
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NASTINESS OF PRIMARY RACE WORRIES GOP / DAN NOWICKI / USA TODAY
A bruising Republican primary between former friends and political allies U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Mesa investor Wil Cardon is complicating GOP efforts to hold on to the retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl’s seat. (…) For his part, Cardon says he and his business record have been smeared in commercials from Flake and the Club for Growth, a national conservative group backing the congressman. Flake also has publicized in ads a finding by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that some Subway sandwich restaurants partially owned by Cardon had employed at least 151 illegal immigrants.
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HUNDREDS IN PHOENIX MARCH AGAINST ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW / TIM GAYNOR / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading “Migration is a Human Right,” marched in Phoenix on Saturday to protest Arizona’s two-year-old crackdown on illegal immigration. State law SB-1070, signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010, seeks to drive illegal immigrants out of Arizona. A federal judge blocked parts of the law before it took effect, but the U.S. Supreme Court late last month upheld its most controversial provision requiring police to check the immigration status of people they stop if they suspect they are in the country illegally.
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U.S. BORDER PATROLS FIND RARE ARTIFACTS / DANIEL GONZÁLEZ / THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
At a conservation center in Tucson, archaeologists are studying several ancient Native American pots discovered earlier this year deep in the remote desert mountains of southern Arizona. The archaeologists believe the pots are hundreds of years old but still haven’t determined their exact age or who made them. That could take a year or more. But what they do know is that the discovery of the pots was a rare and unusual find. (…) What’s more, the pots were discovered not by archaeologists digging through ruins, but by U.S. Border Patrol agents looking for signs of illegal immigrants hiding in the mountains.
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PATRULLA SIN TANTA INTEGRIDAD / JORGE DELGADO / LA OPINIÓN
Los agentes fronterizos siguen maltratando a los detenidos. “La integridad es nuestra piedra angular. Nosotros estamos guiados por los más altos principios morales y éticos. Nuestras acciones traen honor a nuestra agencia”. Este texto es parte de los valores de la Agencia de Aduanas y Patrulla Fronteriza. Muy bonitas palabras, pero que parece no se encuadran con lo que ocurre en la práctica. Un reportaje de la cadena PBS dado a conocer recientemente denominado “Crossing the line”, devela la triste realidad de los abusos cometidos por los agentes fronterizos en contra de los inmigrantes no autorizados que son capturados al tratar de cruzar o cuando ya se encuentran en territorio estadounidense. Las acusaciones van desde abuso sexual, abuso verbal, privación de alimentos y de agua, hacinamiento carcelario innecesario, negativa de proveer cuidado médico y hasta la destrucción de las estaciones de agua montadas por organizaciones humanitarias.
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KILLING A FLY WITH A BAZOOKA / THOMAS B. EDSALL / THE NEW YORK TIMES 
Curious whether new restrictive state voting laws requiring photo ID will damage the credibility of this year’s election outcome, I sent email queries over the past week to several conservative analysts. I found their responses illuminating. Amy Kaufman, director of congressional relations at the Hudson Institute, wrote that “while there are changes to many states’ registration programs, these will not be an impediment to the victor.” She argued that Florida is attempting to reduce voter fraud by purging possible noncitizens. Those people have the right to be readmitted by proving citizenship. It appears that over 500 of the roughly 2500 on that list have come forward to show documentation.
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WOULD-BE IMMIGRANTS POISED TO HEAR ABOUT APPLICATION BACKLOG / NICHOLAS KEUNG / TORONTO STAR

Dong Wang has waited almost six years for his immigration dream to be fulfilled. This week, he and 900 other applicants will find out from a Canadian court if their long wait has been in vain. The 33-year-old native of the Chinese city of Dalian applied to immigrate to Canada in 2006. He has been put through an emotional rollercoaster since he joined a lawsuit last November against Ottawa for warehousing backlogged immigration applications and failing to process them in a timely fashion. In February, Wang got a letter from Immigration saying his application had been assessed and he and his wife should prepare the necessary documents, take the English language test and get a medical exam.
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DON’T BLAME IMMIGRANTS FOR ACTIONS OF FEW / BALWANT SANGHERA / THE PROVINCE
Killing innocent people by twisted minds is an abhorrent crime. It is even more disturbing when it happens in a country like Canada. The latest shooting tragedy in the Scarborough area of Toronto has brought this issue to the fore-front again. Unfortunately, some public officials in responsible positions have laid the blame for this tragic event on immigrants. Any such crime committed by individual(s), whether they have been in Canada for generations or have just come off the plane, must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. To make it an immigrant or non-immigrant issue is totally uncalled for.
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EU DUPLICA ENVÍO DE AGENTES ICE A FRONTERA / DORIS GÓMORA / EL UNIVERSAL

El gobierno de Estados Unidos duplicó el número de agentes del Servicio de Migración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) asignados a las “Fuerzas de Tarea de Seguridad de la Frontera” para desmantelar a las organizaciones criminales a lo largo de la frontera, informó el Departamento de Seguridad Interna de EU. A través de la coordinación con agencias federales y estatales “desplegamos un cuarto de todo el personal operativo de ICE a la región de la frontera suroeste, como nunca antes, para desmantelar a las organizaciones en la frontera”, indicó un vocero del Departamento de Seguridad Interna. Además del uso de nuevas tecnologías, en la actual administración el Departamento de Seguridad Interna ha triplicado el número de oficiales de enlace a lo largo de la frontera para facilitar la cooperación entre autoridades de fuerzas de la ley de Estados Unidos y México, en términos de investigaciones, operativos, incluyendo narcotráfico en coordinación con la Agencia Antidrogas, señaló. Ver nota completa

POLICÍA PEGA A LATINA EMBARAZADA / EL UNIVERSAL
Una hispana relató durante un juicio por discriminación racial que se le sigue al alguacil Joe Arpaio y al departamento a su cargo que tenía cinco meses de embarazo cuando un agente la azotó de frente contra el vehículo que conducía después de que la detuvo por una falta injustificada de tránsito. Lorena Escamilla testificó el jueves pasado que en los hechos, ocurridos hace tres años, ella fue víctima de discriminación y maltrato cuando se le ordenó que parara mientras conducía a su casa. La mujer dijo que su hijo nació sano y sus intentos de presentar quejas en la oficina del alguacil resultaron infructuosos. Escamilla, de 33 años, dijo que en septiembre de 2009, un agente hizo una vuelta en U y la obligó a que se detuviera aun cuando no había infringido ley alguna de tránsito. Según la testigo, el agente le dijo que pensaba que ella transportaba armas y drogas en el automóvil, y que no llevaba encendida la luz que ilumina la placa de su vehículo.
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ELECTION RAISING STAKES FOR SPANISH-LANGUAGE TV / MEG JAMES / LOS ANGELES TIMES

With Latino voters playing an important role in this year’s presidential election, Univision and Telemundo have scored more face time with the candidates, and more political ad dollars are pouring in. Latino voters could play a deciding role in this year’s presidential election, raising the stakes for Spanish-language television networks eager to solidify their role as the voice of a vital community. For years, leading Spanish-language broadcasters Univision Communications Inc.and Telemundo, a unit of media giant NBCUniversal, have pushed for a higher profile and larger slice of the advertising pie. These broadcasters have approached past political election seasons with high expectations — only to be disappointed. This year, however, could be their breakthrough moment. “We are seeing more interest than we ever have in the past,” Univision Networks President Cesar Conde said in an interview. “The candidates want to proactively reach out and speak to this community. It makes sense: The path to the White House is through the Hispanic vote.”
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LLEGÓ LA HORA DE VOTAR / AL DÍA
Samuel Romo nació y creció en West Dallas, un sector donde aún abunda la necesidad entre los inmigrantes y los hijos de inmigrantes. Para Romo, miembro de la iglesia católica Santa Cecilia, votar en la elección congresal del martes es más que una satisfacción personal: es un deber como ser humano. “Hay tanta gente aquí que está en una mala situación y necesita ayuda, pero los políticos son republicanos y nomás se la pasan hablando de recortes que hacen daño a la gente pobre, especialmente a los mexicanos”, afirmó. “Hay tanta gente que quiere trabajar y sobrevivir como cualquiera de nosotros, hay que ayudarlos, hay que empujar la reforma migratoria”.
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RECHAZAN MAPA PROPUESTO EN FW POR GRUPO LATINO / JAY TORRES / DIARIO LA ESTRELLA
United Hispanic Council dice que interpondrá una demanda. El concilio de la ciudad rechazó el martes 24 un mapa sugerido por un grupo de latinos que rediseñaría los distritos del municipio, en base al aumento de la población latina, lo que propiciaría la posibilidad de elegir un nuevo concejal latino. En su lugar, con un solo voto en contra, los concejales adoptaron el mapa sugerido por personal del municipio que según críticos diluye el poder del voto latino. Los inconformes prometen desafiar al municipio ante una corte federal, argumentando que el mapa propuesto por la ciudad ignora el crecimiento de los hispanos durante la última década y les niega el poder del voto.
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PLAN MULTISTATE PROTEST TOUR / ALAN GOMEZ, JOHN MCAULIFF / USA TODAY
A group of illegal immigrants angry over deportations and racial profiling will embark on a multistate bus tour Monday that will culminate Sept. 1, just before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Organizers of the tour have plotted out a path starting in Phoenix that takes them through states and cities they say have enacted some of the harshest laws against illegal immigrants, such as Arizona’s SB 1070. They plan a series of acts of “civil disobedience” along the way that they hope will shine a light on laws they say unfairly target them. They’re doing it fully aware that they could end up in jail, or possibly in deportation proceedings.
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ARIZONA DEPUTY SAYS RISKED LIFE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT / TIM GAYNOR / CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A deputy from a controversial Arizona sheriff’s office countered accusations of racial profiling on Thursday, telling a court that he had risked his life to rescue a Latino illegal immigrant from armed kidnappers. Carlos Rangel told a civil trial alleging Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that, at the behest of federal immigration police, he went undercover to play the role of the immigrant’s relative to meet kidnappers, one of whom pointed a gun at him. The kidnappers were arrested and the immigrant was released. Asked by defense lawyer Tom Liddy, Rangel if he was an “anti-Hispanic bigot”, Rangel answered: “No. I am not.”
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A BUS RIDE TO SHOW THE CRACKS IN IMMIGRATION / FERNANDA SANTOS / THE NEW YORK TIMES 
The route they will take on their cross-country trek resembles a slithering snake — up, down and around in a series of intentional detours that are equal parts political strategy and provocation. Their bus leaves from this sprawling city in the desert at sunrise on Monday, carrying 30 men and women who say they have chosen to live in the shadows no more. If all goes as planned, they will get to Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 3, just as the Democratic National Convention is getting started. For the illegal immigrants taking the ride, it is time to make front and center a problem they feel President Obama has failed to confront. They do blame Congress and the Republicans for stonewalling attempts at immigration reform, but as one of the riders put it, “they’re not the only ones at fault.”
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ESTUDIANTES MEXICANOS CONOCEN OTRA FAZ DE EU / NICOLE LUNA / AL DÍA
Karen Moroy Delgado escucha con atención al instructor explicar los tiempos verbales del inglés. Es callada y tímida al hablar, pero no cuando lo hace en su idioma natal, el español, en el que se expresa libremente. Delgado es una de 78 estudiantes y personal docente de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México en Toluca (UAEM) que forman parte del programa anual Instituto de Verano-Inglés Como Segundo Idioma, organizado por el departamento de Lingüística y Comunicación Técnica de la Universidad del Norte de Texas.
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DEPLORABLE SALUD DE LOS JORNALEROS / ESMERALDA FABIÁN / LA OPINIÓN
Las injustas condiciones laborales y sociales que enfrentan los jornaleros en este país, llegan a afectar críticamente no solo su salud física, sino también la mental. Prueba de ello son los datos revelados esta semana por un estudio realizado por el Departmento de Medicina Familiar de Harbor-UCLA. En el reporte se encontró que casi un 25 por ciento de ellos sufre de enfermedades crónicas, como la hipertensión y que un 17 por ciento de estos aceptó sufrir de depresión, un promedio mayor al nivel nacional entre los adultos que es del 9.5 por ciento. De acuerdo con el estudio realizado entre más de 300 jornaleros que trabajan en el sur de la bahía de Los Ángeles, incluyendo las ciudades de Wilmington, Gardena y Long Beach, entre otras, cerca de un 75 por ciento de estos trabajadores no cuenta con ningún tipo de acceso al cuidado de su salud.
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PATRICK VETOES BILL AIMED AT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DRIVERS / MICHAEL LEVENSON / BOSTON GLOBLE
Governor Deval Patrick on Friday vetoed a bill designed to keep illegal immigrants from registering motor vehicles in Massachusetts and signed another measure aimed at preventing welfare fraud, though he warned it may not be enforceable. Patrick acted on both hot-button bills just before 5 p.m., when the State House was all but empty and residents were heading into the weekend. The bill Patrick vetoed would have required the Registry of Motor Vehicles to obtain “proof of legal residence” from anyone registering a car in Massachusetts. Lawmakers pushed the measure in response to the outcry following several fatal auto accidents caused by drivers who were in the country illegally.
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AUTORIDADES DE INMIGRACIÓN ARRESTAN A DOS HERIDOS EN CHOQUE / IMAGEN DE ZACATECAS


Dos personas heridas en el fatal accidente de una camioneta en que murieron 15 personas fueron dadas de alta de un hospital y detenidas por las autoridades de inmigración, informó un medio local. El camión atestado con 23 presuntos inmigrantes, que al parecer estaban en el país sin autorización, se estrelló el domingo por la noche cerca de Goliad, unos 145 kilómetros al sudeste de San Antonio. Un portavoz del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas le dijo al diario San Antonio Express-News que un adolescente y otra persona fueron dados de alta y entregados a la agencia. Otras seis personas seguían hospitalizadas.
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NEW CANADIANS EXPO HELPS IMMIGRANTS NAVIGATE CALGARY LIFE / AMANDA STEPHENSON / THE CALGARY HERALD

UTurn Project shows newcomers they don’t have to feel isolated. Dhamber Diyali still remembers what it felt like to arrive in a strange land, knowing he had the ability to build a new life for himself but feeling overwhelmed by the prospect. “In the beginning, it was very difficult for us,” says Diyali, who along with his family came to Calgary as a refugee from Bhutan in 2009. “Back home, it is very hot, and here it is very cold. We did not have a car, so all the time we had to wait for the bus. We didn’t have any jobs — it was difficult to find a job because we had language problems.” (….)Nenshi said it’s important for new Canadians to understand that their adopted community supports them and wants to see them succeed. He went on to say many immigrants speak of coming to Canada as a way to give their children a better life, but he wants the parents in the room to understand they have the right to reach for happiness too. “Focus on yourselves and how you can live a great life,” he said. “Don’t defer your own dreams. . . . You have the opportunity to do and be anything you want in this community.” (….)
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