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DA EU UN PASE RÁPIDO DE INGRESO / ALAN MIRANDA / REFORMA
La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) tiene un nuevo programa de paso acelerado por migración en los aeropuertos de Estados Unidos. Global Entry, diseñado para viajeros frecuentes de alta confiabilidad, está disponible para ciudadanos mexicanos. Después de cuatro años de pruebas como programa piloto, el sistema adquirió la calidad de permanente el año pasado. El mecanismo es parecido al de los pases de abordar automáticos de las aerolíneas, pues los pasajeros que han sido previamente aprobados pasan a un módulo electrónico, muestran su pasaporte, y salen rápidamente, en vez de formarse y ser cuestionados por los agentes de CBP cada vez que llegan a un aeropuerto de ese país.
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LAS CÁRCELES PRIVADAS LUCRAN CON LA ‘REFORMA MIGRATORIA’ EN EU / EL FINANCIERO
La industria de las cárceles privadas lucró con las leyes de ‘tres strikes’ que dispararon la población penitenciaria de Estados Unidos en los años noventa; intentó enriquecerse con la ley racista SB-1070 de Arizona y hoy no quiere desaprovechar la oportunidad con la ‘reforma migratoria’ que discute el Capitolio, al financiar a los senadores clave del proceso.
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POLÍTICAS MIGRATORIAS, RIESGO PARA NIÑOS MIGRANTES / EL FINANCIERO
Miles de inmigrantes menores de edad enfrentan situaciones de grave riesgo ante las políticas de Estados Unidos y México que criminalizan la migración, denunciaron grupos defensores de los derechos humanos. Integrantes de estos grupos indicaron que de no tomar medidas en el corto plazo, la situación se agravará, luego que las cifras dan cuenta de un aumento en los cruces por parte de estos menores, muchos de los cuales viajan solos.
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CITIES TRY A NEW STRATEGY WITH IMMIGRANTS: EMBRACE THEM / JESSICA REEDER / THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
People like to move. Hundreds of millions of people around the world pack up and hit the road at some point: seeking greener pastures, finding work, following family members, escaping strife, and just going someplace. Human migration has been a part of our nature since we populated Pangaea. And though modern borders and immigration policies slow the ebb and flow of human movement, decreased racial and cultural boundaries are allowing disparate cultures to intermix, particularly in modern cities. In 2010, 214 million people – 3.1 percent of the world’s 6.1 billion human occupants – were living outside of their native countries as immigrants. The majority of those people traveled to more developed areas. Cities everywhere are growing, fast. With the world’s fastest-growing cities spread literally around the globe, it’s an exciting and important moment for civic strategists. The current wave of migration will reinvent many cities as we know them, making them dramatically more diverse than in the past. The effects will be magical and, in some cases, intensely dangerous. President Barack Obama touched on this topic when calling for immigration reform in last week’s State of the Union address.
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SENATE IMMIGRATION GROUP MOVES AWAY FROM HIGH-TECH ID CARD FOR WORKERS, CITING HIGH COSTS / THE WASHINGTON POST 
Senators working on a sweeping immigration bill will likely abandon the idea of a new high-tech ID card for workers because it’s too expensive, a key negotiator said. That means their emerging legislation, which they’ve promised will crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, likely will seek to expand a little-used system criticized as error-prone and vulnerable to fraud that employers can use to check the legal status of workers, mainly using Social Security numbers. Pew survey of ‘cell-mostly’ Internet users finds 37 percent of teens own smartphones. The system, called E-Verify, is now purely voluntary, and officials with labor and immigrants’ rights groups say it would have to be greatly improved before being required nationally. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., members of the bipartisan Senate immigration negotiating group, had championed creation of a biometric ID card instead that would use personal markers such as fingerprints to make it easy for employers to check the status of prospective hires. But Graham said cost estimates came back higher than he expected.
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GEORGE P. BUSH RUNNING FOR TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER / WAYNE SLATER / THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
George P. Bush formally announced Tuesday for Texas land commissioner. It marks Bush’s campaign debut, looking to extend the family political dynasty in the state that served as his uncle’s and his grandfather’s eventual road to the White House. Underscoring the increasing role of social media, Bush made his announcement on Twitter and an online website. Bush, 36, is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. His mother, Columba, was born in Mexico, prompting Republican strategists to see Bush as particularly attractive as a candidate for young voters and Hispanics.
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GROUPS BACKING IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL FOCUS ON SOUTH CAROLINA AND SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM / THE WASHINGTON POST 
Business leaders, Republicans and religious groups in favor of overhauling immigration laws are announcing a new focus on South Carolina, where a key Senate supporter, Republican Lindsey Graham, is up for re-election. Graham, who faces a potential GOP primary challenge from the right, already has been targeted by a group opposed to immigration reform. Now several groups on the other side of the issue are working to bolster him with TV and radio ads. The groups involved are Republicans for Immigration Reform, a fund-raising group founded by former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy, made up of mayors and business leaders; and the Evangelical Immigration Table, which includes religious leaders who support overhauling immigration laws.
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MEXICAN ID CARD IS FOCUS OF NC HOUSE DEBATE / HOUSTON CHRONICLE 
A House committee wants more information before voting on a bill removing a photo identification card issued by the Mexican consulate as acceptable ID in North Carolina in several situations. Judiciary panel members debated Wednesday on the measure restricting recognition of the identification. Republican bill sponsor Rep. George Cleveland of Jacksonville says the ID information is not reliable and fakes are used by illegal immigrants. The bill would make it illegal to use the card or similar ones from other countries for state residency to get a driver’s license, obtain auto insurance or enroll in Medicaid. Police could not use them to determine identity. Opponents say the Mexican card now has many safeguards to ensure reliable information. Similar legislation approved in the House in 2011 died in the Senate.
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DE EMPLEADOS DE SEGURIDAD NACIONAL A CABILDEROS / PILAR MARRERO / LA OPINIÓN
Una ‘puerta giratoria’ está funcionando para algunos que pasan de ser empleados de agencias de seguridad nacional relacionadas con las inmigración, a otros puestos políticos o en empresas privadas Un puesto destacado como jefe de seguridad nacional o jefa de inmigración puede resultar en una lucrativa carrera en el mismo ramo, pero del otro lado de la acera, en la empresa privada. Ese es el caso de Julie Myers, directora de ICE durante el gobierno de George W. Bush, testificó resientemente como experta ante el comité judicial de la Cámara de Representantes sobre el tema de la reforma migratoria, argumentando que se ha hecho mucho en la frontera, pero aún queda mucho por hacer. Myers, quien tras dejar el gobierno se convirtió en cabildera de una compañía que le vende al gobierno alternativas para la detención de inmigrantes, luego formó su propia empresa que asesora a empresas en temas migratorios, Guidepost Solutions.
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EN INMIGRACIÓN, NO BUSQUE QUE ‘LE DIGAN LO QUE QUIERE OÍR’/ JEFF KELLY LOWENSTEIN, OCTAVIO LÓPEZ / VÍVELO HOY 
La situación no es nueva, pero ante los cambios recientes en leyes locales y federales que afectan directamente a los inmigrantes, los fraudes cometidos por algunos notarios parecen multiplicarse, sobre todo en los barrios latinos de Chicago. Y es que en muchas ocasiones, estos “servidores” ofrecen a sus clientes “lo que ellos quieren escuchar”, algo que en ocasiones tiene consecuencias graves, como la deportación. Ante esta realidad, la alcaldía llevó a cabo un operativo para detectar, y multar, a aquellos notarios que cometen fraude o no cumplen con los códigos municipales en términos de operación. El saldo fue anunciado la semana pasada. La investigación de la alcaldía, a través de su Departamento de Protección al Consumidor y Relaciones Empresariales (BACP), se enfocó principalmente en aquellos notarios, 54 en total, que ofrecen servicios relacionados a inmigración..
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SHOULD WE BE RELEASING FAR MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM DETENTION? / SUZY KHIMM / THE WASHINGTON POST 
Immigration groups and civil-rights advocates generally applauded the administration’s decision to release more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from detention. But they argue that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should have done this long ago — and are now pushing the administration to become much more committed to using alternatives to detention for immigrants facing deportation. The ACLU lays out its case in a new statement submitted for an upcoming House Appropriations hearing on ICE’s rationale for the mass release. “ICE’s stated justification for the releases—that it had determined these individuals could be ‘placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release’—raises a fundamental question, posed among others by Secretary Janet Napolitano herself: why were these individuals detained in the first place?” the ACLU writes in the statement for the hearing, which is scheduled for Thursday morning.
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11 ALLEGED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS RESCUED FROM BOAT OFF POINT LOMA / LOS ANGELES TIMES 
Eight women and three men, all suspected illegal immigrants, were rescued in a boat adrift off San Diego’s Point Loma after one of the women made a 911 emergency call. One of the women is pregnant, authorities said. The Coast Guard and Border Patrol responded to the call, which occurred at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The boat, whose motor had failed, was found three hours later about three miles from shore. The 11 were taken into custody
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LAWSUITS ALLEGE ABUSE BY BORDER PATROL AGENTS / ALAN GOMEZ / USA TODAY
Lawyer for immigrants says his clients suffered in a bed-less, toilet-less cell agents called the “icebox,” with their fingers and lips turning blue and their skin cracking from the cold. A group of U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants filed a series of lawsuits on Tuesday claiming they were abused by Customs and Border Protection agents, including being forced to sit in freezing holding cells for days in southern Texas. The suits, filed by advocacy groups on behalf of 10 plaintiffs, allege a pattern of abuse by Border Patrol agents that has increased as their ranks have grown from just over 4,000 in 1993 to more than 21,000 in 2012.
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FERIA DE SEGURIDAD EN ARIZONA SOBREVIVE A RECORTES / BRIAN SKOLOFF / LA VOZ ARIZONA
Paul Roselle espera venderle a la Patrulla Fronteriza el sistema de alta tecnología que su empresa montó en un camión para monitorear mejor el movimiento de delincuentes e inmigrantes no autorizados que modifican constantemente su ruta con el fin de evadir a las agencias policiales. El gerente de 4D Security Solutions se encuentra esta semana en una exposición de seguridad fronteriza en Phoenix que, en los años de solidez económica de Estados Unidos, habría sido una oportunidad de oro para obtener ganancias de un gobierno más que dispuesto a inyectar miles de millones de dólares a la protección del país luego de los atentados terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001.
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD HAVE HEALTH COVERAGE, FOUNDATION SAYS / LOS ANGELES TIMES 
The California Endowment is launching a campaign to extend medical coverage to all uninsured state residents, including undocumented immigrants. An estimated 3 million to 4 million Californians, or about 10% of the state’s population, could remain uninsured even after the national healthcare overhaul takes full effect in January. According to a recent UC Berkeley report, about a quarter of those left uninsured will be undocumented immigrants, who are excluded from benefits under the Affordable Health Care Act.
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BAJA PARTICIPACIÓN DE HISPANOS EN ESTUDIOS MÉDICOS PARA NUEVOS FÁRMACOS / LA VOZ ARIZONA
Profesionales vinculados a la investigación y el desarrollo de nuevos productos destacan la necesidad de que los hispanos participen más en estudios médicos como herramienta para conocer los efectos de ciertos fármacos en esta comunidad. La baja participación de latinos en pruebas médicas, que a pesar de representar casi el 16 % de la población solo son el 3 % del total de personas que participan en ellas, es un factor negativo que afecta a largo plazo en la salud general de todo el país.
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DESTACAN QUE SER INDOCUMENTADO AFECTA LA SALUD MENTAL DE JÓVENES INMIGRANTES / LA VOZ DE ARIZONA
La situación legal en el país afecta la salud mental de los jóvenes indocumentados, según las conclusiones de una conferencia académica celebrada en Los Ángeles, en la que un panel de inmigrantes compartió sus historias personales. Acompañados de varios expertos de la universidad de California Los Ángeles (UCLA, en inglés) los jóvenes analizaron el efecto negativo que tiene el ser indocumentado en la salud mental y la estabilidad emocional de miles de adolescentes hispanos.
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CAMINO RÁPIDO PARA EL TPS / ANTONIETA CÁDIZ / LA RAZA
Los negociadores sobre una reforma migratoria en el Senado, están evaluando una vía rápida para las personas con Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS). Aunque las conversaciones siguen abiertas, legisladores aseguraron que quienes poseen esta garantía, tienen un paso adelante. El “Grupo de los Ocho”, senadores que debaten un proyecto de ley, continúa sus reuniones diarias en el Capitolio y con ellas, se está hilando fino, respecto a temas tan controversiales como quienes van primero en el camino a la ciudadanía.
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CARLA PRESTON SE INCORPORA COMO DIRECTIVA A LA CÁMARA DE COMERCIO HISPANA / LA VOZ ARIZONA
La Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Estados Unidos (USHCC) nombró a Carla Preston como nueva presidenta del Consejo Asesor de Contratación de la Cámara (PCAB), informó hoy esta asociación empresarial. Preston “va a ser un elemento central para garantizar que la diversidad de los trabajadores de nuestro país, los consumidores y los inversores se refleje adecuadamente en la cadena de suministro de nuestros ciudadanos corporativos y agencias gubernamentales”, dijo Javier Palomarez, presidente y director ejecutivo de USHCC en un comunicado.
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CONSIDERAN ACCIÓN DIFERIDA COMO MODELO DE REFORMA MIGRATORIA EN ESTADOS UNIDOS / IMAGEN DE ZACATECAS
El director del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés), Alejandro Mayorkas, calificó el programa de acción diferida a la deportación de jóvenes indocumentados como un “modelo poderoso”. Napolitano informó que califica al programa de acción diferida como una “verdadera historia de éxito”.
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COORDINAN REGRESO DE 11 INMIGRANTES ZACATECANOS RESCATADOS EN SONORA / IMAGEN DE ZACATECAS
El Instituto Estatal de Migración (IEM) coordinó el retorno de 11 paisanos zacatecanos que fueron rescatados por el Grupo Beta en esta frontera a principios de marzo, informó Rigoberto Castañeda Espinosa, director del IEM. El funcionario dijo que en coordinación con la delegación regional del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) se ofreció asistencia médica, hospedaje y alimentación, para luego proporcionar alimentos y traslado hasta sus comunidades de origen.
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MICRO LOANS HELP NEW IMMIGRANTS SUCCEED / SCOTT LARSON / THE STAR PHOENIX
When Opeoluwa Okunola arrived in Canada from Nigeria in September, 2011, she had no idea of the challenges ahead. Okunola, married with four children, had a PhD and had worked as a high school principal, then as a lecturer and vice-dean at a university. “I assumed once I got here and I showed my credentials, I would get a job,” she said. “I was oblivious to the challenges.” Living in Yorkton where she had family, Okunola could only find work as a night stocker, a labourer and a kitchen helper before eventually getting a part-time teaching job at Parkland College in Yorkton. Then she heard about Immigration Access Fund (IAF) of Saskatchewan, a non-profit agency that provides micro loans of up to $10,000 to new immigrants. The loans help skilled immigrants pay for accreditation or training they require to work in their professions or trades.
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ON IMMIGRATION, CANADIANS ARE WELCOMING BUT REALISTIC / LYSIANE GAGNON / THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Encouraging immigration is a self-serving policy, not a philanthropic endeavour. Developed countries need immigrants, especially when they’re plagued with declining birth rates and a rapidly aging population. (…) So it’s troubling that a recent survey conducted by Forum Research for the National Post shows that as many as 70 per cent of Canadians are in favour of restricting the number of qualified immigrants accepted into the country. Even 66 per cent of those whose parents were born outside Canada agree with restrictions, a result that shouldn’t be surprising since many sons and daughters of immigrants have the same interests as old-stock Canadians: They’re preoccupied with their own future and they don’t necessarily want to face increased competition in the labour market. (….)
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NTT DATA RECOGNIZED AS A TOP EMPLOYER IN CANADA / THE WINDSOR STAR 
NTT DATA, Inc., a leading IT services provider, announced today that its Canadian business unit, NTT DATA Canada, Inc., has been recognized with multiple top employer awards in Canada for 2013. Chosen by Canada’s Top 100 Employers program, an annual competition to recognize Canada’s best places to work, the company was recognized in three separate award categories including Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers, Nova Scotia’s Top Employers and Best Employers for New Canadians. (….)TheBest Employers for New Canadians are selected by a separate set of criteria such as offering programs for employees who are recent immigrants to Canada and recognizing foreign educational credentials or experience to ensure they have the best experience possible at their new place of work. (….)
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