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Flu Outbreak Prompts Largest Border Detention Center to Stop Processing Migrants

The New York Times:
mayo 22, 2019

Migrants apprehended in the area were processed at other locations while intake was suspended in McAllen, officials said. A Border Patrol official told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the 32 ill detainees had been transferred out of the McAllen center to nearby facilities for further tests


On Immigration, 2020 Democrats Largely Stick to Decrying Trump

The Wall Street Journal:
mayo 23, 2019

Some advocates worry, Democrats are ceding ground in a general election campaign by not pursuing concrete alternatives, especially on asylum, that speak to centrist voters; they are also forgoing a chance to have policy debates now that will shape their ability to govern if they win the White House


What’s behind the desire for ‘skilled’ immigrants? Racial prejudice.

The Washington Post:
mayo 22, 2019

Our research suggests that prejudice against Latinos is an important, if veiled, reason that some Americans advocate admitting primarily highly educated, highly skilled immigrants


Lanzan plan de desarrollo para México y países de Centroamérica

El Financiero:
mayo 21, 2019

El Gobierno de México anunció que, para realizar el plan de desarrollo en la región, se necesitará una inversión de 10 mil mdd anuales que tendrán que recaudar entre los países involucrados


Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit'

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 20, 2019

Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats , and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says won't compete for American jobs


Guatemalan Boy Dies at Border Station While Awaiting Move to a Shelter

The New York Times:
mayo 20, 2019

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who officials said was sick with influenza was found dead at a Border Patrol station in South Texas on Monday morning, after a week of waiting in holding facilities to be sent to a shelter for migrant children


Eliminación de aranceles al acero y aluminio acelerará la ratificación del T-MEC

El Economista:
mayo 18, 2019

La secretaria de Economía, Graciela Márquez, dijo que la eliminación en Estados Unidos de los aranceles a insumos de aluminio y acero provenientes de México y Canadá fue resultado de varios meses de negociación entre los tres países


AMLO presentará mañana plan de desarrollo para región centroamericana

El Financiero:
mayo 18, 2019

El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presentará mañana el Programa de Desarrollo Regional para Centroamérica y el Sureste de México, a fin de impulsar el progreso económico y social y, al mismo tiempo, frenar los flujos migratorios


The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: It’s Americans heading south

The Washington Post:
mayo 18, 2019

Mexico’s statistics institute estimated this month that the U.S.-born population in this country has reached 799,000 — a roughly fourfold increase since 1990. And that is probably an undercount. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the real number at 1.5 million or more


Unauthorized immigrants help prop up America's economy

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 17, 2019

For years, it's been an open secret that unauthorized immigrant workers are propping up the Social Security retirement trust fund and Medicare systems — even though they can't access benefits from either of those programs


Guatemalan Migrant Child Dies After Mexican Detention

The New York Times:
mayo 16, 2019

A 10-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl died after being taken to hospital from a Mexico City immigration detention center, Mexican authorities said on Thursday, adding to a growing number of deaths of minors migrating from the Central American country


Trump is now claiming that a surge in children at the border is a function of smuggling

The Washington Post:
mayo 16, 2019

When families arrive at the border now, the government can only detain the children for a certain period. The result is often that families are released together once they’ve been processed and detained up to that limit, with the expectation that they’ll then return for their subsequent immigration hearings


Muere niño migrante bajo custodia de EU; van cuatro este mes

Excelsior:
mayo 16, 2019

La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP por sus iniciales en inglés) aseguró el jueves que la madre del niño le dijo a los agentes que su hijo se enfermó el 6 de abril, tres días después de que fueran detenidos, y que fue hospitalizado ese día


U.S. Speaker Pelosi Opens Door to More Funds for Border Migrant Crisis

The New York Times:
mayo 16, 2019

Democrats made a "thoughtful offer" to Republicans on Thursday evening of "several billion" dollars for humanitarian needs at the border, the House Democratic aide said. He did not reveal the specific amount


Trump officials discussed deporting families

The Washington Post:
mayo 14, 2019

The idea was to arrest parents and children in 10 cities with large populations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, specifically New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, they said, without naming others.

The proposal, first reported by The Washington Post, was meant to send a message and possibly deter others from coming across the border, they said


Trump to Lay Out Immigration Policy in Coming Days: Senators

The New York Times:
mayo 14, 2019

Trump has been working with his top advisers on a proposal that would favor highly skilled workers seeking to immigrate to the United States and cut back on other types of visas


Cruzará muro de Trump reservas naturales

Reforma:
mayo 14, 2019

El Gobierno de Estados Unidos planea reemplazar las barreras a lo largo de 161 kilómetros de la frontera sur en California y Arizona, incluyendo un tramo que cruza un parque nacional y un refugio de vida silvestre


Unaccompanied minors vulnerable, missing in Tijuana

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 13, 2019

Experts believe, and U.S. data indicates, the Mexican government is failing to document the majority of unaccompanied kids who make their way through Mexico to the U.S. border, leaving them in the shadows in border cities like Tijuana where they could end up in very dark and dangerous places


México no está en crisis migratoria: Segob

Excelsior:
mayo 13, 2019

Las solicitudes de refugio y asilo han aumentado de forma exponencial en el país, siendo los solicitantes de Venezuela, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Pakistán, India, Bangladesh y Afganistán


Pentagon Eyes Longer-Term Support on U.S.-Mexico Border

The New York Times:
mayo 12, 2019

Trump has been eager to have the U.S. military play a larger role on the border and, despite some criticism from lawmakers, Pentagon officials say they are looking to create a long-term plan for assistance


Disminuye la entrega de visas humanitarias

Reforma:
mayo 12, 2019

La Unidad de Política Migratoria de la Secretaría de Gobernación reportó que en enero fueron entregadas 11 mil 283 tarjetas y en febrero 7 mil 208, pero para marzo la cifra disminuyó a mil 476, lo que representa un 79.6 por ciento


Border detention cells in Texas are so overcrowded that U.S. is using aircraft to move migrants

The Washington Post:
mayo 11, 2019

Homeland Security officials requested the aircraft because Border Patrol urgently needs to move single adults out of the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The agency is scrambling to make room for the large volume of families and children who have come across the border in dramatically higher numbers in the past several days, officials said


Help Wanted in the U.S.A.

The Wall Street Journal:
mayo 10, 2019

Rising wages have drawn many workers from the sidelines, but not enough to fill jobs in fast-growing industries. One problem is that many middle-aged men who lost jobs during the recession left the workforce. They are nearing retirement age and unlikely to return to physical labor, yet there aren’t enough young people to replace them


Trump administration eyes mandatory employment checks for immigration plan

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 9, 2019

The plan to institute a mandatory federal employment verification program, known as E-Verify, would be a key part of an immigration overhaul crafted by a team led by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser


Mexico worries as US keeps making asylum seekers wait there

The New York Times:
mayo 9, 2019

Migrants in many Mexican border cities have typically made easy targets for organized crime gangs that kidnap them to extort money from relatives or try to recruit them into drug and human-trafficking businesses


Senators concerned about abuse allegations at shelters

The Washington Post:
mayo 9, 2019

The allegations raise questions on whether the agency has “failed to uphold its statutory duties to ensure the health and safety of children within their care,” the senators wrote in a letter to the assistant secretary for children and families. They said the allegations also raise serious questions about how some shelters have used federal funding


Pentagon Has Redirected Money to Build 256 Miles of Border Barriers, Shanahan Says

The New York Times:
mayo 8, 2019

The remarks by the secretary, Patrick M. Shanahan, were a major step in President Trump’s effort to build his border wall without congressional authorization since he declared a national emergency and took other measures to redirect funds in February


‘Not just talking points’: Kushner’s new tack on immigration

The Washington Post:
mayo 7, 2019

A border security bill that would focus, in part, on modernizing ports of entry, and a package of revisions to legal immigration that aims to create a more “merit-based” system giving preference to those with job skills rather than relatives of immigrants already in the country


Ebrard reitera que México no será tercer país seguro

El Economista:
mayo 7, 2019

Asimismo, se pronunció porque se incentiven programas de desarrollo para ayudar a los países de Centroamérica para combatir los factores que los llevan a migrar, como son la pobreza y la inseguridad


Federal appeals court says Trump administration can force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 7, 2019

Allowing the policy to remain in effect in the meantime lets the administration carry out an unprecedented change to U.S. asylum practices


Trump picks Obama-era Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan to lead ICE

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 5, 2019

Morgan is a former assistant director of the FBI, and he has been appearing on the Fox News Channel in recent weeks, to discuss both immigration policy and the report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on the investigation into Russian election interference


New Training Document for Asylum Screenings Reflects Tougher U.S. Stance

The New York Times:
mayo 4, 2019

The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening


Llaman a migrantes a bajar de ‘La Bestia’ en Oaxaca

Excelsior:
mayo 2, 2019

Autoridades el INAMI conminaron a los indocumentados a dejar el tren para evitar riesgos; cerca de 100 migrantes aceptan auxilio de elementos de migratorios


Democrats See a Way Out of Disaster Aid Impasse, but Trump Border Request Could Scuttle It

The Wall Street Journal:
mayo 2, 2019

One potential obstacle to finishing a deal could be the Trump administration’s request for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to address the flood of asylum-seeking Central American families at the southern border. House Democrats rejected the proposal, which includes funding for detention beds, but indicated they were amenable to certain provisions


Asylum changes show Trump’s 2020 focus will again be on the border, presenting tough choices for Democrats

The Washington Post:
mayo 1, 2019

This dynamic has prompted concern among some Democratic activists and voters who want their candidates to talk openly not just about the Trump border policies they disagree with but what they would do differently if they are elected


US government to give DNA tests at border to check for fraud

Los Angeles Times:
mayo 1, 2019

The decision comes as Homeland Security officials are increasingly concerned about instances of child trafficking as a growing number of Central American families cross the border, straining resources to the breaking point


Democrats using veterans bill to try to block border wall

The Washington Post:
abril 30, 2019

The $108 billion measure funding veterans benefits and improvements to military bases is perhaps the most popular funding bill to annually advance through Congress. Democrats unveiled the bill Tuesday and it is scheduled for a preliminary panel vote Wednesday


Resisten demócratas aprobación de T-MEC

Reforma:
abril 29, 2019

La publicación indicó que cuando el Congreso regresa del receso esta semana con una lista completa de prioridades, la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi (demócrata de California) y otros demócratas destacados han señalado que no permitirán una votación sobre el nuevo acuerdo con Canadá y México sin ciertos cambios


Immigrants for the Heartland

The Wall Street Journal:
abril 28, 2019

There are tangible costs to the U.S. economy of allocating far fewer skilled-immigrant visas than companies need. Most immediately, the cost is forgone jobs. Over the long run, the cost is forgone ideas, innovation and connections to the world


Hace Papa donativo para los migrantes

Reforma:
abril 28, 2019

Anuncia Vaticano ayuda de 500 mil dólares. Apoyan asistencia de congregaciones y diócesis en México a indocumentados


Mexico Deports Hondurans Amid Pressure to Reduce Migration

The New York Times:
abril 27, 2019

Mexican officials are now sorting through a backlog of petitions for transit or humanitarian visas in southern Mexico. Frustrated by long waits for visas and overcrowding at shelters, many migrants are opting to continue north without Mexico's blessing


Pentagon eases rules to expand military’s role with migrants on border

Los Angeles Times:
abril 26, 2019

The new troops will include military lawyers who can help Customs and Border Protection agents process migrants, drivers to help transport detained migrants and cooks to provide meals for them


Descarta México acuerdo con EU por migrantes

Reforma:
abril 25, 2019

Ante cuestionamientos del Comité Contra la Tortura de la ONU, el Gobierno mexicano negó tener acuerdos con Estados Unidos para que envíe a México a migrantes centroamericanos en lo que esperan su regularización


Democratic candidates tune out voter anxieties over border security

Los Angeles Times:
abril 25, 2019

The reluctance of Democratic candidates to address law and order challenges at the border has some of the party’s seasoned operatives and activists fearing a trap


Trump Immigration Plan May Increase Visas for Highly Skilled Workers: Sources

The New York Times:
abril 24, 2019

The plan does not propose ways to address young people who came to the United States illegally as children who were protected by former President Barack Obama


In Mexico, Migrants Turn to 'The Beast' After Highway Raids

The New York Times:
abril 24, 2019

With dozens of police and immigration checkpoints dotting the highways, many migrants now view the train as a safer, albeit still risky, way to reach the U.S. border


On Census Citizenship Question, Supreme Court’s Conservatives Appear United

The New York Times:
abril 23, 2019

The court’s decision, expected in late June, will be consequential. By one government estimate, about 6.5 million people might not be counted if the citizenship question is allowed


Darán tarjeta de visitantes a migrantes detenidos

Excelsior:
abril 23, 2019

A las personas indocumentadas se les ofrecerá dicho documento, pero en caso de rechazarlo serán deportados; fueron aprehendidos en la comunidad de Echegaray, en Chiapas


Trump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries

The Washington Post:
abril 22, 2019

The idea of restricting travel from high overstay countries is part of a long list of proposals being tossed around by officials as they try to appease a president who has been seething over the influx of migrants at the border


Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenship

The Washington Post:
abril 21, 2019

The guidance, issued — coincidentally or not — just before pot advocates’ national celebration of their 4/20 holiday, confirms what immigration and marijuana advocates have cautioned is a legal gray area that penalizes would-be citizens because they’ve broken a federal law


F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico

The New York Times:
abril 20, 2019

Mr. Hopkins’s arrest comes as tensions rise over ultraconservative paramilitary groups operating along the southwestern border. Professed militias have a long history of targeting immigrants from Latin America, tracing back to the Ku Klux Klan’s creation of its own border patrol in the 1970s


In the Rio Grande Valley, the Border Patrol Is the ‘Go-To Job’

The New York Times:
abril 14, 2019

The hiring process can take nearly a year, slowed by lengthy background checks and polygraph examinations that prompt many applicants to look elsewhere


Bipartisan panel recommends changes to migrant processing

The Washington Post:
abril 16, 2019

In an emergency draft report unveiled Tuesday, the Homeland Security Advisory Council called on the Trump administration to immediately establish three to four regional processing centers along the southwest border with Mexico


Entra a México nueva caravana migrante

El Financiero:
abril 13, 2019

Alrededor de 2 mil migrantes, la mayoría provenientes de Honduras y El Salvador, ingresaron la madrugada del viernes a México a través del puente fronterizo Rodolfo Robles, conocido como Suchiate


I’m an immigration judge. Here’s how we can fix our courts.

The Washington Post:
abril 12, 2019

The surge of asylum cases that starts at the border doesn’t stay at the border. Newly arrived families often get their cases transferred to where they planned to join family or friends. Sometimes that gives a family time to raise money to pay for a lawyer


Immigration has long-term benefits

Los Angeles Times:
abril 15, 2019

We already know that communities who currently welcome immigrants have lower rates of crime and higher rates of economic activity. But what we didn't know until now is the degree to which this immigration in investment will likely pay dividends for the U.S. well into the 22nd century


Acting immigration chief quits after Trump calls for 'tougher' nominee

Los Angeles Times:
abril 11, 2019

Trump is increasingly frustrated by a spike in illegal border crossings, and last month empowered a hard-line aide, Stephen Miller, to have greater authority over immigration policy within the White House


Immigration White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes

The Washington Post:
abril 11, 2019

The White House believed it could punish Democrats — including Pelosi — by busing ICE detainees into their districts before their release, according to two DHS whistleblowers who independently reported the busing plan to Congress


Trump digs in on false claim that he stopped Obama’s family separation policy

The Washington Post:
abril 10, 2019

The Obama administration rejected a plan for family separations, according to Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s top adviser for immigration. The Trump administration operated a pilot program for family separations in the El Paso area beginning in mid-2017


Trump administration considers revised version of family separation tactic

The Washington Post:
abril 9, 2019

Administration officials said Tuesday that while a return to the previous family separation tactic, known as “zero tolerance,” is not in the works, the White House is considering a “binary choice” policy


Judge blocks Trump’s asylum policy but delays enforcement

AP News:
abril 8, 2019

The lawsuit says the Trump administration is violating U.S. law by failing to adequately evaluate the dangers that migrants face in Mexico


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Trump administration amid surge of migrants

The Washington Post:
abril 7, 2019

Replacing her on an acting basis will be Kevin McAleenan, who currently serves as the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Trump said Sunday


Why Hondurans Flee for the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal:
abril 6, 2019

Central America is the main corridor used by organized crime to get illegal narcotics to American consumers. The U.S. has been promising to reduce domestic demand for drugs for decades but has made little progress


'Our country is full': Trump says migrants straining system after border visit

Los Angeles Times:
abril 6, 2019

Trump has been increasingly exasperated at his inability to halt the swelling number of migrants entering the U.S., including thousands who have been released after arriving because border officials have no space for them


Immigration Authorities Arrest More Than 280 in Texas in Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade

The New York Times:
abril 4, 2019

The employees arrested, who were predominantly women, hailed from 15 countries, including El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nigeria and Venezuela, according to ICE


Miami detention center for migrant children is expanding again

Los Angeles Times:
abril 3, 2019

First opened as a migrant child shelter and then shuttered under Barack Obama, the center has housed a total of around 8,300 children since Trump reopened it a year ago to help alleviate the stress on federal resources caused by a short-lived policy to remove children from their parents' custody at the southern border


US Resorts to Expanded 'Catch and Release' as Migrants Surge

The New York Times:
abril 2, 2019

With processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is busing migrants hundreds of miles inland and releasing them at Greyhound stations and churches


Trump has no interest in addressing border issues or immigration reform

Los Angeles Times:
abril 1, 2019

But the freeze doesn’t punish those governments. That aid money primarily goes to nonprofit organizations working to combat violence, create jobs and stabilize communities so that fewer people feel compelled to leave. Shutting off the aid will worsen the problem the president complains about


US immigration to close holding area under El Paso bridge

The Washington Post:
marzo 31, 2019

U.S. immigration officials say they will close a holding area under a bridge connecting El Paso, Texas, with Juarez, Mexico, that is just a short distance from where a senior official declared an “operational crisis” at the border last week


Se agrava la crisis migratoria; López Obrador no se engancha con Trump

Excelsior:
marzo 30, 2019

Mientras en Chihuahua el alto número de migrantes retrasa el cruce por garitas, en Chiapas hay una lucha entre pandillas centroamericanas y el INM cerró oficinas tras agresión de cubanos


Supreme Court says government has broad authority when detaining some immigrants

The Washington Post:
marzo 19, 2019

A narrowly divided Supreme Court said Tuesday that federal authorities have broad powers to detain indefinitely and without a bond hearing legal immigrants who have completed their punishment for certain crimes that make them eligible for deportation


Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages

The New York Times:
marzo 18, 2019

The small number of interpreters who do have a basic grasp of indigenous languages are still often ill-equipped to help — they must explain legal terms that are difficult to comprehend in any language and there are significant differences between regional dialects


Congress won’t override his veto. But some experts say the disapproval could factor into the real fight that matters: in the courts

Los Angeles Times:
marzo 17, 2019

Overall migration to the U.S., predominantly led by Mexicans, is at a historic low, down from a peak of 1.6 million in the year 2000 to less than 400,000 last fall


Trump just vetoed Congress’s disapproval of his national emergency. That doesn’t mean he’ll get the money

The Washington Post:
marzo 15, 2019

Congress won’t override his veto. But some experts say the disapproval could factor into the real fight that matters: in the courts


Desarrollan plan nacional de retornados

Reforma:
marzo 14, 2019

El plan prevé atender todas las etapas del retorno de migrantes, desde la partida de Estados Unidos; la recepción en México y la llegada al lugar donde se asentarán


ICE is tapping into a huge license-plate database, ACLU says, raising new privacy concerns about surveillance

The Washington Post:
marzo 13, 2019

ICE spokesman Matthew Bourke said that agents use the license-plate database as a tool to help in its immigration-enforcement investigations and that it does not use the information to track people “who have no connection to ICE investigatory or enforcement activities.”


Once in the shadows, ‘dreamers’ now assuming central role in immigration debate — and 2020 election

The Washington Post:
marzo 12, 2019

HHS is now asking for $1.3 billion in the 2020 fiscal year budget and the creation of a contingency fund of up to $2 billion


Without immigrants, Trump’s jobs numbers would be much, much worse

The Washington Post:
marzo 11, 2019

The most recent, published in May, found that about 17 percent of people working in the United States were born outside the country, a bit over 1 in 6. The unemployment rate among immigrants, in fact, is lower than that of native-born Americans


Trump Budget Sets Up Another Battle Over Wall Funding

New York Times:
marzo 10, 2019

Trump's proposal, titled "A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept. Taxpayers First" and set for release Monday, "embodies fiscal responsibility," said Russ Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget


U.S. Continues to Separate Migrant Families Despite Rollback of Policy

The New York Times:
marzo 9, 2019

The recent separations have occurred largely because parents have been flagged for fraud, a communicable disease or past criminal history — in some cases relatively minor violations, years in the past, that ordinarily would not lead to the loss of parental custody


Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database

NBC San Diego:
marzo 8, 2019

The documents detail an intelligence-gathering effort by the United States and Mexican authorities, targeting more than 50 people including journalists, an attorney, and immigration advocates


López Obrador envía al Senado 15 propuestas de nombramientos como cónsules

Excelsior:
marzo 6, 2019

Se trata de quienes ocuparían los principales consulados de Estados Unidos que desde ahora llevan como encomienda implementar la estrategia de protección al migrante anunciada la semana pasada en Palacio Nacional


México apoyará a migrantes como política de soberanía: SRE y Segob

El Financiero:
marzo 4, 2019

El Gobierno mexicano advirtió que frente a las decisiones unilaterales de Estados Unidos en materia migratoria, como la de devolver a los migrantes que solicitaron asilo, México mantendrá su apoyo a estos grupos con una política soberana


SRE anuncia plan para que consulados defiendan a migrantes; ONG advierte vacíos

Pie de Página:
marzo 1, 2019

La renovación de los consulados será financiada con 3 mil millones de pesos y espera incorporar a 2 mil 173 funcionarios, mayormente del Servicio Exterior Mexicano, que deberán atender las necesidades de más de 11 millones de mexicanos que habitan en Estados Unidos.


Nearly 6,000 abuse complaints at migrant children shelters

The Washington Post:
febrero 27, 2019

The cases include allegations of inappropriate touching, staff members allegedly watching minors while they bathed and showing pornographic videos to minors. Some of the allegations included inappropriate conduct by minors in shelters against other minors, as well as by staff members


When Trump declared national emergency, most detained immigrants were not criminals

The Washington Post:
febrero 22, 2019

Of the 48,793 immigrants jailed on Feb. 9, the ICE data shows, 18,124 had criminal records. An additional 5,715 people had pending criminal charges, officials said, but they did not provide details. ICE also did not break down the severity of the crimes committed by or attributed to detainees


Judge considers expanding child separation case

The Washington Post:
febrero 23, 2019

A San Diego federal judge is considering expanding a landmark immigrant family separation case after a watchdog report found the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy was started as far back as July 2017


16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

The New York Times:
febrero 20, 2019

The lawsuit is part of a constitutional confrontation that Mr. Trump set off on Friday when he declared that he would spend billions of dollars more on border barriers than Congress had granted him


Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

Los Angeles Times:
febrero 18, 2019

A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants


Congress approves border deal to avert shutdown; Trump to sign it and seek wall money elsewhere

The Washington Post:
febrero 15, 2019

Under the National Emergencies Act, House passage of a disapproval resolution would trigger automatic consideration by the Senate, where a simple majority vote would be required to agree to it. Given opposition from some Republicans, that raises the prospect that a disapproval resolution would pass the narrowly divided Senate in an embarrassing rebuke to Trump


Analysis: Missing Piece in Trump's Wall Is GOP Support

The New York Times:
febrero 13, 2019

Of course Republicans want to secure the borders. Both parties do. But they have different views on how to do it. And more importantly for counting votes in the House and Senate, they diverge on how much to pay for it and what other immigration changes to swap in return


U.S. Border Patrol Overwhelmed by Large Groups of Migrant Families

The New York Times:
febrero 11, 2019

Human rights advocates say increased border security and daily quotas put on asylum requests at ports of entry are among factors pushing large groups of migrants to cross the border in risky, remote areas


Aseguran ONGs que EU sigue separando familias migrantes

Excelsior:
febrero 7, 2019

Las separaciones de niños y padres en la frontera de Estados Unidos con México por parte de las autoridades estadounidenses continúan actualmente, denunció hoy una organización ante un comité de la Cámara de Representantes del país


The nation faces many problems. A crisis at the border isn’t one of them | Editorial

Los Angeles Times:
febrero 7, 2019

Few would argue that the immigration system is fine the way it is. Immigration law is confusing and byzantine. We need a sober debate over what our overarching goals should be, and a streamlined bureaucratic process for getting us there


Trump uses State of the Union address to emphasize immigration agenda

The Washington Post:
febrero 6, 2019

President Trump on Tuesday issued another dark warning about the dangers of illegal immigration at the “lawless” southern border, but he made no mention of the national emergency power he has threatened to invoke to build a border wall without congressional approval


D.C. will offer up to $725 per person to help residents seeking U.S. citizenship

The Washington Post:
febrero 6, 2019

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said in a statement Monday the District awarded the National Immigration Forum, a nonprofit advocate for immigrants, a $100,000 grant to provide financial support to residents, employees and their families, the statement said


Estados Unidos regresará más migrantes; se extenderán a otras garitas

Excelsior:
febrero 4, 2019

Altos funcionarios de Estados Unidos informaron que el Protocolo de Seguridad de Migrantes aumentará para regresar a más personas, incluídas familias, y se ampliará a otras garitas de la frontera


Trump, in Interview, Calls Wall Talks ‘Waste of Time’ and Dismisses Investigations

The New York Times:
febrero 1, 2019

He made no mention of closing the government again, a move that backfired on him, but instead suggested he plans to declare a national emergency to build the wall. “I’ve set the table,” he said. “I’ve set the stage for doing what I’m going to do.”


Inicia EU devolución de aspirantes a asilo

Reforma:
enero 30, 2019

El Gobierno de Estados Unidos arrancó ayer el Protocolo de Protección a Migrantes que contempla la devolución temporal a México de migrantes que ingresaron ilegalmente a ese país para solicitar refugio.


Delegan a México protección

Reforma:
enero 30, 2019

El documento enviado el lunes a sus funcionarios en la frontera, cita una carta enviada por el Encargado de Negocios de la Embajada de EU, John Creamer, al Subsecretario de Relaciones Exteriores para América del Norte, Jesús Seade, en la que se da a conocer que EU considera que México aceptó en diciembre pasado recibir y proteger a los migrantes.


Intentan cruzar por segunda vez

El Economista:
enero 30, 2019

Cerca de 2,000 migrantes, provenientes principalmente de Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala, que buscan llegar a Estados Unidos pasan sus días en el albergue temporal ubicado en el estadio Jesús Martínez Palillo, localizado en la alcaldía de Iztacalco.


La Visa Mexicana para centroamericanos, ¿para qué?

Excelsior:
enero 30, 2019

¿Qué caso tiene que México siga exigiendo la visa a centroamericanos si la gran mayoría cruza sin pasaporte y por accesos irregulares? Una propuesta que hice desde entonces, y la sostengo, es que México retire el requisito de la Visa a Centroamericanos, en particular a los del “Triángulo del Norte”, (Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador).


The Trek Across the Border Veers Into More and More Remote Terrain

The New York Times:
enero 29, 2019

In a two-day span in January, 362 migrants surrendered to the Border Patrol in Antelope Wells, overwhelming the small base’s capacity to process asylum requests. Last week, a new group of 306 migrants arrived at the same location, including children in need of immediate medical care — a situation officials in New Mexico say is without precedent.


It’s not just immigrants. Trump is separating American families, too.

The Washington Post:
enero 29, 2019

While family separation at the border received significant media attention last year, a quieter family separation policy continued under the radar, and the separations have targeted American families.


Estados Unidos mandará migrantes a México mientras dura su juicio

El Economista:
enero 29, 2019

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) comenzará a regresar individuos a México a través de los puertos de entrada, informó en un comunicado la embajada de Estados Unidos en México.


EU enviará más tropas

El Economista:
enero 29, 2019

Los soldados serán utilizados principalmente para instalar barreras de alambre adicionales, y ofrecer un nuevo sistema de vigilancia y monitoreo móvil en la zona fronteriza. Los planes indican que se instalarán 240 kilómetros más de alambre de púas, principalmente en los huecos entre los puertos de entrada.


Activists making ‘water drops’ for migrants near border say government intimidation is rising

The Washington Post:
enero 29, 2019

Emotions were high as nearly 75 people congregated outside a local community center wearing hiking boots and backpacks and carrying dozens of water jugs. This was the rallying point for volunteers joining immigrant rights group Border Angels on its latest trek into the arid Southern California desert to leave food, water and warm clothes for migrants crossing the southern border.


Trump’s company plans to expand check of employees’ legal status following report that it hired undocumented workers for years

The Washington Post:
enero 29, 2019

President Trump’s company plans to institute E-Verify, a federal program that allows employers to check whether new hires are legally eligible to work in the United States, in every one of its golf clubs, hotels and resorts, following a Washington Post report that its club in Westchester County, N.Y., employed undocumented immigrants for years.


President Trump tweets nonsensical figures on illegal immigration

The Washington Post:
enero 29, 2019

He describes, to the dollar, the alleged cost of illegal immigration — as well as the exact number of undocumented immigrants. But both numbers can only be estimates; there is no actual count of undocumented immigrants, and there is a big dispute over what kind of financial drain, if any, illegal immigration places on the United States.


Shutdown Compounds Woes for Immigration System

The Wall Street Journal:
enero 29, 2019

The immigration-court backlog grew by at least 10% during the partial government shutdown, as a funding dispute centered on border security left the nation’s overloaded immigration system digging out of an even deeper hole than before the five-week standoff


End Forced Labor in Immigrant Detention

The New York Times:
enero 29, 2019

There are more than 48,000 people being held in immigrant detention in more than 200 facilities in the United States. More than two-thirds of them, according to the National Immigrant Justice Center, are confined by private companies, working on contracts with the federal government.


How do Democrats negotiate with a president who will build his wall regardless?

Los Angeles Times:
enero 29, 2019

It’s never easy to tell whether President Trump is staking out a negotiating position or drawing a line in the sand. But the comments he and his acting chief of staff made over the weekend about the border-security negotiations sound like Trump really is dug in on his wall project.


Lawmakers are uneasy about using military money and active-duty troops at border

Los Angeles Times:
enero 29, 2019

With more than 2,300 U.S. troops still stationed at the southern border, lawmakers pressed Defense Department officials Tuesday to defend the deployment of active-duty members and asked whether President Trump plans on declaring a national emergency so he can use Pentagon funds for a border wall


12 people detained after human smuggling boat lands in Huntington Beach

Los Angeles Times:
enero 28, 2019

It’s unclear where the boat traveled from, but it came ashore near Pacific Coast Highway and Anderson Street shortly before 3 p.m. Nine of the Chinese nationals were men and one was a woman. The U.S. Coast Guard determined they were in good health, Rice said.


Trump’s Speech to the Nation: Fact Checks and Background

The New York Times:
enero 9, 2019

President Trump addressed the country on Tuesday, the 18th day of the government shutdown, about border security. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer delivered the Democratic response.


Instruye Ebrard rediseñar política exterior

Reforma:
enero 7, 2019

El Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Marcelo Ebrard, llamó a los Embajadores y Cónsules de México a rediseñar la política exterior del País.


Trump Will Make Broad-Based Public Appeal for Border Wall

The New York Times:
enero 7, 2019

The White House announced that President Trump would make a prime-time address and then travel to the southern border this week.


Esperan 33,500 mdd en remesas para 2018

Reforma:
enero 3, 2019

Los ingresos por remesas en el País superarán los 33 mil 500 millones de dólares en 2018, una nueva cifra máxima histórica, de acuerdo con Western Union.


Reitera Ebrard que México no aceptará ser tercer país seguro para migrantes

Excelsior:
diciembre 24, 2018

A unos días de que el gobierno estadunidense anunciara que devolverán a los solicitantes de asilo a México, el secretario de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, reiteró que nuestro país no acepta ni aceptará un tratado que lo coloque como tercer país seguro para migrantes que buscan acceder a Estados Unidos (EU).


Judges Check Trump’s Immigration Cruelty

The New York Times:
diciembre 21, 2018

A day after a federal judge denounced the former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, at a sentencing hearing, for lying to F.B.I. agents, the judge had a similar message on Wednesday for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Follow the law. It was one of two court decisions this week making clear that the Trump administration was overstepping its powers to restrict the granting of asylum.


White House moves toward government shutdown, vowing 'whatever is necessary' to secure money for a border wall

Los Angeles Times:
diciembre 16, 2018

The Trump administration signaled Sunday that it would not compromise to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of this week, with senior White House policy advisor Stephen Miller declaring that “we’re going to do whatever is necessary” to secure money for the president’s much-vaunted border wall.


Guajardo descarta riesgo de que demócratas en EU bloqueen T-MEC

El Financiero:
noviembre 10, 2018

La firma del T-MEC está prevista para el 30 de noviembre en Buenos Aires, Argentina, a pesar de que el Congreso en Estados Unidos sea mayoritariamente del partido Demócrata, aseguró el secretario de Economía Ildefonso Guajardo


Lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless stopping of buses by border agents

The Washington Post:
noviembre 8, 2018

Lawyers for a California woman asked a state judge Thursday to order Greyhound Lines to stop allowing federal immigration agents to board its buses and demand identification and proof of citizenship from passengers.


Trump moves to sharply restrict asylum, as major immigration issues head toward Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times:
noviembre 8, 2018

The Trump administration announced a major new effort to restrict people from claiming asylum at the U.S. border, setting up a legal battle over the president’s authority over immigration


Congreso de EU se acerca a nueva batalla por fondos para muro fronterizo con México

El Financiero:
noviembre 8, 2018

Cuando el Congreso de Estados Unidos vuelva a reunirse el 13 de noviembre, tendrá menos de un mes de plazo para sancionar la financiación de partes del gobierno federal y posiblemente confrontará por los fondos para construir el muro propuesto ...


‘Dreamers’ Win Round in Legal Battle to Keep DACA

The New York Times:
noviembre 8, 2018

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s attempt to revoke deportation protections for some 700,000 young “Dreamers” who were brought into the United States illegally as children


ICE agent gets a year in prison for helping Mexican national gain reentry to U.S.

Los Angeles Times:
noviembre 6, 2018

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent convicted of helping a Mexican national with multiple felony convictions reenter the country illegally was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison, officials said..


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