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MESSI SONRÍE. Con la presencia del astro del Barcelona comenzó el entrenamiento de la Selección nacional en Houston, Estados Unidos. Además ya se sumaron Javier Mascherano, Facundo Roncaglia, Roberto Pereyra y Ezequiel Lavezzi. Por la mañana Gerardo Martino, el profe Pautasso y el resto del cuerpo técnico había llegado al hotel. También se sumaron Marcos Rojo, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Sergio Agüero, Nicolás Otamendi, Martín Demichelis, Ramiro Funes Mori y Sergio Romero. (Juano Tesone)

Jorge Ramos confronted Trump largely to ask one question: “How are you going to deport 11 million [people]?” Trump’s answer: “In a very humane fashion.” That answer ought to chill our collective blood.  When the U.S. rounded up roughly one one-hundredth that number of Japanese and Japanese Americans, the result was a lasting stain on our national honor. And yet we listen calmly as a candidate promises “humane” deportation on a scale never before seen on earth, the forcible detention and removal of 11 million people, a human community larger than all but seven American states. He proposes a policy that will by design intern innocent children who are American citizens, and remove them to countries where they have never before set foot.  On this scale, we are not talking about immigration policy; we are talking (I don’t have time for political correctness here) about a crime against humanity.
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Pesca con drone.

Se abre una nueva aplicación para estos gadgets que están tan de moda. Eso sí, ya puedes llevarte un generador o 1000 baterías.

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched an advertising campaign on Tuesday aimed at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States without documentation and avoid the influx of the tens of thousands who tried to come last year.

Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, a former Seattle Police Chief, said the message of the campaign, which will appear on television, radio stations, social media and posters in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, is very simple.

“It is very, very dangerous,” Kerlikowske said of the journey at the launch in San Diego. “And you are not going to be allowed to claim that you are eligible (to remain in the United States.)”

The $1.2 million campaign, called “Know the Facts,” emphasizes that U.S. law and policy lead to immediate deportation and offer no relief for undocumented immigrants.

Sigh. 

This wouldn’t be a terrible idea, except that most children caught at the border in summer 2014 had already been detained and deported, often more than once.* 

And Northern Triangle has some of the highest homicide rates in the world,** like waaaay higher than Iraq or Afghanistan. So, really, US CBP, maybe yall should “Know the Facts.”

Trans Immigrants Disproportionately Subject to Deportation and Detention, Suffer Special Gender-Related Harms in these Processes

Barriers to Getting any Legal Immigration Status:

  • employment-based immigration not available because of job discrimination
  • family-based immigration not available because trans people’s family members often reject them, trans marriages not seen as valid, chosen and extended family not recognized
  • asylum and other claims often not available because of lack of access to trans-friendly legal help, less connections with immigrant communities to get information combined with strict timelines, bias and harassment from immigration officers

Criminalization of Trans People:

  • most convictions and some arrests can make people deportable, even if they have status
  • trans people falsely arrested for lack of proper identity documents or for using bathroom
  • police profiling of trans people as violent, prostitutes
  • committing survival crimes because lack access to legal employment or education (sex work, drugs, theft, etc)

Trans immigrants likely to be detained and/or deported:

  • trans people disproportionately HIV positive, if from country where no access to HIV meds, deportation is death sentence. also, deportation can lead to serious transphobic violence, persecution, and imprisonment in home country.
  • in detention trans people often isolated and/or targeted for rape, harassment abusive searches and other violence by staff and other detainees. gender misclassified based on genitals in sex segregated system
  • can’t access hormones and other medical treatments while detained. forced to change gendered characteristics of appearance (cut hair, give up prosthetics, etc.). results in mental anguish and increased violence because appearance may conform even less to gender identity. 

infograph via the Sylvia Rivera Law Project www.srlp.org info@srlp.org 212.337.8550

pdf version of above chart available here: http://srlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/disprop-deportation.pdf

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Trans women can now be held in women’s facilities, immigration officials say
Immigration officials hold about 75 transgender immigrants each night.

For the first time ever, transgender detainees will be held in immigration facilities that match their gender identity, as opposed to being forced into spaces for people of their assigned birth sex. 

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement made the change as part of a larger program to improve its treatment of trans people, especially trans women. The decision also comes shortly after trans activist Jennicet Gutiérrez demanded at the White House that President Obama stop deporting LGBTQ people.

“This guidance does not change the fundamental issue that Jennicet Gutiérrez so bravely brought to President Obama last week: detention and deportation of transgender people must end,” said Kris Hayashi, director of the Transgender Law Center, a transgender civil rights organization based in San Francisco.

“The guidelines released by ICE don’t go far enough,” said Cristina Jimenez, the managing director of the immigrant rights group United We Dream, in a statement.

“There is more that ICE can and must do to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer immigrants are safe,” said Jimenez.

ICE officials pointed out there are more transgender individuals that are outside on release mechanisms than in custody. Those release mechanism include posting bond, order of supervision, recognizance or alternative detention programs.

“It would be an improvement, certainly, to not be housed with men anymore, but it’s still not ideal. It’s still detention,” said Barbra Perez, a transgender woman who said she faced constant harassment while detained in an all-male facility last year.

There are still lots of questions around the new policies, particularly with regards to implementation, which has historically not been very reliable. We really are taking this step by step, it seems, but this step is a good one. 

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Immigrant youth, families & community members, including activists from the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, greeted President Obama on the way to a DNC fundraiser in Santa Monica, California today demanding an immediate stop to deportations. 

The Obama administration has deported more than 1.7 million people throughout his presidency. If these rates continue, nearly as many people will have been deported under his administration than during the years of 1892 to 1997.

The number of deportations is set to reach 2 million by 2014. 

March 25th - the victims of the Soviet deportations remembered in the Baltics. Twenty thousand candles were lit on Freedom Square in Talinn today, one for each man, woman and child deported by the Soviets from Estonia to Siberia in 1949. In the span of a few days nearly 3% of the population of Estonia was dispatched to Siberia. 15,500 Latvians - among them 2400 children under 10 - saw the same fate. Altogether 42,000 people were arrested, many to never return again to their homeland. A day of remembrance… and hope, that it may never happen again.

Contradictions

Obama: “Racism is a threat to our democracy… and with your permission, I shall continue deporting Mexicans.”

There is, in fact, an inherent contradiction in Barack Obama speaking of US institutional racism when he’s going down as Deporter-in-Chief.

Is Mexico doing the US’s dirty work by deporting Central American migrants? Yes!

Isn’t Obama then also doing the dirty work of white supremacy by criminalizing Mexican migrants? 

Cartoon: Helguera, La Jornada

Last night I spoke out to demand respect and acknowledgement of our gender expression and the release of the estimated 75 transgender immigrants in detention right now. There is no pride in how LGBTQ immigrants are treated in this country and there can be no celebration with an administration that has the ability to keep us detained and in danger or release us to freedom.
—  I Interrupted Obama Because We Need To Be Heard | Jennicet Gutiérrez for the Washington Blade

#Not1more strikes again: California youth protest for-profit immigration detention center
November 25, 2013

Three young adults chained their necks with bicycle locks to the front gates of the newly reopened Adelanto Detention Center, a for-profit immigrant prison in California.

Since its reopening in 2011, Adelanto has become the largest immigrant detention center in California. It’s privately owned and run by GEO Group Inc., a for-profit prison corporation. Adelanto is already known for its “segregation cells,” a form of solitary confinement. The privately-owned prison has 1,200 beds to hold migrants who are either waiting for a ruling on their immigration cases or to be deported from the country.

The three young women are part of the Empire Inland-Immigrant Youth Coalition. The action was organized to support three family members currently detained inside the prison, with the broader demand to end inhumane incarceration and release everyone detained in time for the holiday season.

“We need a moratorium on deportations, deferred action for all, and the end of inhumane treatment,” said Luis Serrano of the Coalition.

Today’s action is part of the broader national #Not1more campaign intended to pressure President Obama to take administrative relief and halt deportations. Since he has taken office in 2008, nearly two million people have been deported, more than during any other time in U.S. history. The #Not1more campaign is behind the escalating national movement to use direct action to stop deportations, which include shutdowns of ICE detention centers across the country.

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Help Us Stop Nancy’s Deportation

Nancy Morales is a wife and mother who is very ill with the autoimmune disease lupus. She and her husband, Victor, went to the Intensive Supervision & Appearance Program (ISAP) offices in San Francisco when Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed her that she was going to be placed in removal proceedings. Nancy and her husband had a petition that she had filed under her father, who is a U.S. citizen. As soon as she arrived to the ISAP office, they put her and Victor in deportation proceedings. Almost immediately after, Victor was deported back to Mexico and Nancy was forced to wear an ankle bracelet until her court hearing on April 8th.

Nancy is an aged out a DREAMer who was born in Guatemala and has been in the U.S. since the age of 14. She has a 14 year old U.S. citizen daughter and, due to her condition, she is not able to work in order to provide for her daughter and herself. Nancy is worried that this might force them to have to move out of the country with no resources.

Please sign the petition below telling ICE to drop her deportation case.

We are making calls to John Morton, Director of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), at (202) 732-3000, please take 2 minutes to make a call.

Sample script:

“I am calling in support of Nancy Morales (A#72686369) she is a wife of a 14 year old citizen daughter and is i’ll with Lupus. She is a low priority deportation and is eligible for prosecutorial discretion. Nancy needs medical care not to be deported.”

SIGN THE PETITION AND MAKE A CALL