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Efecto Arizona frena migración de México a Estados Unidos

La crisis económica iniciada a fines de 2007 y las leyes para regular la inmigración impulsadas por Arizona y otros estados de Estados Unidos han frenado el crecimiento de la migración mexicana hacia este país. Así lo indica un estudio difundido el miércoles por la Fundación BBVA Bancomer, que señala que a raíz de la crisis la migración mexicana detuvo su tendencia creciente.


Mother who sold tamales outside Walmart faces deportation – The Sacramento Bee

For two years, Juana Reyes helped feed her two small children and pay her rent by selling tamales at the Walmart Supercenter parking lot on Florin Road. Now the undocumented single mom faces possible deportation for peddling her chicken, pork and chili cheese tamales. Reyes was arrested for trespassing June 28 after the store’s security guard and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies said they repeatedly told her to take her tamales elsewhere. Reyes spent 12 days in the Sacramento County jail until the trespass charge was dropped, said her lawyer, Julia Vera, and her children – Cesar Cuesta, 10, and Monserrat Cuesta, 7 – were put in foster care during that time. Reyes has been in California for 16 years and has no criminal history, according to her lawyer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Wednesday she has been placed in removal proceedings because she entered the United States illegally.


Sacramento Mother Fighting Deportation Becomes Face Of Trust Act « CBS

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The misdemeanor charges were dropped but she is still fighting to stay in this country. Juana Reyes was selling tamales in front of a South Sacramento Walmart for two years and was arrested. What happened for 13 days afterwards is why people here are protesting. Surrounded by a crowd of supporters, Reyes, click a mom who never really wanted any attention, help is now the face of the Trust Act that is designed to keep undocumented immigrants out of jail during the deportation process. After the second time Walmart security asked her to stop selling tamales and leave, Reyes got arrested in front of her 7-year-old and 10-year-old kids. “He put us in patrol vehicle with me and my children. He had us in patrol vehicle for over an hour,” said Reyes via a translator.


Escondido para la acta de confianza

S-Comm/Trust Act Forum in Escondido, CA   On June 25th, 2012, we had a forum on S-Comm and the Trust Act in Escondido, CA with our member organization San Diego Day Laborers and Household Workers Association and other San Diego organizations such us AFSC-SD, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Oceanside Human Rights Committee, ACLU-SD, CIPC, etc. There were…


Taller de Liderazgo en Santa Cruz

On June 13 and 14 we had a leadership development school for the day laborers in Santa Cruz County, California. Among others, we facilitated the works on how to prevent wage theft, how to organize a corner, work ethics and we did the day laborer power analysis. We also discussed with the workers the difference…


Local, Federal Authorities at Odds over Detention Requests | Swampland | TIME.com

Last Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference to announce that he didn’t want his city’s law-enforcement authorities to follow federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants, try picked up on other charges, link for deportation. The national media’s ears perked up. Emanuel, a former Chief of Staff to President Obama, was at loggerheads with his old boss — good copy in the making. But on the same day, back in Washington, D.C., much bigger news was developing on the future of federal and local cooperation on immigration policy. John Morton, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told a House subcommittee that his efforts to persuade officials to honor any of ICE’s detention requests in the jurisdiction of Cook County, which includes Chicago, had hit a wall. “I won’t sugarcoat it,” he said. “I don’t think that approach is going to work in full.”