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Detienen a Activista de Derechos Migratorios en Estados Unidos

Viernes, febrero 2nd, 2018
Los Inmigrantes y El Discurso de Estado de la Unión de Donald Trump

Ravi Ragbir fue uno de varios activistas reconocidos a nivel nacional que fueron detenidos el mes pasado por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE). Fue esposado y encarcelado en un control de rutina el 11 de enero, lo que provocó una protesta masiva que terminó con 18 personas detenidas, entre ellas dos miembros del Concejo de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

El ICE llevó rápidamente a Ravi, engrilletado, al centro de detención Krome de Florida. La indignación pública creció ante la posibilidad inminente de su deportación.

Finalmente, el ICE informó a sus abogados que lo regresarían a un centro de detención en la zona de Nueva York. El lunes, la jueza de distrito Katherine Forrest dijo que la detención de Ragbir era una “crueldad innecesaria” y ordenó al ICE su liberación. Sin embargo, aún podría ser deportado.

A continuación compartimos en vídeo y la transcripción de la entrevista realizada por Democracy Now a Ravi Ragbir, director ejecutivo de la organización The New Sanctuary Coalition.


JUAN GONZÁLEZ: On Monday, a federal judge in New York City ordered the immediate release of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir from ICE detention, calling his detention, quote, “unnecessarily cruel.” But Ragbir’s ordeal is not over. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest wrote of the due process at stake in this case, quote, “The process that was due here is not process that will allow him to stay indefinitely—those processes have been had. The process that is due here is the allowance that he know and understand that the time has come, that he must organize his own affairs, and that he must do so by a date certain. That is what is due. That is the process required after a life living among us.”

AMY GOODMAN: Ravi Ragbir is the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition. He’s one of a handful of high-profile immigrant rights leaders who have been targeted by the Trump administration. Ravi was released last night, joining us in our New York studio of Democracy Now! Also with us, his wife Amy Gottlieb, also an immigrant rights attorney, and his own attorney, Alina Das, who co-directs the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law.

So, Alina Das, if you can talk about the significance of what has taken place? I mean, this was a stunning rebuke of the Trump administration that Judge Forrest handed down yesterday. You came outside the courthouse. You know, we couldn’t even have phones in the courtroom, record anything, though the judge’s decision was given out after she read it. And you talked about the significance of this case around the country, as Amy is about to get on a train to be a guest at the State of the Union address of President Trump—not invited by President Trump, but by Congressmember Nydia Velázquez.

ALINA DAS: Well, absolutely. We were so heartened to get the judge’s decision ordering immediate release, and even more so the basis of the decision, recognizing the cruelty of detention. And at the end of the day, I think that’s the principle that will stand for all of these other cases that we’re seeing, because what she recognized is that when you detain someone who isn’t a flight risk or a danger, it becomes arbitrary.

And that’s what happened here. ICE has never claimed that Ravi is a danger to the community. On the contrary, they’ve, in the past, recognized his contributions. Yet, the only explanation that the attorney was able to provide at the hearing yesterday for why they did this was that it was in their operational decision-making process. And when you hear words like that, which are empty, it just shows how far we’ve come that detention has become so normalized, that we think it’s perfectly fine to lock someone up, put them in shackles, take them to a jail, away from their families, just in order to enforce what essentially is a civil administrative order.

Now, we do intend to challenge that order, and we have other legal cases that are pending for Ravi. So, our goal is to keep him here. But recognizing, as the court did, that detention itself was cruel and inhumane, I think, will be helpful to many other people who face this scenario.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And, Amy, in terms of the—the fight is going to continue, clearly, because the judge did recognize that ICE had the legal right to deport your husband, but it was a question of the way that they detained him in the process. Now that you’re facing a new date, what do you see, especially in the context where, as we’re seeing, both President Trump and the Democrats are inviting—Nydia Velázquez inviting you—immigrant advocates and people who, according to Trump, have been victimized by crime of undocumented immigrants, are all going to be center stage this evening at the State of the Union—in this context, the continuing battle over your husband’s ability to stay in the country?

AMY GOTTLIEB: Yeah, it’s terrifying. But, you know, to see the surge of support we have, it’s so rewarding, and it gives me strength, and it gives me hope. And, you know, we’ve been in this struggle—we’ve been married, you know, almost eight years. We have been together for a long time. We have learned to walk through this one day at a time. And right now it feels like we have a short period of time until the next stay of deportation expires. But we have—I have to hold on to my faith that the system is going to work. It was—my faith was shattered when Ravi was in detention. It was—

AMY GOODMAN: You flew down to Florida. You went up to Orange County.

AMY GOTTLIEB: Yeah, three times to Orange County jail to see my husband in a bright yellow jumpsuit for one hour, and spent a couple hundred dollars on phone calls, for us to be able to talk.

But yeah, so, you know, right now it feels like we’ve got this surge of community support. We have, you know, members of Congress who are looking out for us. We have the legal team that we have. You know, and I feel so grateful for all of that. And I’m just going to have to keep doing it one day at a time and believing in my—deep down in my heart and my soul that we are going to find a way through this. And it will not be easy, we realize that. But we know that, you know, we’re extraordinarily lucky. And we talk all the time and think all the time about people in this situation who are not supported by the lawyers that we have, by the community that we have, by people who are willing to lie down and, you know, be arrested on our behalf. That’s an extraordinary situation that we live, and we recognize that. And we want to see that for everybody. But it’s scary.

RAVI RAGBIR: So, you know, coming back to the judge’s decision about it’s a—we are under the guise that—the fiction of that this law makes it right. So, that’s the problem with this law—law makes it right to do this, not only to myself. You know, it’s beyond me. It’s about the hundreds of thousands that are facing this. When I was in Krome, you felt the hopelessness that people have, because they are terrified of what has happened. Everything is stripped out from—stripped out from them. When I moved to Orange County—when they moved me—sorry, I didn’t move, they moved me to Orange County—it’s the same thing. People are not—are so destroyed. Their spirits are broken. And when you have hundreds of millions of people in this state, there’s something wrong. And that law, that she rightly targeted or said that it is fiction, makes this all possible.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: What was the interaction you had with some of the guards who were looking over you? Were they aware that you were an immigrant rights activist? And did they—did you have conversations with them about the situation at all?

RAVI RAGBIR: Well, not only the guards, but the ICE officers themselves. So, one ICEofficer came up to me and, when they were bringing me up, stuck his hand in his pocket and, towering over me, “So, I heard you are an immigrant rights advocate, activist. What do you do?” And he started talking. And then he came, and he actually sat down next to me, put his foot on the chair and then started talking. In the end, I said, “You know, everything that you have said, I would invite you to come and work for us,” because he was making his own arguments against what is happening and how this law itself is wrong. They recognize that. But that’s their job. I have had—I’ve had these conversations with them throughout the process, going down to Krome, sitting down with them and hearing them say that what was happening to me was wrong. And they recognize that.

AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask Alina Das about this ongoing case, and it’s one of the issues the judge raised yesterday. She said—you have a court case—what?—February 9th. So, why, she said to the lawyers representing the Trump administration and ICE, is he going to be detained until then? Separating detention from deportation—if he’s not a flight risk, if there’s not any danger to the community, why is he being held? Now, can you talk about this case? Ravi has been in this country for over a quarter of a century.

ALINA DAS: Well, absolutely. So, Ravi has faced many injustices in the legal system. We have always maintained that there have been fundamental errors in the original conviction that is leading to this deportation.

AMY GOODMAN: And explain what you mean by that original conviction.

ALINA DAS: Sure. So, Ravi, like many individuals, is actually—came to the U.S. and had a lawful permanent residency. He has status. Yet, because of a criminal conviction that he received in 2001, he is facing this double punishment of—

AMY GOODMAN: And this is for wire fraud.

ALINA DAS: This is for wire fraud. That was a fraud conviction that we believe was—involved several errors, in terms of the jury instructions, in terms of sentencing, that laws have come to light that have made it clear that he was convicted for conduct that wasn’t actually criminal. And so, those are the challenges that we’ve been pursuing for a number of years, while all of this has been going on. Under prior administrations, we had been told by ICE that they recognize that, you know, he had a due process interest in seeing his day in court on those claims. Nothing about that has changed. Those were all pending before January 11th. Yet we walked in that day, and suddenly we got this decision to deport him. And I think that’s the part of this that is so disturbing, is that the only thing that has really changed in Ravi’s case since 2008 is the fact that his prominence as an immigrant rights activist has only increased and that it’s come into direct conflict with the current administration.

And I agree with Ravi’s comments that it’s not about one man or the agency of ICE. ICE issued a statement, I think, in response to the judge’s order, seeming to suggest that she was somehow insulting ICE officers. But the fact of the matter is, many of the ICE officers that we’ve spoken to, even over the last couple of weeks, have expressed concern about the direction that ICE is moving in. We recognize the humanity of everyone who is working or caught up in this system, and we don’t believe that it’s just one person or one policy. It is a stark change in the direction this country is moving in, and I think that’s why the work that Ravi does as an activist is so important. So, we will continue to fight to make sure that he isn’t deported and that the injustices in both his conviction as well as his removal order are addressed by the courts of law.

AMY GOODMAN: I was wondering if you can explain the accompaniment process that you have really refined, that seemed to enrage ICE officials. When we were there last March downtown, you had a Jericho walk around 26 Federal Plaza, where immigrants have to go inside, where you were checking in. This was last March. You have Congress—you have legislators. You have city councilmembers. And this is what so enraged Mechkowski, when he talked about this as “D-Day” right now. Talk about accompaniment and what it means. How many people came up with you, for example, January 11th, when you went to your check-in?

RAVI RAGBIR: So, the accompaniment is simple. It’s partnering U.S. citizens, whom ICE has no jurisdiction over, with noncitizens who are facing a terrible process, as we talked about, facing deportation and exile from their family permanently. Right? That’s it, in its simplicity.

But there are rules that we—part of the training is about the rules that we engage, that we teach people. One is, don’t judge anyone. So, if people have criminal convictions, it doesn’t matter. New Sanctuary doesn’t believe that—no one should be deported, because this law itself is a fiction—sorry, racist. Two, that you should respect people. Number three, do no harm.

So, everything that we have—how we have trained people is that I don’t want you to react to the officers and react to the policy, but respond and learn how that—teaching them that response has made them very effective, because they are not intimidated by the process. They are not intimidated by ICE officers. They are not intimidated, because they know they are coming at it from a very nonviolent nonconfrontation. In fact, we say, you know you’re doing the accompaniment wrong is if you’re speaking. So, my goal in training them is to learn how to shut up.

And that’s the whole concept of the accompaniment program. And it has become very effective in the courts as much as in the accompaniment to check-ins. And they’ve been trying to bar us, bar the accompaniment, from the check-in on many, many occasions. And they still—we’re still going to—we’re planning to change that and continue to accompany people.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And, Amy, at the State of the Union this evening, what are you hoping to have happen there? And talk about the congresswoman, Nydia Velázquez, inviting you, when you heard she wanted you to be there.

AMY GOTTLIEB: Oh, goodness. I was pretty stunned to get the invitation. But I was impressed. It felt to me like a bold move on her part. And I’ve since heard of others who’ve been invited by their members of Congress, others in similar situations. It was a bold move to, you know, bring somebody with her as her guest who represents something that the Trump administration is fighting so hard. And that feels very affirming and positive and supportive to me.

You know, I think that being down there, we’ll be doing some press. I, hopefully, will meet some other members of Congress and be able to talk about the issues, be able to talk about the impact of the 1996 immigration laws, which is what has caused Ravi to be in this situation in the first place, and really, hopefully, get an ear of some people before the actual address.

The address itself, I will be doing some deep-breathing exercises and, you know, trying to listen, as best I can, and to come out of there feeling somehow at peace with myself.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And before Congress actually has to tackle legislation that—


JUAN GONZÁLEZ: —the president has been requesting, in the terms of the DREAMers and—


JUAN GONZÁLEZ: —what he calls chain migration.

AMY GOTTLIEB: Right. It will be challenging for me to listen to his positions on immigration. I know that for sure.

AMY GOODMAN: Now, he’s going to be bringing, I believe, a family member from Long Island who lost someone because they were murdered by an undocumented immigrant. The others who are going to be coming, Cesar Espinosa, who is a DREAMer from Houston, Texas, will be among those who are plus-ones, who are guests of congressmembers; as well, Maru Mora Villalpando will be coming from Washington state—all invited as legislative guests for this evening.

The significance right now—do you feel that immigrant rights leaders are being targeted? I just came from Colorado, where I interviewed a mother, a Mexican mother, who had been in this country for well over two decades, named Sandra Lopez, mother of three. Her eldest kid is in college, and she has two little ones. She is in sanctuary in the Unitarian parsonage in Carbondale, Colorado, right next to Aspen, fearful that she, too, could be deported. And we’re seeing this. There are four people in Colorado right now. Your organization, Ravi, just put out a report saying more people are in sanctuary in this country, taking refuge in churches, than we have ever seen. Alina?

ALINA DAS: Well, it’s hard—

AMY GOODMAN: Since the ’80s.

ALINA DAS: Yeah, it’s hard to ignore the pattern that’s been emerging over the last several weeks, when you look at not only Ravi’s case, but the case of Jean Montrevil and others, who have been—

AMY GOODMAN: Who was just deported to Haiti.

ALINA DAS: Who was just deported to Haiti.

AMY GOODMAN: As President Trump made those “s—hole” comments about Haiti.

ALINA DAS: Exactly. And you see this kind of—this targeting of people who have been outspoken about the need for justice in our immigration system, people who have affiliated themselves with the sanctuary movement. It’s hard to believe that there isn’t active targeting going on, because these are the same individuals who, for years, have been living with us, who have often been engaged in open communication with ICE to try and fix policies at a local and national level, and now they start to be targeted, with no explanation, no kind of judgment as to what has changed that made them targets, other than the fact that they have been effective in their work fighting against the Trump administration. And I think that is something that should disturb every American.

AMY GOODMAN: Well, we’ll continue to follow your case. Just one last quick question, Ravi: How are you holding up? One date after another for check-in, you go to jail, you’re shackled, you’re released, you go back.

RAVI RAGBIR: I, as Amy said, just take it one day at a time. You just have to know—I have to put one foot in front of the other and just hold onto that emotional turmoil that is churning within me, and lock it away. I had a—I had Dr. Allen Keller come up to visit me on Sunday night. And I’m saying, you know, “You’re not going to find any trauma.” But at the end of the meeting, it was evident that there was a lot locked up.

What I did do when I was detained is I realized that I could use this opportunity to help others in detention, so I was connecting them to the organizations, the lawyers, the—you know, because that’s where we’ve always wanted to be, and I’m in there.

AMY GOODMAN: I don’t think they’re going to detain you anymore.

RAVI RAGBIR: That will be a challenge. I was actually hoping they would move me around, so I could connect to more people.

AMY GOODMAN: And will you continue organizing until February 9th, when you have to show up again?

RAVI RAGBIR: Absolutely. There is no other choice. Until we change this law, we have to. Until we change the premise of this hate that is permeating our country, we have to continue to organize.

AMY GOODMAN: Well, Ravi Ragbir, we want to thank you for being with us, for coming here after being released just last night. Amy Gottlieb, for joining us, Ravi’s wife, immigrant rights attorney, will be attending the State of the Union address tonight as a guest of Congressmember Velázquez. And Alina Das co-directs the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law.

This is Democracy Now! When we come back, in the last few days, two men, taking their kids to school, were taken by ICE. A third went into sanctuary in New Jersey as all of this was happening. We’re going to speak with his pastor. Stay with us.

AMY GOODMAN: Logic performing the song “1-800-273-8255” at the Grammys Sunday night. The phone number of the title is for the National Suicide Prevention hotline.

Última Actualización: Febrero 02 de 2018
Fuente: Democracy Now


Trump Acaba De Poner A 200,000 Salvadoreños En Riesgo A La Deportación

Miércoles, enero 10th, 2018
 Trump Acaba De Poner A 200,000 Salvadoreños En Riesgo A La Deportación


El gobierno encabezado por el presidente Donald Trump anunció que pondrá fin a la protección temporal otorgada a 200.000 inmigrantes salvadoreños que viven en Estados Unidos al menos desde 2001. Los salvadoreños ahora tendrán un plazo de 18 meses para abandonar Estados Unidos o hallar una forma legal de permanecer en el país.

Esto significa que además del más de 1 millones de personas que ya han perdido su estatus legal bajo esta administración, otros 200,000 salvadoreños que han vivido, estudiado y trabajado legalmente en los EE.UU., pagando impuestos y contribuyendo a sus comunidades por años, ahora también estarán vulnerables a la deportación.

Solamente el Congreso puede detener la agenda antiinmigrante de la administración de Trump.

Los expertos acuerdan que terminar con el TPS es perjudicial para la economía y perjudicial para las familias. Hay 192,000 niños ciudadanos estadounidense de padres salvadoreños.

Soy trabajadora. Un buen miembro de la comunidad, he vivido en los EE.UU. por más de 17 años pagando mis impuestos. Necesito el TPS por mis dos niños ciudadanos estadounidenses de 13 y 8 años de edad para poder continuar apoyando su educación. Si Trump quita el TPS significaría que tendría que regresar con mis hijos a un país lleno de peligro y muerte. Un país que mis hijos no conocen…” –Verónica, inmigrante de El Salvador

Hay quienes en la Administración quieren criminalizar a los inmigrantes. Pero no es quienes somos. Estamos orgullosos de nuestras raíces inmigrantes y orgullosos de tener a inmigrantes como amigos, compañeros de trabajo y vecinos.

Llame a su congresista ahora mismo. Exija que apoyen un proyecto de ley que permita que las personas con TPS se queden y trabajen aquí legalmente: 1-877-472-4068. Deje un mensaje si es necesario.

Es el momento de alzarse por el Estados Unidos que usted quiere. Haga que su voz sea escuchada clara y fuerte.

iAmerica Action

Última Actualización: Enero 10 de 2018
Fuente: iAmerica Action

Estados Unidos Revoca Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) Para Haitianos

Miércoles, noviembre 22nd, 2017
Estados Unidos Revoca Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) Para Haitianos

En su más reciente medida de represión contra la inmigración, el gobierno de Donald Trump anunció que revocará un programa especial de inmigración para casi 60.000 haitianos, entre ellos varios que llegaron a Estados Unidos tras el devastador terremoto de 2010 en Haití. El gobierno de Trump ahora afirma que su estatus de protección temporal, terminará en julio de 2019.

Esta es Marleine Bastien, directora ejecutiva del grupo Mujeres Haitianas de Miami, en una entrevista para Democracy Now! a principios de este año.

Marleine Bastien expresó: “Es de interés nacional para Estados Unidos que los más de 50.000 haitianos permanezcan aquí y sigan contribuyendo de manera social, financiera y demás, para que estos ingresos sigan fluyendo, para que la gente no arriesgue sus vidas para venir aquí como resultado de estas olas de deportación”.

Compartimos también la noticia dada por el canal de YouTube teleSUR tv


Última Actualización: Noviembre 22 de 2017
Fuente: Youtube teleSUR tv

Estados Unidos Termina Con El Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) Para Nicaragüenses

Miércoles, noviembre 8th, 2017
Estados Unidos Termina Con El Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) Para Nicaragüenses

El presidente Donald Trump elimina beneficios migratorios para nicaragüenses y aplazó la decisión para Honduras. Más de 5,300 inmigrantes nicaragüenses se quedarán sin sus permisos para vivir y trabajar en los Estados Unidos, pues el gobierno de Trump decidió poner fin al programa de Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS). De acuerdo con la autoridades y el Servicio de Seguridad Nacional norteamericano estas personas ya no necesitan dicha protección pues se ha reportado una mejora en las condiciones en dicho país que fue azotado por el huracán Mitch en 1999.

A los nicaragüenses el gobierno les ha fijado el 5 de enero del 2019 como fecha límite para abandonen el país, mientras que para los hondureños esta medida les ha dado una tregua, pues podrán quedarse hasta el 05 de julio del 2018 mientras se continúa con la evaluación que se vive en su país.

Cabe indicar que la permanencia de al menos 50 mil haitianos también se encuentra en vilo pues el 22 de enero del próximo año se vence también su estadía. Este permiso creado en 1990 ampara a miles de ciudadanos de 13 países diferentes que residen en estados unidos con o sin papeles y que fueron afectados por conflictos bélicos o desastres naturales de ser deportados a sus países de origen.

Sin embargo no todos pueden llegar a ser deportados o perder los beneficios, en el siguiente video del canal de Youtube explica las opciones legales que tendrían los centroamericanos al momento de llegar a cancelar El Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS)


Última Actualización: Noviembre 08 de 2017
Fuente: Youtube Multimedia TPV Youtube Univision Noticias

¿Es Canadá Una Opción Para Los “Dreamers” De Estados Unidos?

Lunes, octubre 23rd, 2017
¿Es Canadá Una Opción Para Los

A raíz de todo lo que ha ido pasando en los Estados Unidos, en materia de inmigración ha surgió la idea de que Canadá se estaba convirtiendo en el nuevo sueño americano. A la fecha ya son miles las personas que han llegado al país procedentes de los Estados Unidos, y la expectativa es que ese número siga aumentando.

Compartimos el vídeo del canal de Youtube CI Canadá, donde el consejero acreditado Jesús Hernández Limones trata el tema de los «Dreamers», es decir los jóvenes que llegaron a los Estados Unidos siendo bebés o muy pequeños, que fueron llevados por sus padres indocumentados, y que el presidente Donald Trump está amenazando con la deportación, y que piensan en Canadá como una opción.


Última Actualización: Octubre 23 de 2017
Fuente: YouTube CI Canadá


ATENCIÓN: Fecha Límite para Presentar Solicitudes de Renovación de DACA

Lunes, octubre 2nd, 2017
FEMA Está Contratando Trabajadores Temporeros: ¡Solicite Ya!

El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) le recuerda a las personas elegibles a la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés) que tienen una semana para presentar apropiadamente sus peticiones de renovación de DACA y las peticiones de autorización de empleo asociadas a éstas.

Según se anunció previamente, USCIS aceptará hasta el 5 de octubre las peticiones de renovación de parte de los beneficiarios cuya DACA y autorización de empleo vence entre el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018, fechas inclusive.

Estas peticiones deben haber sido presentadas y recibidas físicamente en la agencia en la dirección de presentación apropiada no más tarde del 5 de octubre. La dirección de envío e instrucciones están disponibles en Las peticiones de renovación que sean otorgadas serán válidas por dos años, a menos que sean canceladas o revocadas de alguna otra manera.

Las personas que tienen DACA y una autorización de empleo relacionada que venza después del 5 de marzo de 2018 ya no serán elegibles a presentar una petición de renovación. Sin embargo, su DACA actual y sus documentos de autorización de empleo permanecerán válidos hasta que venzan, a menos que sean cancelados o revocados.

Las personas que tienen DACA y una autorización de empleo relacionada que haya vencido en o luego del 4 de septiembre de 2017 y no haya presentado apropiadamente una petición de renovación que haya sido recibida antes del 5 de septiembre de 2017 ya no serán serán elegibles a solicitar la renovación.

A base de las directrices legales impartidas por el Secretario de Justicia, la secretaria de Seguridad Nacional en funciones, Elaine Duke, emitió el 5 de septiembre un memorándum que establece un plan para anular DACA de manera gradual.

Última Actualización: Octubre 02 de 2017
Fuente: El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos

Inmigrantes Indocumentados Demandaron Al Gobierno De Donald Trump

Miércoles, septiembre 20th, 2017
Inmigrantes Indocumentados Demandaron Al Gobierno De Donald
Un grupo de seis inmigrantes indocumentados demandaron al gobierno de Donald Trump el lunes ante un tribunal federal de San Francisco por la decisión del presidente de poner fin al programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia que otorga a 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados, conocidos como DREAMers, el permiso para vivir y trabajar en Estados Unidos.

En la demanda argumentan que el gobierno de Trump no siguió los procedimientos administrativos correspondientes para rescindir ese programa y que su revocación representa una violación de las leyes de debido proceso.

DACA fue establecido en el año 2012, durante el gobierno de Obama, tras años de organización de los movimientos de base formados por jóvenes estudiantes indocumentados. Quince estados y el distrito de Columbia también iniciaron un juicio contra el gobierno de Trump por sus planes de derogar DACA.

Dulce García es una de los demandantes y además es abogada de inmigración, que regularmente defiende a otros inmigrantes en los tribunales de California y vive en Estados Unidos desde que su familia inmigró proveniente de México cuando ella tenía cuatro años de edad.

A continuación compartimos la entrevista que dio para

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We’re continuing to look at the struggle over DACA. That’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gives nearly 800,000 young people legal permission to live and work in the United States. On Monday, six DACArecipients sued the Trump administration in a San Francisco federal court over its plans to rescind the program. The lawsuit argues the Trump administration failed to follow proper administrative procedures in rescinding DACA and that revoking the program violates due process laws. DACA was instituted by President Obama in 2012 after years of sustained grassroots organizing by young undocumented students. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have also sued the Trump administration over its plans to end DACA.

AMY GOODMAN: Among the six plaintiffs is Jirayut Latthivongskorn, a fourth-year medical student who’s been living in the United States since he and his parents moved from Thailand when he was just nine years old. Two other plaintiffs are middle school teachers. Another plaintiff is Dulce Garcia, an immigration lawyer who regularly defends other immigrants in court in California. She’s been living in the United States since her family immigrated from Mexico when she was four years old. So we’re going to San Diego, California, to speak with her.

Dulce Garcia, welcome to Democracy Now! Can you lay out what this lawsuit is all about and who you’re representing, not to mention yourself?

DULCE GARCIA: Hi. Thank you so much for having me. On a personal level, what this lawsuit is to me, it’s a way to speak, to tell our stories, to tell who we are, to tell the stories of our parents and their sacrifices, as well, because although the dialogue has been centered around us as DREAMers, it’s clear and evident from the lawsuit itself that there was support from our parents all the way through to make sure that our dreams came true. So, for me, this lawsuit means a voice for us. We’re speaking on our own behalf. And we’re filing the lawsuit on behalf of 800,000 DACArecipients. So, it’s a very personal lawsuit. Being a lawyer, I trust our judicial system, and I am placing full faith on them to do what is right for us.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Well, tell us your own story and how it came to be, one, that you ended up as a lawyer and benefited from DACA yourself. Talk about your family’s journey.

DULCE GARCIA: Yeah. Well, actually, the last memory that I have of my home country was when we were robbed at the border in Tijuana, in Tijuana, Mexico. That’s the very last memory that I have of my home country. I’ve been here for over 30 years now. And it’s been a difficult upbringing. We arrived in San Diego, which is a beautiful city. We settled there, loved it, but we struggled. We struggled at times with homelessness. Growing up, we had so much fear of our local police. We had fear of not just immigration officers, but also just in general authority. We would never step into a government’s office to ask for help for anything. So, my family, we would find ourselves, our siblings and I, sleeping under a table, because my parents, at that time, couldn’t afford a home for us, so we would rent out areas of a home. So, we had a difficult upbringing, to say the least. We definitely lacked healthcare.
But we knew that with hard work that we would—we would be able to accomplish our dreams. And my dream, from very small, was to become a lawyer. In my mind—not realizing that I was not a U.S. citizen, in my mind, I was going to become a lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, and work for the federal government as an FBIagent. And this is based on the books that I was reading, the TV that I was watching, and just looking around my neighborhood at the abuse by police at that time. It just inspired me to go into a field in criminal defense. I didn’t realize that I was undocumented and my dreams would be deferred for a very long time. And it’s still a struggle, ‘til today, to keep going and accomplish those dreams. And they’ve changed somewhat. Now my area of focus is immigration, simply because I find that I have to understand my parents’ situation, my own situation and those of—in my community. But yeah, growing up, I didn’t realize that I was undocumented, and I thought everything that we were going through had to do with just being poor. I didn’t realize that a lot of what we went through, a lot of our experiences were precisely because we were undocumented.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Well, to explore that further, can you talk about the condition that your family was in? Your father was a welder. And could you talk about what your mother did? And also, you’ve spoken about the impact in terms of healthcare to your family, the lack of—the fact that you didn’t have health insurance, largely because your family was undocumented.

DULCE GARCIA: Right. I didn’t step into a dentist’s office until I was an adult.

Yeah, my dad is a welder. He did work unlawfully for another person. And at one point, he injured his arm. He shattered his arm and his wrist in several places. And we didn’t have health insurance, so for over a week he just worked through the pain, and not realizing that it was exponentially getting worse. He just toughened it up. And when, finally, we realized that his arm was getting infected, we went to a doctor. And he told us that had he waited any longer, he might have had his hand amputated, because it had gotten so bad. But we were just so terrified of seeking help, because of all the rhetoric going around us that it wasn’t safe to go out of our home.

I didn’t get to experience everything that San Diego had to offer. I had a very sheltered life. I didn’t go to the park, see the beaches. I didn’t go to Disneyland, even though I could hear—I kept hearing all kinds of things from classmates about Disneyland. And it wasn’t until an adult that I actually was able to do that on my own, without depending on school field trips to go out, aside from—out of my home. So, it was a tough upbringing, because we felt terrified all the time. We felt scared all the time to step outside of our house, even to go to the movies or something like that.

We wouldn’t do anything, really, that would be compromising our stay here, because we had a goal. My parents had a vision for us, and they didn’t want to compromise that. So they made sure that we would be very sheltered. And because of that, I also didn’t quite understand the reasons for it. I just, growing up, thought my parents were a little tough on me, and they were—I just assumed that a lot of the things that we were limited to doing was because we were poor.

But as far as the healthcare, whenever any of us would get sick, we would toughen it up as much as possible. We didn’t have the regular checkups. And luckily enough, we were pretty healthy, considering the malnutrition that we suffered through—

AMY GOODMAN: Dulce Garcia—

DULCE GARCIA: —for quite a bit of time.

AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask—


AMY GOODMAN: You’re not the first to sue. I mean, 15 states have sued around President Trump rescinding DACA. But you’re the first DACA recipient, representing other DACA recipients, to sue. Can you talk about the significance of this and your fellow DACA recipients, like the Thai medical student that you’re representing?

DULCE GARCIA: Yes. I want to emphasize that the people that are named plaintiffs in this lawsuit, this is just a very small sample of the 800,000 DACA recipients. We’re not the best of the best. We’re not the brightest. We’re not the most accomplished. This is just a very small sample of what the 800,000 DACA recipients are doing in our community. They are just so amazing, and so many of them are doing such great work in our communities. But the named plaintiffs are very incredible people. So, I feel very privileged to be working with them and working with the team behind this lawsuit.

But I want to emphasize that, you know, the 800,000 DACA recipients, we’re in our communities. We’re teachers, doctors, lawyers and mothers and hard-working parents, hard-working fathers, wanting to provide for their families. And a lot of them are in incredible schools and doing incredible work for our communities. And, to me, the fact that we are, in a way, providing a voice for the 800,000 DACA recipients, I am more than honored to be.

AMY GOODMAN: Before we wrap up, can you tell us the grounds on which you’re suing?

DULCE GARCIA: Yes. It’s several grounds. One of them is the promise that we relied on. We relied on the government telling us, “Come out of the shadows, give us your information, and you won’t be deported. You’ll renew your DACA permit for two years.” And I very much depended on that. I have a practice, and I just opened a second law firm this year. And I signed a five-year lease this year in May, thinking that I would be able to renew this DACA work permit. And so a lot of us depended on this promise of the government saying, “If you step out of the shadows, you do the right thing, you follow the rules, and we’re going to protect you.” And I went out into the community as a lawyer asking people to sign up for DACA: “Come out of the shadows. You’re going to be saved. It’ll be a life changer for you. There’s so many benefits to being able to walk around without the fear of being deported.” And now I am scared and terrified—

AMY GOODMAN: Oh, it looks like we have just lost our satellite feed with Dulce Garcia. Dulce Garcia, an immigration and criminal defense lawyer in San Diego. She’s one of six DREAMERs who have sued the Trump administration—she’s one of six DREAMers who have sued the Trump administration over its plans to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. She’s been in the country since she was four years old.

When we come back, President Trump’s childhood home in Queens is now, well, renting out as an Airbnb. So some refugees stayed overnight and talked about their dreams. Stay with us.

Última Actualización: Septiembre 20 de 2017

Fecha Límite Para DACA

Viernes, septiembre 15th, 2017
Fecha Límite Para DACA


El día 15 de Septiembre marca el primer día del Mes de la Herencia Hispana (15 de sept – 15 de oct), un mes en el que se celebra la cultura y la herencia Latinx.

Este año, iAmerica se ha aliado con Mi Familia Vota, Voto Latino, Planned Parenthood, Rock the Vote, y el Fondo para la Defensa del Medio Ambiente, para la campaña R.I.S.E. (Registrar. Encender. Luchar. Participar, por sus siglas en inglés) – una campaña de registro de votantes que busca cambiar esta celebración cultural a un mes de acción y organización comunitaria. ¡Así que empecemos ahora!

Como sabe, la semana pasada, Trump acabó con DACA. Para marcar el primer día de RISE, le pedimos que corra la voz en la comunidad sobre una fecha límite muy importante del 5 de octubre que afecta a los beneficiarios de DACA, a sus familiares y amigos.

Este video lo explica todo. ¡Véalo y compártalo ampliamente!

A los beneficiarios de DACA a los cuales se le vence su estatus entre el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018, pueden aplicar para la renovación, pero DHS debe de recibir la aplicación para la fecha límite del 5 de octubre – a tan solo 20 días.

Necesitamos que se corra la voz rápidamente.

Tenemos una meta de 10,000 veces compartidas en Facebook para la próxima semana. Ayúdenos a llegar a nuestra meta. ¡Comparta el video hoy!


Última Actualización: Septiembre 16 de 2017
Fuente: iAmerica

Acuerdo Entre Demócratas y Donald Trump Para Proteger a los Jóvenes Inmigrantes “Dreamers”

Viernes, septiembre 15th, 2017
Acuerdo Entre Demócratas y Donald Trump Para Proteger a los Jóvenes Inmigrantes

En un avance que podría salvar a 800.000 inmigrantes indocumentados de la deportación, los principales demócratas del Congreso declararon el miércoles que habían llegado a un acuerdo con el presidente Donald Trump para proteger a los inmigrantes que fueron llevados a Estados Unidos cuando eran niños.

El acuerdo se produjo después de que el líder de la minoría del Senado, Chuck Schumer, y la líder de la minoría de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, se reunieran con Trump en una cena de comida china en la Casa Blanca. En una declaración conjunta, los líderes demócratas dijeron que Trump acordó apoyar la legislación que consagraría en la ley las protecciones del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por su sigla en inglés), que daba a casi 800.000 jóvenes permiso para vivir y trabajar en Estados Unidos.

Sin embargo, el jueves por la mañana el presidente Trump puso en duda este acuerdo mediante una publicación de Twitter: “No se hizo ningún acuerdo anoche sobre el DACA. Debería acordarse una seguridad fronteriza masiva a cambio del consentimiento. Debería someterse a votación”.

La declaración acerca del acuerdo enfureció a muchos republicanos; entre ellos, el congresista antiinmigrantes de Iowa Steve King, quien retuiteó un informe de Associated Press sobre el acuerdo, añadiendo: “Si AP tiene razón, la base de Trump ha estallado, ha quedado destruida, irreparable y desilusionada, sin consuelo posible. Ninguna promesa es creíble”.

Compartimos la noticia del canal de YouTube Noticieros Televisa quienes reportaron la negacion de Donald Trump sobre este acuerdo


Última Actualización: Septiembre 15 de 2017
Fuente: YouTube Noticieros Televisa

Tras Campaña Nacional, Rómulo Avelica-González Logra Que Se Suspenda Su Deportación

Miércoles, agosto 9th, 2017
Tras Campaña Nacional, Rómulo Avelica-González Logra Que Se Suspenda Su Deportación

En Los Ángeles, California, Rómulo Avelica-González, residente en Estados Unidos desde hace muchos años y padre de cuatro hijos, logró que se suspendiera de emergencia su deportación, en medio de una campaña nacional para exigir que se le permita quedarse en Estados Unidos.

Agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas detuvieron a Avelica González a finales de febrero cuando llevaba a sus dos hijas a la escuela. Defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes temen que su detención sea una señal de un cambio en la política aplicada hasta el momento por el Servicio de Inmigración, que no realizaba detenciones en lugares considerados sensibles, como escuelas, iglesias y hospitales.

Avelica-González afirmó desde el Centro de Detención Adelanto, en el condado de San Bernardino: “Todos los días me despierto sabiendo que debo ser al menos la mitad de fuerte de lo que han sido mis hijos en la lucha por mi libertad. […] Nunca dejaré de luchar por mis derechos y por los derechos de otros inmigrantes”.

Avelica-González y sus seguidores ahora exigen que sea liberado de la custodia del Servicio de Inmigración y que la Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración reconozca su derecho de permanecer en el país.

Compartimos la entrevista que diera Rómulo Avelica-González a la cadena de Noticias Univision Noticias, antes de recibir la suspensión de emergencia que evita su deportación.

Aunque no se sabe aún si el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas dejara en libertad a Rómulo AvelicaGonzález, se conoce que para el día 30 de agosto se programó una audiencia para definir la fianza.

Última Actualización: Agosto 09 de 2017
Fuente: YouTube Univision Noticias