Friday, May 12, 2017

AZMEX I3 11-5-17

AZMEX I3 11 MAY 2017

City's Human Relations Commission discusses sanctuary city status
Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 3:15 pm MST
Thursday, May 11th 2017, 12:52 pm MST
By Monica Grimaldo, Multimedia Journalist

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There's a push now to make Tucson a sanctuary city, even as President Donald Trump tries to crackdown on them.

Tucson's Human Relations Commission, which works closely with immigrants, is behind the latest push.

The commission said if Tucson proclaims itself a sanctuary city, it will give immigrants more confidence they're in a safe place, especially when they send their kids to school.

"We feel on principle, you know, especially our schools should be safe places," a commission member said. "We think that you know health care and things like that are human rights."
As of now, Tucson is an immigrant friendly city.

A federal judge recently blocked the Trump administration from withholding federal money from cities that don't follow immigration law

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero said with the judge's recent ruling, Tucson will keep pushing its long-standing policy which doesn't discriminate.

The Tucson HRC discussed the issue at a public meeting Wednesday night. The next step would be to meet with city council members to try to convince them.


50 percent less deportations in this area
Details Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017,
Written by Editor / El Diario


Just 15,780 migrants last April were secured by federal agents in the southwestern United States, compared to 48,550 in the same month, of the previous year, according to figures from Customs and Border Protection (CBP). acronym in English).

According to the Mexican consul in Nogales, Arizona, Ricardo Santana Velásquez, these figures coincide with those that the Federal Government has and is evidenced by the low flow witnessed by employees of the Consulate General on the border with Sonora.

"We maintain contact with all agencies of the United States government, especially the Border Patrol and ICE, who report that the numbers fell drastically, in some cases by more than 50 percent, compared to the same period of the year Previous, "he said.

He also said that in the case of incoming migrants, statistics are still quite low.

The Mexican consul pointed out that it is a remarkable contrast, however, the programs that are exercised with the Mexican community are organized according to the changes of the migratory policies in the United States.

"We are offering them all the support and information they require, so as not to be in difficult situations," he said.

Santana Velázquez said that according to police and immigration agencies, this drop in deportations of illegals and income flows is due to a combination of factors, a decline that occurred before Donald Trump took office.

"We do not know exactly what the reason itself is, I do not think there is one in particular, but if it could be a combination of several factors," he said.


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