martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

EL ODIO COMO ARGUMENTO ▼ Trump prepara la orden para la expulsión masiva de inmigrantes | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

Trump prepara la orden para la expulsión masiva de inmigrantes | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS



Trump prepara la orden para la expulsión masiva de inmigrantes

El plan permite reclutar a 15.000 nuevos agentes así como ampliar las expulsiones inmediatas y devolver automáticamente a su país a los mexicanos sorprendidos en la frontera





Protesta antitrump en Pittsburg, Pennsilvania. En el vídeo, las declaraciones del presidente Trump. FOTO JEFF SWENSEN (AFP) | VÍDEO REUTERS



Donald Trump prepara su nuevo asalto contra la inmigración. Tras su batacazo judicial con el veto a siete países musulmanes, el presidente de Estados Unidos ha ordenado elaborar un vasto plan de acción contra los sin papeles. Acelerar y ampliar las expulsiones inmediatas, devolver automáticamente a los mexicanos sorprendidos en la frontera, reclutar miles de nuevos agentes y hasta perseguir penalmente a los padres que traigan a sus hijos forman parte, según los borradores conocidos, de este agresivo proyecto. Un paso con el que Trump echa otra palada al legado de Obama y con el que podrá cumplir una de sus más deseadas y oscuras promesas: la expulsión masiva de inmigrantes.
Estados Unidos, un país que se hizo grande con la inmigración, está listo para dar un portazo al eslabón más débil. Si la política de Obama se centró en la persecución y expulsión de aquellos inmigrantes que hubiesen cometido delitos graves, ahora se prepara la apertura de la veda a todos los que carezcan de documentación en regla. Once millones de personas, la mitad mexicanos pueden empezar a temblar.
La magnitud del golpe se conocerá en pocos días. El presidente ha anunciado que esta semana hará publica su nueva orden. Entretanto, Washington es un hervidero. Los borradores circulan por doquier. Algunos han sido desmentidos con rotundidad, pero otros, como los publicados por McClatchy y The Washington Post, han sido reconocidos como documentos de trabajo. En estos últimos, aunque susceptibles de cambios, asoma el verdadero rostro de la Administración Trump.
Los borradores apuntan a que la ofensiva será masiva. Para reforzar las agencias dedicadas al control de la inmigración, se establece la contratación de 15.000 nuevos agentes, se aumentan las competencias policiales y se preconiza una mayor colaboración con las fuerzas locales.
Para la operatividad de este ejército, el departamento de Seguridad Interior, en manos del antiguo general de marines, John F. Kelly, pretende aligerar las barreras legales, en especial en el capítulo más ejecutivo: las deportaciones inmediatas. Hasta ahora esta modalidad de expulsión se aplicaba a aquellos inmigrantes que hubiesen pasado menos de dos semanas en el país y estuviesen a no más de 160 kilómetros de la divisoria. Pero los borradores indican que se pretende anular los límites geográficos y extender su aplicación a todos aquellos que lleven hasta dos años en territorio estadounidense. A este enorme salto se añade la devolución automática de los inmigrantes mexicanos sorprendidos en la frontera y la persecución penal de aquellos padres que hayan pagado a redes de traficantes para traer a sus hijos.
Fuera de estos planes queda, según los borradores, el programa de Obama destinado a proteger a los dreamers, los menores escolarizados que llegaron sin papeles a Estados Unidos. Un sistema que ha permitido otorgar permiso de trabajo a 750.000 inmigrantes y que el propio Trump ha reconocido, en tono de culebrón, que le será complicado liquidar. “La situación de estos menores es muy difícil para mí, mucho… porque yo amo a esos niños; yo mismo tengo niños y nietos, y encuentro muy, muy difícil hacer lo que las leyes ordenan. Y todos saben que la ley es dura”, dijo el sábado en su mitin de Florida.
Pero más allá de los dreamers, el horizonte se oscurece para el resto de los inmigrantes. Trump sabe que su base electoral, de mayoría blanca y obrera, los contempla como un competidor. En las antaño poderosas zonas industriales, ahora azotadas por el desempleo y los salarios bajos, el discurso del enemigo mexicano ha calado hondo. Y el presidente, consciente de su mal momento en las encuestas, busca un golpe de efecto contra los migrantes para mantener su activo entre sus fieles.
“Tendremos fronteras fuertes otra vez. Los criminales, la gente mala-mala, entrará en prisión. Pero en su mayoría, se irán fuera de aquí. ¡Los llevaremos al lugar de donde vinieron!”, prometió Trump a sus bases. La norma para llevar adelante este plan está muy cerca de ver la luz. Esta semana se conocerá. De momento, ya se escuchan las campanas del odio.

DESPRECIO E INTOLERANCIA COMO POLÍTICAS DE ESTADO ▼ Trump abre la puerta a las deportaciones masivas de indocumentados | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

Trump abre la puerta a las deportaciones masivas de indocumentados | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

Trump abre la puerta a las deportaciones masivas de indocumentados

El departamento de Seguridad Interior contratará 15.000 nuevos agentes y ampliará el foco de la persecución a casi todos los que lleven menos de tres años en el país



Donald Trump este lunes.

Donald Trump este lunes.  EFE



Donald Trump ha abierto la puerta a las deportaciones masivas. Las nuevas directrices del departamento de Seguridad Interior, difundidas este martes, entierran el legado de Obama y amplían la persecución a casi todos los sin papeles. No se trata solo de que los funcionarios incrementen sus competencias o de la contratación de 15.000 nuevos agentes. El núcleo de la ofensiva migratoria radica en la posibilidad de aplicar las expulsiones inmediatas a prácticamente todos aquellos que lleven menos de tres años en el país.
El giro es radical. El país que se hizo grande con la emigración le da la espalda ahora a 11 millones de indocumentados, la mitad mexicanos. Hasta ahora los agentes tenían como objetivo prioritario la captura de todos aquellos que hubiesen cometido un delito grave. Con las nuevas directrices el foco se amplía y se reducen a “extremadamente limitadas excepciones” los casos que se libran de la norma.
“Todos aquellos que violen las leyes de inmigración pueden ser sujetos de los nuevos procedimientos, incluyendo la expulsión de Estados Unidos”, dice la directriz.
También se restringe la práctica de dejar en libertad condicional a los detenidos. “Esta medida será usada excepcionalmente y solo en los casos donde, después de un atento estudio de las circunstancias se considere necesaria por razones humanitarias o por un significante beneficio público”, reza la orden.
Ahora, el objetivo es devolverles lo antes posible a sus países de origen. Para ello, se rompen los candados del proceso de expulsión inmediata. Esta modalidad se aplicaba hasta ahora a aquellos inmigrantes que hubiesen pasado menos de dos semanas en el país y estuviesen a no más de 160 kilómetros de la divisoria.
Con la nueva directriz, se anulan los límites geográficos y se extiende su aplicación a todos aquellos que lleven hasta dos años en territorio estadounidense. Sólo quedarán fuera los menores, los peticionarios de asilo y quienes pueden demostrar la legalidad de su estatus migratorio.
En este plan, México figura como gran diana. El Gobierno de Trump considera prioritario asegurar la frontera sur. Para ello pone en marcha con carácter inmediato la búsqueda de fondos para “diseñar, construir y mantener el muro”. En esta línea, también abre el proceso para “identificar y cuantificar todas las fuentes directas o indirectas de ayudas federales y asistencia al Gobierno mexicano”.
Esta iniciativa tiene como fin fijar la cantidad que el vecino del sur recibe de Washington y utilizarla para forzar el pago del muro por parte de México, uno de los axiomas del presidente de Estados Unidos.
Fuera de estos planes queda, según los borradores, el programa de Obama destinado a proteger a los dreamers, los menores escolarizados que llegaron sin papeles a Estados Unidos. Un sistema que ha permitido otorgar permiso de trabajo a 750.000 inmigrantes y que el propio Trump ha reconocido, en tono de culebrón, que le será complicado liquidar.
“La situación de estos menores es muy difícil para mí, mucho… porque yo amo a esos niños; yo mismo tengo niños y nietos, y encuentro muy, muy difícil hacer lo que las leyes ordenan. Y todos saben que la ley es dura”, dijo la semana pasada.

How the transgender agenda harms children | MercatorNet

How the transgender agenda harms children



How the transgender agenda harms children







How the transgender agenda harms children

An expert on child sexual abuse warns that sex changes could do irreversible damage
Judith Reisman | Feb 21 2017 | comment 


On March 28, the US Supreme Court is due to hear a case about transgender bathroom access lodged by a Virginia student, Gavin Grimm. Born a girl, she decided in Year 9 that she was actually a boy. The local school board refused to let her use the boys’ toilets. She sued, and now the case has moved up to the Supreme Court (Gloucester County School Board v GG).
Amongst the briefs filed by “friends of the court” are a number of documents which contend that the transgender agenda will harm students.
Today we are publishing excerpts from a brief by Dr Judith Reisman, founder of the Child Protection Institute and a  research professor at Liberty University School of Law. She is an internationally recognised expert on child sexual abuse and the influence of sexologist Alfred Kinsey.
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As the [the Department of Justice and Department of Education Office of Civil Rights] instruct school districts, the purpose of Title IX is to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students. Assuming that is true, then its interpretation of Title IX to include “gender identity,” and particularly to compel districts to permit access to sex-separate facilities based solely on perceived gender is in conflict with that purpose. Moreover, the Departments’ advocacy for recognition of “transgender” children fosters experimental, life-changing medical protocols that do not comply with the dictates of medical ethics. Most importantly, the Departments are sanctioning an agenda- driven ideology that threatens the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children.
Despite studies showing that 80 to 95 percent of children who report dissonance between their perceived gender and biological sex find that their perceived gender and biological sex correspond by late adolescence, medical protocols for “transgender” children are calling for earlier intervention with puberty- suppressing drugs and cross-sex hormones. These protocols create irreversible sterility and other life-changing effects to which the children, as minors with immature brains, are unable to give informed consent. Nor can their parents give “informed” consent to such protocols as the long-term consequences of these early interventions are unknown.  
There is not a single large, randomized, controlled study that documents the alleged benefits and potential harms to gender- dysphoric children from pubertal suppression and decades of cross- sex hormone use. Nor is there a single long-term, large, randomized, controlled study that compares the outcomes of various toxic synthetic steroids.*
Nevertheless, gender clinics encourage treatments that will suppress puberty “to allow the gender dysphoric child time to explore gender identity free from the emotional distress triggered by the onset of secondary sex characteristics.”  These treatments will condemn unknown numbers of children to sterility. In addition, use of puberty- suppressing drugs means that the children will never develop sperm or eggs.
Consequently, they would not even have the chance to harvest and preserve eggs or sperm for future use in assisted reproduction, an option some are given who go through puberty and then begin cross- sex hormones.   
Furthermore, neuroscience has documented that children’s brains are cognitively immature until the early to mid- twenties. Scientists can digitally map how the brain develops, and have found that the portions of the brain that permit processing of complex concepts, such as “gender identity,” evaluating risk and making informed decisions are the last to mature, usually not until the early twenties. This means that children are not only legally, but cognitively incapable of giving informed consent to these treatments. Informed consent is a fundamental ethical requirement, particularly when, as is true for these early interventions, the treatment is irreversible and life-changing. The Nuremberg Code, developed in response to the human experimentation atrocities in Nazi Germany and still relied on in human research, states:
The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over- reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved, as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that, before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject, there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person, which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.
Children are not legally capable of giving consent. Even if it could be assumed, arguendo, that parents can consent on behalf of their children, they still cannot give informed consent because the hazards and the effects upon children’s health have not been scientifically determined and therefore cannot be known prior to treatment. By advocating for the inclusion of gender identity in Title IX for elementary and secondary students, the Departments are placing the government’s imprimatur on human experimentation and involuntary sterilization of children wholly bereft of informed consent. Such disregard for the health and safety of children as well as the rule of law should not be given any effect by this Court.
Notes
* Michelle Cretella,
Gender Dysphoria in Children, American College of Pediatricians, (August 2016)
For the complete footnotes and bibliography in Dr Reisman's statement, see her amicus curiae brief
Dr Judith Reisman served as Principal Investigator for the United States Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice on child sexual abuse and child pornography, and has provided expert reports and testimony in cases worldwide. She is an internationally recognized expert on the history, fraudulent research and societal effects of Dr Alfred Kinsey. She has authored five books and hundreds of articles dealing with the implications of Kinsey’s research on law and public policy.
- See more at: https://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/how-the-transgender-agenda-harms-children/19384#sthash.na7bIPyE.dpuf



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The French, with their talent for tact, dampen controversy over abortion by disguising it with an acronym, IVG, Interruption Volontaire de Grossesse, voluntary interruption of pregnancy. It takes the sting out of the raw reality.
The government has taken this eye-averting circumlocution a step, or many steps, further by banning pro-life websites. It is now a crime punishable by two years in the slammer “to spread misleading information about abortion”. Translated, this means offering a different point of view on the internet.
In 1789, Article 11 of France’s famous Declaration of the Rights of Man, a foundational document of human rights, declared boldly: “The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man”. But no longer, it seems. Speech is free so long as it agrees with government policy.


Michael Cook 

Editor 

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How the transgender agenda harms children

Chimamanda Adichie on What Americans misunderstand About Africa | MercatorNet

Chimamanda Adichie on What Americans misunderstand About Africa



Overcoming stereotypes





Overcoming stereotypes

Americans need to see Africa with different eyes, says an award-winning novelist
MercatorNet | Feb 21 2017 | comment 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian-born writer who went to university in the United States. When she arrived, she was floored by her friends’ ignorance of Africa. In this brief video from The Atlantic, she explains why Westerners need to look past stereotypes and see the reality of life in Africa today. 
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MercatorNet

The French, with their talent for tact, dampen controversy over abortion by disguising it with an acronym, IVG, Interruption Volontaire de Grossesse, voluntary interruption of pregnancy. It takes the sting out of the raw reality.
The government has taken this eye-averting circumlocution a step, or many steps, further by banning pro-life websites. It is now a crime punishable by two years in the slammer “to spread misleading information about abortion”. Translated, this means offering a different point of view on the internet.
In 1789, Article 11 of France’s famous Declaration of the Rights of Man, a foundational document of human rights, declared boldly: “The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man”. But no longer, it seems. Speech is free so long as it agrees with government policy.


Michael Cook 

Editor 

MERCATORNET



I disapprove of what you say – and will make darned sure you can’t say it

By Chiara Bertoglio
France outlaws ‘misleading’ pro-life websites.

Read the full article
More nonsense from the panel that will design Victoria’s death law

By Paul Russell
The supposed safeguards will not work

Read the full article
How the transgender agenda harms children

By Judith Reisman
An expert on child sexual abuse warns that sex changes could do irreversible damage

Read the full article
Overcoming stereotypes

By MercatorNet
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Read the full article
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By Donald Nieman
POTUS 16 offered great lessons in leadership

Read the full article
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By Joyleen Christensen
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Read the full article
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By Sheila Liaugminas
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Read the full article
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Read the full article
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Read the full article
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Read the full article


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