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Daily Border Bulletin- Mexican business owners grow in the U.S., Border landowners oppose bills in Congress, and more

 

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Mexicans are the largest number of business owners in the U.S.- Immigrants
born in Mexico make up 12 percent of immigrant small business owners, followed by
immigrants born in India, Korea, Cuba, China, and Vietnam, according to a new report  by the Fiscal Policy Institute.

Border landowners oppose two bills in Congress- A farmer from Montana and a rancher from Arizona wrote an op-ed in Los Angeles Times to express their opposition to bills pending in Congress that would give unrestricted power to the Department of Homeland Security on all public lands within 100 miles of the U.S. borders.

Foreign visitors' spending is up- The US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration today released tourism data revealing that international visitors spent an estimated US$14 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in April 2012 - US$1.5 billion more (12 percent) than was spent in April 2011.

Daily Border Bulletin- Rubio´s DREAM Act bill is inexistent, Austin lures Mexican entrepreneurs, and more

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Rubio´s DREAM Act bill is inexistent- Three months after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced an alternative to the Dream Act, he has yet to produce a written proposal.

Austin launches partnership to lure Mexican entrepreneurs- The University of Texas through its IC2 Institute and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce plan to hold the Instituto de Empresarios de Austin to provide information to Mexican business owners about starting a business in Austin, Texas.

Arizona governor prepares for Supreme Court rule- While awaiting for the U.S. Supreme Court rule on the future of Arizona's controversial immigration law Senate Bill 1070, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona issued an executive order requiring the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to redistribute to all law enforcement agencies by Friday a training video originally sent out when the law passed two years ago. 

Daily Border Bulletin- Federal initiative gives loans to border communities, Businessowners urge for an immigration reform

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Federal initiative aimed to increase loans in border communities-  The U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), of Agriculture, and of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced a joint “Border Community Capital Initiative” (Border Initiative), designed to increase access to capital in the U.S./Mexico border region which includes some of the poorest communities in the country. The announcement is part of a series of initiatives delivered through the White House Rural Council to help create jobs and expand opportunities in rural communities.

Business leaders demand an immigration reform-  Nearly 200 business owners from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, ended up on Tuesday, June 12, urging Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform during the  summit “Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America.”

Chicago suburb rejects a detention center- Village leaders unanimously rejected plans for a proposed immigrant detention center in Crete, outside of Chicago.

Daily Border Bulletin- Illicit money flows from Mexico to the U.S., Foreign homeownership is up in the U.S., and more

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Report highlights illicit money flows from Mexico to the U.S.- A report by Global Financial Integrity found that deposit data from the Bank of International Settlements show that the United States is the top destination for Mexican funds.

Foreign homeownership is up in  the U.S.- A survey released Monday by the National Association of Realtors   found that international buyers accounted for 8.9 percent of the dollars spent on residential real estate in the U.S. in the 12-month period that ended in March, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Violence in Juárez decreases- The month of May had the lowest number of slayings in Juárez in more than three years, reports El Paso Times.

Daily Border Bulletin- Texas takes new position on immigration; Arizona awaits Supreme Court decision; Travel to Mexico is up

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Republicans in Texas take new position on immigration- The Texas Republican Convention approved a party platform on immigration conceding that mass deportation of illegal immigrants isn’t practical and calling for “common ground” to develop more-realistic strategies.

Arizona’s SB 1070 awaits decision in the Supreme Court- The country’s judicial authority has three last weeks to release a decision, generally on Mondays, on the legal challenges against Arizona’s anti-immigrant law.

More Americans travel to Mexico- The Mexican Ministry of Tourism says more than 2 million U.S. tourists flew to Mexico between January and April of this year, up 11% from the same period in 2011.

Daily Border Bulletin- Immigration reform will drive U.S. agriculture; Ban on abortions for immigrants detained; and more

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How to make U.S. agriculture stronger?- Opening pathways for temporary seasonal workers and fixing the immigration system are the answer to drive agriculture in the U.S.

House bans abortions for undocumented immigrants- The GOP-led House approved a Homeland Security spending bill that includes a provision barring Immigration and Customs Enforcement from providing abortions for undocumented immigrant detainees, a measure that has little chance of surviving in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The U.S. no longer is a role model on immigration policies- The U.S. immigration policies do not attract more talented people than other countries, but still immigrants to this country have better assimilation than anywhere else.

Daily Border Bulletin- American expats move to Tijuana; TV campaign seeks to prevent immigrants' deaths; and more

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American expats move to Tijuana- More expatriates are leaving the US and calling Tijuana home. Younger, hipper and speak Spanish, they are attracted by  the Mexican city’s culture and affordable housing since homicide rates in Tijuana have dropped 40 percent.

Border Patrol lauches TV campaign in Mexico to prevent immigrants’ deaths- The U.S. Border Patrol, in coordination with the Mexican government, launched the “Border Safety Initiative”,  a campaign that includes TV and radio ads as well as a norteño song  to prevent the deaths of immigrants along the Southwest border.

Arizona sheriff stops special immigration patrols- Joe Arapaio, the Arizona sheriff known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration has gone months without using his most controversial law enforcement tactic.

Daily Border Bulletin- Mexican crew fights wildfires in Texas, Cross-border trucking program should continue, and more

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Mexican crew fights wildfires in Texas- A 32-person crew from Mexico, known down as “Los Diablos,” arrived at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in western Texas to fight the wildfire that started on May 26 and burned 171 acres before it was contained with the help of the Mexican crew.

Cross-border trucking program should continue- An op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News criticizes comments made by official from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration who said that the cross-border trucking program that started last fall might not continue because of low participation by Mexican carriers.

Dallas attracts $119 millions from foreign investors- A federal program that grants permanent residency to foreign citizens who invest more than half a million dollars and create more than 10 jobs, has proven successful in Dallas where 2,380 jobs were created in exchange of 238 HB-5 visas in the last 30 months. On the national level, 2,101 green cards have been granted so far in 2012.

Daily Border Bulletin- Mexican crew fight wildfires in Texas, Cross-border trucking program should continue, and more

Your Daily Border Bulletin is up! Stories for today are as follows:

Mexican crew fights wildfires in Texas- A 32-person crew from Mexico, known down as “Los Diablos,” arrived at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in western Texas to fight the wildfire that started on May 26 and burned 171 acres before it was contained with the help of the Mexican crew.

Cross-border trucking program should continue- An op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News criticizes comments made by official from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration who said that the cross-border trucking program that started last fall might not continue because of low participation by Mexican carriers.

Dallas attracts $119 millions from foreign investors- A federal program that grants permanent residency to foreign citizens who invest more than half a million dollars and create more than 10 jobs, has proven successful in Dallas where 2,380 jobs were created in exchange of 238 HB-5 visas in the last 30 months. On the national level, 2,101 green cards have been granted so far in 2012.

Daily Border Bulletin - Border Tour Promotes Trade Between the U.S. and Mexico, and more stories

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Border Tour Promotes Trade Between the U.S. and Mexico - A U.S. trade delegation on Monday launched a five-day Mexican border tour by visiting city officials,maquiladoras, and learning about the planned cross-border ports of entry. The group includes members of the private and public sectors. It is led by assistant U.S. Commerce Secretary Michael C. Camuñez and members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne.

Federal Program Recruits Mexican Entrepreneurs to Invest in the U.S. -
Select USA, a federal program to attract foreign investment, teaches Mexican businesspeople about immigration visas, legal and fiscal systems in the U.S. and business opportunities to expand their companies to the U.S. market.

D.C. Police Might Ignore Secure Communities- Council members of the District of Columbia say they would oppose the federal program Secure Communities by passing a law instructing loal police to ignore requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold people arrested for low-level crimes.

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