Kobe Bryant Hará Que Cambies Tu Forma De Ver La Vida Con Estas Impactantes Enseñanzas

Kobe Bryant Hará Que Cambies Tu Forma De Ver La Vida Con Estas Impactantes Enseñanzas

Kobe Bryant Hará Que Cambies Tu Forma De Ver La Vida Con Estas Impactantes Enseñanzas
Todos tenemos hemos tenido dudas de nosotros mismo en algún momento. Pero todos aquellos que lograron sus metas, fueron personas que en ese punto en específico, en ese punto de quiebre decidieron no rendirse y seguir.
KOBE BRYANT y GIANNA BRYANT
Este ser humano nos deja muchas enseñanzas, que hagas lo que hagas tienes que hacerlo con pasión, que si no crees en ti mismo, nadie lo hará por ti, que tienes una vida, pero que no sabes cuando terminará, es por eso que hay que aprovecharla y es por eso que debes darle sentido a cada uno de tus días.
Que Todo lo negativo (presión, desafíos, obstáculos, críticas, calumnias) son cosas que te hacen más fuerte, que las puedes convertir en oportunidades para levantarte.

ICE Is Now Fingerprinting Immigrants As Young As 14 Years Old – BuzzFeed News

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have begun fingerprinting unaccompanied immigrant children over the age of 14 who are not in their custody but are in shelters across the country, BuzzFeed News has learned.

ICE officials called it a way to protect unaccompanied minors in custody.

“In January, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued field guidance to juvenile coordinators to work with Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to identify and collect fingerprints on unaccompanied alien children (UACs) at ORR facilities who are over the age of 14, to mitigate and prevent the risk of their victimization by human traffickers and smugglers, and to reduce misidentification,” a senior ICE official said in an email to BuzzFeed News.

It is unclear if the collection is taking place across the country or in certain locations.

The new ICE directive, issued to its juvenile coordinators in January, appears to be the latest Trump administration policy aimed at collecting more personal information about immigrants — including children — who cross the border. In recent months, the administration launched a pilot project in various parts of the US to collect the DNA samples of individuals at the border.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement oversees shelters across the country that hold unaccompanied children. These shelters then look to identify potential “sponsors” or family members in the US for permanent placement. ORR officials did not respond to a request for a comment.

Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, said in a statement that ICE officials coming into shelter to fingerprint teens is “antithetical” to ORR’s mission, and that she did not buy ICE’s justification “for one second.”

“Make no mistake: ICE’s intention is to intimidate and scare children by entering these shelters, and if HHS allows ICE to do so, they will be complicit,” she said.

DeLauro added that if the policy was actually about protecting children, “it would not have gone into effect without notifying Congress or been leaked out anonymously.”

“I will leverage every resource I have as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds HHS to ensure this policy is overturned and ORR upholds its mission to protect children, not enforce the racist immigration policies of President Trump and Stephen Miller,” she added.

The Washington Post reported in December that senior White House officials pushed to have ICE agents within ORR facilities. Instead, the administration opted to allow ICE to collect fingerprints of those who seek to pick up immigrant children at government shelters.

Immigrant advocates said that they had already heard of ICE officials showing up at the ORR facilities to begin the process of fingerprinting children.

“It causes an incredible amount of stress — the kids were seeing it as scary and frustrating,” said Jennifer Podkul, director for policy and advocacy at Kids In Need of Defense, a group that represents unaccompanied children. Podkul said that children over 14 who apply for an immigration benefit with the government through US Citizenship and Immigration Services already provide their fingerprints.

What’s more, she said, information on their sponsors in the US and where they will be living is well known to the government.

Experts who spoke with BuzzFeed News also said the move was misguided.

“It is unwise to have ICE going to ORR facilities, which are supposed to provide a safe and comfortable space for the children,” said Sarah Pierce, an analyst at the Migration Policy Institute. “The children already go through processing with CBP at the border when they arrive. It would be easier, and less traumatic for the children, if the administration just got their fingerprints then.”

ICE officials said, however, that the move would help with the ability to track down children in unsafe conditions.

“ICE has taken this necessary step to further protect UACs who may be released to unsafe situations. ORR’s current practice of predominantly relying on documents with biographic information alone rather than fingerprints to confirm sponsor identity and suitability is dangerous and irresponsible. Fraudulent documents and documents obtained by fraud are known to be prevalent at the southwest border,” said a senior ICE official. “Even though they have been made aware of the potential risks to child safety, in many cases, ORR has willfully elected to rely on these suspect documents instead of fingerprints for the sole purpose of increasing the speed of placement and ignoring the obvious risks to child welfare and safety.”

The official said that without the fingerprints, ICE investigators who find children who may have been smuggled or trafficked would not be able to identify them.

“ICE’s fingerprinting process is entirely digital and takes less than three minutes. Capturing the UACs photo and fingerprints will allow law enforcement entities to identify children who are trafficked, smuggled, forced into sweatshops or even the sex trade,” the official said.

A former senior ICE official told BuzzFeed News, “This policy looks to add to ICE’s ever-growing data collection for future enforcement. I’d find it very hard to believe such a benign motive as protecting children, that might be a sidenote, but the goal is like everything else in this administration — tightening the screws on anyone seeking asylum no matter their age or situation.”

ICE officials also said that DHS is “actively” trying to locate unaccompanied children who did not appear before a judge to pursue their immigration case.

“DHS is now actively trying to locate the 7,888 UACs who disappeared while in the care of sponsors that ORR deemed suitable in FY 2019. That’s 7,888 children whose sponsors failed to take them before a federal judge who could have then granted them the right to stay in [the] United States,” the senior ICE official wrote. “Instead, 7,888 children from last year alone are now considered fugitives because their ORR approved sponsors, many of whom ORR knew were fugitives prior to placement, predictably failed to bring the child to court.”

In 2018, around 15,000 unaccompanied children were in shelters across the country as the number of those who crossed the border rose to high levels. In recent months, that number has dropped significantly. In early January, just over 3,000 children were in shelters across the country.

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Nigerians Shocked By Expanded Travel Ban, Immigration Restrictions – NPR

Nigerians make up one of the largest groups of African immigrants in the U.S. Some are worried that family members who’ve applied for visas won’t be able to come now because of new travel ban restrictions. Carmel Delshad/WAMU hide caption

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Akinbode Akinmutimi still remembers the first time he saw a U.S. dollar in Nigeria. He was in the fourth grade and was taken by the words “In God We Trust.”

“I really want to come to this country that trusted in God,” Akinmutimi recalls.

He did just that and moved to the U.S. 17 years ago.

Today, Akinmutimi says he’s living his American dream with his wife and three kids. But he worries about other Nigerians who are looking to do the same.

The Trump administration recently widened its travel ban, which stipulates who can enter the U.S., to include six more countries — Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Unlike previous iterations, this travel proclamation doesn’t apply to refugees, students or tourists.

But it does prevent people from Nigeria from being able to immigrate to the U.S. permanently. Government officials cited security concerns for the move, saying the countries on the travel ban aren’t complying with U.S. security requirements for passports and information sharing.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf said last week the restrictions “are not blanket restrictions.”

“These tailored restrictions will make the U.S. safer and more secure. And countries that make the necessary improvements will have their restrictions removed accordingly,” Wolf said.

Rafiu Aremu (center) sits alongside others at a Nigerian mosque just outside D.C. Aremu wonders whether the real purpose behind the travel ban is to reduce the inflow of immigrants from Africa to the U.S. Carmel Delshad/WAMU hide caption

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Akinmutimi, a cybersecurity analyst, understands the need to protect the security of America, but he doesn’t agree with how it’s being done.

“They should make sure they vet people from coming to the United States. But putting the entire ban on a country … I don’t think it’s proper,” he says.

Akinmutimi says members of the Nigerian diaspora contribute to not only American society, but the economy.

“We have doctors, we have lawyers, we have so many people that are doing very well,” he says.

A Migration Policy Institute study shows first- and second-generation Nigerians are typically more educated and more likely to hold professional jobs than the general U.S. population. According to a New York Times report, experts say there could be wide-ranging economic effects following the travel ban.

The Nigerian government, for its part, says it will address the security concerns outlined by the United States.

Kudirat Koletowo immigrated to America 50 years ago. She’s a proud Muslim and believes the new travel ban targets certain African countries for a reason.

“We know that Trump don’t like Muslims. And he should take that out of his mind. We contribute a lot to this country,” Koletowo says. “Innocent people are caught in the middle of this.”

Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Eritrea — all part of the latest travel ban — have large Muslim populations.

A Department of Homeland Security release following the latest announcement of the travel ban said, “These restrictions do not reflect animus or bias against any particular country, region, ethnicity, race, or religion.”

Other iterations of the travel ban have faced legal challenges and outcry from immigrant rights groups. The Supreme Court upheld the travel ban in a 5-4 decision in 2018, which found the ban was “squarely within the scope” of the president’s powers.

Koletowo says that while her family members in Nigeria aren’t looking to immigrate to the U.S., she’s still concerned about what will happen if they do decide to leave.

Rafiu Aremu left Nigeria in 1999 and now lives in Maryland. He thinks there’s more to the travel ban than protecting national security.

“When you are making a targeted immigration restriction on certain countries, I think there’s an undertone to that,” he says.

As Aremu speaks about the ban, he wonders:

“Is the government trying to reduce the racial integration of African American[s] in the States?”

Many Nigerians have questions about how the travel ban might affect them. The Nigerian American Lawyers Association plans to hold a community seminar to answer those questions this week, before the ban goes into effect in late February.

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