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Wisconsin lawyer describes giving legal advice while embedded in migrant caravan

MATAMOROS, MEXICO (Border Report) — Wisconsin lawyer Charlene D’Cruz, 53, is an outspoken advocate for immigrant rights. She is a member of the nonprofit organization Lawyers for Good Government, and on Saturday helped to organize a group of lawyers who went to Matamoros, Mexico, to help asylum-seeking migrants who are living in a tent encampment on the streets.

Read a Border Report story on the lawyers who helped give migrants legal advice on Saturday in Matamoros.

As she looked around at the chaos and confusion, she recalled being embedded with a caravan of 6,000 migrants who were trekking north from Central America in the hopes of seeking asylum in the United States in November 2018... Read More

With reduction in migration flow, agents return focus to border crime

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— A decrease in illegal border crossings has resulted in more border-crime arrests in West Texas and New Mexico.

The slowdown in immigration has allowed agents from the Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector to focus attention on drug seizures and criminal apprehensions, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

Earlier this year, Border Patrol checkpoints closed so personnel could assist with the processing of asylum-seekers. But the four checkpoints near Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas reopened last month.

On Sept. 12, agents staffing the checkpoint on U.S. 54 south of Alamogordo, New Mexico, seized nine pounds of heroin and arrested two individuals. The following week, a Border Patrol canine alerted agents to 54 pounds of pot worth more than $43,000 inside a vehicle. Agents arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen, and turned him and the drugs over to the Otero County Narcotics Enforcement Unit... Read More

Vaping industry: Stop blaming us, start blaming illegal e-liquids

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Over the last three months, the vaping industry has come under intense scrutiny and the industry said they are being unfairly blamed as a whole.

Many in the vaping industry, like Jeff Kathman, are convinced the real blame is with illegal black market e-liquids containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and vitamin-E acetate.

“Oil should not be going into our bodies and what it’s doing is turning tissues and substances into fatty tissues in your lungs and filling your lungs up and basically the end result is death,” said Kathman, a board member with the Ohio Vapor Trade Association.

According to the Center for Disease Control’s website:

We do not yet know the specific cause of these lung injuries. The investigation has not identified any specific e-cigarette or vaping product or substance that is linked to all cases.

Here’s what the CDC is recommending:... Read More

One person in serious condition after possible road rage shooting, suspect on the run

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is on the scene of a shooting they say could be related to a road rage incident. It happened after 6:30 pm Sunday night near Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard.

When police arrived they got info that the victim was at a gas station near Nellis and Stewart. The victim was located then taken to UMC in serious condition, but they were reported to be stable. Police say the victim and their vehicle were shot multiple times.

Police say they are still searching for the suspect.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.... Read More

UPDATE: Driver ran red light in deadly crash, impairment suspected

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police say 32-year-old Gabriel Haas ran a red light Sunday morning, leading to a deadly crash. Haas’s Tesla hit a Honda CV-V turning left from westbound West Cheyenne Avenue at the intersection of Soft Breezes Drive.

The Tesla hit the front of the Honda, causing the engine, transmission and other parts of the CR-V to dislodge from the car. That debris then hit another car, but the driver of that car was not hurt. After the collision, the Tesla then traveled toward one corner of the intersection and hit four pedestrians.

The passenger of the Honda — a 62-year-old woman — was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the driver — 70-year-old Carl Shafer — is in critical condition. The status of the pedestrians range from critical to minor injuries, while one of the four was not hurt at all.

Haas was also taken to the hospital. Police are now investigating if impairment played a part in the crash. ... Read More

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ take top honors at Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — “Game of Thrones” resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which “Pose” star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series “Fleabag” led a British invasion that overturned expectations.

“This all started in the demented mind of George R.R. Martin,” said “Game of Thrones” producer David Benioff, thanking the author whose novels were the basis of HBO’s fantasy saga.

Porter, who stars in the FX drama set in the LGBTQ ball scene of the late 20th century, became the first openly gay man to win a best drama series acting Emmy.

“God bless you all. The category is love, you all, love. I’m so overjoyed and so overwhelmed to have lived to see this day,” said an exuberant Porter, resplendent in a sparkling suit and swooping hat... Read More

President Trump faces questions about phone call with Ukrainian President

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — For the first time, President Trump suggested that he did discuss former Vice President Joe Biden and his son during a phone call with Ukraine’s president.

The issue has sparked a new political firestorm for the president, following him all day Sunday, including stops in two states — before arriving in New York.

As he departed the White House for events in Texas and Ohio, President Trump continued to face questions over a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky.

“The conversation I had was
largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking
place, was largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President
Biden and his son, creating to the corruption already in Ukraine,”
President Trump said. ... Read More