U.S. Man Marries Mexican Wife in Cross-Border Ceremony as Authorities Open ‘Door of Hope’ Briefly

U.S. Man Marries Mexican Wife in Cross-Border Ceremony as Authorities Open ‘Door of Hope’ Briefly
A couple forced apart by immigration status and a 2,000 mile border between the United States and Mexico made the most of a rare lapse in border rules Saturday.

The couple were able to say “I do” while standing in two different countries as authorities opened a gate known as the “Door of Hope” at Friendship Park which straddles San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Somewhat of a modern day Romeo and Juliet, the couple were determined to bind themselves together during a wedding witnessed by Border Patrol agents and 11 other families who were there to briefly reunite with loved ones.
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'Stranger Things' Star Charlie Heaton Apologizes After Being Detained for Alleged Cocaine Possession

'Stranger Things' Star Charlie Heaton Apologizes After Being Detained for Alleged Cocaine Possession
Charlie Heaton is apologizing to his fans and co-stars.

The Stranger Things 2star missed the second season premiere in Los Angeles last week after being detained at Lax Airport for what a law enforcement source tells Et was possession of small traces of cocaine.

"This was a random inspection and we found traces of cocaine within his possession, and that was the reason he was denied entry into the United States," the source says, clarifying that Heaton was not deported and that no charges were filed. The 23-year-old actor headed home on the next available flight to London.

More: Winona Ryder Talks 'Stranger Things' Binge-Watching, 30th Anniversary of 'Beetlejuice' (Exclusive)

"My planned travel to the Us last week was affected by an issue at Us immigration, and I am working to rectify it as soon as possible," the British actor said in a statement to Et on Monday. " I do want to
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Melissa Etheridge Arrested for Possession of Marijuana at Canadian Border

Melissa Etheridge Arrested for Possession of Marijuana at Canadian Border
Police came to Melissa Etheridge's tour bus window.  The Grammy-winning rock star was reportedly on her way into North Dakota from Canada in late August when Customs and Border Patrol stopped her tour bus, according to TMZ. Etheridge, a breast cancer survivor who has been vocal about her use of medical marijuana, was ultimately arrested after a K-9 unit helped allegedly detect marijuana oil on board, TMZ reported. The songstress was charged for possession of a controlled substance, to which she reportedly pleaded not guilty, and smiled for her mug shot.  In April, Etheridge made headlines on the subject of cannabis when she opened up in Yahoo!'s Weed & the American...
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Melissa Etheridge Booked For Marijuana Possession At Canada-u.S. Border

  • ET Canada
Melissa Etheridge is a well-known pot activist, but her love for all things green landed her in hot water. Related: Why Melissa Etheridge Is Crushing On Cannabis, Canada And Trudeau The singer, 56, was crossing the border from Canada to the United States when her tour bus was stopped by Customs and Border Patrol in North Dakota, […]
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Melissa Etheridge Busted for Possession of Marijuana at U.S.-Canada Border

Melissa Etheridge Busted for Possession of Marijuana at U.S.-Canada Border
Melissa Etheridge — a passionate advocate for medical marijuana — was busted for drug possession in August.

The 56-year-old singer was returning to the United States from Canada in North Dakota when her tour bus was reportedly stopped by Customs and Border Patrol. After drug-sniffing dogs detected the substance, agents discovered marijuana oil, according to TMZ.

Etheridge told police that she uses the drug to manage pain from cancer. Although the drug is legal in California, however, it’s not allowed in North Dakota, said TMZ.

The “Come to My Window” crooner was reportedly booked for possession of a controlled substance and
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Melissa Etheridge & Todd Rundgren Arrested for Drugs at U.S.-Canada Border

  • TMZ
Melissa Etheridge didn't pass the K-9 sniffing test ... Todd Rundgren did, but they both got arrested for drugs on the U.S.-Canadian border. Melissa and Todd were both pinched -- on separate dates -- in North Dakota after their tour buses were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. According to docs, Melissa's bus was returning to the U.S. on August 17. After a K-9 unit detected possible drugs, agents found marijuana oil.
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Construction Starts on Models of Trump’s Us-Mexico Border Wall

Construction Starts on Models of Trump’s Us-Mexico Border Wall
“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.”

It’s been more than two years since Donald Trump made that statement while announcing his run for president. Now his vision begins to come to fruition with federal contractors building prototypes of his proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.

“Today marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Border Patrol and Customs Protection in
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Lethal Weapon Season 2 Premiere Recap: 'I Love You, Man'

Lethal Weapon Season 2 Premiere Recap: 'I Love You, Man'
Martin Riggs’ devotion to his dead wife, Miranda, has nearly killed him several times since Lethal Weapon‘s debut. But in the Season 2 premiere, his love for his police partner — and vice-versa — proves a lifesaver.

At the start of “El Gringo Loco,” Riggs is still Mia in Baja, Mexico, two weeks after the events of the finale. Murtaugh is there, too, searching for his co-worker on his own dime — much to the consternation of Trish back at home. But when shots are fired in a fancy hotel and a body is thrown out the window, Murtaugh has an inkling he’s close.
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‘Offensive’ Border Patrol Agent Halloween Costume Sparks Criticism

  • The Wrap
The candy seems to come out earlier and earlier every year during the run-up to Halloween. And so does the uproar over certain Halloween costumes. Spirit Halloween has come under fire for a Halloween costume consisting of a faux uniform for a Border Patrol officer — a costume that some consumers have deemed “offensive” in light of the current heated debate over immigration. The costume bears a name tag reading Agent Wall, a seeming nod to President Trump’s vow to build a wall between the United States and Mexico — especially since, according to Gothamist, the costume is being sold next.
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This Border Patrol Halloween Costume is Causing Outrage on the Internet

With Halloween fast approaching, costumes are quickly filling the racks. And one costume, in particular, is under fire. A U.S. “Border Patrol” get-up has generated outrage on social media in the wake of President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (Daca), among other controversial comments he’s made regarding the border between the United States and Mexico.

The costume from Spirit Halloween Superstores features a military green t-shirt that reads “Agent Wall” and “Border Patrol.” A”Border Patrol” hat can be purchased, in addition to a women’s version that reads: “Border Babe.
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Chingo Bling: Rapper Turned Stand-Up Tackling Immigration in Trump Era

Chingo Bling's debut Netflix comedy special They Can't Deport Us All, which premiered in June, has been a fixture in the streaming service's "Trending Now" section. The title rings with the truth and fears of Mexicans living in Trump's America, but the Houston-based performer born Pedro Herrera III coined the slogan years ago, using it as the title of his 2007 rap album and its lead single. Throughout the Aughts, Bling was a colorful and well-established outlier on his city's hip-hop scene, best known for skewering Mexican stereotypes and Tejano
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Sundance Institute Announces 8 Projects for Annual Documentary Edit and Story Lab

The Sundance Institute has announced the eight projects selected for its annual Documentary Edit and Story Lab, which will take place in two sessions at the Sundance Resort in Utah, including June 23 – July 1 and July 7 – 15. The Documentary Edit and Story Lab was designed to “create an incubation space for nonfiction storytellers to creatively interrogate their projects during the later stages of post-production. Among the breathtaking scenery of the Sundance Mountain Resort, filmmakers take advantage of the Lab’s creative environment to intensively explore story, dramatic structure and character development, centering their work around their own original motivation and intention.”

The Lab will be overseen by Documentary Film Program Director ​Tabitha Jackson ​and Labs Director ​Kristin Feeley​,​ ​and will combine independent director and editor teams with world-renowned documentary filmmakers who serve as mentors and advisors. For the second year, the Lab will also host writers-in-residence Eric Hynes and Logan Hill, as
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A guide to Us visas in the age of Trump

Andrea Szew is the founder of Los Angeles law firm Szew Law Group, which has specialised in Us immigration for the entertainment industry for over 15 years..

In this time where feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear surround the Us Immigration system, it is critical to have reliable information that can help guide productions when deciding what Us visa to apply for during this ever-changing environment. The latest executive orders by President Trump, along with the policy changes that have occurred as a consequence, have directly affected the entertainment industry. Productions are now more cautious than ever when trying to avoid the rumored delays, complications, or extra costs that come along with working with foreign nationals in the Us. However, even with these new hurdles that might be in the way of some productions, it is important to keep things in perspective and realize that visas are still being issued and
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Man Attempts to Smuggle 67 Pounds of Marijuana in a Casket

In a world where smugglers try to find new ways to get drugs across international borders, an American man was arrested last weekend for attempting to smuggle 67 pounds of marijuana across the Mexican border in a coffin. Agents found the casket filled with $33,000 worth of pot covered by manure to disguise the odor, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for Arizona.

The 28-year old was driving a white hearse when he was eventually pulled over at a immigration vehicle checkpoint by Tombstone, Arizona. A K-9 unit was requested after the U.S Border Patrol found the 28-year-old man
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The First Protected DREAMer Deported Under The Trump Administration

The first undocumented immigrant under the protection of Obama’s Dream Act has been deported, USA Today reported in an exclusive interview with the DREAMer.

Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, was sent to Mexico on February 17th just three hours after failing to provide identification of his legal residency to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent. Montes was out with his girlfriend and waiting for a taxi when the agent came and questioned him. He realized he’d left his wallet in a friend’s car. Unable to prove he was protected under Daca, he was taken into custody
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WWE Legend X-Pac Suspected Of Dealing Meth After Sniffed Out by Drug Dogs

  • TMZ
X-Pac had so much meth on him when he was busted at Lax this weekend, officials say they believe the intent was to sell it overseas ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.  As we previously reported, the WWE legend was arrested on April 29 before boarding an international flight to the U.K. -- and now, we've learned it was the airport drug sniffing dogs that did him in.  Turns out, X-Pac
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United Airlines Accused Mexican Passenger Of Trafficking His Daughter

United Airlines is in trouble… again.

A Mexican man was accused of trafficking his own child on a United Airlines flight, as told by his wife Maura Furfey to the Huffington Post.

Furfey says that she was on her way to Newark Airport to pick up her husband and 3-year-old daughter—who were returning from a family trip in Cancun, México—when she received a call from Port Authority for an “incident on the plane.”

The mother of Irish descent learned upon arrival that another passenger expressed their concern of a kidnapping because the daughter was fair-skinned and her father wasn’t.
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Homeland Security Seeks Catering Services for Detainees at Mexican Border

  • TMZ
President Trump's promised wall at the Mexican border will offer catering services to detainees ... seriously. The Dept. of Homeland Security has filed legal docs soliciting bids from food service companies to provide meals at the Customs and Border Patrol area of Brownsville, TX. According to the docs, the company will provide up to 600 meals daily for detainees. The vendor must serve "nutritionally balanced" breakfasts, lunches and dinners ... and there are Mexican options. Breakfast Potato
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Will Trump make it harder for Aussie producers to get U.S. visas?

Andrea Szew.

Andrea Szew is the founder and managing attorney of Los Angeles law firm Szew Law Group, which.specialises in Us immigration and business advice. For the past 15 years Szew has worked with industry clients from Australia and Europe, obtaining visas for artists and producers..

Szew.s background at PricewaterhouseCoopers also enables her to advise foreign talent and crew beyond initial working visas and on common tax withholding issues..

If spoke to Szaw about the election of Donald Trump, which has seen an increased demand for her advice, and what members of the Australian industry can do to ensure continued access to the States.

Should the Australian industry be worried about getting visas now that Trump is in office?

It is true that Trump has taken clear steps to make major changes in the system, but he has been very transparent on the areas that he is focusing on.
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Rachel Antony appointed Greenstone TV CEO as Richard Driver moves to chair

Rachel Antony..

Rachel Antony has been promoted to CEO of Nz factual company Greenstone TV, part of Cjz Group.

Greenstone TV produces Kiwi shows such as Border Patrol, Motorway Patrol, Dog Squad, Highway Cops and Neighbours at War..

Antony moves from her current role as director of production and development. She replaces Richard Driver, who will now become chairman of the company.

Cjz CEO Matt Campbell said Antony had done an outstanding job since joining Gs TV three years ago. .

.Rachel is an impressive operator and her strong track record across both TV and digital positions her perfectly as CEO., said Cjz Group CEO Matt Campbell.

.We are eternally grateful to Richard for accepting the MD role some two and half years ago and steering Gs TV through a very complex period for all media companies."

Campbell said the company understood Driver "wanting to spend more time with his family on the farm,
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