The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 20th, 2022 day edition

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A Texas sheriff said Monday evening his agency will open an investigation into the transportation of 48 Venezuelan migrants from the state to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

The sheriff said he believes laws were not only broken in Bexar County in transporting nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard but that parallel laws were also broken on the federal side.

A total of 48 migrants were “lured” to a hotel where they were housed for two days, according to Salazar.

The migrants were flown to Florida and then later transported to Martha’s Vineyard under “false pretenses,” he said.

The sheriff said they were flown to Martha’s Vineyard for “a photo-op and stranded.”

The sheriff has been speaking with an attorney who represents some of the migrants for first-hand accounts of what took place, Salazar told reporters.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into the migrants that were lured from the Migrant Resource Center, located in Bexar County, TX, and flown to Florida, where they were ultimately left to fend for themselves in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. »

Putin ally says he favours formally incorporating Ukrainian regions into Russia

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Officials in the Russian-controlled southern Kherson region on Tuesday also requested a referendum on joining Russia.

Medvedev suggested that incorporating the LPR and DPR into Russia - collectively known as the Donbas - would be an irreversible step once completed.

Anyone then attacking them would be assaulting Russia itself which would, under its own law, be entitled to respond in self-defence. »

A Massachusetts state lawmaker representing Martha's Vineyard is seeking a federal human trafficking probe after DeSantis relocated migrants to the island

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A Massachusetts state lawmaker called on the DOJ to launch a human trafficking probe into the relocation.

The move comes after lawyers representing the migrants said they want a criminal investigation into DeSantis.

A Massachusetts state lawmaker requested a federal human trafficking investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis relocating migrants to the island last week. »

Customers are stealing shopping baskets instead of buying bags, N.J. supermarkets say

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And the Monmouth County store is not buying new shopping baskets, making the bins the latest grocery store convenience to disappear in the aftermath of the plastic bag ban.

Despite the lengthy warning, several grocery stores across the state report unprepared customers are flouting basic shopping rules and common decency by stealing handheld baskets.

Stefanie Shuman, a spokeswoman for Stop and Shop, confirmed customers at her chain are also raiding the stacks of shopping baskets. »