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Filmmaker highlights tourist attraction meant to simulate ‘illegal immigration’ experience

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A film out this week puts a spotlight on a surprising business that’s starting to attract a lot of attention in Mexico: an illegal immigration “theme park” of sorts, where people can pay a small fee to get a taste of what it’s really like crossing into the U.S. without documentation.

A trailer for the film, titled “La Caminata,” shows immigrant families running through the desert at night as men dressed up like border patrol agents chase them down, but it’s all supposedly just for pretend.

The filmmaker, Stanford documentary film professor Jamie Meltzer, discovered that the immigration tourism business has grown to employ about 100 people, which is roughly equivalent to one-third of the people living in and around the small town of Alberto. 

Residents in the city put on the four-hour event once a week, letting anyone who pays $18 participate.

The event is part of a tourism revitalization effort in the town. However, a tour guide insists in the film’s trailer that it’s not meant to encourage illegal immigration.

This video is a trailer for “La Caminata,” published Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

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Orange County Republican under fire after 3 women come forward with #MeToo allegations of sexual misconduct

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Republicans in Orange County are in chaos after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced at a GOP endorsement meeting.

"As Orange County Republicans considered a 2020 endorsement last week for Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, one local official made a surprising public declaration," the Sacramento Bee reported Monday. "County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett accused Brough of making unwanted sexual advances during their time together on the Dana Point City Council."

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New York Times admits they ‘downplayed’ the rape allegation against Trump

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On Monday, The New York Times issued a mea culpa for the nature of their coverage of the allegation by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll that President Donald Trump raped her in a department store in the 1990s.

"After an article last week reported the advice columnist E. Jean Carroll's rape allegations against President Trump, some readers accused The Times of downplaying the story," wrote staff editor Laura Takenaga. "Many have written to ask us why we didn't give the allegations more attention on our website and in print ... Some questioned whether the lack of prominence showed too much deference to the president's denials, or whether it even suggested misogyny or an unwillingness to believe a victim's account."

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LGBTQ pride ‘forces’ people to accept ‘a perverted and non-biblical view of sexuality’: West Virginia Republican

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West Virginia state Sen. Mike Azinger penned an angry op-ed for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, scorning the idea of LGBTQ acceptance and warning that it is a massive plot to indoctrinate people against Christian values.

"Tolerance, in the face of the violation of the commandments of God, is no virtue at all," said Azinger, a manager of a contracting firm with a master's degree in pastoral theology. He ripped into the local newspaper for covering an LGBTQ pride event the previous Saturday, thundering that, "Sexual deviancy is going mainstream."

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