A coalition of 16 states has filed a federal lawsuit to block President Trump’s plan to build a border wall without permission from Congress. The coalition, which filed the lawsuit yesterday, is arguing that the president’s decision to declare a national emergency is unconstitutional. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch the coalition seeks a preliminary injunction that would prevent the president from acting on his emergency declaration while the case plays out in court.
A 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico died while in Border Patrol custody on Monday. This makes the unnamed immigrant the third to die in Border Patrol custody since December. The man was arrested in Roma, Texas after crossing the U.S. and Mexico border. After being arrested the man requested medical treatment and was taken to a local hospital. The following day, after receiving a welfare check by CBP officials, the immigrant again requested medical attention and was taken to the McAllen Medical Center, where the immigrant was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure, according to USA Today. The incident follows two cases when minor children from Guatemala, ages 8 and 7, died after crossing the U.S. border into New Mexico.
Brandon McGlover, who is accused of igniting the Cranston Fire in July of 2018 has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. According to USA Today, this change comes after a preliminary hearing that had eyewitness evidence and fire investigative materials alleging that McGlover used a Barbeque lighter and WD-40 to light the nine fires that destroyed almost 13,000 acres in California.