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Truck tragedy a reminder of struggle to stop migrant deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drowned in the Rio Grande. Murdered in Mexico. Perished in the Arizona desert. For migrants traveling to the United States, the journey has always been full of peril. ...

'Stacks of bodies': 46 dead migrants found in truck in Texas

The bodies of 46 dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, city officials said, in one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U....

Haiti mourns 11 women from fatal voyage near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The caskets were rolled in one by one, lined up in front of friends and family who had no idea that many of the 11 Haitian girls and women they were preparing to bury had ...

Sri Lanka arrests 67 suspected to be heading to Australia

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s navy said Tuesday that it has arrested 67 people who it believes were trying to travel by sea to Australia illegally. The navy said in a stateme...

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — a...

Puerto Rico firefighter accused in illegal migration case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A firefighter lieutenant has been accused of transporting and harboring migrants who entered Puerto Rico illegally, federal authorities announced Thursday. ...

Europe accused of 'double standard' on Ukrainian refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia's aggression puts a spotlight on Europe's “double standard” for migrants, standing against its nonwelcome for people fleeing vio...

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to rea...

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday,...

Officials say 6 saved from sinking boat at US-Canada border

AKWESASNE, N.Y. (AP) — Six Indian citizens who tried to enter the United States illegally and didn't know how to swim were rescued from a sinking boat in northern New York, federal court documents sta...

Captain pleads guilty in San Diego smuggling boat deaths

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The captain of an overloaded smuggling boat that crashed into rocks and broke up off the San Diego coast last year, killing three immigrants, pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charg...

Minnesota trial set for Florida man in human smuggling case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Florida man will stand trial in Minnesota this summer on human smuggling charges following his January arrest after authorities just across the Canadian border found four migr...

Group wants Malta to take in 32 migrants rescued at sea

ROME (AP) — A German humanitarian group appealed Wednesday for Malta to take in 32 migrants who were rescued off Libya this week by the Ukrainian captain of a container ship. The req...

Haitians aiming for Florida Keys outpace 2021 migration

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Haitian migrants are reaching Florida's shores in large numbers as human smuggling operations ramp up, outpacing last year's migration waves. The rise in...

Chinese men caught smuggling babies from Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese nationals have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle two undocumented infants from Ukraine to Romania. On Monday (March 14), the State Border Guard ...