Cuban man gets 4+ years for migrant smuggling operation

MIAMI (AP) — A Cuban man has been sentenced to four years and nine months in U.S. federal prison for running a human smuggling operation from Cuba to Mexico to the United States. Tom...

Feds: Smugglers ferry Chinese migrants to Florida in yachts

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have thwarted two separate attempts by smugglers to bring Chinese migrants illegally into the U.S. through Florida aboard yachts. Three men are facing human...

100s of migrants crossing Guatemala face new challenges

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Less-organized migrants, tighter immigration control by Guatemalan authorities and the presence of U.S. advisers have reduced the likelihood that the hundreds of migrants...

Official quits amid charges he paid women to give up babies

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up ...

European money spawns more misery for migrants in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detenti...

Arizona politician's alleged adoption aide pleads guilty

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman accused of helping a metro Phoenix politician in what authorities have called an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands pleaded guilty Thursday to hel...

Suspended Arizona official appeals to keep his assessor job

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday ...

Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing...

Phoenix woman, 19, arrested for human smuggling again

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 19-year-old Phoenix woman has been arrested on charges accusing her of human smuggling at the Mexican border for the second time this year. The U.S. Border Pat...

Ruling threatens smuggling cases against Marines

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Corps prosecutors were scrambling Tuesday to save numerous cases tied to a human smuggling investigation after a military judge ruled it was illegal for the military to arrest ...

Lawyers investigate Arizona official in child smuggling case

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in Arizona have hired two law firms and a former attorney general to investigate an elected county assessor who is trying to keep his job as he defends himself against human s...

Attorney: Man charged in adoption case ‘made happy families’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official accused of running an adoption-fraud scheme is pushing back against human smuggling charges, saying his client ran a legal practice and “...

APNewsBreak: Arpaio aides refused to halt immigration stops

PHOENIX (AP) — A court-appointed investigator concluded that high-ranking managers for former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio disregarded a federal judge's order for Arpaio to halt immigration sweeps...

The Latest: Croatia police find 9 migrants in crate in van

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Police in Croatia say they have discovered nine migrants crammed in a bolt...

APNewsbreak: Arpaio aides ignored order to halt sweeps

PHOENIX (AP) — A court-appointed investigator concluded that high-ranking managers for former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio disregarded a federal judge's order for Arpaio to halt immigration sweeps...