Malaysia detains 680 in China-based online scam syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Immigration Department says it has broken up a China-based online investment scam syndicate with the arrest of 680 suspected Chinese citizens after storming a ...

Judge to rule by year end on ICE arrests at New York courts

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge says he’ll rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. Judge Jed Rako...

Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney was elected Wednesday lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, the first woman to hold the job in the panel’s 92-year history. ...

Foreign ski-area investors sue US over residency petitions

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Foreigners who invested in Vermont ski area developments that are now linked to a fraud case say the federal government is declining to act on their petitions for U.S. residency...

The Latest: Fate of humanitarian in Arizona in jury’s hands

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a border humanitarian charged with immigrant harboring (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A jury is now deliberating charg...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 20 The Los Angeles Times on a plan that would have pulled flavored electronic cigarettes from ...

Minnesota woman accused in scam to obtain crime victim visas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman swindled money from four people in a scam aimed at getting visas for crime victims who help police that involved cutting them, according to criminal charges filed ...

Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers in Taiwan

In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the first thing he set out to do was to find a safe space f...

After 6 years, refugee writer tastes freedom in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For the first time in six years, Behrouz Boochani feels like a free man. When he arrived in New Zealand last week, he simply wanted to smoke a cigarette and take a long ...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2019. There are 41 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1985, the first version of Microso...

Taiwan's Control Yuan wants corrective steps over undocumented migrant babies

The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to take steps to correct flaws that have resulted in nearly 500...

Reporter shut out of Vanuatu suspects China criticism as reason

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Canadian media director at Vanuatu’s only daily newspaper suspects he was barred from returning to the Pacific country because of a report critical of China&rsqu...

Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with solitary

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Cuban asylum-seekers detained in a New Mexico say they have repeatedly been placed in solitary confinement for going on hunger strikes. The Santa Fe New Me...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2019. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1...

France, Denmark call for more unified asylum rules in Europe

PARIS (AP) — France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen have called for more unified European Union rules on granting asylum to better handle uncontrolled immigr...