Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way t...

Border Patrol agents find 193 immigrants in southern Arizona

AJO, Ariz. (AP) — For the third time in a month, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona. Authorities said Wednesday t...

AP PHOTOS: Morocco cracks down on migrants heading to Spain

TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants escaping poverty and violence in their home countries are fleeing to forests to escape police raids in the northern Moroccan port city of Tang...

Massive Shark Fin Seizures Totaling 12 Tons Ring Alarm Bells

(WILDAID) - Shipments totaling eight tons of shark fin en route to mainland China and Hong Kong were confiscated last week in India. The interception of these two shipments, worth more than $6.2 milli...

UN agency: Trips across Mediterranean fall, but risks rise

GENEVA (AP) — People smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that...

UN agency: Trips across Mediterranean fall, but risks rise

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, i...

Taiwanese man gets 2 years jail for smuggling salt, thought to be meth, into S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man arrested in South Korea in May for suspected drug smuggling, has been sentenced in an Incheon Court to two years in jail, with a three year suspended sente...

Greece holds 3 NGO members for allegedly aiding traffickers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly f...

ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are released and fitted with electronic m...

ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted w...

Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

ROME (AP) — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow Euro...

Border Patrol: 128 immigrants found abandoned in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol authorities say 128 immigrants believed abandoned by smugglers in a remote desert area at the Arizona border with Mexico are facing deportation. Ag...

The Latest: Germany says more refugees getting jobs

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Germany's labor agency says efforts to integrate refugees in the country's l...

Italian coast guard ship with migrants arrives in Sicily

MILAN (AP) — The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto has made port in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Ma...

Salvadoran town deeply rooted in DC unfazed by US politics

INTIPUCA, El Salvador (AP) — In a quiet, cobblestoned town near the Pacific coast of El Salvador, residents are unfazed by the fact that the Trump Administration is seeking to lock up families indefin...