Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. They...

Feds: Palestinian man lied to get visa to US

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a Palestinian man lied about his possible ties to terrorist organizations and acts of violence against Israeli military forces in order to travel to the U.S. ...

The Latest: Alleged birth tourism operators due in court

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the federal charges related to Chinese birth tourism schemes (all times local): 12:13 p.m. Three people charged with running ...

US charges 20 people over Chinese birth tourism schemes

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Twenty people have been charged in the largest-ever crackdown on businesses that help Chinese women travel to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically becam...

Saudi man who attended terrorist training pleads to fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man has pleaded guilty in an Oklahoma City federal court to fraud for failing to disclose that he attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in Afghanistan befor...

Four Taiwanese women arrested for working as hostesses in Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Taiwanese women who came to Guam on tourist visas have been arrested for working illegally in a bar as hostesses, reported the Pacific Daily News.  The four Taiwan...

Feds: Man smuggled anti-submarine warfare devices to China

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Chinese national has been charged with conspiring with a Chinese military research institute to illegally export U.S. goods used in anti-submarine warfare to China. ...

String of abuses clouds future of Saipan visa program

HONOLULU (AP) — A push to save and expand a visa program unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting the skids after recent cases of labor abuse and visa fraud. The decade-old ...

Chinese workers say firms tricked them into illegal US work

HONOLULU (AP) — Zhou Qingjiang was toiling in a factory in China's rust belt when he decided to pack his bags for America. A recruiter guaranteed a job that paid $3,000 a month — more than triple the ...

Restaurateur admits using 4 Thai nationals for cheap labor

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man originally from Thailand has admitted bringing four Thai nationals into the United States to provide cheap labor at his restaurants. Paul Jumroon ...

Ex-Guatemalan police chief arrested on visa fraud charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan police chief living in California was arrested Friday on a charge of visa fraud after authorities said he failed to disclose he had been charged with killing two...

Ex-Guatemalan police chief arrested on visa fraud charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan police chief has been charged with visa fraud in California after authorities said he failed to disclose he had been charged with killing two political activists...

Saudi citizen who attended terrorist training camp indicted

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal indictment accuses a Saudi Arabian man of falsifying immigration paperwork when he failed to disclose he attended a terrorist training camp before entering the United St...

California lawyer admits running $50 million visa-fraud scam

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California attorney pleaded guilty Monday to running a scam that authorities say collected more than $50 million from wealthy Chinese investors seeking green cards....

State tries to dismiss lawsuit in ski resort visa fraud case

HYDE PARK, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say the state shouldn't be liable for losses in a fraud case that cost a ski resort's foreign investors millions of dollars and potentially the opportunity to l...