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...

Brazil branches of US-based church target of numerous probes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obli...

Brazil branches of US-based church target of numerous probes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obli...

Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now c...

US, Brazil investigate sect accused of abuse, trafficking

Ten former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church say they have been contacted by U.S. federal and state authorities investigating allegations of abuse, forced labor and visa fraud after a ser...

Guilty plea expected for Iraq refugee with ties to kidnapper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman living in the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee for the last decade is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges after being charged with hiding her ties to the kidna...