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UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Report paints harrowing picture of Central America migration

Migrants from Central America’s violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Cities choosing ‘welcoming’ over ‘sanctuary’ for immigrants

A rural town in south-central Idaho that’s become a hotbed of refugee support and opposition has opted to take a softer stance in affirming its role as a welcoming city …


A look at immigrants in the U.S. without legal status

A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Chobani sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for defamation over Twin Falls assault coverage

Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the


Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks

At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Libyan coast guard said.


Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya’s coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and a further four …


More than 6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean amid surge on dangerous sea route

More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said Tuesday.


Hungary blasted for rule detaining refugees in containers

Hungary adopted tough new rules on Tuesday allowing authorities to detain all asylum seekers, including women and children fleeing war and poverty, in border camps built from shipping containers. Human …


25 migrants believed dead as Libya’s coast guard rescues 115

The spokesman for the Libyan coast guard says 115 migrants have been rescued off of Libyan shores, and 25 others have gone missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.


Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues

Pope Francis demanded Sunday that “every possible measure” be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya’s coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.


Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico

More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.


More than 7,100 migrant deaths in 2016 is a world record; most were in Mediterranean.

More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea.


Twin Falls feels tension as refugees put down roots

Twin Falls is now a testing ground for whether the bitter cultural divisions intensified by this year’s presidential campaign can recede in favor of the co-dependency that marks many communities …


At least 239 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean, says UN

BRUSSELS – At least 239 migrants are believed to have drowned this week in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday, adding to …


France moves to dismantle notorious ‘Jungle’ refugee camp

CALAIS, France – More than 1,600 migrants were bused to new shelters across France on Monday as authorities prepared to dismantle the notorious “jungle” camp in Calais, a last stop …


Fear and questions hang over doomed French migrant camp

CALAIS, France – Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for …


4 migrants die of apparent suffocation in eastern Mexico

Four migrants died in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz, apparently suffocating in a truck that was carrying them and dozens of others to the border with the United States, Mexican …


Benton City man gets 30-year federal sentence for prostituting teens at labor camps

A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …


Premature twins recovering after rescue from boat off Libya

Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then – at only 5 days …


European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by …


Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims …


AP witnesses rescue of migrants off Libya, 4 bodies found

A Spanish aid group rescued more than 100 migrants Thursday from three separate migrant boats off Libya’s coast and recovered at least four bodies after one of the vessels sank. …


Mothers launch hunger strike in migrant family detention center

Nearly two dozen women held at a Berks County, Pennsylvania, migrant family detention center have launched a hunger strike to protest their and their children’s long detentions – some which …


17 bodies found, 1,128 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

ROME – Rescue boats recovered the bodies of 17 migrants and plucked 1,128 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily on Thursday, a day after 22 corpses were found …


Italy recovers seven bodies, saves 500 people after migrant ship flips

A large ship overturned Wednesday off Libya’s coast with more than 500 migrants aboard, right as the Italian navy was approaching for rescue.


Women giving birth in Greek refugee camp lack hope for children’s future

Trapped by the closure of the Macedonian border, dozens of women have brought their children into the world in refugee camps in Greece, of which the largest is the sprawling, …


Protests target migrants in Greece, Turkey

Protests against the presence, actual or impending, of migrants were staged in both Greece and Turkey Saturday, as the plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey is set …


Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are brothers’

Several migrants wept as Pope Francis knelt before them during a Holy Thursday Mass with asylum-seekers at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome.


Migrants stuck at closed borders, others seeking new routes through Europe

IDOMENI, Greece – Desperate migrants and refugees piled up Thursday in fetid fields of mud at a closed border crossing as officials warned that a well-trodden route to Europe used …


At least 37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece

A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn on Saturday, causing at least 37 people to drown, among them …