Latest Migrant workers News

Over 100 nations urge safe migration, action on smugglers

May. 21, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 nations have approved a declaration calling on governments to intensify efforts for safe and orderly migration, crack down on human smuggling and trafficking, and ensure that migrants are respected and receive health care and other services. The...

Scores wait in Florida heat for days outside ICE facility

May. 02, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Scores of recently arrived migrants on Monday waited for an appointment with federal immigration officials outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in central Florida, continuing days of delays by federal workers in processing them for their required check-ins....

Infantino on Qatar: Migrant workers get pride from hard work

May. 02, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said migrant workers gain pride from hard work when he was questioned on Monday about workers suffering in Qatar while building World Cup infrastructure. Despite the abuses, Infantino claimed workers would feel proud at being given the chance to...

Tattoos help ID body found in Alabama river 22 years ago

Apr. 26, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

SEMINOLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say tattoos have helped identify a body found 22 years ago in Alabama’s Styx River as that of a Texas man who helped other migrants find work. DNA identified the body as Daniel Muniz Jr. after his stepdaughter, Amanda Galleher of Tennessee,...

Politically charged US-Iran in first Middle East World Cup

Apr. 02, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A World Cup buildup laced in controversy and geopolitical undertones has conjured up the most politically charged of matchups on the field in Qatar. Just like at the FIFA showpiece in 1998, the United States will play Iran with diplomatic relations yet to be...

Indonesia, Malaysia sign accord to protect migrant workers

Apr. 01, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president and Malaysia's prime minister looked on as officials signed an agreement Friday on the placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia during a meeting in Jakarta. The memorandum of understanding, signed by...

Stadiums built but scrutiny endures for Qatar World Cup head

Mar. 31, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A dozen years of defending Qatar's suitability to host the World Cup can leave Hassan Al-Thawadi exasperated at the enduring glare of scrutiny and the accusatory, rather than celebratory, tone. At times, Al-Thawadi can seem to be the face — even leader — of...

Qatar and FIFA criticized harshly ahead of World Cup draw

Mar. 31, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — World Cup host Qatar and FIFA received scathing criticism from within soccer on Thursday, a day before the tournament’s draw. On their own territory. In their own house. By a member of soccer's extended family. The president of Norwegian soccer...

Qatar divides soccer, FIFA seeks unity ahead of WCup draw

Mar. 30, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A chance to change perceptions of a country. A tournament to foster unity. Heard it before? Qatar is the next stop on the global tour of major sports events to nations led by autocratic governments who are often decried by human rights activists,...

Economic dangers from Russia's invasion ripple across globe

Mar. 02, 2022 13:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moscow’s war on Ukraine and the ferocious financial backlash it’s unleashed are not only inflicting an economic catastrophe on President Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The repercussions are also menacing the global economy, shaking financial markets and making...