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Heading to Albania, UK's Cameron marks progress in joint effort to stop illegal migration

May. 22, 2024 04:02 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration before heading to Tirana on Wednesday. Cameron said small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K. fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries...

DOJ adds Oklahoma to the list of states it's suing to block their immigration laws

May. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday seeking to block a law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges a law that makes it a state crime —...

Denver launches ambitious migrant program, breaking from the short-term shelter approach

May. 21, 2024 01:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a hotel conference room in Denver, Dallenis Martinez attended orientation with hundreds of other migrants Monday for the city's new, ambitious migrant support program, which includes six month apartment stays and intensive job preparation for those who can't yet legally work. ...

Taxpayer costs for profiling verdict over Joe Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns to reach $314M

May. 20, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Seven years after Joe Arpaio was ousted as sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county, taxpayers are still footing the bills from a racial profiling verdict over his signature immigration crackdowns – and those costs have been getting heavier since. The tab for...

What's next for a crackdown on Haitian migrants as the Dominican Republic leader enters a new term?

May. 20, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After Dominican President Luis Abinader coasted into a second term over the weekend, he promised in a nationalistic speech that “the best is yet to come.” But as one of the region's most popular leaders spoke of economic prosperity and constitutional reforms,...

Today in History: May 19, Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

May. 19, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 140th day of 2024. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of...

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

May. 18, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications...

A mayoral candidate and 5 other people killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in southern Mexico

May. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mayoral candidate and five other people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a campaign rally in the violence-wracked southern Mexico state of Chiapas, officials said. State prosecutors said a young girl was among the six people killed in the gunfire late...

Mexican and Guatemalan presidents meet at border to discuss migration, security and development

May. 17, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Guatemala President Bernardo Arévalo were meeting Friday in this Mexican border city to tackle issues of shared interest, foremost among them immigration. Arévalo, who took office earlier this year, noted...

Philippines arrests Australian suspect, reportedly the father of a rugby star, for drugs trafficking

May. 17, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of Indonesia’s most-wanted drug suspects has been arrested in the Philippines after an international manhunt and efforts were underway to have the suspect extradited to Jakarta to face charges, Indonesian and Philippine officials said Friday. ...