Latest Migrant workers News

Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable hiring and worker protection. The Dignity 2026 coalition has brought together groups...

Settlement made in migrant workers' crawfish processing suit

Jun. 23, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws. The proposed settlement was filed this...

Contractor fined for denying migrant workers' pay at Gorge

Jun. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A labor contractor denied 165 farm laborers more than $83,000 collectively in overtime pay for cleaning the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, according to a U.S. Department of Labor investigation. Investigators from the department’s Wage and Hour Division...

UN aims to transfer 6,750 Ethiopians trapped in Yemen war

May. 24, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said Tuesday it aims to help transfer at least 6,750 Ethiopian migrants from war-torn Yemen to their home country in the coming months. It appealed for $7.5 million to assist their return. The International Organization for Migration said it...

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,...