By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 02/27 — They’re nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of the American landscape for decades,
By ASTRID GALVAN and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 11/30 — An attempt to smuggle immigrants into the country illegally ended with three people dead and eight seriously injured in a crash in a remote,
By WILSON RING, Associated Press DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) 07/24 — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/13 — The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering,
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/11 — California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump’s request,
SAN DIEGO (AP) 04/09 — A horse trailer carrying at least 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned on a Southern California highway just north of the border with Mexico,Read more »
PHOENIX (AP) 03/28 — Officials say 30 people have been detained as part of suspected human smuggling activity in a house in Phoenix.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) 12/08 — Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a crackdown on gangs in a troubled Northern California city that also netted nearly three-dozen firearms,Read more »
By JULIE WATSON , Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 08/29 — Dozens of illegal immigrants fleeing from Border Patrol agents led authorities to a surprising discovery over the weekend: A tunnel under the US-Mexico border in San Diego used to bring Chinese nationals illegally into the United States.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) 08/14 — Police in Texas acting on a tip found 17 immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 20 miles from the border with Mexico,
ROME (AP) 08/02— Italian authorities ordered a German group’s migrant rescue boat seized Wednesday on suspicion it was used to aid human traffickers in Libya who are engaged in “clandestine immigration.”
FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) 07/25 — The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more,
ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 07/25 – When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart,
ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) 07/25 — The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency’s allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat.
ERIC GAY, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) 07/22 — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer,
KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 07/19 — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade.
GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 06/30 — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States,
MARTHA MENDOZA and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) 05/12 — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States.
ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 01/27 — President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is taking steps toward building a U.S.-Mexico border wall was welcome news for voters who say they’re glad he is following through on one of his biggest campaign promises.
JULIE PACE, VIVIAN SALAMA and RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 01/25 — President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday,