Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower. Buddhism is Sri Lanka's state religion and plays an important part in political and social affairs.» Read More
COLCHESTER, Vt.— A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.
President Obama discusses a bipartisan plan for immigration reform.
PHUKET, Thailand— Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.
GENEVA— The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.
WASHINGTON— Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.
Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." Bush, a former Florida governor, says the GOP cannot demonize immigrants and should show compassion. Paul was interviewed on ABC's "This Week" during a visit to early nominating New Hampshire.
The public has grown far too pessimistic on the prospects of immigration reform, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew provides perspective on a CBO study which looked at the economic benefits of immigration reform.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says immigration reform is "the right thing to do," in discussing the benefits of immigration reform on the U.S. economy.
Young immigrants, many here illegally, are stepping up their protests against Obama's deportations and are calling for reform.
BRUSSELS, March 24- Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday. The European Union rejected 65 percent of the requests and granted refugee status to 15 percent of the asylum seekers.
WASHINGTON, March 20- Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted since August by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and demand money for unpaid taxes, said the IRS' watchdog on Thursday. The fraudsters can manipulate victim's phone's caller ID so it displays the number of a local IRS office, TIGTA said.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters. It made it into the Malacca Strait, "the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, along with the possibility of a hijack, sabotage or mechanical failure, police said on Tuesday.
Visa requests allowing overseas nationals to work in the U.S. could reach record levels in 2014.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.
The U.K. plan to auction off visas, with bids starting at $4 million, may sound strange, but it's not too different from other schemes that give investors visas.