The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Immigration and Nationality Act" ...
As the national deficit soared, WTHR exposed fraud, confusion and government mismanagement that resulted in illegal immigrants getting billions of dollars in improper tax credits and refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. WTHR gained unparalleled access to tax records and immigrant communities to show exactly how the fraud was committed. The investigation revealed the IRS had known about the widespread problems for a decade but failed to act, and that IRS managers actively encouraged their tax examiners to ignore blatant signs of fraud. WTHR’s investigation quickly gained national attention, attracted more than 9 million online views, sparked intense debate and action by Congress, and triggered immediate reforms by the IRS. Following a series of in-depth follow-ups by WTHR and an Inspector General audit that confirmed all of WTHR’s findings, the IRS announced final rule changes in December designed to reduce the massive fraud and to save taxpayers billions of dollars.
"Operation Enduring Liberty"; "The Cops Are Watching You"; "The Big Chill"; "Vigilante Justice"; "Homeland Security X 50"; "Foreign? Suspicious!"; "D.C.'s Virtual Panopticon"
Series of articles in an issue of The Nation following various aspects of the "war on terror." Dreyfuss details the makeup of Maryland's Joint Terrorism Task Force and local police ties with the FBI field office. Cooper talks to Arabs in California who are seeing their organizations' numbers decline. Bach discusses citizens' groups that are encouraged to act as watchdogs on their neighbors, giving the example of a high school student with an expired visa who was turned in to authorities by his guidance counselor. Pell examines state laws and proposed laws creating new definitions of and punishments for "terrorism." Evans raises the issue of drivers' licenses and documentation of aliens. Parenti follows the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) in Washington, D.C., and other cities. Several articles touch on the classification of protest groups in America as "terrorists."
Tags: homeland security; terrorism; police; immigrant; immigration; Ashcroft; civil liberties; Patriot Act; detainees; FBI; ACLU; Arab; Muslim; DOJ; INS; Justice Department; bioterrorism; bioterror; CCTV; surveillance
The article tells the story of a recent law intended to bust phony asylum-seekers that catches others, as well. It details the case of an American woman married to a Canadian man, who forgets to fill out a travel form for a visit to Toronto and is detained and ejected from the U.S.
The Rhode Island Monthly looks at the highly debated issue of illegal immigration. Some argue that illegal aliens cost taxpayers millions of dollars- receiving free education for their children and medical services. Others debate that illegal aliens provide the U.S. with a strong economy, doing the jobs that would not normally be done. In addition, critics say 'it is common for illegals to obtain false Social Security numbers so that they can work. Therefore, they have taxes taken out like everybody else.' As more visas expire, they become part of the estimated "12,000 to 40,000" illegal aliens found in Rhode Island. These numbers lead many people to the idea of allowing immigrants "to become legal in a timely and uncomplicated manner."