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 "illegal searches" ...
When the Immigration and Naturalization Service raided the Iowa Beef Processors plan in Storm Lake, Iowa, they escorted 78 illegal immigrants outside of the company's cafeteria and sent them home to Mexico. It was a raid townsfolk in Iowa -- who couldn't get used to the foreigners -- had been waiting for since the tiny town of 8,700 had been transformed by the steady influx of immigrants from Mexico. These workers -- who work long hours at low wages -- did much of the killing, cutting and packaging of up to 13,000 hogs a day. With the new residents, crime is up, the number of arrests more than doubling over the past decade. Storm Lake's public schools have had to provide an expensive English as a Second Language program for more than a fifth of its 1,800 students. But the influx of immigrants is no accident. It is a promoted policy in the meatpacking industry. According to federal investigators, company-paid agents and workers themselves, meatpacking industries search aggresively for employees in southern border states and hire recruiters who find workers in Mexico. Why? No one else wants the dangerous, low-paying jobs.
This team effort was one of the Times's most searching looks at a fundamental problem in the U.S.'s largest city: how stubborn poverty and a dwindling supply of affordable housing have left tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of New Yorkers living in squalid, illegal and often dangerous conditions. (October 6 - 8, 10, 11, 1996)
In the fight to crackdown on illegal immigration both Bill Clinton and Bob Dole have come out for tighter border controls. Not much attention, however, has been paid to the big American industries-construction companies, nurseries and fruit growers-that rely on immigrant workers for cheap, often dangerous labor. In this article U.S. News & World Report looks at how meatpacking outfits search aggressively for employees in southern border states and hire recruiters who find workers in Mexico who will work for low wages. (Sept. 23, 1996)
KUSA-TV News (Denver) uses "Habitual Traffic Offenders" law to determine through a computer search that drunk drivers continue driving illegally after their licenses are suspended or revoked, some killing or injuring people; city vehicles operated by unlicensed drivers, Feb. 4 - 6, 1990.
KOAT-TV (Albuquerque) "found Wagon Mound town officials had authorized their two-man police force to illegally ticket motorists on the nearby interstate as a way of raising revenue for their small town in northeastern New Mexico. Their speed trap paid off. In a five-month period, police ticketed hundreds of motorists, many from out of state, and collected well over $10,000 dollars in fines and bond money. The officers improperly searched cars and luggage, harassed motorists, often made arrests and illegally set exorbitant bonds."
Republican-Eagle (Red Wing, Minn.) seven-part series documents how a Minnesota police chief abused his power by threatening minors at gunpoint, using unnecessary force, and conducting illegal searches, September 1980.