Trump grants last-minute, year-long extension to Liberian immigrants threatened with deportation

President Trump on Thursday extended a little-known temporary immigration program for Liberians who have lived in the United States lawfully since at least 2002. The move came just days before the protection would have expired, leaving more than 800 long-term residents subject to deportation. The 12-month extension to the Deferred Enforced Departure program was announced …

Tracing political scandals from Nixon to Clinton to Trump

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is co-publishing this essay with Zing.vn, one of the most-read news outlets in Vietnam. The United States is mired today in its worst, most significant and extensive political and ethical wrongdoing since the 1974 Watergate scandal that, after more than two years, resulted in the historically unprecedented resignation of President Richard …

Her ancestors were enslaved. Now the U.S. wants to deport her to Africa.

On March 31, the program that has allowed Afomu Kelley and more than 800 other Liberian immigrants to live legally in the United States for decades will end, the result of President Trump’s decision to terminate a protection against deportation that has been in place for nearly 28 years.

In a crowded field of Polk Award honorees, spotlight falls on podcasts

Amid all the recent hand-wringing about the decline of the news business, audio journalism is going through something of a renaissance, with podcasts proliferating while radio listenership holds steady. In a nod to this changing media landscape, this week the 70th annual George Polk Awards announced the inaugural winner in the podcast category. The honor …

Berhardt swearing in

Habitat for sale: An oil and gas group calls the tune at the Interior Department

During a trip to Colorado last summer, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stopped by the office of a small Denver-based oil and gas advocacy group called the Western Energy Alliance. It was the waning months of his embattled leadership at Interior before he would be ousted in December, but the group had been a …

From the archives: campaign finance coverage

Campaign finance regulations are a regular part of any political conversation, especially leading up to elections. New rules have been implemented over the years that can make it difficult, if not impossible, for voters to stay informed.

Amed Samadi in PE

From the archives: immigration, police, sex-offender registries

In the last few years, the Investigative Reporting Workshop has undertaken major stories on immigration, police shootings, and sexual assault and sex-offender registries. Our updated site design gives a chance to tout previous coverage you may have missed.