Martin Vargas Arellano contracted COVID-19 while in the Adelanto Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center. Vargas Arellano had been in immigration detention since 2019. Though a judge had ordered Vargas Arellano’s release at the beginning of the pandemic, citing his pre-existing health conditions, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement refused to release him after his housing …
State Rep. Morales Shaw said she will write policies to tackle issues revealed in IRW and PHW’s recent investigation.
Public Health Watch Reporter David Leffler tells about his late-night drive with community advocate Juan Flores as they searched for the source of a toxic leak.
Charles Lewis will remain with IRW as emeritus executive editor as the newsroom transitions to new leadership, following his retirement at the end of the year from the faculty at American University.
President Joe Biden has made clear the United States does not intend to send troops to fight in Ukraine. Instead, Western nations are responding with economic sanctions intended to target Russian President Vladimir Putin and hundreds of individuals and state-controlled companies. But look a bit closer, and the U.S.’ sanctions have a surprising number of …
Documented Dreamers are immigrants who are younger than other groups and enter the United States legally through one or both of their parents, who come here on work visas known as H1B visas. But what happens when they turn 21?
Japan will hold a general election this fall in the midst of persistent controversy over politics and money. But, as in past elections, it’s unlikely to be resolved as the government and politicians in question, including former ministers, are reluctant to talk about issues such as opaque money that may have influenced policy making.
If you were a Congressman in the early 1970s, you were probably scared of the late Rep. Wayne Hays (D-Ohio). You definitely hated him. His dominance in Congress has had lasting effects on how elections are monitored today.
Since its founding in 1974, the Federal Election Commission has long been regarded as an ineffective agency, garnering criticism as a “toothless tiger” or a “tightly leashed watchdog.”
Following the Watergate scandal, Congress introduced the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in an amendment to existing campaign finance regulations. An independent agency that would enforce campaign finance law, the FEC officially opened for business in April 1975.