Applications for the one-year positions, which can be extended to a second year, are open through Feb. 8 at www.reportforamerica.org. Corps members typically have three to six years of experience, while some are accomplished recent graduates. More than half of the current corps members have returned to their home states. … [Read more...] about Herald-Leader wins Report for America grants to report on health, Eastern Kentucky
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Emily Cadei works out of the McClatchy Washington bureau, where she covers national politics and policy for McClatchy’s California readers. A native of Sacramento, she has spent more than a decade in D.C. reporting on U.S. elections, Congress and foreign affairs for publications including Newsweek, Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Has Donald Trump convinced his critics there’s an emergency at the border?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday became the first California governor to travel to Central America. It comes on the heels of President Donald Trump visiting the U.S-Mexico border on Friday. He's retreated from an idea to shut down the southern border, but is planning to increase the number of immigration officers processing Central American migrants. Newsom, who left Sacramento on Saturday night, said he hopes to understand the root causes of migration. Depending on who you ask, his trip can be considered a diplomatic mission or a strong stance against President Donald Trump. "It certainly has some of the most dramatic incidences of humanitarian relief and refugee immigration," said Santa Clara University Lecturer, Dr. Matt Lesenyie. The governor's office says Newsom chose El Salvador, considering that approximately 680,000 Salvadorans live in California, the largest population of Salvadorans in the U.S. Dr. Lesenyie says Newsom needs to … [Read more...] about Gov. Newsom travels to Central America on heels of Pres. Trump’s US-Mexico border trip
$50M EB-5 Visa Scheme On April 5, 2017, federal authorities raided a business run by a California attorney and her father that is suspected of orchestrating a $50 million EB-5 visa scheme. According to the court filings, the father-daughter company, California Investment Immigration Fund, LLC (CIIF), raised money from more than 100 Chinese investors for several business projects. Under the EB-5 program, these Chinese investors would qualify for U.S. green cards if the business projects created at least ten jobs. However, rather than legitimately investing the funds, CIIF hired high school students to pose as full-time employees for fake projects and used the investors’ funds to buy their own personal luxury items, including million-dollar homes, and for other improper uses. … [Read more...] about EB-5 Visa Scandal Underscores the Critical Role Whistleblowers Play in Exposing EB-5 Fraud
The video also made national headlines. On Fox News, Bill O’Reilly discussed it with newspaper columnist and pundit Charles Krauthammer, who assured O’Reilly’s audience that botched raids like the one in the video were unusual; he warned viewers not to judge the war on drugs based on the images coming out of Columbia. Krauthammer was wrong. This was not a “botched” raid. In fact, the only thing unusual about the raid was that it was recorded. Everything else—from the relatively little evidence to the lack of a corroborating investigation, the killing of the dog, the fact that the raid was for nothing more than pot, the police misfiring and their unawareness that a child was in the home—was fairly standard. The police raided the house they intended to raid, and they even found some pot. The problem for them was that possession of small amounts of pot in Columbia had been decriminalized. They did charge Whitworth with possession of drug … [Read more...] about How did America’s police become a military force on the streets?