To find low-wage workers for their agricultural investments, billionaires like Bill Gates are using an immigration program linked to labor abuses and human trafficking. The scam is a far cry from the program’s supposed aim: helping struggling family farmers.
Sam Knight is a RT producer and freelancer. He lives in Washington DC.
Republican representative Patrick McHenry is staunchly defending a bank deregulation law passed under Donald Trump just days before leading an inquiry into the collapse of Signature Bank — which is his top donor.
In the years leading up to Silicon Valley Bank’s recent collapse, federal regulators granted the bank a special exemption from a key rule put in place to prevent banks from engaging in risky investments.