By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2017
Supporters of the bill angrily left the meeting room and before the night was over, Representative Arthur Corvese was backing away from the cruel, anti-immigrant bill he had introduced.
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By Rodrigo Pimentel on November 25, 2016
In a press release, Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson stated that the Sheriff’s Office will work to “protect the safety of our citizens and legal residents.” In reality, the 287(g) partnership entails a diversion of resources from law enforcement, litigation, and fear in immigrant communities.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 16, 2016
Two competing bills were heard in the House Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday evening in a hearing that lasted well over 6 hours and had over 4 dozen people testifying. House bill 7610, submitted by Representative Anastasia Williams, would grant driving privilege license to undocumented immigrants. House Bill 7859, introduced by Representative Arthur Corvese, would make […]
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By Rodrigo Pimentel on March 7, 2016
I am not a criminal, but my life has been criminalized. I have lived in Rhode Island for practically my entire life, having moved here from Europe when I was merely ten months of age. My visa expired when I was a young child and just like that, I became an undocumented immigrant.
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By Bob Plain on March 12, 2014
Is equal equitable with regard to state education funding? As it happens, even a progressive state funding formula isn’t equitable when it comes to helping Rhode Island’s economically diverse cities and towns provide an adequate education to all. That’s what Pawtucket and Woonsocket are arguing before the state Supreme Court in a case that claims […]