immigrant http://ripr.org en 119 Central American Migrant Children Already Living In RI http://ripr.org/post/119-central-american-migrant-children-already-living-ri <p>The federal government has not asked Rhode Island to shelter some of the migrant children entering the country by the thousands from Central America.&nbsp; More than 100 are already living in the state.</p><p>There are currently 119 kids in Rhode Island.&nbsp; That’s according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These children were not moved here by the federal government, but placed with sponsors, who are family or friends already living in the U.S. The placement has been happening since January. It’s unclear how long the children will be staying.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:37 +0000 John Bender 37280 at http://ripr.org The Doctor Is In...Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/doctor-incentral-falls <p>Last night I attended one of what could be the first of 39 more public forums, put on by the state's health department, around Rhode Island. And it wasn't what I thought it would be.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:04:49 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23730 at http://ripr.org The Doctor Is In...Central Falls