immigration 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 Bonus Q&A: Reis on the GOP Budget, Obamacare, Social Security, Immigration & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-reis-gop-budget-obamacare-social-security-immigration-more <p>Republican Second Congressional District candidate Rhue Reis joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his challenge to Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin, and a host of related issues, including jobs and the economy; the federal budget; Obamacare; immigration, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32217 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Langevin on Immigration, the Economy, and the NSA http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-langevin-immigration-economy-and-nsa <p></p><p>Second District Congressman Jim Langevin joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss President Obama's State of the Union address; Clay Pell's entry in the Democratic primary for governor; and his re-election battle with Republican Rhue Reis.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 28393 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Langevin on Immigration, the Economy, and the NSA "Immigrants Create Jobs" Says Attorney Roberto Gonzalez http://ripr.org/post/immigrants-create-jobs-says-attorney-roberto-gonzalez <p>The most sweeping immigration reform bill in a generation is slowly making its way through Congress. &nbsp;This morning, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic talks to East Providence immigration attorney Roberto Gonzalez on the impact this legislation would have on Rhode Islanders.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 11:30:06 +0000 Flo Jonic 15878 at http://ripr.org "Immigrants Create Jobs" Says Attorney Roberto Gonzalez Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Don't Balance Budgets With Cuts to Social Security http://ripr.org/post/sen-sheldon-whitehouse-dont-balance-budgets-cuts-social-security <p>As immigration legislation makes its way through the Senate, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay talks with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse about the immigration bill, and what happened to the gun bill that went down in the Senate.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:26:41 +0000 Scott MacKay 14856 at http://ripr.org Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Don't Balance Budgets With Cuts to Social Security Political Roundtable: Cicilline on DC Gridlock, Immigration Reform, Gordon Fox + More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-cicilline-dc-gridlock-immigration-reform-gordon-fox-more <p>Congressman David Cicilline joins the Roundtable this week to discuss hyper-partisanship in Congress, the outlook for an immigration overhaul, his encouraging of House Speaker Gordon Fox to run for mayor of Providence, and other topics.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 13068 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Cicilline on DC Gridlock, Immigration Reform, Gordon Fox + More Bill Would Make In-State Tuition for Immigrants Law http://ripr.org/post/bill-would-make-state-tuition-immigrants-law <p>Two Providence lawmakers are throwing their support behind a bill that would upgrade in-state college tuition for undocumented students from a state policy to a state law. It’s a bill that’s been introduced before.</p><p>Two years ago the Board of Governors for Higher Education signed off on a policy that provides in-state tuition for undocumented students who have attended a Rhode Island high school for at least three years. State Senator Juan Pichardo of Providence says it’s time to upgrade that policy to a state law.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:47:06 +0000 Flo Jonic 12284 at http://ripr.org Bill Would Make In-State Tuition for Immigrants Law RI Lawmakers should stay clear of immigration issues http://ripr.org/post/ri-lawmakers-should-stay-clear-immigration-issues <p>For nearly a decade every Rhode Island legislative session has brought a florid and divisive debate over immigration issues. First it was whether the state should require all businesses to check the citizenship status of employees by using a federal computer database known as E-Verify.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 9643 at http://ripr.org RI Lawmakers should stay clear of immigration issues Political Roundtable: Nesselbush predicts Senate will approve same-sex marriage http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-nesselbush-predicts-senate-will-approve-same-sex-marriage <p>State Senator Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) joins myself, Scott MacKay and Maureen Moakley on the Roundtable this week as we discuss the outlook for same-sex marriage. Other topics include bipartisan support for immigration reform in the US Senate, the State of the City address by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state Treasurer Gina Raimondo's mid-term report.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9558 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Nesselbush predicts Senate will approve same-sex marriage Sen. Reed encouraged by immigration talks http://ripr.org/post/sen-reed-encouraged-immigration-talks <p>Senator Jack Reed says it’s encouraging to see a bi-partisan plan to address immigration come out of the US Senate. The eight senators rolled out a plan that allows for more guest workers and creates a path to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants already here.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:04:56 +0000 Catherine Welch 9379 at http://ripr.org Sen. Reed encouraged by immigration talks