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Immigration
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Ending the confusion, in a Monday interview with the Providence Business News, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the city has joined the coalition of sanctuary cities across the nation. more
Undocumented immigrants pay $31.2 million in state and local taxes in Rhode Island, according to a study released Friday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. more
The Massachusetts economy continues to perform well, given that total jobs, unemployment, wages and gross state product are close to or better than pre-recession levels. more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Nov. 14 launched a new campaign to bring issues related to immigration, racism and criminal justice to the forefront of public discussion leading up to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald J. … more
President Donald Trump’s plans to build a Mexican border wall are boosting the prospects of builders and material suppliers from Alabama to Frankfurt, but there may be no bigger winner than a giant cement maker based in Mexico. more
The U.S. would be nothing if not for immigrants. more
Now that President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been lifted, at least temporarily, 13 refugees who were in limbo will be able to travel to Rhode Island to make their homes here. more
A federal judge in Virginia plans to rule as soon as possible on extending a block on President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by residents of seven majority-Muslim countries. more
One of Adolf Hitler’s many blunders was to kick smart people out of his country. His hatred of Jews led him to expel a large number of Germany’s most accomplished scientists, many of whom went to the United States. more
The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. more
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