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Immigration
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(Updated 7 p.m.) Donald J. Farish, Roger Williams University president, has responded to the presidential executive order on immigration, saying he is affirming the university’s “commitment to international and Muslim students, faculty and staff – as well as to their families.” more
(Updated 9:47 a.m.) President Donald Trump defended the immigration clampdown that sparked a global backlash over the weekend by blaming the confusion at airports on protesters and on a computer outage at Delta Air Lines Inc. that caused flight cancellations. more
As many members of the UMass Dartmouth community may already know, two members of our faculty were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Control officers at Logan airport yesterday afternoon (Saturday, Jan. 28) upon their return from an academic conference in Paris. more
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
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
A new report released this week shows that Rhode Island is home to nearly 140,000 immigrants, and that they are mostly of working age and work in the manufacturing and software industries. 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
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 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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