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IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST: H. Jefferson Melish is a lawyer, as well as a member and activist on the South Kingstown Immigration Task Force and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. South Kingstown is the only municipality in the state to adopt a version of an ACLU ordinance that rejects local police cooperation with a federal program that deputizes local police departments to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Long-simmering divisions on immigration have boiled over nationally. Is the Ocean...

In March 2017 the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union drafted a model ordinance that would reject local police cooperation with...

Raimondo signs legislation protecting DACA recipients in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law legislation that protects the ability of approved recipients in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a bill that would guarantee that state law regarding driver's licenses and work authorization will continue to apply to DACA recipients, regardless of federal policy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly passes legislation to protect DACA recipients in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly passed legislation Friday that would continue to protect undocumented immigrants that came to the United States as minors. The legislation...
NO DEFERRED ACTION: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5, announcing the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program initiated under President Barack Obama. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Should the U.S. government rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

By setting a time limit on the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by executive order by former President Barack...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin joined a lawsuit with 15 other states to challenge President Donald Trump for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin joins lawsuit against DACA reversal

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 15 other states in filing a lawsuit to challenge President Donald Trump’s...

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