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IMMIGRATION RIGHTS has become a hot-button issue in Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s reelection campaign. Elorza is championing a city lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s ability to withhold grant money to municipalities that do not follow Trump administration initiatives designed to ferret out undocumented immigrants. / PBN file photo/Rupert Whiteley

Elorza: ‘We are a sanctuary city’

This fall’s elections should say a lot about how Rhode Islanders feel about immigration rights. It’s been a hot-button issue for many voters and...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...

Wearing down sanctuary cities

Supporters of the sanctuary movement around the U.S. believe they have morality on their side. The deportation regime unleashed by President Donald Trump is...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA said that the newcomer program "marks a tremendous step in ensuring that all Providence students learn in an environment that is welcoming and supportive. Newcomers, just as the rest of our students, deserve a fair shot at a quality education.” / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces high school program for immigrant students entering U.S.

PROVIDENCE – For the past three weeks, 41 recently emigrated high school-aged students from countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central America have...
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