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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.

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...

House commission recommends changes to affordable housing law

PROVIDENCE – A House legislative commission studying the state’s affordable housing law and compliance among cities and towns has recommended a continuation of its...
AMGEN INC. brought its Amgen Biotech Experience program to Central Falls High School earlier this month. From left: students Joselinda Evora and Jackeline Martinez; teacher David Upegui; and student Daphne Mulford. / COURTESY AMGEN

Amgen Biotech Experience brings hands-on science insight to students

WEST GREENWICH – California-based biotechnology company Amgen Inc., which has manufacturing operations in West Greenwich, brought its Amgen Biotech Experience program to students at...
SETH MAGAZINER, Rhode Island general treasurer, was one of 15 millennial-age elected officials in the Ocean State to write a letter to federal lawmakers, urging the rejection of the Congressional Republicans’ tax-cutting legislation known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. millennial lawmakers oppose congressional tax-cutting bill

PROVIDENCE – A host of millennial-age elected officials last week wrote a letter to federal lawmakers, urging the rejection of the congressional Republicans’ tax-cutting...
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