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Rhode Island leaders applaud Obama on immigration change
Posted: 6/15/2012 4:04:15 PM
Updated: 6/15/2012 4:09:27 PM
Rhode Island political leaders are supporting President Obama's change in immigration policy, enabling young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States without fear of deportation.
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would stop deportations, and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, and have since led law-abiding lives.
"Protecting kids... who have done everything right, gone to school, served in the military, done all the things we've expected of them as the criteria requires is a teriffic idea, and I applaud the President's decision," said Congressman David Cicilline.
"Anything we can do to help youngsters get into higher education is in our long-term best interest as a country," said Governor Lincoln Chafee, who last year changed state policy to enable undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates to attend state colleges and the University of Rhode Island, and whose first act as governor was to recind an executive order cracking down on illegal immigrants.
(Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.)
Steve Klamkin | WPRO News
(6/18/2012 10:03:28 PM) |
RI is a beautiful state. Too bad most of our state leaders are nitwits! It's not about immigration . It's all about power and getting votes for our dictator in chief!
(6/18/2012 6:57:16 PM) |
Rhode Island has NO political Leaders.
Not one has shown any leadership and they all need to be replaced - clean sweep
(6/18/2012 6:35:00 PM) |
Wow, Thats a shock. What else would these so called lawmakers do to get the immigrant vote? From Obama down to the last lowlife politicians in Rhode Island, fire them all.
(6/18/2012 5:00:47 PM) |
What do you expect from the clueless ultra progressive losers that represnt the state....
(6/18/2012 4:37:04 PM) |
The president has no legal authority to do what he did. laws are made by Congress not the executive branch! He needs to adhere to the Constitution. He's acting like a dictator and he should be challenged! Another 4 years of him we'll have a dictator on our hands. Then all you liberals will say "what happened?". Then it will be too late! If you think it can't happen here, you've got your head in the sand.
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