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Rhode Island passes law protecting DACA recipients’ ability to obtain drivers licenses

Rhode Island Dreamers with current or past DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status will now be able to apply for and receive drivers...

Senate committee moves legislation that will continue driver’s licenses for Dreamers

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed S2678a, which will allow DACA recipients to continue driving legally in Rhode Island. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood...

Without DACA, Alpert Medical School student will be unable to practice medicine

I’ll remember that Saturday morning in the operating room for the rest of my life. While I’ve shadowed many surgeries before as part of...

Rhode Island DREAMers tell their stories

"You are the face of this policy," said Representative Shelby Maldonado to the five young DREAMers gathered around a table in the Central Falls...

The time has passed for Congress to act on DACA

Yesterday marked the deadline that President Donald Trump gave Congress to create a legislative solution for those temporarily spared from deportation under the Deferred...

Rodrigo Pimentel: America must renew its promise to DREAMers

With each passing day, I am increasingly terrified of what the future may hold. My family immigrated to Rhode Island when I was just...

Racing to renew DACA as Congress fails to protect Dreamers

I meet Rodrigo outside the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Application Support Center support center in Cranston, not far from the Garden City...

ACLU seeks release of Lilian Calderon in federal court

BREAKING 2018-02-06 11:20AM: Judge bars removal of Calderon outside Massachusetts while the suit is pending.  The judge's order is available here. "Ever since that day,...

Sheldon Whitehouse answers tough questions at Woonsocket Town Hall campaign kick-off

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse met with constituents Saturday morning at the American Legion Post in Woonsocket on River St. The questions were tough,...

IUPAT begins national worker education campaign on TPS and DACA at worksites around the...

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) kicked off a nationwide campaign Monday "designed to educate immigrant construction workers on a multitude...