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    At the State House, Maselli and another Democratic lawmaker filed the bill, modeled after an Oklahoma law, that would punish landlords and business owners who hire or rent apartments to illegal immigrants. Another bill, which has dozens of cosponsors in the House and Senate, would force businesses to screen new workers through a federal database.

    Update: 3/29/08
    Gov. Don Carcieri signed an executive order that includes a series of steps to combat illegal immigration.

    The order signed Thursday requires state agencies and companies that do business with the state to verify the legal status of employees. It also directs the Rhode Island State Police and prison and parole officials to more aggressively find and deport illegal immigrants.
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    3/28/08 Rhode Island Targets Illegal Immigrants
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    Legislative package to counter anti-illegal immigration bills
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    Introduction of anti-illegal immigration legislation.

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    VOTE FOR ROMNEY!!!

    Hello RI voters -- As a former RI resident and RIC grad, I'm writing to ask that you vote for Mitt ROMNEY! He was my governor when I lived in Mass. He did an excellent job of ridding the state of the $3 BILLION deficit the Democrats left him, all without raising taxes.

    I now live in FL. I'm disgusted with Sen. Jon AMNESTY McCain's dirty underhanded tricks against Gov. Romney. Just literally 2-3 days before the FL primary, which had McCain and Romney running neck and neck, McCain came out with lies about Romney saying we should set timetables for leaving Iraq. It's the desperation of a desperate man -- McCain knows this is his last shot at being president, God forbid. Please vote the RECORD and CHARACTER of these candidates. This race is between Romney and McCain and already, many voters are very upset, especially moderate to conservative Republicans about McCain becoming the nominee. MCCAIN IS A LIBERAL!!!!!!

    McCain hired as his "National Hispanic Outreach Director" Dr. Juan Hernandez who has always pushed for making the 20+ ILLEGALS in the US CITIZENS ASAP! McCain and Hernandez will push for this by 2010, and so will both Hillary and Oback! These are FACTS.

    If you're an independent or conservative, please vote for real change in the right direction, Mitt Romney! www.mittromney.com Check him out yourself. And, he is NOT a member of the CFR! Paul and Huckabee voters -- a vote for them is a vote indirectly for McCain. This country cannot risk having McCain in the White House -- he's divisive, hotheaded, cusses at other elected officials when he doesn't get his way, etc. And, he's a warmonger. I supported the war when I thought there were WMD's, but it's time to wind it down and get out. No more dead Americans! Iraqi's need to stand up for themselves. McCain has said we will be there a "long, long time, maybe 100 years." HUH?!? Please vote ROMNEY!

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    Illegal workers targeted in R.I.

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    Post subject: House adopts bill targeting illegal immigrants (RI)



    House adopts bill targeting illegal immigrants


    Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 - 06:55 PM

    PROVIDENCE - Private employers would be forced to verify the immigration status of new workers under a bill that House lawmakers have passed to discourage illegal immigration.

    The bill, adopted Tuesday, would force all private companies in Rhode Island to use a federal database called E-Verify to determine whether new hires are in the country legally. The measure passed 53-17 and now heads to the Senate.

    Supporters call the database a tool for keeping illegal immigrants out of the work force. Immigration advocates say the database is error prone and sometimes identifies U.S. citizens and legal immigrants as ineligible to work.

    The vote comes a month after Gov. Don Carcieri signed an executive order forcing executive branch agencies and companies doing business with the state to use the same database.

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    Climate of fear? Illegal immigration bill draws debate in R.I. Senate
    KAREN LEE ZINER, Journal Staff Writer, 11:55 AM EDT on Thursday, May 22, 2008

    PROVIDENCE — A sweeping bill to control illegal immigration in Rhode Island will create “a climate of fear for documented and undocumented immigrants,
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    Written by GOULD, CONRAD
    Thu, May 29 08
    By CONRAD GOULD

    Several immigration bills continue to be looked at by committees in the State House as the session reaches its fifth month with only two months left. Bills being considered in Senate committees at the moment include one that would require E-Verify checks on new hires and another bill, S-2076, with much broader measures that would address undocumented immigrants in the state. Bill S-2076 would call for a ban on transporting or harboring undocumented immigrants, verify citizenship status of those applying for public assistance and restrict access to drivers licenses. The supplemental budget passed recently has already removed undocumented immigrants' RIte Care funding. Measures in S-2076 would place Rhode Island amongst states that have the harshest immigration laws in the country. The bill is modeled after similar Oklahoma legislation. Other similar restrictive immigration laws have been passed in Colorado and Arizona.

    A separate bill being looked at in the Senate, S-2091, covers just the E-Verify legislation. S-2091 was heard in the Senate Labor Committee two weeks ago, but has not come to a floor vote yet. It requires E-Verify checks for businesses with three or more employees.
    S-2076 was heard last week in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The House has passed the corresponding bill to S-2091 (the E-Verify only bill) in a vote of 53-17 several weeks ago, but has not yet voted on the corresponding bill to S-2076, which is H-7138. House bill H-7138 is still under consideration by the Judiciary Committee after being tabled on April 9. In introducing S-2076 to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Christopher Maselli (D-Dist. 25) cited statistics from the state's Department of Health and Human Services that showed that immigrant families with at least one undocumented member received more than $1 million per month in funding from state programs (from two different agencies) and $2.7 million per month in health care assistance.
    Maselli added, however, "departments do not keep statistics in most cases." He also said "we can argue about figures and numbers we don't know," and indicated interest in finding better data at a later time through the tracking of various departments.
    Additionally, Maselli provided data from the Department of Corrections, which said that there are 130 undocumented immigrants currently incarcerated by the state that cost $5.3 million a year.
    Senator Juan Pichardo (D-Dist 2), a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, questioned why Governor Donald Carcieri had not released figures earlier when he issued his executive order.
    He also said the measures cause an atmosphere "that creates an environment of hostility in the community and state. Rhode Island has been a place of refuge, and through Roger Williams, a place of freedom of religion and expression."
    Senator James Sheehan (D-Dist. 36) added during the hearing, "liberty must be paired with respect for the law."
    Pichardo agreed that there could be further studies that would provide more accurate data on the impact of undocumented immigrants in the state.
    Rhode Island A.C.L.U. Attorney Amy Vitale said the requirements against renting to undocumented immigrants in the bill could result in problems for other renters.

    "People avoid the risk of whether [the immigrants] are legal or illegal, and they [won't] rent to people who might be illegal."
    Terry Gorman of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement said he is in support of both E-Verify and S-2076, though he said the E-Verify bill is "easiest to pass."

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    Assembly to consider several immigration bills

    01:00 AM EST on Sunday, March 1, 2009

    By Karen Lee Ziner

    Journal Staff Writer

    The numerous immigration-related bills introduced by Rhode Island legislators this session reflect a continued ideological divide over illegal immigration, and guarantee another year of charged debate. Nearly all such legislation has failed for several years in a row, but in many cases, lawmakers are back for a second, third, and even a fourth try.

    Rep. Peter Palumbo, D-Cranston, is lead sponsor of “The Rhode Island Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2009

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