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    Linc Chafee Rescinding Rhode Island Immigration Executive Order

    Linc Chafee Rescinding Rhode Island Immigration Executive Order

    I posted previously about how Rhode Island Republican Governor Donald Carcieri had issued an executive order requiring companies that did business with the state to use E-verify to verify the immigration status of employees, and also requiring the state police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

    Now The Providence Journal reports that Linc Chafee, who was just elected Governor on the Independent line, is planning to follow through on his promise to rescind the executive order, despite the plea from a Rhode Island woman kidnapped and raped by an illegal immigrant:

    Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee on Monday stood by his campaign pledge to repeal Governor Carcieri’s executive order on illegal immigration, saying that a letter sent to him from a Rhode Island woman who was kidnapped and raped at knifepoint by an illegal immigrant would not change his mind.

    “That could happen in any state. We’re one of only six states, I think, to have E-verify. There are 44 other states that don’t have it and these types of tragedies can happen in any one of those 44 states,” he said at a news conference for a separate issue. “I don’t necessarily make the linkage.” ….

    Last week, a woman identified only as Heather sent a letter to Chafee’s transition team asking that he reconsider his stance, arguing that had a system such as E-verify been in place, she might not had been sexually assaulted in June 2008.

    The woman had been kidnapped from a Warwick supermarket and raped in Roger Williams Park in Providence by Marco Riz, a 27-year-old in this country illegally. Her case renewed calls for tightening the state’s policies on illegal immigrants. (Riz, who pleaded no contest to kidnapping and raping the woman, was sentenced to 30 years in prison last year.)

    “I campaigned on it,” says Chafee, who was out of the country last week when the letter was delivered to his offices. “I can’t go back on a campaign pledge.”

    It is not clear if this action also will apply to that part of the executive order requiring the state police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

    A link to the woman’s letter was posted by ProJo, and is embedded below:

    Letter to Linc Chafee From Heather Re Illegal Immigration http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf

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    Rhode Island Illegal Immigration Control Order of 2008

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    "There are 44 other states that don't have it and these types of tragedies can happen in any one of those 44 states"

    Exactly. How about checking the states that DO have e-verify and see how their stats measure up.

    Welcome to Rhode Island, the Sanctuary State.

    Mr chafee (WJAR Tv) was asked how he plans to solve the economic crisis. This was his solution. The TV broadcaster couldn't make the connection so chafee did into for him. Its about building trust in the Latino community. The economic crisis in the state is because the Latino community is too afraid to get a job.

    I can't make this stuff up


     
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    Van Halen | November 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I understand but also can't understand the Left's obsession with loading as many illegals into the country and then giving them rights simply in the hope they'll vote Democratic. Does that make sense? I mean, it boggles the mind that the Left leadership will risk high crime, poor academic performances and general chaos AS WELL as the possibility many of these people won't vote or may even vote Republican. I guess the Left's hatred of America trumps all.

    BTW, thanks for putting Marshall-amp approved videos on the sidebar, Professor! I urge everyone to go click and get their dose of Black Sabbath for today.


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