Statements about Immigration

"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."

"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."

 "Congressman Cicilline, when he was the mayor of Providence, espoused a sanctuary city."

"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."

"This is the only state in the country that bypassed the General Assembly to authorize [in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants]."

"Every poll you see, the overwhelming majority of people want [E-Verify]."

"[If] you apply for a job, the chances are 1 in 7 that you are going to be denied that job unfairly if everybody is forced to use E-Verify."

"Under Governor Almond the RI DMV had a program that allowed undocumented [people to] use their Personal Tax Identification Number . . . to apply [for] and receive a RI driver’s license."

"The reality is that we have roughly 15,000 undocumented immigrants living in the state..."

"[Federal] law says that you can't give in-state tuition to an illegal alien … unless you first offer it to any other student regardless of their state of residence."

"The RI Board of Elections has heard official testimony from Providence residents who claim to have witnessed known illegal aliens voting in local elections."

"Illegal aliens cost the state of Rhode Island $400 million a year."

Secure Communities "has a proven track record of enhancing public safety by focusing on violent offenders and those that pose a threat to our communities and our national security."

"Over half of the foreign-born population in Rhode Island is white."

"Rhode Island is one of only six states" to use E-Verify.

Rhode Island gives undocumented pregnant women health insurance, plus a cash card "with $400 a month on it" and "$250 a month or $275 a month to spend on food."

Transporting drugs "is the price of admission" for people crossing the border illegally.

Phoenix is the kidnapping capital "of the Western Hemisphere."

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin didn't want a border fence to block illegal immigration "because he is afraid that someone will get hurt trying to go around the fence."

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