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Immigration reform popular in RI

July 11, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — As a surge of undocumented immigrant children spills into the United States from Mexico, it’s not unusual to hear calls to seal the border and speed up deportations.

“A nation without borders is a nation without sovereignty,” a woman says on the TV news.

But in the most Latino square mile of Rhode Island you’re likely to hear a kinder, gentler version of the ramped-up debate over immigration triggered by the crisis in the Rio Grande Valley.

“Putting up walls and other things are Band-Aids,” says Mario Bueno, the director of Progreso Latino.

Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Times and Saturday's Call.

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