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Immigration rhetoric intensifies

July 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Standing on the steps of the Statehouse, Terry Gorman told a small rally riday that if buses filled with immigrant children from Central America were rolling in Rhode Island, “I would lay down in front of those buses.”

As the three dozen or so protesters cheered and shouted “Me, too,” he added, “because I believe that would be the destruction of the state of Rhode Island.”

The hastily-assembled rally was called to urge Gov. Lincoln Chafee to reject any request from the federal government to accept any of the tens of thousands of immigrants – many of them young children – who are flooding across the border to escape from poverty and violence in places like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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


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