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R.I. rally participants decry Arizona immigration law

01:00 AM EDT on Friday, July 30, 2010. By Karen Lee Ziner, Journal Staff Writer.

PROVIDENCE -- More than 100 people rallied in a West End park Thursday as part of a National Day of Action against Arizona's controversial new immigration law, and members of the clergy led a small prayer vigil inside the State House.

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R.I. delegation heads to Boston to protest immigration law

01:00 AM EDT on Friday, July 9, 2010

 PROVIDENCE — A local delegation will join Saturday's march and rally in Boston to protest the visit by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who is attending the National Governor's Association Meeting.

Demonstrators are calling for the repeal of Arizona's SB 1070 that Brewer signed into law in April. Organizations throughout the East Coast are sending delegations, according to the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

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R.I. modifies law on probationers after four-year campaign

 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, June 20, 2010. By John Hill. Journal Staff Writer.

PROVIDENCE — People imprisoned for probation violations will be freed if they are cleared of the charge that led to their being sent back to prison under a new law Governor Carcieri allowed to take effect without his signature.

The governor's decision this month capped a four-year effort by supporters to change what they said was an inequity in the state's probation system, one that they said led to people who were found not guilty of crimes, in effect, serving time for them.

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