Over 500 people turned out for a protest against R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s support for in-state tuition for illegal aliens – which was implemented with a lawless decree by Chafee’s education “czars” when he failed to get the Legislature to pass the outrageous bill.
Local media hailed the “unusually large turnout for a weeknight“ at the the State House in Providence, which included many Stand With Arizona activists, along with members of Rhode Island for Immigration Law Enforcement, and average citizens furious at the Obama-style bypassing of elected officials on behalf of illegal aliens.
Pro-illegal alien groups also had a “rally”, at which they planned to have children as shameful props to hand Gov. Chafee white roses to thank him for pandering to illegals by pushing magnet services like tuition and attempting to also push through drivers licenses for illegals. Chafee has been scheduled to receive the roses, but when he got word of the large expected protest, he chickened out, and hastily released a new schedule showing him elsewhere at the time of the rallies (the same cowardice he showed by bypassing the legislature on tuition subsidies for illegals).
Below is excellent media coverage of this outstanding rally. Thank you again to the many SWA activists from Mass., CT, R.I. – and even a few from NY and NH, who were able to come to Providence and make the entire state see how the people reject Chafee’s lawless edict, and demand all services for illegals be stopped. And thank you also to the thousands of SWA activists from around the nation who called and emailed R.I. legislators and Gov. Chafee to show their opposition to this outrageous subsidy for lawbreakers.
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION of $10.70 to Stand With Arizona, in honor of S.B. 1070, to help us continue to fight against illegal alien amnesty and push for Arizona-style enforcement laws nationwide. Thank you.