Topic: Immigration

Dorcas International works to advise and protect the R.I. immigrant community in the face of the Trump Adminstration’s attempt to end DACA.

Metro, News

Dorcas International offers aid, support to R.I. immigrants

April 26, 2018 0 comments

From July 2017 through March 2018, the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island helped 116 individuals participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and 82 people under Temporary Protected Status renew their immigration papers, said Tatyana Tsangarakis-Almeida ’06.

During the event, five individuals discussed the merits of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The event was moderated by a student journalist who took the course INTL 1802W: “International Journalism.”

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University hosts event to discuss unpredictable future of DACA program

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Five individuals in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program spoke about living without documentation and their uncertain futures at an event titled “‘DACA is Dead’ — Young Immigrants in Conversation with Student Journalists” Monday evening.

Op-eds, Opinions

BIRC: University should do more to support immigrant communities

April 12, 2018 0 comments

On April 5, 2018, the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition launched a campaign to gather support from students, faculty and community members to encourage the University to critically reflect on the impact of its scholarship and to commit to increasing its support of the immigrant communities within and outside our campus.

University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

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University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Community members have criticized and expressed disappointment in the University after it publicly emerged last week that the course, INTL 1802W: “International Journalism” asked students to find and profile DACA recipients living in Providence.

Alan Pelaez Lopez, Rommy Torrico, Soultree and Felipe Baeza spoke about art’s role in immigration activism and the intersection of queerness and immigration status.

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Queer, trans artists discuss undocumented experiences

March 2, 2018 1 comment

“For me, (art) was a way to quiet the demons inside, whether it was rage or anger or feeling lost,” said Rommy Torrico, an undocumented, queer and trans visual artist, during an event hosted by the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center and the LGBTQ Center Thursday.

The event, hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America,  featured a panel of students, faculty and staff involved in community organizing and research projects.

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Teach-in contextualizes end of DACA

October 10, 2017 1 comment

In a discussion, a panel of students, faculty and staff highlighted the importance of leaving the “good immigrant bad, immigrant” mentality behind.

BrownThink sparks debate on immigration policy in R.I.

University News

BrownThink sparks debate on immigration policy in R.I.

April 12, 2016 2 comments

Students, faculty members and policy experts gathered at BrownThink 2016, an undergraduate public policy competition.


Legislation proposes driver’s licenses for immigrants

January 23, 2015 0 comments

The push to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in Rhode Island gained new traction last week.

University News

Financial aid office posts undocumented student policy

April 12, 2013 1 comment

Its website has been updated with information about undocumented students’ financial aid eligibility.

U.S. Senators have proposed a new immigration policy that would help provide STEM majors an easier path to citizenship.

University News

‘Gang of Eight’ proposes new immigration policy

February 7, 2013 1 comment

The legislation would give green cards to those who finish advanced degrees in STEM fields.