Peter Palumbo on Legislation to Reverse In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

At yesterday’s rally at the Rhode Island statehouse in protest of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s bypass of the legislature on various issues (in-state tution for illegal immigrants through a board decision of a public corporation, an executive order to being the process of creating healthcare “exchanges”, and possible executive action to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants), State Representatives Joe Trillo and Peter Palumbo spoke to the crowd of their intention to introduce legislation to reverse the decision on illegal immigrant tuition made by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

I was able to ask Representative Palumbo about his bill, and whether he expected to receive leadership support for it…








Anchor Rising: What is the content of the bill you are planning to submit to the legislature?
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State Representative Peter Palumbo: The intent of the bill is going to be to override the decision…that the Board of Governor’s made that gives illegal aliens in-state tuition…
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&nbspAudio: 15 sec
AR: And are you expecting to have leadership support for that bill?
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PP: At this time, no. At this time I do not anticipate it, but this doesn’t mean we’re not going to go forward with it…
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Audio: 34 sec
AR: You’ve kind of answered the third question I was going to ask, but I will ask it directly: You are prepared to go ahead with this bill, without leadership support?
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PP: We’ve been doing this, and we’re going to do it in a bi-partisan manner…hopefully, if we get enough people…and the people get activated after this rally and contact their local reps, there is optimism there. Audio: 34 sec

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Sammy
Sammy
10 years ago

Mr Palumbo
I for one, and I would think many other folks, would like to see proof that you are in this country legally, you could make your birth certificate available for us to see. And since were just learning about your fellow right-wing-nut Rep’s (Gordon-Watson) criminal arrest records, and phony military bio, you could also provide that information also.
Thanks..Sammy

Sammy
Sammy
10 years ago

I for one, and I would think many other folks, would like to see proof that you are in this country legally, you could make your birth certificate available for us to see.
And since we are just learning about your fellow right-wing-nut Rep’s (Gordon-Watson) criminal arrest records, and phony military bio, you could also provide that information also.
Thanks..Sammy

Dave Francis
Dave Francis
10 years ago

WHO GET’S PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ‘CONSTRUCTION’ JOBS? Here are the U.S. Representatives currently blocking Legislative faction on the Legal Workforce Act that requires all employers to use E-Verify, to fire illegal aliens who already are working for them: This is the time to hit hard the phones, e-mail to these lawmakers who include: • Speaker of the House Boehner (Ohio) • House Majority Leader Cantor (Virginia) • House Majority Whip McCarthy (California) • House Chairman of Ways & Means Committee Camp (Michigan) • Members of the Ways & Means Committee • • URGENTLY–Contact these House Representative and insist as a voter to your federal politician at 202-224-3121. Google ‘NumbersUSA’ web site that offers a free faxing system so you can directly contact the above mentioned politicians. These are the politicians who have ground to a halt Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) to ensure that these Republican leaders understand that IMMIGRATION IS A JOBS ISSUE and that H.R. 2885 IS a jobs bill. Inside personnel are picking up information this week in the Congress, which these GOP leaders currently plan to keep the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) from a House floor vote this fall. The GOP professes to want jobs for American Workers, then why may you ask are they are holding back on a crucial piece of legislation? Somewhere in our nation are up to 8 million employed illegal aliens, which should be in the hands of ordinary U.S. citizens and lawful residents. WE MUST KEEP ECONOMIC ILLEGAL MIGRANTS AND IMMIGRANTS OUT OF AMERICA. SUCH STATES AS ARIZONA, ALABAMA, GEORGIA AND TO A DEGREE UTAH, ARE THE FIRST STATES TO ENACT DRACONIAN POLICING LAWS, AS THE—ONLY—WAY—TO SAVE THEIR RESIDENTS BEING FORCED BY THE COURTS TO SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE WITH WELFARE AND OTHER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. Our schools have been… Read more »

Tommy Cranston
Tommy Cranston
10 years ago

Palumbo is a useless scumbag.
Votes for the leadership budget every year despite his noise on illegal aliens and a couple of other issues he is right on.

Leprechaun
Leprechaun
10 years ago

RIGHT ON DAVE. It was reported recently that there were 900 construction jobs lost in R I this year. I think someone should ask the Union LEADERSHIP where they went. They seem to be extremely silent on this issue. I understand there is a large number of Brazilians looking for work in the construction field at lower than the Union wage. Where does the Union LEADERSHIP stand on this. They seem to standing idly by. Could they be out recruiting the Brazilians.

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