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Illegal workers targeted in R.I.

Crackdown fuels immigration debate

Bodegas, chicken stands, and bakeries on Dexter Street in Central Falls, R.I., are stocked with cheeses, sour creams, and breads from foreign countries. The area caters to the large Hispanic population in the city outside Providence. Bodegas, chicken stands, and bakeries on Dexter Street in Central Falls, R.I., are stocked with cheeses, sour creams, and breads from foreign countries. The area caters to the large Hispanic population in the city outside Providence. (ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / February 12, 2008

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PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island, facing a budget crisis that will lead to massive cutbacks, is engulfed in the most intense battle over illegal immigration in New England, with Republicans and Democrats alike calling for a crackdown on unauthorized workers. (Full article: 1332 words)

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