Rhode Island has a large community of immigrants, much of which emigrated from the Dominican Republic. More than one in eight Rhode Islanders was born in another country, while over 15 percent of residents are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent. Rhode Island’s economy benefits from the active participation of immigrants in the labor force—from supporting the state’s administrative and service industries to representing a fourth of company and enterprise managers. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Rhode Island’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.…
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