Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 44
Employment Security — Benefits

R.I. Gen. Laws 28-44-67

 28-44-67.  Denial of unemployment compensation to illegal aliens.

(a) Benefits shall not be payable on the basis of services performed by an alien unless the alien is an individual who was lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time the services were performed, was lawfully present for purposes of performing the services, or was permanently residing in the United States under color of law at the time the services were performed, including an alien who was lawfully present in the United States as a result of the application of the provisions of 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5).

(b) Any data or information required of individuals applying for benefits to determine whether benefits are not payable to them because of their alien status shall be uniformly required from all applicants for benefits.

(c) (1) In the case of an individual whose application for benefits would otherwise be approved, no determination that benefits to the individual are not payable because of his or her alien status shall be made except upon a preponderance of the evidence.

(2) Any modification to the provisions of 26 U.S.C. 3304(a)(14) as provided by United States public law 94-566 which specify other conditions or other effective date than stated in this section for the denial of benefits based on services performed by aliens and which modifications are required to be implemented under state law as a condition for full tax credit against the tax imposed by the federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. 3301 et seq., shall be deemed applicable under the provisions of this section.

History of Section.
P.L. 1977, ch. 92, 25; P.L. 1990, ch. 88, 1.