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Claire Pimentel is an undocumented immigrant providing analysis on immigration and populist movements. Claire is a contributor to RI Future, a progressive news blog serving Rhode Island. Their opinion pieces have appeared in The Providence Journal, GoLocal Providence and The Guardian.

Claire graduated from East Providence High School in 2015. They then went on to study Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island. Claire is currently serving as the Communications Director of the Young Democrats of Rhode Island, as well as on the Rhode Island Executive Board of the Progressive Democrats of America.

Beyond their contributions to several publications, Claire is focused on organizing the immigrant community as they advocate for the issuance of driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in the State.

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Claire also publishes their work as Rodrigo Pimentel.

Preferred pronouns: They/them