Immigrants & Refugees Lobby KY Lawmakers

Reported by: Christine Winter
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/21/2012 7:16 pm
It was just a year ago that an illegal aliens bill made news in the Kentucky Legislature before failing to pass.

This year the controversy has died down, but that's not stopping immigrants and refugees from making their voices heard.

They gathered Wednesday at the state capitol to lobby lawmakers.

They admit worries remain about efforts in the future to clamp down on undocumented immigrants.

Advocates are pushing the so called "Dream Act" which would allow children who came here as undocumented immigrants to have a path to citizenship.

A report by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy claims unauthorized immigrants paid $85 million in state and local taxes in Kentucky in 2010.

Last year's bill would have directed the police to enforce immigration laws.

It passed the Senate but died in a House Committee.
Share
Most Popular
Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in
Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.
Ky. man sentenced to life without parole
A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Update: Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Clark Co.
A Powell county man was killed on Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on the Mt. Parkway in Clark county. Video Video
Jerry And Jack Cassidy Accused Of Indecent And Immoral Acts
New charges were filed against twin brothers in jail in Lexington for child pornography. On Tuesday, the two each had additional charges of indecent and immoral practices. Video Video
Insurance Companies Blacklisted Dog Breeds
You may love your dog, but some insurance companies don't, according to a list of "Blacklisted Breeds" in the industry.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.