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
9-Month Lexington Police Drug Investigation Nets 55 Arrests
Lexington police announce the end of "Operation Transformation." The investigation focused on drug sales in Lexington's east-end. Video Video
Customers: Reaction To Somerset's New Gas Station
Gas prices slightly dropped in Somerset, after the city's gas station opened for business on Saturday. Customers filling up at the new gas station said they would rather give their money to the city. Video Video
Deputies: Mother Left Child With Strangers Before Smoking Crack
Deputies say a woman asked strangers to watch her child while she went off and smoked crack.
5 Kentucky, Tennessee schools on list
Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."
2014 36 Blitz: Mason Co. Royals
A look at tradition in Maysville and what it means to this season's team. Video Video
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.