Mike Wilson http://wkms.org en Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Barring Welfare for Immigrants http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-passes-bill-barring-welfare-immigrants <p>A proposal to keep illegal immigrants from getting welfare benefits in Kentucky has passed the state Senate.&nbsp; The legislation sponsored by Republican Senator Mike Wilson cleared the Senate Monday.&nbsp; &nbsp;The bill requires welfare applicants to present documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal residency in order to be eligible. If they&#39;re not able to produce a document such as a birth certificate or driver&#39;s license within 30 days, they could sign an affidavit swearing that they are eligible for the benefits.&nbsp; The measure now goes to the House for consideration.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:21:10 +0000 Associated Press 17299 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Barring Welfare for Immigrants