immigration

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Berea College is hosting a refugee simulation that aims to give participants a glimpse into what immigrants go through when they flee their homes and seek refuge in a new community. 

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made arrests in Union City, Tennessee on Friday. 

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Update: The Associated Press has issued a correction to this story,  AP stated a bill would require the state's public schools to offer elective Bible classes, but the bill requires the Kentucky Board of Education to set administrative regulations about Bible classes, though local schools will decide whether to offer those classes.

Roxanne Scott, WFPL

The social justice group Mijente is continuing its efforts to make Louisville a so-called sanctuary city.

The group delivered a petition with about 2,600 signatures to that effect to a mayor’s aide at Metro Hall on Monday morning.

Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET

A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect.

The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court's order suspending the president's ban against entry into the United States by refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

The mayor of Bowling Green says he doesn’t think recent comments about a so-called “massacre” in the city will harm its reputation.

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Update: Conway said on Twitter she misspoke when she said "massacre" and meant to say "terrorists." FactCheck.org explains what happened in Bowling Green in 2011.

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Two area Christian faith leaders are expressing opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order related to immigration and refugees.

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Last week, President Trump signed an executive order suspending new-refugee admissions for 120 days and blocking travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely.

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Two Republican lawmakers in Tennessee want to require government-issued IDs to prominently feature the words "alien" or "non-U.S. citizen" in capital letters for anyone without permanent residency status. 

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