immigration

Government
8:59 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Senate Rejects Rand Paul's Border Security Amendment to Immigration Bill

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 5:48 pm

The Senate has rejected Kentucky Republican Rand Paul's amendment to hold annual border security votes as part of comprehensive immigration reform by a 61-to-37 vote.

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Politics
7:25 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Immigration Reform Supporters Rally in Lexington

As a group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” work toward an immigration bill in Washington, supporters of reform are urging Congress to act sooner rather than later.

One of the 70 demonstrations planned across the country Wednesday was held at Lexington’s Triangle Park. Speakers and musicians rallied a crowd of more than 150 people.

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Politics
5:52 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Illinois Businesses Push Immigration Reform

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A new group of business leaders wants to recruit 300 CEOs and 1,000 small businesses in Illinois to push for "common sense" bipartisan immigration reform.

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition includes leaders from Peoria-based Caterpillar as well as Motorola Solutions, the University of Illinois, trade groups and immigration-rights advocates. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also backs the coalition.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Ag Commissioner James Comer: Immigration Reform Would Have Tremendous Impact on Industry

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Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says comprehensive immigration reform would have a tremendous impact on the state’s farmers and livestock producers. James Comer says if it weren’t for immigrant labor, many Kentucky farmers wouldn’t be able to harvest their crops.

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Afternoon Update
4:12 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/16/12

What they're applying for is not permanent legal status... applicants will essentially receive a promise from the federal government that they won't be deported for the next two years.

Today on NPR: The government began accepting applications Wednesday for "deferred action for childhood arrivals." The program allows qualified undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children to study and work legally in the U.S. Many are applying, but the process is not without risk for some.

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Morning Cram
8:59 am
Tue July 3, 2012

the morning cram [no relief in sight edition]

NPR reports around 2 million people in the US are without power, while heat waves still blanket much of the country. 

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Law
8:00 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Experts Discuss Immigration on K.E.T.'s Kentucky Tonight

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The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on immigration has officials in many states mulling over its impact. The matter was the topic of discussion this week on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. 

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Government
3:09 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling May Curb Kentucky Immigration Law

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Activists expect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down most of Arizona's controversial immigration law will stifle efforts to pass a similar law in Kentucky.

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Morning Cram
9:39 am
Tue June 19, 2012

the morning cram [all the single fellas edition]

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NPR reports more and more dad's are going it alone, choosing to be single fathers.

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2012 General Assembly
8:21 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Barring Welfare for Immigrants

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A proposal to keep illegal immigrants from getting welfare benefits in Kentucky has passed the state Senate.  The legislation sponsored by Republican Senator Mike Wilson cleared the Senate Monday.   The bill requires welfare applicants to present documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal residency in order to be eligible. If they're not able to produce a document such as a birth certificate or driver's license within 30 days, they could sign an affidavit swearing that they are eligible for the benefits.  The measure now goes to the House for consideration.

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