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Afternoon Round-Up 8/16/12

Aug 16, 2012

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.

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

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Barring Welfare for Immigrants

Mar 20, 2012
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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.

Journey Story: Sarah Gutwirth

Mar 9, 2012

This is a family story, a story of loss and exile, and of the intersection of personal history with large historical events.  It is also a quintessentially American story of arrival, and of a second chance.  This is a story so close to me I seem always to have known it.  It is the story of how my father came to America.

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