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Mayor Meets With Immigration Commission

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry dismissed two recommendations made by a commission on immigrants minutes after receiving the panel's report.

Newberry says he won't back giving I-D cards to undocumented immigrants in the city. He also says whether immigrants should get driver's licenses is a state matter and he won't dwell on it.

One of the nine commission members is Transylvania University sociology professor Brian Rich, who says he hopes the group's work
doesn't go ignored.

The panel began meeting in June to study how Lexington could deal with immigration.

Rich says the report has differences of opinion, but the panel talked about many important community issues in making its seven recommendations.

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