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Lawsuit Filed Against State For Illegal Immigrants Services

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal lawsuit alleges Lexington's
government and a Kentucky agency are breaking the law by providing
certain services to illegal immigrants.

The lawsuit charges that Lexington's health department provides
several non-emergency services to undocumented immigrants -
including cancer testing and pregnancy tests. It also says
brochures produced by Kentucky's Office of Vocational
Rehabilitation try to cater to illegal immigrants.

The petition was filed Monday in U.S. District Court by two
Lexington residents and one Danville resident. It asks for the
governments to immediately halt all services to illegal immigrants
except in the case of an emergency. It also proposes small daily
fines.

A spokeswoman for Lexington mayor Jim Newberry, Susan Straub,
said the city had no comment on the lawsuit. A call Tuesday to the
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation was not immediately
returned.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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