Immigration Protest In Lexington

By: Denny Trease Email
By: Denny Trease Email

The debate over illegal immigration took to the streets of downtown Lexington Saturday.
A large group protested in front of city hall nearly a week after the Mayor's Commission on Immigration made some recommendations about how illegal immigrants should be treated here.
Among those recommendations; giving anyone an i.d. card or drivers license regardless of immigration status.
Those protesting say that should 'not' happen in Lexington.
Meanwhile, immigration rights activist Freddie Peralta has praised the commission's recommendations saying he'll help lobby to change the drivers license law.


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  • by melinda Location: chicago on Jan 5, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Iam not US citizen but my baby yes, Ithink I have the right to rise her hire ,and let her to go to school ,and teach her to be a good citizen .I do not need money from you I can suport myself from my country, I do not want free medical care,or free education , I just want my kid and myself to be let alone . I want to pay taxes and buy house and car .you shood see first the person and judge.
  • by Mary Location: Indiana on Apr 28, 2008 at 11:58 AM
    My parents were honest hard working legal immigrants. We their children are honest hard working college educated citizens. NOTHING was free. We paid for our own college educations. Most immigrants legal & illegal come to make honest livings & better lives for their families escaping starvation/oppression, accepting jobs that Americans refuse to take because of low pay, pride & laziness. YES, DEPORT illegal aliens involved in terrorism, criminal activity, hiding from the law. Stop allowing Anti-Mexican/racist sentiment to cloud the real issues. If you really want to discourage illegal immigration, TAKE THE LOW PAYING JOBS & Stop leaving the back door wide OPEN while watching the front door! Illegal immigrants are pouring in through the CANADAIAN border. Do you believe in fighting for your freedom, respect the American flag, stand to recite the pledge of Allegiance, sing the Star Spangled Banner with pride, REMEMBER the statue of liberty,9/11? I DO!
  • by Wesley Location: California on Nov 4, 2007 at 09:33 PM
    Food For Thought: A LINE IN THE SAND On Senator Mc Cauls 10th District Texas Website Iraqs Learn Spanish Before Crossing to America
  • by American Location: Columbia KY on Nov 1, 2007 at 08:55 PM
    Why is the Catholic Church so eager to erase our borders and make all Mexicans Americans just by virtue of being here? The bishops all moan and groan about the helpless and vulnerable Mexicans. Where was their compassion at the poor and helpless kids brutalized by the pedophile priests?
  • by SGT Howard Location: KY on Oct 30, 2007 at 03:32 PM
    i say let them all know this is free as well as food and money, then when we have them all lined up, we can arrest them and deport all of them, how can we debate this when they are illegial, its like breaking in a store at night and not taking anything, do you think the cops would let you go if you did no wrong, just broke in is all?
  • by ben Location: lex on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    They took er' Jobs!
  • by J Location: Kentucky on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:21 PM
    Okay "Anonymous have you seen the conditions a lot of our OWN citizens live in? Do you watch the news and see these poor families struggling to survive? Children without medical insurance? Most illegals ARE handed a "silver spoon" as soon as they cross the border, free government check, free medical care, housing, and some are driving better cars than most of our legitimate citizens. I guarantee you that an illegal immigrant and an average american citizen could both walk into any social services office, and guess who would get help first? The difference between now and four years ago is that the "politically correct" mindset is in overdrive in Washington. Also, why should I worry about illegals not seeing a dime in Social Security when, at the rate it is going, neither will I!! As for the uneducated remark, I imagine they (illegals) can get a better education (FREE) than what my own children will be able to receive. WE have too many LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS that need help!
  • by Frito Bandito Location: Loving Lex on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:06 PM
    Ola' Muchachos! Viva Mexico! We will take over your country without ever having to fire a shot in anger. We will vote once we get registered and that will be the end of it. Undele' Undele', Arriba!
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:28 AM
    NotNarrowMinded blames Republicans for all this mess. Hmmmmmmm; I saw a great bumper sticker the other day which stated "Liberals are so open minded, their brains have fallen out!" Yep, this goes for NotNarrowMinded. Pat yourself on the back a bit harder so you can cough up more tax revenue to "aid" these illegals because I sure as heck don't have anymore to give.
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:18 AM
    Check out this site that lays out Mexico's immigration laws: http://canadafreepress.com/2007/lillpop022707.htm Just to know how they'd treat us....

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