FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill to crack down on illegal immigrants
in Kentucky and some companies that employ them won't get a vote in
the House Judiciary Committee.
Chairwoman Kathy Stein made that announcement Friday.
The bill would make it a felony to use a false identity to appear to be a legal resident. It also would require jail officials to identify and report undocumented immigrants in their custody so that they could be deported.
The measure also would sanction companies that receive public
money and knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

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


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  • by Linda Location: Russell Springs on May 8, 2008 at 06:49 PM
    well obiviosly you have no idea how the hispanics acually live in mexico i went as a missionary and if you could just cross the border you would see what they are coming over to work for. you know the commercials you see on tv about the kids in africa and places like that well that is how they live in mexico. you will never understand it until u acually see it. they have these big metal tanks on there roofs and fill it with water and it is heated by the sun that is how they get hot water. some homes are acually two rooms a small bathroom and a bedroom/livingroom the size of a big living room in a house, or the size of a big bedroom. that is there reason for coming to work here, so that there familys can have a nice place to live. clothes to wear. and i am not saying that all of them are hard workers it is the same with every race. and i agree that the ones that are not working and that break the law, such as drunk driving and drugs, send them home, otherwise let them work.
  • by Carolyn Location: Lexington on Mar 24, 2008 at 02:44 PM
    So, "The Decider", Kathy Stein has spoken! I can only pray that the voters of KY remember this when she runs for re-election. We must elect people who care about the citizens of this state. We elect them to represent us, not to sit in judgement of us, and certainly not to deliberately block legislation to enforce the rule of law. Just what is it that this so-called legislator (law maker) does not understand about the word illegal? ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL. It's way past time to stand up and be counted for doing what is right.
  • by Todd Location: Louisville on Mar 24, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    It's amazing the KY House Jewdiciary Comm. wants to just allow illegals to destroy the US without a fight. I wonder why?
  • by ANITA Location: LEXINGTON on Mar 23, 2008 at 10:45 PM
    WE ARE OUTRAGED THAT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL CAN BE SO IRRESPONSIBLE TO HER CONSTITUENTS. ALL WE CAN SAY IS THAT KATHY STEIN SANCTIONS CRIME AND VIOLENCE BY ILLEGAL ALIENS IN OUR COMMONWEALTH AND PUTS EVERY KENTUCKIAN AT RISK OF THEIR BARBARIC ACTS OF VIOLENCE.
  • by sick and tired Location: sorry goverment ky on Mar 21, 2008 at 05:43 PM
    do your job and do the right thing for the american people or get out and save us the money we pay you
  • by Earl Location: Ashland on Mar 21, 2008 at 03:09 PM
    Sounds like there needs to be a house cleaning in the legislature. There are to many fat cats who think they can do what they want. They certainly don't have the interest of the citizens at heart. These illegals are costing US money and they won't even try to rectify the problem.

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