Local international community speaking out about Ky. cracking down on illegal immigration

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 9 at 2:13 AM

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(WHAS11)  The local international community is speaking out against a measure cracking down on illegal immigration.

Saturday, around 100 people met at the Americana Community Center to come up with a way to fight a measure passed by the senate yesterday.  The proposed law would allow police to arrest illegal immigrants on trespassing charges for setting foot in Kentucky.
 

It would also allow law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of someone when “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is an illegal immigrant.
 

Those WHAS11 spoke with say the new proposal undermines the very principles this country was founded on and worries that now they’ll be subjected to racial profiling.
 

Supporters of the proposed law say the influx of illegal immigrants causes a drain on education and social services.  Senator John Schickel, the bill’s sponsor, said Kentuckians shouldn’t suffer from the federal government’s inability or unwillingness to fully enforce immigration laws.
 

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