Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kentucky panel OKs crackdown on illegal immigrants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers took a first step Thursday toward a crackdown on illegal immigrants, advancing a bill that would give police broad authority to check the immigration status of people they stop.

In its first test of support, the measure cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 8-3 vote after a lengthy discussion in which one opponent branded it as a "12th century bill of rights."...

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