Immigration in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

Feb 7, 2017

The new president’s executive order limiting travel from seven Middle Eastern and African countries has kept immigration on our minds these past couple of weeks.

On this week’s EST, we’ll discuss immigration in the Commonwealth.


As estimated 1000 people rallied on Sunday in Lexington in support of immigrants and opposed to President Trump's executive order limiting travel from seven nations.
Credit John Hingsbergen


Guests at this Eastern Standard roundtable include:

John Koehlinger - Executive Director of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, which has offices in Louisville and Lexington.

Dr. Minh Nguyen - Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Asian Studies Program, and the  Associate Director of the Honors Program at EKU.

Hadeel Abdallah - President of the Muslim Student Association at the University of Kentucky.

Write to us  before the show at, or at 859-622-1657.

Or call in when you tune in for EST, Thursday morning at 11:00 on WEKU. You can also post a comment to the WEKU Eastern Standard Facebook page, or tweet @WEKUEST with any personal stories, comments or questions related to the immigration ban and executive order.

For more information on Kentucky Refugee Ministries, based in Lexington and Louisville, visit