Travel Ban

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Mayor Jim Gray Friday morning admitted he’s disappointed in California’s decision not to exempt Lexington from it's travel ban.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra a week ago extended a ban on state-supported travel to Kentucky and three other states. 

 


AP via Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com

The state of California has denied Lexington’s request to be exempted from a travel ban to Kentucky.  Mayor Jim Gray received a letter from the California Attorney General Thursday.


President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

It’s similar to the president’s January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas.

Immigration in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

Feb 7, 2017
Marisa Hempel

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.

 

 

Stu Johnson/WEKU

President Donald Trump’s action to temporarily ban refugees and other immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries continues to prompt public response.

Piano music greeted those who filled Christ Church Cathedral Tuesday night, creating the feel more of a unifying rally than a protest.  But Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes elicited a strong response urging attendees to denounce hate and fear.