Lawmaker: Changes being made to Kentucky immigration bill

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Kentucky state Sen. Danny Carroll, second from left, promotes a bill targeting illegal immigration on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. State Rep. John Blanton, left, and Attorney General Daniel Cameron, right, joins him at a press conference to discuss the bill, which would prevent sanctuary policies and require most public employees to use their “best efforts” to help enforce federal immigration laws. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

(AP) – Employees on the front lines of helping the sick or victims of sexual assault in Kentucky would be exempted from a high-profile immigration bill under changes its lead sponsor is making.

Republican Sen. Danny Carroll announced pending changes Thursday.

It’s in response to meetings with an immigration attorney and stakeholder groups.

One planned change would expand the number of employees exempted from a requirement to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

Carroll says employees of domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, public defender offices and public health departments are among those being added to the exemption.

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(This story was originally published on January 16, 2020)

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