A new poll from Rasmussen Reports finds that half of the nation’s voters dislike President Obama’s immigration plan. The executive action he announced last week will allow nearly five million illegal immigrants to remain in this country for three years and apply for jobs. The survey respondents opposed to the plan think it will be bad for the economy and will attract even more illegal immigrants.
Monday on Kentucky Tonight, our panelists found very little to agree on regarding the president’s action. Our guests were attorneys Marilyn Daniel and Rachel Mendoza-Newton, Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl, and Lexington businessman Ronald Vissing of Americans First.
Daniel, who co-founded the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in Lexington, disagreed with Goettl on details regarding how undocumented immigrants might be taxed and the benefits they could receive under Obama’s order.
Kentucky Tonight will be preempted next Monday so that we can bring you special programming for KET’s Winter Pledge. We’ll return with a new show on December 8.
Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!