I am a proud Kentuckian. I am also the proud daughter of immigrants. I grew up with the Bluegrass values of hard work and hospitality — values that have stayed with me as my education and work have taken me around the country and the world.
This upbringing has made it all the more painful to see our state’s leaders lacking the moral leadership to stand up and defend Kentuckians like me against the recent hyperbolic rhetoric surrounding immigration.
Kentucky thrives in part due to the experiences and contributions of its immigrants and refugees. Our leaders should protect Kentucky’s ideals and take a stand against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration before it further damages the American values of inclusion and refuge.
Read the full article at the Lexington Herald Leader.