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How is the Immigration Crackdown Affecting the Kentucky Derby?

Posted on May 1st, 2017 | Author: William C. Menard

President Trump’s immigration crackdown is having a large impact on one of America’s oldest and most storied sporting events: the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The event’s stars – the horses – are cared for and trained, in large part, by immigrants, many of whom of are undocumented in the United States. Mr. Trump claims that these immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. Citizens, but owners disagree, saying that no Americans are willing to do the work. They say that that Mr. Trump’s policies are not creating American jobs, but merely creating fear in a labor force necessary to keep a 143-year-old American race running. ┬áRead the Morning Call’s story here.

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