Dr. David Duncan is already suing the city of Lexington for improperly giving taxpayer-provided benefits to illegal aliens. Now he is asking local advocates to help undocumented people leave in an orderly fashion before federal enforcement efforts cause a panic:
“Thousands of unemployed illegal alien families with no money, no housing, no heat, no food, and no benefits will be stranded. They can’t take Greyhound. Then what? Charter buses? Will you organize that?”
“You have a moral and ethical responsibility to anticipate these hardships and construct an orderly exodus of entire illegal alien families from Lexington back to their countries of origin for the protection of all concerned and you have the community responsibility to do it now! “
“As we approach the 2010 Games the presence of federal law enforcement personnel will increase. Job opportunities will dramatically reduce. The KY Horse Park is already under notice not to hire workers illegally. Housing will be dead-ended as landlords look to profit from the Games. Should the Writ of Mandamus prevail, only verified valid citizens will receive health care, housing, food stamps, and welfare benefits. Drivers licenses, auto insurance, vehicle registration will be scrutinized closer by traffic stops or random check points. Arrests and deportations will only be increased causing abrupt fracturing of families and dependant crisis.”
“You have a moral and ethical responsibility to the illegal alien community and must advise them to make preparations and arrangements to leave on their own. Perhaps when future immigration legislation is enacted they could return. A deportation will bar that for a decade at least.”
“To leave them in desperate straits would be disastrous for everyone concerned. Please don’t let that happen.”
This is an excerpt of an open letter Dr. Duncan addressed to La Voz editor Andres Cruz and Kentucky Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform President Freddy Peralta, neither of which could be reached immediately for comment.