Kentucky should help Afghan refugees after Taliban takeover, group says

Democratic leaders in Kentucky's state legislature will officially call on Gov. Andy Beshear and the state's Congressional delegation to open the commonwealth to Afghan refugees, they announced at a Sunday press conference.

Speaking outside the office of Kentucky Refugee Ministries in Louisville, state Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey and House Minority Leader Joni Jenkins shared the text of a letter that will be sent Monday to Beshear and the Congressional delegation asking them to "offer Kentucky as a permanent home for Afghan refugees."

"There becomes a time when thoughts and prayers are not enough," Jenkins said Sunday. "They're very, very helpful, but they're not enough. And now is the time for action."

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