January 26, 2015
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TITLE 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 9. FORGERY AND FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
ARTICLE 8. IDENTITY FRAUD
O.C.G.A. § 16-9-126 (2014)
§ 16-9-126. Penalty for violations
(a) A violation of this article, other than a violation of Code Section 16-9-121.1 or 16-9-122, shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years or a fine not to exceed $100,000.00, or both. Any person who commits such a violation for the second or any subsequent offense shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three nor more than 15 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000.00, or both.
(a.1) A violation of Code Section 16-9-121.1 shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 15 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000.00, or both, and such sentence shall run consecutively to any other sentence which the person has received.
(b) A violation of this article which does not involve the intent to commit theft or appropriation of any property, resource, or other thing of value that is committed by a person who is less than 21 years of age shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years or a fine not to exceed $5,000.00, or both.
(c) Any person found guilty of a violation of this article may be ordered by the court to make restitution to any consumer victim or any business victim of such fraud.
(d) Each violation of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
(e) Upon a conviction of a violation of this article, the court may issue any order necessary to correct a public record that contains false information resulting from the actions which resulted in the conviction.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 16-9-125, enacted by Ga. L. 1998, p. 865, § 2; Code 1981, § 16-9-126, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2002, p. 551, § 2; Ga. L. 2007, p. 450, § 6/SB 236; Ga. L. 2011, p. 794, § 5/HB 87.
PLEASE CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN! Tell him to vote NO on the fake border bill! Why?
Among the major shortcomings of the bill are the following:
1) The majority of the deadlines in the bill, and certainly the majority of those carrying any sort of penalty for noncompliance, fall outside the term of the current administration. The Obama Administration is thus largely free to continue systematically dismantling our border security and enforcement system. Even worse, the next administration will face penalties early in its first term (two years from enactment) for failing to meet deadlines, even though the current administration is actually to blame.
At a minimum, deadlines need to be set so that the current administration has an incentive to comply.
2) Seven years is far too long for our nation to wait for a biometric exit system that was first enacted in 1996. Moreover, since the deadlines for implementation, with the exception of a small pilot program, fall outside this administration’s term, President Obama has no incentive whatsoever to even begin rolling out the system before he leaves office.
At a minimum, the biometric exit system should be required at ALL airports, seaports and pedestrian crossings within two years, with a one year deadline for an exit system at 15 airports, 15 seaports, and 15 pedestrian crossings. An additional two to three years should be sufficient for the vehicular exit system.
3) Despite the talking points put out by the Homeland Security Committee, HR 399 does NOT satisfy the requirements of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. The Secure Fence Act required 700 miles of double-layered, reinforced fencing. Existing miles of vehicle barriers and single-layered fencing do not satisfy this requirement, and should not be counted as part of the mandated 700 miles. It is only by counting this less effective fencing that HR 399 can pretend to meet the requirements of the Secure Fence Act by adding only 48 miles of new double-layered fencing.
At a minimum, the bill should require the construction of the full 700 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing Congress mandated in 2006.
4) The border simply cannot be secured as long as Border Patrol agents are forced to release the illegal aliens they apprehend, instead of rapidly removing them from the United States. Catch-and-release policies must end. Similarly, President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesties must be stopped.
January 25, 2015
Marietta Daily Journal
Gold Dome bill would block licenses for illegals
by Joe Kirby, Otis A. Brumby III and Lee B. Garrett, - Around Town Columnists
November 18, 2014 04:00 AM
REPUBLICAN leaders in Washington are mulling how best to respond to President Obama’s bare-knuckle threat to grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens in coming days. But in Georgia, a bill was pre-filed in the state Legislature on Monday that would prevent any of those newly amnestied from obtaining drivers’ licenses from the state.
“The Georgia Road Safety and Driver’s License Integrity Act,” now known as SB 6, was sponsored by state Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), with substantial input from MDJ immigration columnist D.A. King of east Cobb.
Back in June 2012, the Obama administration announced that illegals who were brought here before their 16th birthday and were under the age of 31 could request that their cases be deferred for two years, subject to renewal. He now is threatening to defer action on their cases and those of many others, which could result in millions (including several hundred thousand illegal aliens in Georgia) being rewarded with federal work permits and Social Security numbers. Under current law, that would make the “deferred action illegals” eligible for Georgia drivers’ licenses and other public benefits, even though they are still illegal aliens and would not have legal status.
“Previously, Georgia law restricted illegal aliens from getting a driver’s license,” said McKoon. “When the president created the ‘deferred action status’ class, he deliberately created a loophole to make millions of illegal aliens eligible for Georgia driver’s licenses and other public benefits. Senate Bill 6 will eliminate that loophole in Georgia.”
In addition, the bill would:
Require aliens applying for a temporary driver’s license to submit their fingerprints with the application;
Require aliens swear an affidavit that they are not the recipient of deferred deportation status, with a penalty of up to $1,000 for false swearing;
Would allow the impoundment for 60 days of any vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver (with exclusions for cases of expired licenses and drivers 15 years old or younger); and
Would require the state to take part in the federal E-Verify “Ride” Program, an enhancement to the E-Verify program that verifies the validity of driver’s license info by matching the data entered by employers against participating state motor vehicle department records.
Not surprisingly, considering he helped write it, King is upbeat on the bill.
“It will save a lot of lives if it is put into law and then actually enforced,” he said. “We should be more like Mexico, where illegal aliens cannot get a driver’s license.”
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) declined to comment on the particulars of the bill, but said he supports its goal.
“All you have to look at is what happened in Oregon last week in the election,” he said after his Gold Dome press conference Monday, at which he announced his candidacy for a third term. “Oregon voted 2-to-1 not to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. I think that’s the sentiment of the American people.”
Oregonians voted 66-34 against the proposal (roughly the same margin by which Cobb voters rejected the TSPLOST in 2012, for what it’s worth), even though pro-illegals groups outspent opponents by a 10-to-1 margin. The measure failed in every county there but one.
Echoing Isakson on the question was Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C.
“Whenever the public gets that sort of clear-cut, black-and-white issue for tougher controls — even in Oregon, when they’re legalizing dope — they support them,” Krikorian said. “It really highlights how this issue is not a Republican-liberal issue like, say, taxes and abortion, but an up-down issue, elites versus the public.”
Retired Lt. Col. and Marietta Rotary Club former president Joe DeSantis hosted a private “Salute to Veterans” dinner for nearly 100 military academy graduates, and military service veterans at the Marietta Conference Center on Veterans’ Day evening. Guest speaker was Gen. Steve Richie, the only Air Force fighter pilot to earn “ace” status during the Vietnam war by shooting down five enemy aircraft.
Among the crowd were former Cobb School Superintendent Lt. Gen. Joe Redden and retired Maj. Stuart Fleming, who serves on the Marietta City Council. DeSantis, Richie, Redden and Fleming are U. S. Air Force Academy graduates.
Others seen at the dinner included West Point grad and Blackhawk pilot Col. Bob Shaw (now of Lockheed Martin), West Point grad and former F-15 pilot Col. William Fletcher, Dr. (and retired Col.) Harlan Crimm, retired president of Chattahoochee Tech, and Dr. Jim Fleming, former president of the Georgia Air Force Academy Parents Club and of the Kennesaw State University Foundation. …
This year’s recipient of the USO Award at the annual Atlanta Regional Military Affairs Council luncheon at the Galleria on Monday was Home Depot CEO Frank Blake of Cobb.
MORE POLITICS: Isakson’s decision to go ahead and announce his plans Monday to seek a third term in the Senate was a smart one. Waiting would have fueled speculation that the east Cobb Republican, who turns 70 next month, might be considering retirement. A delay also might have fueled speculation that a tea party challenger running to his right could be successful.
Rumors had been circulating tea party favorite Allen West, the former one-term congressman from Florida who spoke recently at Roswell Street Baptist Church, was considering a move to his native Georgia to run against Isakson. Seasoned politicos here say that would have amounted to a kamikaze mission for West — and he apparently got the message, announcing last week he was moving to Texas instead to head a little-known conservative think tank.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-east Cobb) could be on the inside track to chair the powerful House Budget Committee. Price has been serving as vice chair under Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who is the favorite to become chair of the even more powerful House Ways and Means Committee. … U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is a former east Cobb resident and with his wife hosted the first neighborhood coffee for Mitchell Kaye’s successful race for state Legislature in 1992, Kaye reminds AT.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Gold Dome bill would block licenses for illegals http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/26117005/article-Gold-Dome-bill-would-block-licenses-for-illegals?&sp-tk=2CD817364B843E30D030FDB03F0557C37947EBB9E5DF154E78B1C677DBE327C3E783EAFC51EF58DD98C033A001FA8ACAD6E1A8B6CED1B4D9CD24BFA148C4C9229D4B95A4E81C1329C66BAD9A65E1B4743A83DE069D6E9EEACB5143F607C3742E61CF0BBD8EC27DCA178D3798012C6FA13C90136C2A2042EBC875C396EA55242820521B09401E6BABE4175AEDA213DF9F498C614890071C3A1DDED4CEB7EB6C79450DD63F
January 21, 2015
We The Bubbas’ and the “Empty Green Suit” border bill in the U.S. House
House Homeland Security Committee chairman Mike McCaul (R) of Texas has introduced a border-security bill (HR 399)…” Remember that, because it will be a big deal in “the news” soon. Experts agree - the McCaul bill is “an empty green suit.”Which reminded me: Just after the election in November, I remember grimacing while listening to a radio interview with newly elected Georgia Congressman Rick Allen (R) who said in an answer to a question on immigration that “we should not do anything on immigration until we agree to secure the border.” (the italics are mine)
Note for the “I still can’t tell when I am being treated like a dumb Bubba” voter. Rick Allen didn’t say we shouldn’t do anything about immigration until we secure the border. But kudos to Rep. Rick Allen for being such a quick study in the deceit of immigration politics.
How to make it look like we all “agree?” Pass a bill with the words “border security” in its title and tell people “It is the toughest border security bill ever before Congress, with real penalties for the administration for not doing their job,” as McCaul said Friday in a statement announcing his new trick…I mean legislation.
So, for the GOP-bots who still trust the politicians we have sent to Washington from Georgia on the immigration issue: “Agreeing” to secure the border is not securing the border. It isn’t most things that need to be done to secure America.
From a past MDJ column, a partial list of “agreements” that the politicians in Washington have passed as a way to placate “We The Bubbas”
1986 — Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act amnesty, with the estimate that it would affect an estimated one million illegal aliens. While promising an end to illegal immigration, the law prohibited the employment of future illegal aliens. The enforcement never really happened. The number of illegals who were legalized was closer to three million. In 2004, only three employers in the entire nation were fined for hiring illegal aliens. The (very) low estimate is that 7 million to 8 million illegal aliens continue to hold American jobs.
1996 — In the wake of the first World Trade Center bombing, Congress passed another wide-ranging enforcement law, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. Among its provisions was a requirement to develop an automated check-in/check-out visa system for foreign visitors, by which the feds could at least identify those who refused to leave as promised. Congress has mandated such a system five more times for all ports of entry/exit. No such system exists.
2001 — In line with the 9/11 commission recommendations, the USA Patriot Act expanded the mandated visa departure system requirements to include biometrics. No such system exists.
The recently passed Senate amnesty bill actually dismantles the never-enforced visa monitoring laws. Reasoning? “Too costly.”
2005 — The REAL ID Act required that state driver’s licenses meet certain minimum standards to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding airplanes. The standards included requiring proof of legal presence in the United States before issuing a license. The driver’s license is essential to illegal aliens seeking to embed themselves in American society. The original deadline for state compliance was adjusted to 2008, later postponed to 2011, then 2013, and now 2017. It seems likely the deadline will be extended yet again, permitting more states to continue issuing licenses to illegal aliens. Terrorists notice and take advantage of these dangerous broken promises.
2006 — The Secure Fence Act of 2006 required “at least 2 layers of reinforced fencing” along roughly 650 miles of specifically designated stretches of the Mexican border. Less than 40 miles of such double-layered fencing have been built. The remainder is a mix of easily defeated single-layer “pedestrian” fencing and vehicle barriers.
It is my advice to listen to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions on immigration. Here is what he says about the McCaul bill.
We The Bubbas should agree to not agree with any Georgia congressman who comes home peddling this “agreement” as an excuse for another amnesty and expanding legal immigration.
D.A. King is a nationally recognized authority on immigration and president of the Dustin Inman Society. Twitter: @DAKDIS
January 17, 2015
HOW TO PASS SB 6 IN THE REPUBLICAN-CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-CONTROLLED GEORGIA STATE SENATE — First step (SB 6 will be formally filed next week)
The bill, SB 6, that would stop all illegal aliens from getting a Georgia drivers license will likely go to the Senate Public Safety Committee. SB 6 is sponsored by Senator Josh McKoon (R) THANK YOU SENATOR MCKOON!
The easiest way for the Chamber of Commerce/Lt. Governor to kill the bill is to have it stay in the first committee so that nobody has to vote on it. So, the only way a Senator can prove his “support” to us is to sign-on and co-sponsor the bill. Your GOP Senator ran as a conservative and works for you. We all must insist: “Please be a co-sponsor or explain why not…” —Then please email me the Senator’s response. So far, I have heard some doozies… Enough co-sponsors will get the bill out of committee.
We will have an online list of Georgia state Senators who are NOT signed soon as co-sponsors updated daily.
The Lt. Governor is also President of the Senate and decides which bills see a vote.
All committee Chair/member assignments are made with the approval of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle who wants to be governor in 2016. Because of his money ties to Big Business, He is as anti-enforcement on immigration as anyone possibly can be.
A drivers license to an illegal is state amnesty.
Lt. Governor Cagle has already made his mind up that SB 6 will not become law.
The only hope we have is to pressure him and the GOP members of the below committee to let this bill go to the Senate Rules committee, then on to the Senate floor. All of these legislators should be constantly contacted to endorse, co-sponsor and support SB 6.
Simply dismissing you with “I support it…” is not enough and is a dodge if they won’t co-sponsor the bill. Again: If the bill doesn’t come out of this committee, no one has to vote on it. Ever.
Mexico does not issue DLs to illegals!
If we convince all of the Public Safety committee members to co-sign, the bill will come out of committee. It is ridiculous and nearly impossible to vote “NO” in committee on a bill you co-sponsor.
*I cannot say it enough: The point here is to keep the these Senator’s office phones ringing constantly – because that is what the illegal alien lobby is doing and the Chamber of Commerce lobbyists are everywhere in the Capitol. Always. Like flies. You should call multiple times. Your friends too.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s office phone in the state Capitol should also ring off the hook every day starting on Tuesday, January 20. “Protect our jobs and our budget! Let SB 6 see a floor vote”
When you get done calling, send an email to the Senate offices. Every day. Honest.
* Also call your own state Senator HERE “ Please co-sponsor SB 6, that is real support!”
Your message should be simple, short and respectful - but firm. Be nice to the assistants who answer the phones. They work hard and some of them are my friends.
“ I am calling to let the Senator/Lt. Governor know that we are outraged that Georgia is giving drivers license to illegal aliens YES ON SB 6* Obama’s illegal amnesty doesn’t change the fact that they are still illegals. Please convey our message that we are watching and expect to see SB 6 quickly pass the Republican Senate * This is a very important issue and one we will not forget. Are we are turning into California? What about our jobs? Please ask the Senator to co-sponsor SB 6/Please ask the Lt. Gov to allow a floor vote on SB 6. We will be watching and remember in 2016.”
We also need short letters to the editor of your local paper and the AJC. - Letters@AJC.com
LIST OF REPUBLICAN Senate Public Safety Committee Members – there are seven members total. I have omitted the two Democrat members of the committee because they are automatic “NO” votes. Do not waste your time on them. If SB 6 is assigned here as I suspect it will be and all of the members are at the meeting (which is unusual) we obviously need four YES votes to get it out of that committee. The Chairman will not allow a vote if the NOs are absent.
1) Senator Tyler Harper – Chairman (South Georgia, Agriculture industry-financed.Cagle servant)
Phone: (404) 463-5263
Fax: (404) 463-4161
2) Senator John Albers – Vice Chairman - conservative.
Phone: (404) 463-8055
Fax: (404) 463-4161
3) Senator Mike Dugan - ran as conservative.
Phone: (404) 656-7454
Fax: (404) 651-5795
4) Senator Dr. Ben Watson Was in House for years, now in Senate, ran as conservative.
Phone: (404) 656-7880
5) Senator Michael Williams Freshman- ran as conservative.
Phone: (404) 656-7127
6) Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, President of the Senate - ran as conservative (HA!)
Phone: (404) 656-5030
Fax: (404) 656-6739
This bill will only pass if we work harder than the illegal alien lobby- because they have all the money. This bill will save lives and jobs if it passes because illegals will move out of Georgia to a state where they can get a drivers license. THE AJC NEWSPAPER WILL DO EVERYTHING IT CAN TO STOP SB 6!
*Georgia has more illegal aliens than Arizona. We rank # 7 in the nation in that illegal population. English is an optional language. Who should get our new jobs; Illegals, or Americans/legal immigrants? All Republicans now in Georgia office ran as pro-enforcement conservatives.
*Republican Governor Deal says we spend $2.4 billion each year on the crime of illegal immigration. He campaigned as pro-enforcement in 2010 but hasn’t made a peep about illegal immigration since 2011.
*Drivers licenses are used to register to vote. North Carolina discovered 145 illegal aliens who Obama had given deferred action amnesty on their voting rolls in November. They expect to find more.
January 16, 2015
Here is an email from the open borders lobby. This group is run by a woman named Tamar Jacoby
Obama’s executive order has put immigration back on the table in Washington, but it hasn’t fixed the system so it works for employers.
The debate is largely negative now – a partisan fight about the president’s order – but there may be an opening to act in coming months. Many members of the 114th Congress are looking for small, constructive steps.
We need ammunition for the battle to come.
We need to convince lawmakers to provide relief for employers who rely on less-skilled immigrant workers.
ImmigrationWorks USA is compiling evidence about worker shortages across the sectors that rely on less-skilled immigrant workers: agriculture, food processing, restaurants, hotels, construction, healthcare and cleaning and maintenance, among others.
But we can’t do this without your input.
Please help us remind Congress about the broken immigration system and the consequences for business. Please tell us about your difficulties finding legal workers and what this means for your bottom line.
We’re looking for facts and figures, but also compelling anecdotes. See some examples below of the kinds of stories and statistics we’re looking for.
Please email your evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 480-2076. You can also fax it to (202) 595-8962.
And please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have questions of any kind.
We can’t do this without you! Please help us make the case in Washington.
Grassroots and Communications Coordinator
(202) 480-2076 | ImmigrationWorks USA | email@example.com
Marietta Daily Journal
January 16, 2015
GOP hope and change: More foreign workers, and licenses for illegals
As the GOP kabuki theatre on stopping Obama’s illegal executive plays out in Washington, this writer is sorry to report that his prediction that some Republicans would move to expand the low-priced foreign workforce in 2015 is already coming true. They have had control of Congress for less than a month.
Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake have thrown in with three Senate Democrats to satisfy the addiction for cheap foreign labor in the tech industry, howling that it is “undeniable” that there is a shortage of tech workers.
This is complete, demonstrable and undeniable baloney — and the press is in on perpetuating the greedy fairy-tale.
‘Gang-Rubio” has orders to increase the H1B visa quota, which already displaces American Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)/tech workers and has depressed real wages for American workers. Rubio thinks Americans have already forgotten his 2013 amnesty effort.
To deal with the onslaught of shameless lies already being circulated by the tech industry about a “worker shortage,” we recommend that readers try noodling this one out for themselves. Using the natural laws of supply and demand, labor shortages produce higher demand and therefore higher wages.
One more time: Real wages in the tech industry are going down, not up.
Fear not: Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue will no doubt soon assure us they will have no part of enlarging the foreign tech worker labor pool to satisfy the greed of the Mark Zuckerburg-led tech lobby.
Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled Georgia state legislature is back in session and the governor has announced the legislative agenda and goals. In a state with more illegal aliens than Arizona, don’t expect leadership to utter a peep about attacking the crime of illegal immigration.
For those who may not have seen the memo, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has made another amnesty and expanding legal immigration its number one priority for 2015.
That — and the fact that the huge majority of Georgia media is pro-amnesty — is all one needs to know about state leadership’s silence on protecting American jobs and wages from the victims of borders who march in our streets.
But there are brave and determined pro-enforcement conservative legislators under the Gold Dome who are willing to work to protect Georgia’s jobs and benefits. One of these Republican patriots is state Sen. Josh McKoon, (R-Columbus). He chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.
McKoon is the sponsor of Senate Bill 6, which, along with several other goals, is aimed directly at stopping the practice of issuing Georgia driver’s licenses to illegal aliens to whom Emperor Obama has promised “deferral” on deportation along with “jobs, jobs, jobs” through work permits and real Social security numbers.
“Georgia should not become another California because of the refusal of the Obama administration to faithfully execute its constitutional obligation to enforce our laws. I am certain the majority of Georgia voters would take a dim view of the General Assembly deferring to the president’s judgment on illegal executive amnesty and rewarding illegal aliens with a Georgia driver’s license and other public benefits,” says McKoon in a press release for his important bill.
It should be stated over and over again: Illegal aliens who have or may obtain “deferred action” status are still illegal aliens. They do not have legal status.
A note to my Republican friends who work so hard to elect GOP candidates but seldom get into the weeds of the governing process: As a marker on how far left the Republicans in the state legislature have drifted, try to imagine any candidate running as a “conservative” 10 years ago, when the GOP took over the majority in the Legislature, running on a promise to grant Georgia drivers licenses to illegal aliens — or creeping away and demurring on whether to help stop that California-like practice.
And please understand that an illegal alien has zero chance of obtaining a driver’s license in Mexico.
Last year a bill to stop rewarding illegals with a driver’s license was defeated in the super-majority GOP-controlled Georgia Senate, which also refused to allow voters a chance to decide on amending the state Constitution to make English the official state language of government.
The plan from here is to keep you informed on who’s who and doing what in these adventures in the coming months.
D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. He is not a member of any political party.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - GOP hope and change More foreign workers and licenses for illegals http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/26371273/article-GOP-hope-and-change–More-foreign-workers–and-licenses-for-illegals?instance=secondary_story_left_column
Estimates from Migration Policy Institute on illegal alien population in Metro Atlanta - many demographers and members of the illegal alien lobby caution that these census-based numbers be doubled…
Illegal aliens in metro Atlanta
Gwinnett County: 71,000
DeKalb County: 42,000
Fulton County: 37,000
Cobb County: 34,000
Hall County: 16,000
Illegal aliens eligible for relief under the Obama administration’s executive actions
Gwinnett County: 30,000
Fulton County: 14,000
Cobb County: 13,000
DeKalb County: 11,000
Hall County: 7,000
Estimates of Illegal aliens who may get amnesty under Obama’s executive actions
Gwinnett County: 30,000
Fulton County: 14,000
Cobb County: 13,000
DeKalb County: 11,000
Hall County: 7,000
Top 10 states where illegal aliens live - illegally
California: 3.166 million
Texas: 1.464 million
New York: 873,000
New Jersey: 528,000
North Carolina: 354,000
Source: Migration Policy Institute/AJC January 15, 2015
January 14, 2015
If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.– Mark Twain
January 13, 2015
Ask yourself a question: WHO should get the jobs that the Governor has boasted of creating, illegal aliens, or Americans? If an illegal alien can get a drivers license in other states, but cannot in Georgia, he will leave. Because enforcement works.
SB 6 General outline The entire bill can be read HERE http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/145155.pdf
Stopping illegal aliens from accessing a Ga drivers license - and more
* Refines and updates the definition of “legal alien status” for purposes of the Department of Driver Services (DDS) issuing a Georgia drivers license. Definition excludes any illegal alien who has been granted any deferred deportation status. Language establishes authority and directs for the DDS Commissioner to share information obtained for the purpose of issuing a drivers license with appropriate governmental authorities.
* Strikes the current language of state law that includes illegal aliens who are beneficiaries of any federal deferred action on deportation in eligibility for a drivers license. Requires aliens applying for a temporary drivers license or state ID card to submit fingerprints with application. Requires DDS to include fingerprint or alternate biological characteristic of temporary license holder on the license or ID card after January 1, 2016.
* Requires DDS to obtain an affidavit from alien applicants for drivers license swearing that applicant is not a recipient of any deferred deportation action grant from the federal government. False statements (felony here) may be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both.
* Increases penalties for driving without being properly licensed, reduces number of convictions of driving without being licensed for offender to be guilty of a felony.
With exclusions, including for expired drivers licenses and drivers 15 years old or younger, establishes authority of peace officer to have discretion to order that a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver be impounded for 60 days.
* Requires the Commissioner of Driver services to participate in the federal E-Verify affiliated and little-known ‘RIDE’ program.
Firearms - NOTE: Legislative Counsel shares a concern that existing law could allow a deferred action illegal alien to legally obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Georgia. Language is being prepared to meet that possibility as an addition to SB 6.
Illegal alien voting: – North Carolina state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. According to a Winston-Salem Journal report, the State Board of Elections discovered the potential illegal voters when the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a search for DACA licenses. The 145 DACA recipients whose names appear on the SBOE’s voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens, the report noted.
The Journal notes that it is likely more ineligible people may still remain on the voting rolls.
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