March 2, 2015

List of Georgia Republican state Senators who refuse to co-sponsor SB 6, legislation that would end the practice of rewarding illegal aliens with a driver’s license

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The GOP-ruled state of Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses, official State ID Cards and many public benefits to illegal aliens. SB 6 will stop the practice of giving them driver’s licenses and State ID Cards. The 56-member state Senate has 38 Republicans, giving them a super majority.

There is no such bill in the GOP-controlled House. The House is one member shy of a super Republican majority.

Americans are dying at the hands of illegal aliens. The Georgia governor, Republican Nathan Deal, says we are spending $2.4 billion annually on illegal immigration. English is an optional language in the Peach State. Deal doesn’t mention immigration in any language.

Republican Georgia state Senators who have NOT signed on to endorse/co-sponsor SB 6:

ACTION NEEDED: You can contact them HERE http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/SenateMembersList.aspx

Albers, John (Republican)
Roswell
Beach, Brandon (Republican)
Alpharetta
Bethel, Charlie (Republican)
Dalton
Black, Ellis (Republican)
Valdosta
Burke, Dean (Republican)
Bainbridge
Cowsert, Bill (Republican)
Athens
Dugan, Mike (Republican)
Carrollton
Harper, Tyler (Republican)
Ocilla
Hill, Jack (Republican)
Reidsville
Hufstetler, Chuck (Republican)
Rome
Jackson, Bill (Republican)
Appling
Jeffares, Rick (Republican)
McDonough
Jones, Burt (Republican)
Jackson
Kennedy, John F. (Republican)
Macon
Millar, Fran (Republican)
Atlanta
Miller, Butch (Republican)
Gainesville
Mullis, Jeff (Republican)
Chickamauga
Shafer, David (Republican)
Duluth
Stone, Jesse (Republican)
Waynesboro
Tippins, Lindsey (Republican)
Marietta
Tolleson, Ross (Republican)
Perry
Unterman, Renee S (Republican)
Buford
Watson, Ben (Republican)
Savannah
Wilkinson, John (Republican)
Toccoa
Cumming
Williams, Tommie (Republican)
Lyons

DO AMERICAN LIVES MATTER WHEN IT COMES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?

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DO AMERICAN LIVES MATTER WHEN IT COMES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?

Illegal immigration and the refusal of common sense enforcement by all branches of our government at all levels is killing us. Literally.

There is nothing we can add to the story below. Please see it, watch the video and then decide for yourself: Do any American lives matter? Will giving illegal aliens a driver’s license here make them want to leave Georgia?

HEADS UP: Senate Bill 6 to end the current practice of giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in Georgia is dying in the Georgia Capitol is being smothered by the Republicans who control the legislature. It is in the Senate Public Safety Committee and on orders from the Lt. Governor, the Chairman there has refused to even have a hearing.

Most Senate Republicans refuse to even help by co-signing the bill. Just a few examples of Republicans who shy away from co-sponsoring SB 6: Roswell state Senator John Albers. Savannah state Senator Dr. Ben Watson. Cobb County state Senator Lindsey Tippens. Cherokee County state Senator Brandon Beach.

MORE EXPOSURE COMING

Below is a short video of one American father testifying to congress last week on the consequences of being a “Chamber of Commerce, anti-enforcement politician.”

You Could Hear a Pin Drop During Father’s Devastating Testimony on Illegal Immigration: ‘Do Black Lives Really Matter?’

From The Blaze

Jamiel Shaw, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant in 2008, blasted the Obama administration’s immigration policies during a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

“My son, Jamiel Andre Shaw II, was murdered by a DREAMer, a DACA recipient, a child brought to this country by no fault of his own,” Shaw began. “My family’s peace and freedom was stolen by an illegal alien from Mexico. He was brought here by his illegal alien parents and allowed to grow up as a wild animal.”

He continued: “Some people believe that if you are brought over by no fault of your own that it makes you a good person. They want you to believe that DREAM Act kids don’t murder. I am here to debunk that myth…

Read the rest from The Blaze here http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/02/25/you-could-hear-a-pin-drop-during-fathers-devastating-testimony-on-illegal-immigration-do-black-lives-matter/ and see the video of Mr. Shaw’s heartbreaking congressional testimony below. Maybe send it to your state legislator. CONTACT INFO HERE.

February 27, 2015

Jorge Ramos is an open borders dude - from Time magazine

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The below quote is an excerpt from a Time magazine interview with Miami-based activist journalist Jorge Ramos December 1/ December 8, 2014 titled “America’s News Anchor” by Michael Scherer.

On the agenda of expanding NAFTA to include the free flow of labor to match the free flow of goods and services, Ramos has also told me personally that “this country is not ready for that…”

“Then what had he meant by comparing the southern border fence to the Berlin Wall?

Ramos, to Time:

“The taboo issue of an open border should be tackled. Not now. Politically it is impossible even to discuss that,” he said. “But I don’t see why we can’t have in North America the same immigration system that they have within the European Union.”

February 26, 2015

Senior Republican state Senator in GOP Georgia on Obama’s exec amnesty: “If President Obama gave them a legal status, we should respect that and let them live in peace”

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Another reason we call it “Georgiafornia.”

The below are quotes made to foreign langauge media last year by Republican state Senator Tommie Williams after he successfully led the opposition to an amendment that would have ended the practice of awarding Georgia drivers licenses to illegal aliens who benefit from Obama’s mass deferred action amnesty.

“If President Obama gave them a legal status, we should respect that and let them live in peace.”

“This is a country of laws, and if they gave you permission to be here, it is because they have met the requirements for that.”

Williams is the former President Pro Tem of the Georgia Senate. He is often thanked for his help by the illegal alien lobby here. With 56 total members, the GOP has a 38 member super-majority.

This year’s attempt at stopping driver licenses to illegal aliens is SB 6, from Senator Josh McKoon. It has 12 co-sponsors. And near zero chance of even seeing a hearing. There is no similar legislation in the Republican majority House.

Due to the extremely successful news blackout on all nearly things immigration by the Atlanta Associated Press buearu, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Georgia Public TV, the local NPR station and most TV news outlets, most Georgians have no idea that the Republican-ruled state is giving illegal drivers licenses and other public benefits (including un-employment benefits) or that there is legislation to stop that lunacy. State Tea Party groups are mostly focused on Common Core, a bill to increase taxes for transportation improvement and “religious freedom” bills.

Republican Governor Nathan Deal, back when he would mention the fact that illegal immigration even existed, has made the public estimate that Georgia taxpayers spend about $2.4 billion annually on that crime. The Tea Party groups are crazed about a possible expenditure of $1.3 billion a year to re-build roads, bridges and improve Atlanta’s legendary horrible traffic problems. Most Tea Party groups are extensions of the local GOP groups.

Pro-enforcement conservatives here have taken to calling our Chamber of Commerce-controlled state “Georgiafornia.” We have more illegal aliens here than Arizona and English is an optional language. Ya’ll.

February 25, 2015

D.A. King on Fox News Latino: Opinion: Pro-enforcement Americans celebrate Texas ruling on Obama’s executive actions

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Fox News latino

February 24, 2015

For many, the media-perpetuated myth that the last six years has produced “record deportations” makes it hard to accept the fact that it is more difficult to be deported from Obama’s “transformed America” than it is to win the visa lottery.
- D.A. King

Opinion: Pro-enforcement Americans celebrate Texas ruling on Obama’s executive actions

Hooray! Finally! Yipee! Americans win one in America! Viva, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen!

Last week, Judge Hanen ruled in favor of a 26-state coalition asking that President Obama’s emperor-like decree of de facto amnesty for about five million illegal aliens be delayed while a final determination is made on its constitutionality. Look for this to end up in the U.S. Supreme Court and for Obama’s amnesty to be permanently derailed.

Judge Hanen was confirmed by a 97-0 vote of the United States Senate on May 9, 2002.

There is a bright side of this decision for the Obama administration: Hanen has officially expressed clear agreement with the president. Albeit the pre-November 2014 Obama, who made it clear – 23 times – that he lacks the authority to discard laws he finds obstructive to his agenda or to write his own from scratch.

“My cabinet has been working very hard on trying to get it done, but ultimately … I am president, I am not king,” Obama told Univision in October 2010, when asked why he had yet to achieve legalization for millions of victims of borders.

And at a 2011 Univision re-election campaign speech from Obama: “I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books … now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”

Indeed. Jubilant pro-borders Americans – of all descriptions – are now daring to consider the possibility that at least part of the Rule of Law upon which our republic was founded has survived six years of the rule of Obama and the meddling by Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz, on what was already the most liberal and generous immigration system in the world.

The endless “our immigration system is broken” cliché is simply a newspeak expression for the resentful anguish that the United States still has borders.

The unsupervised actions of the gang in the White House on immigration have resulted in this dangerous period of constitutional crisis in our existence as a republic. Unless stopped now on his immigration law rewrite, the mind reels at what Obama has planned for his remaining time in office — or what a future president may do with the treacherous precedent Obama is hoping to set.

For many, the media-perpetuated myth that the last six years has produced “record deportations” makes it hard to accept the fact that it is more difficult to be deported from Obama’s “transformed America” than it is to win the visa lottery.

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in Fiscal Year 2014, 6,466 individuals were removed from the interior who were not convicted criminals, fugitives, or repeat immigration violators. Attentive number-crunchers tell us this represents less than six one-hundreths of one percent (.058 percent) of the estimated 11 million ‘unauthorized’ aliens in the U.S.

By comparison, .3 percent of the 15 million visa lottery entrants every year “win” the opportunity to apply for U.S. green cards.

From NumbersUSA.com: “Interior removals have fallen every year Obama has been in office and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has pledged to expand the administration’s non-enforcement policies further. As former acting director of ICE John Sandweg told the LA Times, “if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.”

Meanwhile, Texas Governor Greg Abbott says already this year, about 20,000 people have crossed the border into his state illegally.

No, expanding DACA and implementing DAPA isn’t about discontinuing deportations or securing our borders. The real prize here is the work permit and the genuine Social Security numbers that are involved in “deferred action status” promised to the irate illegals. This is intended as yet another gift to the group Obama rightly assumes would be the future big-government Democrat voters while he ignores unemployed American workers and our sinking wages.

For common-sense Americans, the majority of whom are pro-enforcement, an inconvenient (rhetorical) question lingers: If Obama had the authority to simply use “prosecutorial discretion” for five million individuals all along, why didn’t he simply order an amnesty for all illegal aliens years ago?

Another rhetorical question: Would Barack Obama, the Democrats and La Raza be as rabidly anti-enforcement on immigration if the hordes of illegals were highly-skilled, English-speaking, potential conservative voters pouring across the border from Manitoba?

Viva, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen!

D.A. King is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society and is an independent voter. He describes himself a “pro-enforcement” on immigration and borders. Twitter:@DAKDIS

HERE http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2015/02/24/opinion-pro-enforcement-americans-celebrate-texas-ruling-on-obamas-executive/

AND…The other side HERE

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2015/02/24/opinion-texas-court-decision-on-executive-action-is-politically-motivated/

February 23, 2015

Pigs fly! And D.A. King can get a letter to the editor in the AJC!

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Letters to the editor http://www.ajc.com/news/news/opinion/readers-write-feb-23/nkFx6/

February 23, 2015

Don’t confuse legal, illegal immigrants

The recent front-page news report on a federal judge in Texas delaying President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty (“Judge puts hold on immigration policy,” News, Feb. 18) has a glaring inaccuracy and a direct contradiction of previous promises on legitimate use of terms and descriptions from the AJC regarding immigration reporting. Readers were repeatedly told “immigrants” are the targets of Obama’s now delayed amnesty and are “seeking relief” from deportation.

The AJC immigration reporter should know real immigrants, by federal definition, do not require amnesty or defacto legalization by illegal executive actions from Obama. Only illegal aliens have a need for that reward. Not that the Obama regime is deporting many “everyday” illegally present victims of borders anyway.

Immigrants should not be smeared and mixed up with screaming and defiant illegals, especially in a news report designed to drive public opinion.

D.A. KING, PRESIDENT, THE DUSTIN INMAN SOCIETY

February 22, 2015

Illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien - save this for when the illegal alien lobby tells you there is no such legal term as “illegal alien”

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We took a few minutes to illustrate just a few examples of the official use of *”illegal alien.”

Hat tip to Mr. Jon Feere, CIS for his help.

# One example from federal law:

8 U.S. Code § 1365 - Reimbursement of States for costs of incarcerating illegal aliens and certain Cuban nationals

(a) Reimbursement of States
Subject to the amounts provided in advance in appropriation Acts, the Attorney General shall reimburse a State for the costs incurred by the State for the imprisonment of any *illegal alien or Cuban national who is convicted of a felony by such State.
(b) *Illegal aliens convicted of a felony
An *illegal alien referred to in subsection (a) of this section is any alien who is any alien convicted of a felony who is in the United States unlawfully and—
(1) whose most recent entry into the United States was without inspection, or
(2) whose most recent admission to the United States was as a nonimmigrant and—
(A) whose period of authorized stay as a nonimmigrant expired, or
(B) whose unlawful status was known to the Government,
before the date of the commission of the crime for which the alien is convicted.
(c) Marielito Cubans convicted of a felony
A Marielito Cuban convicted of a felony referred to in subsection (a) of this section is a national of Cuba who—
(1) was allowed by the Attorney General to come to the United States in 1980,
(2) after such arrival committed any violation of State or local law for which a term of imprisonment was imposed, and
(3) at the time of such arrival and at the time of such violation was not an alien lawfully admitted to the United States—
(A) for permanent or temporary residence, or
(B) under the terms of an immigrant visa or a nonimmigrant visa issued,
under the laws of the United States.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
(e) “State” defined
The term “State” has the meaning given such term in section 1101 (a)(36) of this title.

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# An Executive Order from a U.S. President:

A proclamation from Reagan titled, “High Seas Interdiction of *Illegal Aliens”:

PROCLAMATION NO. 4865
Sept . 29, 1981, 46 F.R. 48107

HIGH SEAS INTERDICTION OF *ILLEGAL ALIENS

The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States. A particularly difficult aspect of the problem is the continuing illegal migration by sea of large numbers of undocumented aliens into the southeastern United States. These arrivals have severely strained the law enforcement resources of the
Immigration and Naturalization Service and have threatened the welfare and safety of communities in that region.

As a result of our discussions with the Governments of affected foreign countries and with agencies of the Executive Branch of our Government, I have determined that new and effective measures to curtail these unlawful arrivals are necessary. In this regard, I have determined that international cooperation to intercept vessels trafficking in illegal migrants is a necessary and proper means of insuring the effective enforcement of our laws.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of the United States, including Sections 212(f) and 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a)(1)) [subsec. (f) of this section and section 1185(a)(1) of this title], in order to protect the sovereignty of the United States, and in accordance with cooperative arrangements with certain foreign governments, and having found that the entry of undocumented aliens, arriving at the borders of the United States from the high seas, is detrimental to the interests of the United States, do proclaim that:

The entry of undocumented aliens from the high seas is hereby suspended and shall be prevented by the interdiction of certain vessels carrying such aliens.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixth.

Ronald Reagan

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# Another one:

An Executive Order from President George Bush in 1992 titled, “Interdiction of *Illegal Aliens”

Exec. Order No. 12807

Interdiction of *Illegal Aliens

May 24, 1992

23133 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a)(1)), and whereas:
(1) The President has authority to suspend the entry of aliens coming by sea to the United States without necessary documentation, to establish reasonable rules and regulations regarding, and other limitations on, the entry or attempted entry of aliens into the United States, and to repatriate aliens interdicted beyond the territorial sea of the United States;
(2) The international legal obligations of the United States under the United Nations Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (U.S. T.I.A.S. 6577; 19 U.S.T. 6223) to apply Article 33 of the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees do not extend to persons located outside the territory of the United States;
(3) Proclamation No. 4865 suspends the entry of all undocumented aliens into the United States by the high seas; and
(4) There continues to be a serious problem of persons attempting to come to the United States by sea without necessary documentation and otherwise illegally.

I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, hereby order as follows: … Sec. 4. Executive Order No. 12324 is hereby revoked and replaced by this order.
Sec. 5. This order shall be effective immediately.
GEORGE BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE May 24, 1992. …

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# Here’s a page from Obama’s USCIS where they use *”illegal alien” (mid-paragraph):

More? OK…from the Internal Revenue Service

# IRS

Immigration Terms and Definitions Involving Aliens

Immigrant:

An alien who has been granted the right by the USCIS to reside permanently in the United States and to work without restrictions in the United States. Also known as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). All immigrants are eventually issued a “green card” (USCIS Form I-551), which is the evidence of the alien’s LPR status. LPR’s who are awaiting the issuance of their green cards may bear an I-551 stamp in their foreign passports.

Immigrant visas are available for aliens (and their spouses and children) who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. If an alien has the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, the alien may be able to live permanently in the United States. Per USCIS, there are five employment-based immigrant visa preferences (categories): EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-5. Refer to the USCIS Permanent Worker web site for more details.

Nonimmigrant:


An alien who has been granted the right by the USCIS to reside temporarily in the United States. Each nonimmigrant is admitted into the United States in the nonimmigrant status, which corresponds to the class of visa with which, or purpose for which, he entered the United States (e.g., a foreign student may enter the United States on an F-1 visa, which corresponds to the F-1 student status in which he was admitted to the United States).

Aliens in some nonimmigrant statuses are allowed to be employed in the United States, and others are not. Some nonimmigrant statuses have rigid time limits for the alien’s stay in the United States, while others do not.

Each nonimmigrant status has rules and guidelines, which must be followed in order for the nonimmigrant to remain “in status.” A nonimmigrant who violates one of these rules or guidelines will fall “out of status.” An nonimmigrant who remains “out of status” for at least 180 days is deportable and will be unable to re-enter the United States for 3 years. A nonimmigrant who remains “out of status” for at least 365 days is deportable and will be unable to re-enter the United States for 10 years.
For more information on the types of visas available, refer to the Department of State’s Questions About Visas web page.

*Illegal Alien

Also known as an “Undocumented Alien,” is an alien who has entered the United States illegally and is deportable if apprehended, or an alien who entered the United States legally but who has fallen “out of status” and is deportable.

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# SCOTUS

Plyler v Doe

457 U.S. 202
Plyler v. Doe (No. 80-1538)
Argued: December 1, 1981
Decided: June 15, 1982 [*]
Syllabus

Held: A Texas statute which withholds from local school districts any state funds for the education of children who were not “legally admitted” into the United States, and which authorizes local school districts to deny enrollment to such children, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Pp. 210-230.

(a) The *illegal aliens who are plaintiffs in these cases challenging the statute may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection Clause, which provides that no State shall “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an alien is a “person” in any ordinary sense of that term. This Court’s prior cases recognizing that illegal aliens are “persons” protected by the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which Clauses do not include the phrase “within its jurisdiction,” cannot be distinguished on the asserted ground that persons who have entered the country illegally are not “within the jurisdiction” of a State even if they are present within its boundaries and subject to its laws. Nor do the logic and history of the Fourteenth Amendment support such a construction. Instead, use of the phrase “within its jurisdiction” confirms the understanding that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection extends to anyone, citizen or stranger, who is subject to the laws of a State, and reaches into every corner of a State’s territory. Pp. 210-216….

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# SCOTUS

Arizona Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting — When the U.S. Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the ACLU and La Raza to kill the Arizona E-Verify law designed to protect jobs and wages from illegal aliens

Wikipedia: “Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting was a United States Supreme Court case which dealt with the question of whether the Legal Arizona Workers Act was invalid under federal statutes, in particular the Immigration Reform and Control Act. On May 26, 2011, the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-3 decision, that The Legal Arizona Workers Act was not preempted by federal legislation.[2] Justices Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito and Thomas formed the majority opinion, while Justices Breyer, Ginsburg and Sotomayor formed the minority opinion (with Sotomayor filling her own dissenting opinion); Justice Kagan was recused in the case, because of having a prior role in the case because of her former role as the U.S. Solicitor General…”

Note from D.A. King in a MDJ column from 2012:

“Considering the ongoing, inflammatory and shameless race-baiting struggle by the illegal alien lobby to stop the use of the legally correct and far-too-accurate term “illegal alien” to describe illegal aliens, pro-enforcement Americans are finding it quite difficult to disguise their smirks at the fact that in last week’s (2012) 1-hour, 20-minute Supreme Court hearing on the Obama/Mexico/ACLU/La Raza suit against Arizona’s 2010 illegal immigration/public safety law, the term “illegal alien” was used 11 times. And each of those uses was by one of the justices. And using it seven times was the self-described “wise Latina” Justice, Sonia Sotomayor.”

Example: “Because we keep talking about whether the APA-type definition of licensing is what Congress intended or not, but you don’t disagree that Congress at least intended that if someone violated the Federal law and hired * illegal aliens of Hispanic — undocumented aliens and was found to have violated it, that the State can revoke their license, correct, to do business?” Justice Sonia Sotomayor.”

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GOP-Georgia is issuing drivers license to illegal aliens–D.A. King in the Marietta Daily Journal today: GOP listening to big biz, not voters

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Marietta Daily Journal

February 22, 2015

GOP listening to big biz, not voters

“If we continue to allow illegal immigrants access to all these services, we will be flooded.” — Future Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on driver’s licenses and other public benefits going to illegal aliens in Georgia, at a March 2004 Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues” Breakfast speech.

Welcome to the Establishment Republicans’ “New Georgia” — brought to us by what can only be described as “party uber alles” sycophants who would rather ensure a welcome at the next GOP barbecue, breakfast or produce boil than risk being ostracized for noting the obvious.

Not for the first time — or the last — we note that control of the Georgia government has been sold to Big Business led by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Big Ag with the complicit news suppression of Big Media. Anyone who doubts that fact needs to actually spend some time under the Gold Dome during the legislative session.

Far too many modern-day Republican faithful need to look up the term “useful idiots.”

The GOP has now had control of the Peach State for more than a decade since Cagle — who plans on being Gov. Cagle — offered his “trust me, I’m a conservative” quote on being “flooded.” In that time several state laws intended to deter illegal immigration have been implemented and then ignored by Georgia’s elected leaders — with the lack of enforcement then ignored by the “watchdog” press.

These days, only the bravest in government voluntarily mention the crime of illegal immigration or protecting our jobs, driver’s licenses and other public benefits from illegal aliens.

While the Dunwoody-based Atlanta newspaper and the NPR/GPTV crowd (apologies for my repetition) have done a stunningly efficient job of keeping a lid on “too much information,” Georgia has issued driver’s licenses and public benefits to about 15,000 “victims of borders” since 2012.

The bold effort from Attorney General Sam Olens’ office in joining the Texas-originated, 26-state lawsuit challenging Obama’s latest executive amnesty decree offers the chance to stop at least 170,000 more illegals from legally getting in the “me too” benefit line.

More? In November, when Obama announced his latest amnesty, GOP Gov. Nathan Deal remarked for the record that he had “reservations.” It is up to the reader to decide if that language is stronger that being “miffed.”

By now, many readers may have heard about Columbus state Sen. Josh McKoon’s legislation (SB 6) that would at least stop all illegals from accessing a Georgia driver’s license. On orders from the real bosses in Georgia, the game of “kill this bill — and do it quietly!” by GOP Senate leadership goes like this: either smother the bill in the Public Safety Committee or bottle it up in the GOP-led Rules Committee until after Day 30 so that it cannot possibly see a floor vote by the full Senate this year.

When asked about his bill by McKoon, the Cagle-appointed GOP Chairman of the Public Service Committee, where Cagle assigned SB 6, reportedly explained that its future didn’t look too good. It seems many of his south Georgia campaign funders are growers who have illegal aliens working as foremen — and they need driver’s licenses to get to their illegally obtained jobs. Get it?

Because of the danger of voter memory of the exercise, a public, recorded, full-Senate vote on SB 6 would result in passage by a large margin. As president of the Senate, Cagle will not allow that to happen unless he is forced into submission by public pressure and seeing more than half the Republican caucus publicly support the bill by actually signing on as co-sponsors.

And that is as close as we are likely to get to seeing which Republican state Senators are really pro-enforcement and which are more worried about the Chamber of Commerce donors than the voters they swore to protect.

As I write this, the 12 co-signers on McKoon’s bill are Sens. Mike Crane, Steve Gooch, William Ligon, Bill Heath, PK Martin, Greg Kirk, Bruce Thompson, Marty Harbin, Frank Ginn, Michael Williams, Judson Hill and Hunter Hill (the latter two of Cobb). There are 38 Republican state Senators.

For the curious: There are no bills to stop illegal aliens from getting a driver’s license in the GOP-majority state House.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. He is not member of any political party. Twitter: @DAKDIS

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - GOP listening to big biz not voters

SB 6 Georgia bill to stop illegal aliens from getting a Georgia drivers license - news item!

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Marietta Daily Journal

Page A-1

Bill would alter driver’s license provision in Ga.

by Ricky Leroux

February 22, 2015

ATLANTA — Supporters of a bill in the Georgia Senate say it would prevent those who have entered the country illegally from gaining a driver’s license, while opponents call the bill discriminatory.

Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) said he filed Senate Bill 6 to clarify residency requirements to get a driver’s license.

“What made me want to file it is I learned that under current Georgia law that illegal immigrants are entitled to receiving a Georgia driver’s license,” McKoon said. “I was shocked and dismayed that our law would allow for that and felt that we needed to make a change, particularly in light of the president’s most recent deferred action, which from the estimates that I’ve seen — conservative estimates — would place an additional 100,000 illegal immigrants in an eligibility status for a Georgia driver’s license.”

McKoon is referring to President Barack Obama’s executive actions to shield certain immigrants from deportation, which the president issued in November. Those executive actions were temporarily blocked by a federal judge in Texas this week, but the White House has said it will appeal the judge’s ruling.

The judge’s decision does not change McKoon’s resolve to pass his bill.

“I think it is incredibly important for us to move forward because the federal judge has given us some breathing room,” McKoon said. “He’s given us time to get this law in place, but there’s no guarantee that that decision’s not going to be reversed in days, weeks or months to come. Now is the time to act. We need to stand up for the people of this state and make it clear that we’re not issuing benefits to those who have broken our laws and are here illegally.”

McKoon said the bill would change residency requirements to get a driver’s license from “lawfully present” to “lawful status,” which he said would not allow those who entered the country illegally from getting licenses even if the executive actions are implemented.

“Georgia law currently says that you must be lawfully present — you have to have a lawful presence in the state to qualify for a driver’s license. Most of what Senate Bill 6 does has to do with changing lawful presence to lawful status,” McKoon said. “That would fix the problem because even if the president orders deferred action, that does not confer lawful status upon individuals who are in the country illegally.”

The bill is in the Senate Public Safety Committee, chaired by Sen. Tyler Harper (R-Ocilla).

“We requested a hearing several weeks ago, and we have not been granted a hearing,” McKoon said. “But we continue to be hopeful that Chairman Harper will schedule it for a hearing.”

At a hearing, supporters of the bill would provide evidence and testimony on why the bill is necessary. Then, the committee would need to vote to move the bill forward, McKoon said. The bill would then go before the Senate Rules Committee, he said, which decides what bills go to the Senate floor for a full vote.

McKoon said he hasn’t been given a reason why a hearing has not taken place.

“I really have not heard anything. We submitted a letter requesting a hearing. We have made repeated requests for a hearing,” he said.

Still, McKoon is hopeful, saying 12 other Republican senators have signed on to the bill.

“I learned a long time ago you don’t make predictions, but I certainly continue to be hopeful that we’ll get the opportunity to make our case,” he said.

Sen. Bruce Thompson (R-White), who represents a portion of north Cobb between interstates 75 and 575, is one of the co-sponsors of the bill. Thompson said the bill simply defines “who can actually get licenses within our state because once you get a driver’s license, that opens you up to so many other benefits.”

Thompson said the bill is necessary because of the uncertainty surrounding Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

“Right now, with the action that our federal government is taking granting certain segments of the population immigration status here, if we don’t define within our state what it takes to be able to get a driver’s license, then we’ve opened Pandora’s box,” he said. “It’s not seeking to restrict as much as it’s seeking to define who’s qualified within our state to be able to get a driver’s license and be on the roads.”

Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Smyrna), who represents Smyrna, Cumberland and Vinings, said he has some issues with the bill, but supports the concept.

Hill said portions of the bill would also apply “to current foreigners getting a temporary license that are here legally. And a lot of them are contributing members of our society in terms of business executives with Mercedes and UPS and Coca-Cola and other companies, and we wouldn’t want to burden everybody when we’re trying to just make it so the vast majority of illegals don’t get a driver’s license.”

Hill said if those changes are made, he would vote to pass the bill.

“I think everybody’s on the same page for not making the law cumbersome for legal residents, but also not allowing illegal residents, those here illegally, to have a government document that suggests that they are here legally.”

State Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta), who represents the Mableton area in south Cobb, said she would not vote for the bill.

“We spend too much time trying to be discriminatory to people,” Tate said. “It’s an attack on deferred immigration status for people who are here, supporting our economy.”

Tate said the bill hurts people who are in the country trying to work and contribute.

“If we allow them to have driver’s licenses, then that means they’re paying insurance. They can get jobs, can get to work. And they can be contributing members of our community — which is what we want — and spend their money here. So let’s not be discriminatory in what we do.”

The bill is not good for Georgia, Tate concluded.

“Once again, we’re going about discriminating and causing economic hardship on some of our Georgia citizens,” she said. “Once again, it goes back to — which is what I’ve been saying — we keep doing things for the select few and not what’s good for all of Georgia. I look at this bill in its present status as being one that does that. In its present status, I would not support the bill.”

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February 18, 2015

A letter to the editor you will never see published in the AJC: Dear editor, The recent front-page news report on a federal judge in Texas delaying Obama’s executive amnesty has a glaring inaccuracy and a direct contradiction of previous promises on legitimate use of terms and descriptions from the AJC regarding immigration reporting…

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Dear editor,

The recent front-page news report on a federal judge in Texas delaying Obama’s executive amnesty has a glaring inaccuracy and a direct contradiction of previous promises on legitimate use of terms and descriptions from the AJC regarding immigration reporting.

Readers were repeatedly told that “immigrants” are the targets of Obama’s now delayed amnesty and are “seeking relief” from deportation.

A graduate of New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting and the UC Berkeley’s school of “Justice and Journalism,” the AJC immigration reporter should know that real immigrants, by federal definition, do not require amnesty, or defacto legalization by illegal executive actions from Obama.

Only illegal aliens have a need for that reward. Not that the Obama regime is deporting many “everyday” illegally present victims of borders anyway.

Immigrants should not be smeared and mixed up with screaming and defiant illegals, especially in a news report designed to drive public opinion. We ask for a correction.

D.A. King
Marietta,Ga.
President, the Dustin Inman Society

Jeremy Redmon, the AJC immigration reporter:”… graduated from George Mason University in 1994 and 1997 with undergraduate and graduate degrees in English. In 2013, he completed a fellowship with The New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. And in 2012, he completed fellowships at the Institute for Justice and Journalism on Immigration Reporting at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and at the Journalist Law School at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.” Get it?

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