June 26, 2013

Georgia Immigration Enforcement Coalition: Urging Georgia GOP U.S. House members to pledge: “NO” to any legalization

Posted by D.A. King at 11:38 am [Email the author] [Print This Article] [Email This Article]

(To be released and sent on July 8 )

Georgia Immigration Enforcement Coalition
Blackshear, Georgia
(Website under construction)
Founders: Kay Godwin, Pat Tippett, D.A. King
Contact coalition spokesman D.A. King

NOTICE TO ALL GEORGIA REPUBLICANS IN THE U.S. HOUSE: WE REMEMBER 1986

Due to our experience with being repeatedly lied to on immigration enforcement and watching our conservative votes taken for granted, we, the undersigned Georgia voters, urge you to sign the pledge below. Our jobs, language, our nation and entire way of life are at stake and the future we will leave generations to come will no longer be the America that we have known and loved with another amnesty.

We don’t need more immigration. We need more jobs! We are depending on you to stand up for America and real immigration enforcement. We are making our own pledge and promise:

Until at least ten years after real, visible and effective workplace, border and visa enforcement, we are making a commitment to find and support primary opponents for any and all GOP U.S. House members who vote in favor of any legislation or conference committee report that would allow any legalization of any illegal aliens. We will not tolerate legalization for future Democrat voters.

A partial reminder of broken immigration promises that Americans have endured from the U.S. Congress:

1986 – Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which prohibited the employment of illegal aliens. The promised enforcement never really happened. In 2004, only 3 employers in the entire nation were fined for hiring illegal aliens. The low estimate is that 7- 8 million illegal immigrants continue to hold jobs. Today, the Wall St. Journal reports that “even if the rate of hiring doubled, it would take more than three years to get employment back to its prerecession level, after adjusting for population growth, according to estimates from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project.” (WSJ June 24, 2013)

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 system for foreign visitors, so the government could identify those who stayed past the time they were supposed to depart. Congress mandated such a system five more times, including after the horror of 9/11, in the USA Patriot Act, (which required a biometric system), in line with the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. No such system yet exists.

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; this is an important immigration enforcement objective, because the driver’s license is essential to illegal aliens seeking to embed themselves in American society. The original deadline for state compliance was 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 broken promises.

2006 – The Secure Fence Act of 2006 required “at least 2 layers of reinforced fencing” along a total of roughly 650 miles of specifically designated stretches of the Mexican border. So far, less than 40 miles of such double-layered fencing have been built. The remainder is a mix of single-layer “pedestrian” fencing and vehicle barriers, which are low fences intended only to prevent trucks from driving across the border. Border Patrol Agents report that illegal crossings have tripled since the latest amnesty talks began.

We are urging you, the Republican members of the United States House of Representitives to sign the pledge below.

“I pledge that I will oppose and vote against any legislation or conference committee report that provides for any legalization of illegal aliens in the United States and I
also remember the broken promises of 1986.”

Below is a list of groups that have signed on to the “NO to legalization” pledge letter as of Sunday, July 7, 2013

Georgia Conservatives in Action
The Dustin Inman Society
Calling All Moms
Capitol Coalition of Conservative Leaders
Atlanta Tea Party Patriots
Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics (C.H.A.R.G.E.)
Valdosta Tea Party
South Georgia Tea Party Alliance
North Georgia 912, Georgia State Director 9/12 Project
Vidalia Tea Party
Cherokee Tea Party Patriots
Carroll County Tea Party Association (CTTPA)
Conservative Republican Women of North Atlanta
The Gwinnett Tea Party
Society for American Sovereignty - Atlanta-
North Fulton & Friends TEA Party
Georgia Citizen Action Project
Canton T.E.A. Party
Bainbridge Tea Party Group, Inc.
State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC
Glynn County Republican Party
Dr. William Greene - President of RightMarch.com
Pickens County GA Tea Party
Northwest Georgia 912 Project
South Georgia Tea Party
Forsyth County TEA PARTY PATRIOT ALLIANCE
Tea Party Immigration Coalition
Sabrina Smith- Chairman, Gwinnett Citizens for Responsible Government
Camden County Republican Party
Camden County Tea Party
Golden Isles Tea Party
Savannah Tea Party
Charlton County Republican Party
National Association of Former Border Control Officers - Robert Trent , Secretary
Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots, Co-Founder
John Gentry - Chair Founders Faith Patriots
Milledgeville Area Patriots
Dunwoody GA Tea Party
Liberty Group Tea Party
Forsyth County Tea Party
Georgia 400 Tea Party Patriots - Lumpkin County/Dahlonega, GA
Albany Area Tea Party Patriots
Coweta Republican Party Chairman
Ware County Republican Party
Dahlonega Tea Party
Senoia Tea Party
Bartow Tea Party
Fannin Tea Party
Pickens County GA Tea Party
Clayton County 9-12 Tea Party
Liberty Group Tea Party-Ellijay

When we get time, we will add the growing list of individual voters who have asked to have their names included on the letter.