Senator Gooch sent a letter to Senator Johnny Isakson opposing the nomination of Dax Eric Lopez to serve as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
September 1, 2015
On August 31, 2015, Senator Greg Kirk sent a letter to Senator Johnny Isakson stating his opposition to the nomination of Dax Lopez to the federal bench.
August 31, 2015
Georgia Congressman (GA06) Dr. Tom Price almost speaks up against amnesty in Saturday’s Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta Daily Journal
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Rep. Price talks Iran deal, immigration
ROSWELL — With Congress in its August recess, U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, sat down for an interview at his district office on Friday to discuss immigration, the Iran deal, federal spending and the Republican presidential primary.
Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee, represents much of northeast Cobb.
Q: It’s been suggested that one of the things that the country could do is to deport anyone who has entered the country illegally, people who have overstayed their visas and so on. As the budget chairman, do you think that is something that’s financially feasible to even look at?
A: Well, my position on immigration has been the same throughout my entire public career, and that is that the nation has lost complete trust in the federal government to fulfill the responsibility of keeping this country safe from an immigration standpoint.
It’s important that everybody know and understand that we are the most generous country on the face of the Earth when it comes to legal immigration. About a million individuals come to our shores legally every single year. No other nation even comes close to that. … However, in 1986, the federal government, through the Congress and the administration at that time, agreed that there was a problem with folks who were here illegally and that the problem needed to be addressed. And the way that they said it ought to be addressed is to provide a path to citizenship for those approximately 3 million folks who were here illegally at that time to end that problem and to control and secure the border and entry into the United States so that we never had this problem again.
What was not fulfilled after that agreement was the controlling and securing of entry into the United States and of the border. So the American people are rightly frustrated and angry about what their federal government has done, which tells me that the way to regain that trust is to do what we said we were going to do in 1986, nearly 30 years ago, and control and secure the border and entry into the United States. And once you do that, which is, I think, relatively easy from a logistics standpoint and I think relatively inexpensive if it’s done in a smart way, once you do that and have the political will behind it to continue that, then I think the conversation about what to do about the rest of the immigration problem becomes much more sober, realistic and compassionate.
Q: I couldn’t help but notice that you didn’t answer the question. Do you think that deporting these reportedly 12 million is the right thing to do?
A: That wasn’t your question. Your question was, “As budget chair, is it affordable?” And I did answer that question, which was I think it’s relatively inexpensive to do that.
Q: Well, to control the border. Not necessarily to do a mass deportation.
A: That wasn’t your question. If that’s your question, I’ll answer that question.
Q: OK, is it financially feasible to deport up to 12 million people?
A: Well, I suspect you could do that from a financial standpoint, but the question is whether that’s the right thing to do. And my response to that is you’ve got to control and secure the border. If, for example, the federal government said, this administration said, “Everybody who’s here illegally must go home now,” and then brought that about, it wouldn’t make any difference until you control and secure the border. You’ve got to control and secure the border first. This is a stepwise process. Unless you control and secure the border, we can do anything we want and it doesn’t make any difference at all because the border is porous. You’ve got to solve this — that’s what frustrates people so much is that Washington gets hung up on things that are actually not the real problem. The real focus and the problem right now, one, is the trust that the American people don’t have in their federal government, and two is that the government hasn’t done what they said they were going to do: controlling entry to the United States. So, once we do that, again, I think the conversation gets much more reasonable and much more sobering.
Q: Would you support a pathway to citizenship of some kind?
A: I think that until the border is controlled and secured, then all those questions are moot because it doesn’t make any difference what you do.
Q: What are your thoughts on the Iran deal?…
No blanket birthright citizenship – King letter to the editor published in Sunday’s AJC – no, really!
No blanket birthright citizenship
It’s amusing to hear the concrete assurance from mass immigration advocates howling that “everyone born on American soil is an American citizen, and that settles it!” — and then, in the next breath, admit that we don’t grant that jackpot status to children of diplomats or any invading enemy. Such was the entertainment in immigration lawyer Arturo Corso’s column (“Leave kids’ citizenship alone,” Opinion, Aug. 27). Michigan’s Sen. Jacob Howard, author of the citizenship clause in the 14th Amendment, made the intent brilliantly clear: “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include all other classes of persons.”
The 14th amendment was created to protect American blacks, before the U.S. had many laws regulating immigration. There were no illegal aliens for mid-19th-century lawmakers to consider. The intent was not to create an ever-growing pool of anchor babies to encourage more illegal immigration and more Democrat voters.
Reminder: When in congress, current Georgia governor Nathan Deal took the same position as is Donald Trump on birthright citizenship.
D.A. KING, PRESIDENT, DUSTIN INMAN SOCIETY
August 30, 2015
Georgia state Senator William Ligon letter to U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson opposing confirmation of GALEO’s Dax Lopez to a lifetime federal judge seat in Georgia
State Senator Ligon sent an identical letter to U.S. Senator David Perdue.
We agree x 100. Thank you, Senator Ligon!
August 28, 2015
Another letter to Georgia’s U.S. Senators against confirmation of Dax Lopez for federal judge – from Republican state Senator William Ligon
158 Scranton Connector
Brunswick, Georgia 31525
421-C State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Email: William.Ligon@senate.ga. gov
Majority Caucus Chairman
Judiciary Non-Civil, Vice Chairman
Health and Human Services
August 17, 2015
The Honorable Johnny Isakson
Senator for the State of Georgia
131 Russell Senate Office Building
1st and C Streets, NE
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Isakson,
I write to oppose the President’s nomination of Georgia State Court Judge Dax Lopez to the federal bench. Judge Lopez has been a member of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) since 2004, an organization that strongly supports amnesty for illegal aliens and seeks to end the enforcement of America’s immigration laws. Both by word and action, Judge Lopez identifies with the philosophical position of this group. He should not receive support from our Georgia Republican delegation.
When the Georgia General Assembly convenes, I will do my part to urge my colleagues to reject this nomination to the federal bench. It is my hope that you will do the same at the federal level.
I have enclosed one article to provide you additional perspective on this nomination.
William T. Ligon, Jr.
State Senator, District 3
August 26, 2015
Read both letters HERE.
Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren letters to Georgia’s U.S. senators opposing confirmation of GALEO’s Dax Lopez as federal judge identical letters were sent to each senator
Marietta Daily Journal
August 26, 2015
Readers may have heard by now that President Barack Obama has nominated a DeKalb County State Court Judge, Dax Lopez, for the lifetime position as a federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia.
Pro-enforcement conservatives among our Republican friends should pay close attention to this process. They might even want to speak up against confirming Lopez. But, warning: Dax Lopez says he is a Republican, so there is that whole GOP “eleventh commandment” silliness to consider. And he is also originally from Puerto Rico, which of course creates the element of “Hispanic outreach,” “big tent,” “we don’t want to be called names” to deal with for those who may consider forming a committee to discuss future public objection to his confirmation.
As someone who has actively fought the vast, corporate-funded illegal alien lobby in Georgia for more than a decade, let me be as clear as possible: Dax Lopez should never become a federal judge because he has served on the board of directors of the anti-immigration enforcement and extremely liberal Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) since 2004.
Obama’s first pick for the seat was a widely respected conservative south Georgia Democrat and former state legislator named Michael Boggs. It may serve as some encouragement to voicing objection to Lopez for loyal and obedient GOPers to know that the Democrats killed any chance of Boggs becoming a federal judge on the grounds that he was too conservative.
Boggs’ confirmation was blocked by fellow Democrats because of his views on homosexual marriage, the right-to-life battle and the Confederate battle flag.
“He’s a person who’s not, in my opinion, in the mainstream, and I don’t think he deserves to be a federal judge,” then U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said of Boggs last May.
Curious conservatives should also have this nugget of knowledge on how our government works from the liberal Talking Points Memo news website: “When a judge is nominated, the Judiciary Committee sends a ‘blue slip’ to home state senators seeking their approval. If they sign off, the committee moves forward with the nomination. If one or both of them disapproves or withholds the blue slip, the nomination tends to grind to a halt.”
For Obama-voter readers, this means that either or both of Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senators could end the consideration of pro-amnesty GALEO’s board member for federal judge tomorrow.
They could also remain silent on Lopez and his long-time, faithful affiliation with the open borders radicals led by Jerry Gonzalez, who boast of Jane Fonda being a “Founding Friend.” But wouldn’t it be refreshing to see Republicans actually take a stand and make it publicly clear that the time to stop anti-enforcement activist federal judges is before they are even considered for becoming federal judges?
When not viciously attacking local law enforcement for helping to enforce immigration laws and organizing massive bus trips from Georgia to Washington D.C. to lobby for another amnesty for undocumented Democrats, GALEO has proudly lobbied against local law enforcement honoring requests from federal immigration authorities to hold illegal aliens for investigation.
We hope that readers — and U.S. Senators — still remember Kate Steinle, one of the thousands of Americans killed because of this exact anti-enforcement policy. And we remind all concerned that transporting illegal aliens — including in buses to Washington — is a federal crime.
Imagine for a moment — because sadly, it is possible — that GALEO’s Lopez, age 40, were to be confirmed as a federal judge in Georgia for the rest of his life.
Look down the road to the possibility of a case referred to Lopez’s court against enforcement of immigration laws similar to the lawsuit against Georgia’s 2011 HB 87 from the ACLU and the SPLC on which GALEO acted as a “friend” by filing an “amicus brief.” Does Federal Judge Lopez recuse himself because of his affiliation with the anti-enforcement plaintiffs?
Does he recuse himself for all immigration enforcement cases? Does he resign from the board of GALEO? If so, when — then, or now, or as a condition of his confirmation?
We made it clear that Lopez says he is a Republican. When he ran for election in 2012, he was supported and endorsed by Democrats Jason Carter and Roy Barnes. He should be described as “a Jerry Gonzalez, Jason Carter, Roy Barnes Republican.”
D.A. King is president of the Dustin Inman Society and has assisted state legislators with passage of many Georgia laws aimed at illegal immigration. Info on the Lopez nomination can be seen on King’s MDJ blog.
Gwinnett County sheriff, Butch Conway, letter to Georgia Senators opposing GALEO’s Dax Lopez nomination to federal bench – an identical letter was sent to both U.S. senators