D.A. King - writing in Breitbart News:
October 24, 2013
Georgia Governor Appoints Anti-Enforcement Immigration Activist to Board of Corrections
October 24, 2013
While many Georgia conservatives are left scratching their heads in outrage, the far-left wing of the state’s illegal alien lobby is applauding Republican Governor Nathan Deal for his recent appointment of one of their own to the state’s Board of Corrections.
Mrs. Rocio Del Milagro Woody, along with Jane Fonda, is a “Founding Friend” of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), and she was sworn in for a five-year term on the corrections board on September 26. GALEO proudly announced the appointment in a September press release.
Woody is also a member of the GALEO board of directors.
Led by a former Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund employee and Democrat-candidate fundraiser Gerardo E. (Jerry) Gonzalez, GALEO is well-known around the Peach State for staging and participating in illegal alien rallies, advocating for a repeat of the 1986 amnesty for illegals, and marching in the streets of Atlanta demanding an end to enforcement of American immigration laws.
GALEO has also been active in organizing and lobbying against passage of Georgia’s laws aimed at protecting jobs, benefits, and services from the impact of illegal immigration. Gonzalez is noted by many state legislators for his angry and often disrespectful remarks to committee members considering illegal immigration legislation. In addition, GALEO lobbied against passage of Georgia’s E-Verify laws in 2006 and 2011.
Deal signed the 2011 comprehensive illegal immigration legislation into law in May of that year, as well as a bill aimed at fine-tuning that law after the 2013 session.
According to the Georgia Constitution, the state board of corrections “shall have such jurisdiction, powers, duties and control of the State Penal System and the inmates thereof as shall be provided by law… The Board of Corrections shall be appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate.”
Because the Georgia General assembly does not convene again until the 2014 session begins in January, that body will not consider Woody’s appointment until next year. Nevertheless, according to an official in Governor Deal’s office, Woody is currently a “fully functioning board member.”…
NEW FUSION NETWORK OFFERS VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE YOUNG HISPANICS AND ALL MILLENIALS ON IMMIGRATION
New English-language television network to go live Monday, October 28
Tomorrow’s launch of the long-planned, Miami-based Fusion television network presents a valuable opportunity to offer an accurate education on U.S. immigration to its announced targeted audience.
We hope that opportunity is not wasted.
Fusion, a joint ABC News-Univision effort aimed at English-speaking Latinos and millenials will feature Univision’s long-time news anchor Jorge Ramos hosting “America with Jorge Ramos” as its flagship program along with what is described as news, sports, humor and satire.
According to various reports from a gushing media force, Univision News president and Fusion CEO Isaac Lee has called on staff to “move beyond the conventional.” Of the planned programming, he says there will be “growing pains,” and that “not everybody will get it and that’s sort of the point.”
The planned programming will be aimed at the young people who don’t normally watch much news says Lee.
Fusion will share new studio space with Spanish-language parent Univision News in suburban Miami. This writer has traveled to the cavernous Univision television complex and despite the fact that it was somewhat of a “D.A. King on trial” format, actually enjoyed the resulting television interview with Jorge Ramos and am happy to be on a first-name basis with a man who seems like a truly “nice guy” with a great staff.
With its stated goal of “breaking barriers,” here’s hoping that management, Ramos and the production staff will not resort to a default “legalization and unlimited immigration is the answer” to America’s raging immigration crisis. One barrier that should be broken is an honest presentation of the facts on immigration to the targeted young audience which is usually bombarded with the concept that having borders and immigration laws is somehow un-American and mean-spirited.
Here’s hoping that someone informs Fusion viewers that with nearly double the number of real, legal immigrants as nation number two, it is Mexico that sends the most legal immigrants to the USA. Every year. What is nation number two? It’s communist China.
Here’s hoping that no matter how unconventionally it is presented, young viewers learn that at more than one million souls each year, the United States brings in more legal immigration than any nation in the world. And that despite too-common assimilation evasion, unemployment, shrinking job prospects and sinking wages, a well-funded coalition of self-serving interests is constantly pushing for a doubling of immigration levels. And legalizing what is presented as “eleven million” victims of borders who scoff at any laws from which they don’t benefit.
Somebody should be allowed to inform the young viewers that employment is directly related to “immigration.” And that on employment recovery, the Wall St. Journal reported 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 (non-amnesty) population growth, according to estimates from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project.” (WSJ June 24, 2013)
Whether is with humor, satire or hard news, the millennial viewers should be repeated told of the “one-time” legalization of illegal aliens of 1986 that served to create the current expectation of recurring amnesties and a customized path to American citizenship.
Jorge Ramos makes no secret of the fact that despite his journalism credentials, he is an unapologetic and vocal advocate for another legalization for illegal aliens. On the Fusion amnesty agenda, he has promised action. “We’re going to come out on Oct. 28th, and if the House doesn’t approve immigration reform by then, then there’s going to be a new, very loud voice in Fusion, talking about immigration every single night until immigration reform passes,” Ramos promised in August.
Ramos added that the English-language Fusion is prepared to “own” the immigration story upon October’s launch. “It’s going to be ours from the first hour,” he said. “There’s no question about it.”
Well, here it is, Fusion launch and the Republican-controlled House is not willing to risk the re-election troubles another amnesty would surely produce.
Here’s hoping there is at least a nod toward fairness and balance in the new network’s immigration agenda with the inclusion of at least one in-house or semi-regular fact-savvy, pro-enforcement conservative voice.
Here’s hoping somebody informs the Fusion watchers that nearly half the illegal aliens in the U.S. did not come here illegally. They overstayed temporary visas. That is how most of the 9/11 terrorists were able to remain here.
Here’s hoping that it is regularly pointed out that it is a base insult to the tradition of American immigration to allow illegal aliens to be labeled “immigrants.”
Ramos notes that for Hispanics, immigration is “very emotional.”
Here’s hoping that at least one pro-enforcement American gets to reply to Ramos, on camera: “Yes. It is for all Americans, Jorge.”
It is “sort of the point” and everybody “will get it.”
They’re Not Going To Take It Anymore: New Generation Of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach
By Elizabeth Llorente /
Published October 16, 2013
The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch.
That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center.
More such actions, they vow, are coming.
“It’s absolutely out of frustration and impatience,” said Marisa Franco, campaign organizer for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which helped coordinate some of the more provocative actions. “Immigrant communities who are losing 1,100 loved ones every day to deportation cannot wait for Congress to end its political games or for the President to rediscover his moral compass,” she added.
The people will take power back into their own hands and set a true example of leadership that the Beltway will have to follow.
- Marisa Franco, National Day Laborer Organizing Network
“The people will take power back into their own hands and set a true example of leadership that the Beltway will have to follow,” Franco vowed…
Senate Immigration Bill, Current Law Could Add 32 Million New Voters by 2036
Thursday, October 10, 2013, - posted on NumbersUSA
A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies says that the Senate-passed immigration bill could add 17.3 million additional voters to the U.S. by 2036. Combined with current law totals, 32 million new voters could be added by that year.
Resolution against another amensty - NATIONAL FEDERATION of REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLIES
We have been informed that the below Resolution has passed unanimously today at the NFRA convention in Dallas, Texas, USA.
WHEREAS, the United States of America takes in more legal immigrants than any nation in the world; and
WHEREAS, it is impossible to honor the rich tradition of immigration and the Rule of Law upon which the American Republic was founded unless and until existing immigration laws are ardently and equally enforced; and
WHEREAS, according to estimates, 11-20 million people are present in the United States in violation of immigration laws; and
WHEREAS, while more than twenty million Americans are under-employed or unemployed, illegal labor takes jobs away from American workers and lowers American wages; and
WHEREAS, illegal employment and illegal immigration have a needless negative effect on America’s poorest; and
WHEREAS, the weight of the crisis lies with employers willing to hire cheaper black-market labor while legal immigrants and native born Americans suffer the ravages of unemployment; and
WHEREAS, official Congressional Budget Office data estimates that the recently passed Schumer-Rubio ‘Gang of Eight’ legalization legislation known as s744 would only reduce illegal immigration by 30-50%; and
WHEREAS, the Congressional Budget Office also reports that the same Senate immigration bill would lower American wages; and
WHEREAS, President Barack Obama declared in his January 27, 2010, State of the Union address that, “We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system – to secure our borders and enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation”; and
WHEREAS, the President further declared on February 5, 2010, “We can’t be satisfied when another 20,000 have joined their ranks and millions more Americans are underemployed, picking up what work they can”; and
WHEREAS, the United States should strive to enforce its borders, immigration laws and employment laws as enthusiastically as does the sovereign nation of Mexico; and
WHEREAS, congress instituted a “one time” legalization for illegal aliens in 1986 that was promised to solve the illegal immigration crisis forever; and
WHEREAS, the amnesty of 1986 proved beyond all doubt that rewarding illegal immigration is counter to the principles of justice and equal protection and only produces more illegal immigration; and
WHEREAS, this body should enthusiastically encourage the enforcement of all existing state and federal laws including those regarding national security, immigration and employment.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that for the protection of American jobs and our homeland the members of this body urge the President and Congress of the United States to secure America’s borders, secure the visa entry/exit process and reject demands to repeat the failed 1986 legalization program for illegal aliens.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of this body is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to each member of the Unites States Congress and to the President of the United States.
We are grateful to Mr. Jorge Ramos and Univision for the opportunity to reveal the pro-enforcement side of the amnesty battle. We note that the MSM should take a moment to consider similar allowance. Mr. Ramos’ website is HERE.
“Jorge Ramos…has been called “Star newscaster of Hispanic TV” and “Hispanic TV’s No. 1 correspondent and key to a huge voting bloc” by The Wall Street Journal. Time magazine included him in the list of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States” and Newsweek in its list of 50 political and media figures…
A survey conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center found that Ramos is the second most recognized Latino leader in the country. Latino Leaders magazine chose him as one of “The Ten Most Admired Latinos” and “101 Top Leaders of the Latino Community in the U.S.”
“Ramos is like an amalgam of Brian Williams and Keith Obermann, though with more gravitas than either.” (The Daily Beast)
The Miami Herald said, “As household names go, Jorge Ramos is huge…in Miami, Los Angeles and Houston, his newscast consistently beats out all the other networks for the top ratings”. More than 2 million people tune in daily to his newscast and almost a million to his Sunday morning political show. (The Nielsen Company)
He has interviewed some of the most influential leaders in the world: Barack Obama, John McCain, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, John Edwards, Al Gore, George Bush Sr., John Kerry, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Felipe Calderon and dozens of Latin American presidents.
Jorge Ramos is an immigrant. He came to the United States as a student in 1983. In November 1986, at age 28, he became one of the youngest national news anchors in the history of American television. Since then, he has been called “the voice of the voiceless” for other immigrants like him…”
National Push by a Local Immigration Activist: No G.O.P. Retreat
By JULIA PRESTON
ATLANTA — He says the United States is filling up with immigrants who do not respect the law or the American way of life. He refers to Latino groups as “the tribalists,” saying they seek to impose a divisive ethnic agenda. Of his many adversaries, he says: “The illegal alien lobby never changes. It’s the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party joining forces with the Chamber of Commerce, the far left and the Democrats in an effort to expand cheap labor and increase voting for the Democratic Party.”
D. A. King, who quit his job as an insurance agent a decade ago to wage a full-time campaign against illegal immigration in Georgia, is one reason this state rivals Arizona for the toughest legal crackdown in the country. With his Southern manners and seersucker jackets, he works the halls of the gold-domed statehouse, familiar to all, polite and uncompromising.
Now, like other local activists around the country, he is looking beyond Georgia to stop the House of Representatives from following the Senate and passing legislation that would open a path to legal status for illegal immigrants.
As lawmakers return to their home districts for the August recess, advocates like Mr. King are joining forces with national groups that oppose legalization and favor reduced immigration for an all-out populist push.
“These local people live in the middle of these places, they know how to be effective in their districts,” said Roy Beck, executive director of one of the largest national groups, NumbersUSA, who is now holding regular strategy calls with Mr. King and more than 50 other state advocates.
The zeal of militants like Mr. King is a problem for the House speaker, John A. Boehner of Ohio, and other Republican leaders, who are hoping to steer their divided caucus to pass a House version of legislation to fix the broken immigration system, which could include legal status for those who lack it — though probably not citizenship.
Mr. King’s “respectful but firm” message for the speaker, he said in an interview, is that “any vote for legalization would be a matter of very great consequence for the people who voted for conservative congressmen from Georgia.”
Mr. King says his wrath grew slowly, beginning in the 1990s with a feud with Mexican neighbors who disrupted the quiet of his leafy street. In Mr. King’s account, they parked fleets of run-down vehicles on their lawn and at one point housed 22 people in a jerry-built warren of rental rooms in the basement.
He took the neighbor to court over code violations, and the conflict boiled for seven years until the family moved away.
A visit in 2004 to the Southwest border convinced Mr. King that the country was facing “what was easily described as an invasion.” Returning to Georgia, he made common cause with the struggling father of a teenage boy killed in a car accident by a reckless driver who was an illegal immigrant. He named his organization the Dustin Inman Society, after the boy.
The mistrust of Mr. Boehner among Mr. King and his allies deepened recently when the speaker rebuked an anti-amnesty hero, Representative Steve King, Republican of Iowa, for commenting that young immigrants here illegally had “calves the size of cantaloupes” from running drugs across the border.
Mr. King in Georgia said he sided squarely with the congressman of the same name, although he might have chosen a milder metaphor. He nonetheless spared little in his description of Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who was one of the authors of the Senate bill, calling him a “smarmy and dishonest” turncoat. During the Senate debate, Mr. King designed and paid for thousands of bumper stickers as well as three large billboards along a commuter highway near Atlanta.
“Help us stop RubiObama amnesty!” one big sign read, with President Obama’s name joined by his hallmark red-white-and-blue letter to that of Senator Rubio.
His billboards instructed drivers to call a senator from Georgia, Johnny Isakson. Mr. Isakson, who supported a comprehensive bill in 2007, voted against the Senate legislation this year.
In Georgia, Mr. King has not been afraid to take on many adversaries, including the farmers and growers, business organizations, labor unions and Latinos. A big-shouldered former Marine, he often shows up with his own placards at rallies called by his opponents — just to let them know he is watching.
“I was taught that we have an American culture to which immigrants will assimilate,” Mr. King said. “And I am incredibly resentful that’s not what’s happening anymore.”
Mr. King, 61, runs his one-man operation from the small guest room of his home on a tree-shaded cul-de-sac in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, equipped with an aging desktop computer and a chair that he acknowledges “needs a new coat of duct tape.” He lives on small donations, and to keep it all going he spent down his savings, ran up his credit cards, refinanced his house three times and “sold the stock my grandmother left me.”
He is unmoved by the protests of Latino and immigrant groups that the Obama administration has already done more than enough enforcement, with more than 1.6 million deportations those groups say have sown fear in their neighborhoods.
Mr. King wants a lot more enforcement before the House does anything else on immigration. He sees the Senate bill as a scheme by Democrats to create legions of new government-dependent voters for their party. He feels certain House Republicans will ultimately reject it.
“The tribalists will not make any difference with any Republican who has enough sense to get on an airplane every Monday and fly to Washington,” Mr. King said.
In his recent meetings in the statehouse, Mr. King huddled with two Republicans, Senator Josh McKoon and Representative Edward Lindsey, who called in by phone. They laid plans for Republicans in the state legislature to send a letter to all the Georgia lawmakers in the House, urging them to focus on enforcement and avoid legalization.
Mr. King is joining a surge of activity among his allies that was spurred by the Senate vote in June. At NumbersUSA, Mr. Beck said, more than 400,000 people signed on to an e-mail list as the vote approached, expanding its followers to more than 1.6 million names. Mr. Beck said a recent conference call he convened with followers was joined by 58,770 people.
But Jerry Gonzalez, a Latino leader in Georgia who is one of Mr. King’s oldest rivals, pointed to new demographics that House lawmakers would have to consider. The number of registered Latino voters in the state grew to 184,000 in 2012 from 10,000 a decade earlier, with more than 200,000 legal immigrants eligible to become citizens.
“If the Republican Party gets stuck with D. A. King and his extremist xenophobic narrative, they are setting themselves up for future failure,” said Mr. Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, or Galeo.
One worrisome sign for Mr. King is that his donations are not increasing. But he is forging ahead, putting up new billboards on Georgia highways — and planning one with the face of John Boehner.
The below is parked here for when we get time to expose the fairy-tales spun by amnesty-supporter and GALEO Chair Caharles Kuck. And ignored by both the Rome newspaper and the AJC PolitiFact.
Expert at forum: Immigration reform would impact entire nation
by Lauren Jones, staff writer Rn T.Com
Charles Kuck (left), managing partner of Immigration Experts LLC, explains topics on Immigration Reform while Gianncarlo Cifuentes, news director at WUVG Univision Atlanta, helps moderate an Immigration Reform forum at Heritage Hall on Saturday. (Lauren Jones / Rome News-Tribune)slideshow An immigration reform bill moving through Congress is a “massive rewrite on immigration laws” and will affect far more than the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., an expert said.
An Immigration Forum — hosted by the Georgia Highlands College Political Science Club and the Floyd County Democratic Party — was held at the Center Stage at Heritage Hall on East Third Avenue.
Immigration expert Charles Kuck, of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC, outlined five key pillars of the bill that passed in the U.S. Senate last month in a 68-31 vote. Gianncarlo Cifuentes, news director of WUVG Univision Atlanta, moderated the free, bilingual event Saturday.
Kuck focused on the following:
•Securing the border
Kuck said that the country would spend about $4 billion more a year to “secure the border,” including adding 19,000 more border patrol agents. Currently, the U.S. employs about 19,000, and that number is nearly double what it was 15 years ago. To qualify as a border patrol agent, one must have a high school diploma, be able to speak Spanish and be willing to live in the middle of nowhere.
Kuck said there was a high corruption rate among the agents.
“When you hire a lot of people fast for jobs that are very difficult in places that nobody wants to live, you’re not getting the best employees, and yet they want to double that,” he said.
•Make E-Verify mandatory
Another aspect is that the bill would make E-Verify mandatory for every employer to use in the U.S. within a five-year period.
The database includes information about Social Security, proof of citizenship, names and photographs. The problem, Kuck said, is that nearly 15 million people in America change jobs annually.
“When you want to get a second job, you’ll get what’s called a ‘tentative confirmation’ that says somebody’s used this ID to work somewhere else,” he said. “So you have to have government permission to get a second job.”
•Addressing issues in the legal system
“Why do people come (to the U.S.) without papers?” Kuck asked, citing reasons like better life opportunities and fleeing persecution. “The real reason people come without papers is because it’s impossible for them to come with papers. What we need is a system in place that allows people to come in legally — we can substantially reduce illegal immigration. Why don’t these people get in line?… Most of them already are.”
A complicated issue, he said, was that there are about 10 different “lines” with various waiting times. Sometime it takes people a decade or longer to procure a work visa or a green card.
“What this bill does is increases the number of visas, green cards available in virtually every category for employment,” he said, adding that currently, the federal government only issues about 140,000 green cards a year.
There are some jobs, such as lower paying agricultural jobs, that many Americans just won’t do, Kuck said, but under the immigration reform, a W-Visa would be created that would allow lower-skilled foreigners to work legally in the U.S.
Under the “W-Visa” program, which would start in April 2015, those with lesser skills would be able to apply for positions in the country. The program, based upon a system of registered employers, would allow them to hire a certain number of W-Visa category individuals each year.
Under the new legalization program, Kuck said if someone came into the country before Jan. 1, 2012, and did not have a felony conviction or three misdemeanors, and have paid taxes throughout their time in the U.S. and pays a $500 fine, they’ll receive temporary status and a work permit. Ten years later, they could apply for a green card and then three years after that, for full citizenship.
A final House vote on the reform, Kuck said, could be expected some time in November, and if an agreement isn’t reached by then, they have until January 2015.
Kuck answered some questions after his speech, and a commonly asked question, he said, was whether a 21-year-old person could sponsor his or her parents. Kuck said that depends on whether or not the parents came to the U.S. with or without a visa.
“If you came in with a visa and just over-stayed … then, yes, your son can file for you. If you came illegally, he can’t, and you’re barred from having a green card.”
Another question was “What if I was deported and I came back? If this new law passes, will it help me?”
“It does,” Kuck answered. “Part of the law says if you were deported, but not because of criminal activity, simply because you didn’t have papers, and if it happens before a certain date, you will benefit from the legalization program.”
Another issue was that the Georgia Board of Regents does not currently give in-state tuition benefits to recipients under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Act, although the law clearly states they should, Kuck said.
Ricardo Rivera, a 17-year-old who has college aspirations, said following the forum that issue particularly bothered him.