July 31, 2007

Illegals incorporating in Georgia to get their autos registered and drive without a driver’s license – How many dead Americans is too many?

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See video in this blog*!

How to get your car registered if you are an illegal alien -without a driver’s license – in Georgia
D.A. King

On New Year’s Eve, Cobb County Georgia sheriff deputy Loren Lilly was run off the road and killed by an illegal alien who was driving without a license. I can go on, or you can click here to see that Americans are dying at the hands of illegals on our roads every day.

Georgia state Senator Chip Rogers worked very hard last session to attempt to prevent unlicensed driver’s from registering their cars and getting car tags in Georgia. Many of us called and faxed to get Rogers’ bill through the legislature. I went to the Capitol and lobbied in favor of it. Before his bill SB 38 became law, July 1st, anyone could take a foreign driver’s license ( like one from Mexico) to a Georgia county tag office and get a license plate…and drive with out a valid Georgia driver’s license.

SB 38 says that one must have a valid Georgia driver’s license to get a license plate.

The law applies to individuals…not corporations.

So…if you were a company that sold auto insurance and helped illegal aliens get tags ( license plates – for those not in the American South) for their cars, what would you do to continue making a buck by putting illegals on the Georgia roads?

Help illegals get themselves incorporated…that’s what. Then, as a ‘Registered Agent’ for the corporation, you help them put their car in the name of the newly created corporation and get the tag without needing that pesky driver’s license. No Problemo!

See here for an example of just one Registered Agent’s work since June… Click on some of the names for more information.

*Please click on link below – while it lasts – for a WSB TV Atlanta news story from reporter Tom Jones on this little scheme.
Dangerous Georgia Tag Loophole?

You can thank Tom Jones for his excellent reporting here ( scroll down to bottom of page).

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office should be made aware of your thoughts on these dummy corporations. They are merely fronts to promote illegal driving by illegal aliens. This fraudulent practice will result in more dead Americans on our roads!

No matter where you live, if you want, (PLEASE DO!) contact that office using info below. Enough public outrage can have an effect here, be polite and respectful…and remember that this is the work of the profiteers and the illegal aliens – not the Secretary of State’s office.

Sec. of State – Georgia E-mail
Executive Offices
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone 404-656-2881
FAX 404-656-0513

July 30, 2007

Cobb County Georgia: At the forefront of making life difficult for illegal aliens – local enforcement works!

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Cobb jail looks into all inmates’ immigration status

Maria Rivera sits in the Cobb County Jail, facing deportation after a traffic stop. — If the Mableton mother of three, who is here illegally from Mexico, had been pulled over in any other county in Georgia, she likely would have bailed out and gone on with her life. — But Cobb County’s jail is at the forefront of local enforcement of immigration laws…

the rest here.

July 28, 2007

Just back in town from Philadelphia

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Just back in town from an event in Philadelphia, more info later.

Below is one of the many letters to the editor at the AJC that did not get printed. This one on the crisis at Grady hospital in Atlanta.

Dear editor,

It is likely all too xenophobic, nativist and extreme to ask, but how much money is Grady spending to provide medical care to illegal aliens? How many Americans who desperately need the services provided there will be denied or delayed because of the illegals who are “just looking for a better life”?

How much money are the illegal’s criminal employers saving by not paying a living wage to legal labor with a health insurance plan?

Few topics outline the undeniable truth that it is not “cheap labor” – but really taxpayer subsidized labor – than the medical care for illegals for which we all pay…unless it is education, translation or incarceration.

According to a March report from California’s ( Democrat controlled) legislature, half of that state’s hospitals are operating in the red. The report provided specific documentation of how California’s 430 facilities spent $700 million to treat illegal immigrants in 2006. The silence on the possibility of Grady shutting its doors for the same reason is deafening, in any language.

As an American who has been in need of medical care in Mexico, I can tell you that they demand payment up front from legal aliens…and deport more people each year than does the United States.

What a concept. Si?

D.A. King
Marietta

July 25, 2007

So many words…so little common sense: We hear from Rich Pellegrino AFOJ

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So many words…so little common sense: We hear from Rich Pellegrino. You may want to get a cuppa coffee for this – yes he is serious, this is a rather short missive for this guy – who is A Friend Of Jerry’s)

Comments:

Dear Friends,
Reading your articles and posts here, I feel your pain and your fears however I feel that your efforts to blame others for your problems are mostly wasted energy for a variety of reasons, a few of which include:

1) Blaming others may be a short term relief for whatever your particular problems are however it never solves the problems; really, the problems just get worse until you take the time to look inside and really face your fears and insecurities. It is like placing a band aid on a sore which is already infected–a waste of time and energy. (It also always takes a lot more energy to hate or persecute others than it does to love and welcome them. We always knew that love provides many health benefits but now studies also show that the secret to longer life is “compassion” for all people and living things.
2) The current Latino immigrants are no more the cause of your problems than the Irish and Italians were in their time as immigrants, or any other ethnic group for that matter. And, just as each of those groups started out on the bottom of the society, they arose to secure their place in this great American experiment, mostly through hard work but also through fighting the dominant groups for their rights. This time is no difference than history repeating itself, and the Latinos will become citizens (all polls indicate that a path to citizenship is only a matter of time–probably two years), and will be even more productive contributors to our society than they are now. So just as those who supported the rule of law through “Jim Crow”, or “Slavery”, or “Apartheid”, were on the wrong side of history and eventually had to apologize for their wrongdoings–the same will go for those currently supporting any draconian anti-immigrant legislation or even the enforcement of the curr ent outdated and really largely abandoned immigration laws.
3)Even with all of the anti-immigrant legislation in GA, which is some of the harshest in the U.S., there is little change in the immigrant community other than they have gone “underground”, and little change in the law enforcement community, except for “spot” enforcement–so the alleged crackdown is mostly rhetorical–though millions of taxpayers money will be spent trying to defend and implement such measures–another grand waste of time, energy and resources. (In fact, even in conservative Cobb, where I reside and run an immigrant welcoming & protection organization, I am finding many more people, both white and black, willing to help and welcome the immigrants, and also public officials and the police working behind the scenes with us to do the same–even though their public pronouncements may differ. It appears that they too sense the tide of history turning in favor of the immigrants,as do the media as they are constantly contacting us for pro-immigrant stories now, which did not happen in the near past. Also reading your website,it appears that even you are grasping at straws to find instances in which these new laws are really affecting anyone or effecting any change.)It appears that the delay of the federal govt in enacting immigration reform is giving ordinary Americans of good will of all races the opportunity to come together, welcome and protect the immigrants, undocumented or not, so that true reform when enacted will grant them an even clearer path to citizenship.

So,in closing, ( note from D.A. – FINALLY!)I know that you are good people (as I have personally enjoyed your company and non-violent behavior at rallies, protests and counter protests) who are trying to help yourselves, families, communities and nation through combatting what you perceive to be an evil. However I would suggest that you really search inside and see why you are hurting without blaming anyone else.
Then you can begin your own healing process and we can begin healing our nation. In fact, since my organization is an “immigrant welcoming and protection” organization, and we are all immigrants in this country–I will extend our assistance and resources to each one of you to help you solve your problems–whether they be job, housing, or family related–or you just need counseling to find out what is wrong internally that is making you feel like lashing out at others. Worrying about insecure borders, which are really out of your control even if you patrolled them in person, belies a deeper insecurity and a fear of something–which we will help you uncover and resolve. You see, we all have fears and insecurities–the only difference is if we are willing to admit to them and then deal with them in constructive rather than destructive manners.
Warm regards,
Rich Pellegrino

pilgrim1@mindspring.com

July 24, 2007

Road Builder will not bid on jobs in Gwinnett County: ‘I WANT MY ILLEGAL LABOR!’

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From ther AJC:

Road builder won’t bid for jobs

By BEN SMITH
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 07/24/07

One of Georgia’s biggest road-building companies says it won’t bid on any more Gwinnett County contracts — for now — as a result of a new county policy meant to crack down on illegal immigrants.

E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. told the county commissioners in a July 9 letter that it had “serious concerns” about an ordinance the commissioners adopted June 26. The ordinance requires companies that do county business to verify that their workers are in the United States legally.

Snell is the prime contractor on four of seven state road projects in Gwinnett — work that costs $72 million, said Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation. It’s also a company with strong roots in Gwinnett: The city of Snellville is named for the family behind the company.

Snell’s letter is one of several the commissioners have received in recent weeks that questions or criticizes the ordinance. The Journal-Constitution obtained the letters Monday through the state Open Records Act.

“We have serious concerns with certain parts of the obligations imposed upon us by the ordinance,” wrote Vice President David Snell. “For this reason we wish to inform you that E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. will suspend bidding on all Gwinnett County contracts until we become satisfied that we can comply with the obligations imposed upon us by the ordinance.”

Snell’s letter argues that some of the verification requirements are unworkable and possibly illegal. Snell did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Gwinnett Commissioner Lorraine Green, who sponsored the new ordinance, said she has met with Snell since receiving his letter.

“I believe we have fully explained the procedures to Mr. Snell and others and I think we have satisfied their concerns,” Green said.

On June 26, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners revised a purchasing ordinance to require vendors bidding on county contracts to provide evidence that their workers, as well the employees of their subcontractors, are not illegal immigrants.

It also empowers county auditors to inspect the work sites of companies after they’ve won bids and started working on a project. That includes inspecting the companies records and interviewing its workers.

Snell called the new ordinance “well-intentioned,” and he complimented the commissioners for “seeking to alleviate the undocumented immigrant worker issue.” But he said it would be impractical — and possibly unconstitutional —for the company to do what the ordinance requires.

For example, Snell wrote that requiring companies to divulge the Social Security numbers of employees to county auditors “violates the privacy and legal rights of our employees.”

Some of Snell’s complaints were echoed by Charles Surasky, an attorney for the Georgia Utility Contractors Association.

In a July 16 letter to the board, Surasky argued that the ordinance is unconstitutional on at least three grounds: It’s pre-empted by existing federal immigration law, it usurps the federal government’s exclusive power to regulate immigration and violates the due process rights of contractors.

Surasky also warned that the ordinance is likely to be challenged in federal court.

“The amount of expense and time involved in defending a federal lawsuit should not be underestimated,” Surasky wrote. “Taxpayers’ money could potentially be used to fund years of litigation in defense of an ordinance that will likely be struck down.”

“[It] will have a negative effect,” Surasky wrote ” on the people it purports to protect: the citizens and taxpayers of Gwinnett County.”
read the rest here.

July 23, 2007

Obama courts the racist La Raza vote…

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Washington Times

Obama solicits La Raza backing

Sen. Barack Obama told the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group [the Nat’l Council of The Race] yesterday that he earned their support for his presidential campaign by marching in last year’s May 1 immigrant rallies and challenged them to learn whether others met that standard…

PLEASE READ the rest here.

Letter from Senator Chambliss regarding Ramos and Campean

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Letter from Senator Chambliss regarding Ramos and Campean

Thank you for contacting me regarding United States Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean . I appreciate hearing from you.

As you are aware, Agents Ramos and Compean surrendered to the U.S. Marshal’s office in El Paso, Texas, on January 17, 2007, to begin serving 11- and 12-year prison terms, respectively, for the convictions of assault with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, obstruction of justice, and a civil rights charge. Ramos and Compean have been ordered to remain in jail while they appeal their convictions.

On January 18, 2007, in an attempt to officially release the agents from their convictions and prison sentences, H.R. 563, the “Congressional Pardon for Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean Act,” was introduced in the House of Representatives. Should this bill pass the House and reach the Senate for debate, I will keep your views in mind. Also, I have taken the liberty of forwarding your correspondence to the U.S. Department of Justice.

As always, I appreciate hearing from my constituents. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you in the future. In the meantime, if you would like to receive timely e-mail alerts regarding the latest congressional actions and my weekly e-newsletter, please sign up via my web site at: www.chambliss.senate.gov .

Very truly yours,

Saxby Chambliss

We get mail from South Carolina…and Georgia and Arizona

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Dear Mr. King,

I just heard you on the Mike Gallagher ( note from D.A. – it was actually the Bob McClain show) show on the radio. After hearing your views I am encouraged that South Carolina may follow suit. It is a shame that we have to do this state by state and scream at our representatives who fail to see that they are killing our country.

I will take the time to read the rest of your website but wanted you to know that we appreciate what your doing. Thank you for what you are doing and please know that we are going to support you by buying your book when it is ready. Thank you also for your service to our country as a Marine. I married a Marine and you guys are fantastic. You guys also marry the best ladies as well. Thank you to your wife for her support.

Kindest Regards to you both,
Cathy R
Greenville SC

Comments:

Just got back from 3 beautiful weeks in Michigan. The only foreigh language radio stations I heard were French – coming from Canada.

The people I spoke to about the invasion were just about oblivious to it – Michigan has little of this problem. Once I explained what it has done to Georgia they got angry.

I am encouraged by SB 529. Now, we need to build on that and get legislation which makes GA even more inhospitable to illegals.

T. F.
Georgia

D.A -Thank you so much for your informative e-mails and your articles in the MDJ !! I always pass on the e-mails to my like-minded friends and I also call and write my congressmen. Thanks for letting me have the facts to give them !!!!

Dee

Good Good I wish Az. would be as strict. As long as we have Janet Napolitono as gov. there’s no getting rid of them. My house was robbed and my stuff was found in the house of an illegal alien. Some of my things were already sold. So I work and buy nice things someone breaks into MY country and steals my stuff. What’s wrong with this picture.

Patty B.
Tonopah, Az.

Dear Sir (my hero):

Kudos and thank you for being there. Your newsletters are the hopeful and encouraging bright spots in what would be a frustrating and frightening event occurring in our lives. Please keep up the fight for us every day.

I wonder if you could provide us with what we citizens are able to do to rid the areas of illegals where they congregate daily for day work. I live at the river on Roberts Dr. in Sandy Springs. If I go north, the shopping center just up the road in Roswell, or south in Sandy Springs just inside 285 are daily filled with illegals. Is there NOTHING we can do to rid these areas of the loiterers? Isn’t loitering still against the law in Georgia?

Thank you so much for all you do.

Jody C. M.

From D.A. – Jody: Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot here. If your sheriff is not taking advantage of the 1996 287 g enforcement expansion tool…you should demand to know why!

Living in the shadows: An illegal immigrant tells what life is like and why he’s going home

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This is an excellent news piece…the reporter should be praised for actually being fair and balanced.

From the Gainesville (Georgia) Times

Living in the shadows: An illegal immigrant tells what life is like and why he’s going home

By RICK LAVENDER
Leonardo has a wife, a steady job and money in the bank. Leonardo also has a secret: He is in the United States illegally.

The slender, 29-year-old Mexican national with slick black hair, a thin mustache and liquid green eyes crossed the border with the help of smugglers in 2005. He joined family already in Gainesville. He has lived here since, avoiding detection through fake documents and a quiet life.

Leonardo agreed to talk with The Times because he wants others to know “hard” truths he said many Mexicans who consider coming to America never hear.

For the newspaper, the source identified here by part of his name offers a glimpse into the shadow lives of thousands of Hall County residents. Questions about illegal immigrants crop up daily in a community where a quarter of the population is Hispanic and a fifth is foreign-born, according to 2005 Census Bureau estimates.

The wave of immigration, legal and not, that flooded Hall in the late 1980s and ’90s was stirred by poultry industry jobs but quickly spilled into all corners of the market. On the stretch of Atlanta Highway called “Little Mexico,” El Expresso bus company is advertising four destinations: Mexico, Florida, Texas and Gainesville.

The topic of illegal immigration recently became more toxic as the U.S. Senate tried and failed to pass reform legislation pressed by President Bush.

The president reaffirmed his support this week for a guest-worker program and a path toward citizenship for the country’s some 12 million illegal immigrants.

In Georgia, debate ramped up as new state laws reinforcing federal restrictions kicked in three weeks ago. Worried immigrants hoarded money and considered moving. One newspaper reported a drop in car sales from new vehicle registration requirements targeting an illegal immigrant population estimated at 470,000, most from Mexico.

Hall County’s share of people living without documents is anyone’s guess. But the widespread belief is there are thousands more than can be inferred from census figures, which do not address legal status.

Leonardo, a gentle, polite man with imperfect English, does not speak for them all.

But he is willing to speak.

Why did you come here?

Family and finances.

Leonardo was living in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, with his parents, sister and two brothers when a 1994 economic collapse blamed on former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari sent interest rates and product prices soaring nationwide.

Leonardo said his father left his small meat market and restaurant for America. “He said, ‘I need to make some money, because right now it’s too hard over here.’ He tell me, “I’m gonna stay over there probably two, three years.'”

Leonardo, 17 and the oldest son, quit school to work and help support the family. He got a job at his uncle’s tire shop and later worked part-time in security at concerts.

Life in the U.S. proved harder than expected for his father, however. Then in Gainesville, he asked Leonardo to come.

Leonardo said no. He cited his father’s promise to return.

But in 1998, Leonardo’s mother left for America with his brothers. His sister followed a year later. All crossed the border illegally.

Leonardo stayed in the family’s four-bedroom home, paying utilities but not realizing there also was a mortgage. A telephone call from the bank telling him and his new wife the house had been sold “(hit) me like a hammer on the head,” Leonardo said softly.

In about 2003, his wife said she thought they needed to go to America so that Leonardo, now back on speaking terms with his father, could see his family. He balked at first, but later agreed.

He and his wife tried unsuccessfully to get a passport. Leonardo said he told the U.S. Consulate General office he wanted to vacation in America. An unfriendly staff questioned him harder.

He walked out, losing about 1,000 pesos, or about $100, in the process.

“We left the office very upset. We said, ‘Well, we tried for the good way.’ They make it hard anyway.”

Leonardo is clear, though, that need did not drive him from Mexico. Unlike some coming from the country’s poor rural areas, he lived in a large city where there were “a lot of opportunities.”

“We not die for lack of money or anything like that. … We got our problems, but you still can … make a good life over there. It takes a little bit longer, but you can make a good life over there.”

Still, they came.

How did you cross the U.S. border?

In January 2005, he and his wife left by bus for the border. The trip north took 2´ days.

Leonardo’s father had arranged the crossing through “coyotes,” or smugglers. He gave his son few details.

Leonardo had a phone number and directions to stay in a rundown hotel in the Mexican border town of Nogales. The area is rife with drugs and crime, he said. He and his wife were scared.

“We talked about coming back,” he said, a slight smile on his face.

A woman contacted them the next morning. That evening, smugglers shuffled took them to another house. It had a bathroom but no running water. Others arrived. They were told they would walk across the border that night. It would take 30 minutes.

It took all night.

They had no flashlights, food or water. Leonardo was robbed at knife point. He couldn’t see the thief’s face. He handed over 30 pesos and bolted.

He and his wife stumbled with the group through the rugged, cold desert, dodging border patrol agents. By night’s end, he was half-carrying her.

They stayed in the woods and a private barn the following day. Next came a human shell game: Coyotes moved them among six cars and a handful of houses.

Three days later in Arizona, he and his wife joined about eight other immigrants in a Ford Windstar minivan. It carried them to Indianapolis, then North Carolina and finally Gainesville.

For secrecy’s sake, “I stayed on the floor the whole way,” Leonardo said.

He remembers occasionally asking on the cross-country ride, “It’s pretty close now?”

The driver’s answer: “No, not yet.”

How do you justify living here illegally?

“That’s hard to say,” Leonardo said, pausing to think, and finally acknowledging, “I can’t do that. …

“The only thing I can say is I been here for two years and a half and I’m trying to do good things. I mean, respect the law.”

He paid about $75 each for a false Social Security number and card, and an identification card. Both are critical to finding work. Finding someone to supply such documents apparently is not hard in Gainesville. Others tell whom to call, Leonardo said.

He drives but he does not have a fake driver’s license. He reasons that if caught behind the wheel, it is better if he does not also face a charge of driving with illegal documents. His father, he said, has a license and carries insurance on the vehicle.

Read the rest here…

July 22, 2007

Iran-Mexico reach agreement on creating joint economic commission

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Iran-Mexico reach agreement on creating joint economic commission

Iran and Mexico reached an agreement to set up a joint economic commission next year. — In a meeting between Iran’s new Ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Hassan Qadiri-Abyaneh with Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Lurdes de Aranda the agreement was achieved…

Read all about it here. Oh, and yes, by all means, lets merge with Mexico….right?

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