May 30, 2010
Mission statement and information about The Dustin Inman Society
“It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.” Barbara Jordan
The Dustin Inman Society is was founded in 2005 and – at his parent’s request – named in memory of a Georgia youth who lost his life to the crime of illegal immigration. We are proud to represent and be supported by a broad-based coalition of Americans of every race, ethnicity and description – including many immigrants.
We believe the fundamental duty of the federal government is to enforce federal laws, to secure American borders and protect the American people from unauthorized and uninspected border crossings.
America’s unsecured borders and the resulting illegal immigration represents a clear and present danger to our national security and public safety.
We recognize that immigration into the United States is not a universal right and must be reasonable, sustainable, regulated and serve the national interest.
We reject the agenda held by many that open borders and the free flow of people into the United States is in the interest of the nation or its sovereignty.
It is our opinion that use of the term “immigrants” should be limited to describing individuals who join the American family lawfully. And there is more to being an American – or an immigrant – than having escaped capture by American Border Patrol Agents or failing to keep the promise of departure from the USA when an official visa expires.
Like the majority of Americans throughout our history, we know that there is a distinct and much envied “American culture.” We insist that English be the common and official language of the United States of America and that immigrants assimilate into our culture and language.
As it has proven to encourage and expand illegal immigration and employment, the Dustin Inman Society is actively opposed to any repeat of the 1986 legalization program for illegal aliens present in the U.S.
We further recognize that the crime of illegal immigration severely reduces job opportunities for American workers and lowers wages for the poorest Americans. Also that state and local governments not only have the right, but the duty, to comply with all existing law and use all available legal tools to protect their citizens from the ravages of illegal immigration.
“On the ‘totem pole of blame’ for the organized crime that is illegal immigration, the federal government is highest and most derelict, then the criminal employers who lure most illegals here. Next irresponsible state and local governments and lastly the aliens themselves. Not many can blame anyone for wanting to live and work in the United States, but we cannot allow the entire world to migrate here. That is why we have immigration laws,” says D.A. King, DIS founder.
Our unequivocal mission is to end illegal immigration, illegal employment, the illegal administration and granting of Public Benefits and services through the equal application of existing laws. Additionally, we are proud to successfully advocate for and offer expert, experienced advice on crafting state and local legislation aimed at impeding illegal immigration.
Because of very limited resources, the Dustin Inman Society is primarily focused on the state of Georgia, where we are based. We are very proud of our success in assisting in the passage of numerous pieces of state and local legislation that have proven to discourage illegal immigration in Georgia.
We are particularly proud of our success in our now more than three-year education program and public advocacy for the proliferation of 287(g) agreements between County Sheriffs in Georgia and the federal government.
We have no doubt that our work has saved many American lives.
In our patriotic endeavors, we are also proud to have all the right enemies.
Currently, the below Americans make-up our Board of Advisors:
D.A. King (President) – listen to audio interview on NPR, February, 2009.
Bankruptcy talk spreads among California muni officials
Antioch’s leaders earlier this month said bankruptcy could be an option for the cash-strapped city of roughly 100,000 on the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay area. — Antioch’s fiscal woes are standard issue for local governments in California: weak revenue from retail sales and property taxes is forcing spending cuts, layoffs and furloughs… HERE
Virgil Goode — Front Page Magazine
Unemployment and the immigration glut
With 10% unemployment, one would think that the government would consider lowering the number of green cards issued to foreign workers until Americans were back on their feet. Amazingly, recently released data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that we have actually increased immigration…
Administration seeks employer sanctions review
The Obama administration on Friday urged the Supreme Court to prevent Arizona from enforcing a law that punishes businesses that employ illegal immigrants, arguing that federal immigration law trumps state efforts.
The administration’s views, contained in a new filing at the high court, are similar to concerns President Barack Obama has expressed about a new Arizona law that cracks down on illegal immigrants.
When it takes effect July 29, the new law will require police enforcing any other law to examine immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion a person is in the country illegally.
Obama and other administration officials have illegal immigration is an issue that must have a national solution rather than being addressed on a piecemeal basis by the states. The Obama administration is contemplating a court challenge to the new law. Justice Department officials met face-to-face with Attorney General Terry Goddard and aides to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to elicit information from state officials regarding the Obama administration’s concerns about the new law.
In asking the Supreme Court to take the employer sanctions case, the Obama administration said federal immigration law expressly pre-empts any state law imposing sanctions on employers hiring illegal immigrants. The administration added that if Arizona businesses knowingly use illegal immigrants, the businesses can have any of their state licenses suspended or revoked.
Lower courts have said that the Arizona law is not pre-empted by the federal law. That should be reversed, acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said in the Supreme Court filing.
The Arizona law disrupts “a careful balance that Congress struck nearly 25 years ago between two interests of the highest importance: ensuring that employers do not undermine enforcement of immigration laws by hiring unauthorized workers, while also ensuring that employers not discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities legally in the country,” Katyal wrote.
Phoenix attorney Julie Pace, representing the trade associations that are challenging the Arizona law, called the Obama administration’s position “good news that the federal government has gone on record supporting the legal challenge to the constitutionality” of the Arizona law.
May 29, 2010
Westmoreland speaking to local Tea Party on iIllegal aliens, amnesty
U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia’s Third District, R-Grantville, will be speaking at a local Tea Party meeting Tuesday focusing on the issues of illegal aliens and amnesty. — Headlining the meeting along with Westmoreland will be D.A. King, who organizers of the meeting said is a nationally-recognized authority on illegal aliens…
May 28, 2010
National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Obama, Calderon assure troops won’t be stopping invaders
Mexican President Felipe Calderon affirmed that President Obama’s decision to send the National Guard to the border was in response to his demand that the US should do its part in stopping arms traffic and that the operation not be used to combat migration. The deployment of the troops was part of a compromise made during Calderon’s visit to the US last week…
This small victory represents a great deal of work in the Capitol.
10 SB 447/AP
Senate Bill 447
By: Senators Bulloch of the 11th, Tolleson of the 20th, Rogers of the 21st, Williams of the 19th, Hill of the 4th and others
AS PASSED A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT
To amend Chapter 10 of Title 13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to contracts for public works, so as to provide certain contractual and purchasing preferences for materials and in letting contracts to materialmen, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and laborers who reside within this state; to provide standards for construction projects; to provide a definition; to clarify certain provisions and requirements relating to public employers’ verification of employee work eligibility; to amend Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to education, so as to provide certain contractual and purchasing preferences for vendors who reside within this state; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
SECTION 1.Chapter 10 of Title 13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to contracts for public works, is amended by adding a new Code section to Part 1 of Article 1, relating to bonds, to read as follows:”13-10-3.(a) For the purpose of determining residency under this Code section, a Georgia resident business shall include any business that regularly maintains a place from which business is physically conducted in Georgia for at least one year prior to any bid or proposal submitted pursuant to this Code section or a new business that is domiciled in Georgia which regularly maintains a place from which business is physically conducted in Georgia; provided, however, that a place of business shall not include a post office box, site trailer, or temporary structure.(b) Whenever the state contracts for the doing of a public work, materialmen, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and laborers resident in the State of Georgia are to be granted the same preference over materialmen, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and laborers resident in another state in the same manner, on the same basis, and to the same extent that preference is granted in awarding bids for the same goods or services by such other state to materialmen, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and laborers resident in such other state over materialmen, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and laborers resident in the State of Georgia. However, these requirements shall in no way impair the ability of the state to compare the quality of materials proposed for purchase and to compare the qualifications, character, responsibility, and fitness of materialmen, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and laborers proposed for employment in its consideration of the purchase of materials or employment of persons. This subsection shall not apply to transportation projects for which federal aid funds are available.(c) All state agencies, authorities, departments, commissions, boards, and similar entities shall adhere to the policies and procedures contained in the State Construction Manual for project management and procurement of, and contracting for, design, construction, and other project related professional services for all state owned buildings in Georgia funded by state bonds or other state revenue. The State Construction Manual shall be jointly edited and posted on a state website by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission and the Board of Regents and shall be updated on a periodic basis to reflect evolving owner needs and industry best practices after consultation with other state agency and industry stakeholders.”
SECTION 2.Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 13-10-90, relating to definitions relative to security and immigration compliance, by adding a new paragraph to read as follows:”(2.1) ‘Physical performance of services’ means the building, altering, repairing, improving, or demolishing of any public structure or building or other public improvements of any kind to public real property, including the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of all or part of a public road; or any other performance of labor for a public employer under a contract or other bidding process.”
SECTION 2. A Said chapter is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Code Section 13-10-91, relating to the verification of new employee eligibility, applicability, and rules and regulations, as follows:”(b)(1) No public employer shall enter into a contract pursuant to this chapter for the physical performance of services within this state unless the contractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program to verify information of all newly hired employees or subcontractors. Before a bid for any such service is considered by a public employer, the bid shall include a signed, notarized affidavit from the contractor attesting to the following:(A) The affiant has registered with and is authorized to use the federal work authorization program;(B) The user identification number and date of authorization for the affiant; and(C) The affiant is using and will continue to use the federal work authorization program throughout the contract period.An affidavit required by this subsection shall be considered an open public record once a public employer has entered into a contract for physical performance of services; provided, however, that any information protected from public disclosure by federal law or by Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50 shall be redacted. Affidavits shall be maintained by the public employer for five years from the date of receipt.(2) No contractor or subcontractor who enters a contract pursuant to this chapter with a public employer or a contractor of a public employer shall enter into such a contract or subcontract in connection with the physical performance of services within this state unless the contractor or subcontractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program to verify information of all newly hired employees. Any employee, contractor, or subcontractor of such contractor or subcontractor shall also be required to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph.(3) Upon contracting with a new subcontractor, a contractor or subcontractor shall, as a condition of any contract or subcontract entered into pursuant to this chapter, provide a public employer with notice of the identity of any and all subsequent subcontractors hired or contracted by that contractor or subcontractor. Such notice shall be provided within five business days of entering into a contract or agreement for hire with any subcontractor. Such notice shall include an affidavit from each subsequent contractor attesting to the subcontractor’s name, address, user identification number, and date of authorization to use the federal work authorization program.(4) Contingent upon appropriation or approval of necessary funding and in order to verify compliance with the provisions of this subsection, each year the Commissioner shall conduct no fewer than 100 random audits of public employers and contractors. The results of the audits shall be published on the www.open.georgia.gov website and on the Georgia Department of Labor’s website no later than December 31 of each year. The Georgia Department of Labor shall seek funding from the United States Secretary of Labor to the extent such funding is available.(5) Any person who knowingly and willfully makes a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement in an affidavit submitted pursuant to this subsection shall be guilty of a violation of Code Section 16-10-20 and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in such Code section. Contractors and subcontractors convicted for false statements based on a violation of this subsection shall be prohibited from bidding on or entering into any public contract for 12 months following such conviction.”
SECTION 3.Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to education, is amended by revising Code Section 20-2-500, relating to promulgation of rules and regulations by the State Board of Education for contracts or purchases over $100.00, as follows:”20-2-500.(a) The State Board of Education is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations to regulate contracts or purchases which involve the aggregate sum of $100.00 or more for or on behalf of students of any public elementary or secondary school supported in whole or in part from public funds.(b)(1) Such rules shall provide that such contracts for or purchases of supplies, materials, equipment, or agricultural products, including but not limited to school buses but not including instructional materials or beverages for immediate consumption, for public elementary and secondary schools supported in whole or in part from public funds shall give preference as far as may be reasonable and practicable to such supplies, materials, equipment, and agricultural products as may be manufactured or produced in this state. Such preference shall not sacrifice quality.(2) Such rules shall provide that, in determining whether such a preference is reasonable in any case where the value of a contract for or purchase of such supplies, materials, equipment, or agricultural products exceeds $100,000.00, the local school district shall consider, among other factors, information submitted by the bidder which may include the bidder’s estimate of the multiplier effect on gross state domestic product and the effect on public revenues of the state and the effect on public revenues of political subdivisions resulting from acceptance of a bid or offer to sell Georgia manufactured or produced goods as opposed to out-of-state manufactured or produced goods. Any such estimates shall be in writing. No local school district shall divide a contract or purchase which exceeds $100,000.00 for the purpose of avoiding the requirements of this paragraph.(c) Vendors resident in the State of Georgia are to be granted the same preference over vendors resident in another state in the same manner, on the same basis, and to the same extent that preference is granted in awarding bids for the same goods or services by such other state to vendors resident therein over vendors resident in the State of Georgia.(c)(d) Nothing in this Code section shall negate the requirements of Code Section 50-5-73.”
SECTION 4.This Act shall become effective on July 1, 2010, and shall apply to all contracts which are first advertised or otherwise given public notice on or after that date.
SECTION 5.All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed. HERE
Note from D.A. – IF you are not already signed up with NumbersUSA to send free faxes to Congress from your computer…PLEASE DO SO TODAY! I have been a member/faxer since 2002.
NUMBERSUSA.com 1 Million Members Strong and STILL Growing!
By Phillip Zanders, Friday, May 28, 2010, – posted on NumbersUSA
NumbersUSA recently achieved a milestone few organizations can even dream of. This week, we recruited our 1 Millionth Activist who can send a fax to Congress. That’s 1 Million Activists in favor of more sensible immigration policies!
That’s right, 1 Million Americans, just like you, have sent a fax, urging Members of Congress to support more sensible immigration policies. If you do the math, this amounts to 2,300 NumbersUSA members in each of the 435 Congressional Districts nationwide!
NumbersUSA continues to rank among the top public policy organizations in terms of website views and overall Internet traffic. We are constantly referenced and mentioned in news and media reports. Adding our 1 Millionth Activist only reinforces our position as a dominant player in the political arena. But more importantly, it shows just how deeply and passionately the average American truly cares about ensuring that our immigration laws are properly enforced and carried out.
Far too often, the pro-amnesty movement decries that American citizens prefer amnesty and an open-border policy over enforcing immigration laws. But having 1 Million citizens fax Congress in support of our views truly shows that so many people care about our issue and want to become involved. And this only strengthens national polls that show that an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with enforcing immigration laws over granting massive amnesties to illegal aliens.
Even though this is a tremendous milestone, we still have a long way to go in getting Congress to actually support the immigration policies our national leaders have been reluctant to make a priority over the years. Just because we’ve added our 1 Millionth Activist doesn’t mean that we will slow down in our efforts urging Congress to support more sensible immigration policies.
Far too many Members of Congress have an immigration grade that desperately needs improving. The broad support for the new Arizona bill shows that upholding our immigration laws even reaches the state level of government as well. Now more than ever, we need our Activists to utilize our state faxing in order to get your state legislative assembly to enact enforcement laws similar to the new Arizona enforcement law.
And don’t forget about the Schumer/Graham/Menendez amnesty bill, which is still looming over Congress. Prominent officials from the President down to church leaders are determined to see an amnesty pass before the fall elections. But the only thing keeping a bill off the floor of Congress is the enormous opposition generated by our activists!
As immigration continues to be one of the top domestic policy issues currently facing the nation, we hope that we will add even more members to our ranks and continue to grow in the future. But a grassroots organization such as ours is only as strong as the people behind it.
We constantly get responses asking what steps our members can take to become more involved. Well, you can help us grow even more by sending this link — http://www.numbersusa.com/dfax?id=12257 — to everyone you know, and urge them to become a part of NumbersUSA, America’s Largest Immigration-Reduction Organization!
PHILLIP ZANDERS is the Membership Development Assistant for NumbersUSA
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KVOA-TV — Tucson
Arizona rancher testifies before Congress
Bill McDonald is a rancher in Cochise County. He lives just a few miles from the border. And Thursday he was on Capitol Hill telling two Congressional subcommittees what his life is like. — McDonald testified, “This is the place I’ve poured my heart and soul into my whole life. We raised our daughter and families here since 1907. And I’m not sure I want my grandchildren to be raised here now.”