December 28, 2011
Marietta Daily Journal blog today
Blogging while D.A. King:
With no official U.S. language, HUD now offering aid in 175 languages
Bonus info included!
American readers who are justifiably alarmed at the local, state and national cost of providing benefits, services, drivers license exams, educational info and other official assistance and printed material in a seemingly endlessly increasing number of languages other than English may want to look forward for what is coming from Dear Leader and the anti-English crowd in Washington.
CNS News reports that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Barack Obama has launched a telephone service that will offer live, one-on-one interpretation services in more than 175 languages.
One hundred seventy-five languages!
From the HUD Homepage :
“Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language? HUD can help with its new HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language.”
Can you say Tower of Babel R Us?
“Almost any language” won’t be enough of course. Anyone remotely familiar with the doctrine of the open borders mob knows that demands for additional languages is not far behind and that the premise will be that all government agencies at all levels must offer to translate into any and all of the world’s languages at anytime. You know, to be “fair.”
By some estimates, there are nearly 7000 languages in the world. Presumably not including Pig Latin, which is not included – yet – in the HUD list of languages in which to dole out taxpayer provided services. Readers who are, well…pro English, should know about a great and effective group by that name working hard to make English the nation’s official language HERE .
You can read the entire news item from CNS News HERE .
Bonus info: A character named John D. Trasviña is the Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD.
Astute readers that follow illegal immigration may remember his name from his previous leadership gig at the rabidly anti-enforcement, open borders Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a far-left group that was created by the Ford Foundation, from which it has received millions.
MALDEF vigorously opposes any English as official language effort at any level in the USA.
My favorite radio quote from MALDEF’s founder, Mario Obledo, in 1998 – repeated live on the air goes like this: “California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. They ought to go back to Europe.”
To no one’s surprise, the dutiful media unfailingly describes MALDEF as a “civil rights organization.” You can, and should, read more about MALDEF HERE
Jerry Gonzalez, familiar to many readers here as the always-angry and comical chief wanna-be- enforcer at former state Georgia state Senator Sam Zamarripa’s GALEO and darling of Georgia’s liberal media is a former MALDEF employee. Zamarripa is a former MALDEF board member. Jane Fonda is a GALEO “founding friend.”
In any language, this is what we call “networking.”
December 19, 2011
The below from our pal Mark Krikorian: I think he is too kind to Gingrich.
National Review Online
More Gibberish from Newt
December 19, 2011
By Mark Krikorian
On Face the Nation yesterday, Gingrich made clear that he wants to amnesty all illegal aliens, not just church-going grandmothers who wash the feet of the poor and knit socks for our troops in Afghanistan to help them kill the enemies of America. As he sees it, the bulk of illegals would get amnestied through his guestworker program: “My guess is that 7 or 8 or 9 million of them would ultimately go home, get a guest-worker permit, come back under the law.” This is the same “touchback” gimmick that amnesty backers have been pushing for years — illegal aliens cross over to Tijuana, have lunch, pick up their papers, and come back in the afternoon as newly christened legal workers. In the Fifties official government documents called this “drying out the wetbacks” (really) and there’s no way to describe it other than amnesty.
The others? “But the last million or 2 are people that have been here for a very long time. They’re very part of — they’re not citizens, but they’re part of the community. One of the requirements would be that they would have to have an American family sponsor them to be eligible for review by the citizen review board.” I guess the difference here is that the 7–9 million getting guestworker visas would have a temporary nonimmigrant status (a “nonimmigrant” is any foreigner legally here in a status that doesn’t lead to eligibility for citizenship), whereas the people who got the nod from the citizen review boards would get a permanent nonimmigrant status. Except that the “temporary” guestworkers would have to be able to indefinitely renew their status — otherwise, we’d have to undertake the “inhumane” task of deporting them, right? So there’s really no difference between his two groups of illegals.
Also, no one would be rejected by the review boards because you’d just find an SEIU official in Berkeley or Madison or Cambridge to sponsor you, regardless of where you really lived, and the panels themselves would be staffed by ACLU members and La Raza activists. (East L.A. alone would rubber-stamp 2 million amnesty applications.) But if anyone were rejected, why wouldn’t they just go and get one of the “temporary” guestworker visas? Gingrich may know what he’s talking about with regard to space mirrors or polar bears, but he has obviously not given two seconds of sustained thought to immigration.
Kris Kobach does know something about immigration, and his piece in the current “Marvin the Martian” issue of NRoDT (you should subscribe) raises another important point about the review board idea. Gingrich compares his panels sometimes to draft boards and other times to juries; but juries can only decide matters of fact, not law, whereas these boards would have to do both:
Or, to put it differently, a jury decides the narrow factual question, “Did he do it?” But Newt’s amnesty panel would decide the legal questions, “Which immigration laws did he violate?” (and inquiry that involves both law and facts) and “Did he violate those laws in such a way that we are inclined to forgive the violations?” These inquiries are vastly more complex and subjective — and likely would result in different panels’ treating similarly situated aliens unequally.
Finally, the very premise of Gingrich’s plan is false. He contends that very long-term, “otherwise law-abiding” illegal aliens with American dependents have no recourse if they’re picked up by immigration authorities. But, as I pointed out in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer piece, there are already ways of legalizing certain illegal aliens with compelling cases, and there are changes that could be made to, for instance, increase the discretion of immigration judges to legalize such people. What we don’t need is new government programs which would serve as fraud factories and open the doors to unlimited future immigration.
December 13, 2011
ACTION NEEDED! 3 minutes of your day to make your voice heard!
PLEASE! CONTACT ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANNE SAWYER AND DEMAND A RETRACTION, CORRECTION AND APOLOGY! AND AN END TO AGENDA-DRIVEN, ANTI-ENFORCEMENT AND INACCURATE REPORTING ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ATTEMPTS AT ENFORCEMENT!
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANNE SAWYER
December 12, 2011
Dianne and her producers are at it again. Together, they just can’t seem to be able to bear the thought of allowing their viewers to learn the truth on Arizona’s 2010 illegal immigration law and the issue in general. Like many in the media, they prove their determination regularly. Most recently on Monday evening’s (DEC. 12 2011) news broadcast in which Sawyer gets the facts on the Arizona law completely wrong. And then passes that damaging mis-information on to her viewers from her perch in New York.
Either ABC News crew is too dim to understand simple rules of journalism and what the law actually requires – and doesn’t require – or they are in the shaping-bending-public opinion business.
Click HERE for video of “news” show
Go to 10:04 on counter for beginning of ABC news’ inaccurate propaganda segment (“TAKING THE CASE”) on Arizona’s SB 1070 implemented in 2010 going to the Supreme Court. The segment runs to 10:32.
An unblinking Dianne Sawyer tells ABC’s shrinking number of viewers that “The law requires police to check immigration status of everyone they stop.’ Then asks: The question is, does it go too far?”
It is ABC that has gone too far. Too many times.
This default inaccuracy is a constantly repeated and shameless trick by the media to create a (false) “new truth” on the Arizona law and immigration enforcement laws in general. It is not unusual to hear Sawyer explain to her viewers that state enforcement laws aimed at protecting the integrity of our immigration system, the rule of law, American workers and finite benefits and services for US citizens and real immigrants as “anti-immigration” laws.
We can’t wait until Dianne gets to do a story on Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). No doubt these narrow-minded haters will be described as “anti-driving” or as an “anti-automobiles” group and their mission as one of “jailing all drivers.”
We want an on-air correction and retraction. And an apology. And an end to the biased, agenda-filled inaccurate reporting on America’s illegal immigration crisis.
Easy to read language in Arizona’s SB 1070 (HERE) clearly says:
20 B. FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY
21 OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS
22 STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS
23 UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE,
24 WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON. THE
25 PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT26 PURSUANT TO 8 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1373(c).
Hardly “everyone they stop…” as ABC reports.
ABC NEWS CAN BE CONTACTED HERE.
PLEASE SEND THEM A SHORT, REASONABLY POLITE DEMAND FOR A CORRECTION/RETRACTION TO THE ABOVE AND THEN PASS THIS ON!
December 6, 2011
ACTION NEEDED! Please contact Georgia Governor Nathan Deal!
Please make a quick call or send an e-mail or fax to Ga. Governor Nathan Deal!
Dear DIS friends of immigration enforcement: Today’s news from the recent Farm Bureau convention on Jekyll Island regarding Governor Nathan Deal is somewhat distressing.
It seems that Governor Deal may have been convinced by the endless barrage of one-sided “news” reports and lobbying by the agriculture industry to either propose or support a state Ag guest worker plan here. The law we all worked so hard to see passed and signed, HB 87, has had the desired effect and is driving illegal aliens out of Georgia.
The real alternative to using the black-market labor that is leaving Georgia is to either:
A) Raise farm wages to a level that will draw in legal local labor or;
B) Begin to use the long-standing federal agricultural guest worker H2A program which allows farmers to obtain as many LEGAL foreign temporary workers as they need. With no limit or ceiling.
During the last legislative session, I watched as lobbyist after lobbyist paid by the Ag industry told lawmakers that the legal workers were more costly than the illegals they have been using for decades. And that it was much easier and cheaper to use the illegals who escaped capture by our Border Patrol Agents. They said the illegals were more…”flexible” than lawful workers.
It sounded much like 1859.
State guest worker plans are unconstitutional and duplicate the already in-place federal H2A Ag guest worker plan.
Utah, influenced by the Ag industry and the Utah Chamber of Commerce put in place a cockamamie state guest worker plan and is now admitting that it is unconstitutional and readying to repeal their law. We don’t want to waste time and tax dollars trying the same silly thing to please the wealthy Ag lobby. See HERE.
No one expected to see a bump-free change to doing business lawfully after decades of ignoring the law. The answer is clear: More business owners in Georgia’s agriculture industry should follow the lead of the Georgia Peach Council in use of the H2A temporary guest worker visa. Mr. Frank Funderburk, director of the Georgia Peach Council, as quoted by the Associated Press earlier this year said, “Our growers can’t afford to not have a work crew. They bit the bullet several years ago (and joined H-2A) and they jumped from paying $7 an hour to $9.”
Mr. Funderburk’s remarks speak volumes on the solution to the loss of taxpayer-subsidized unlawful workers.
Please make a quick call 404 656 1776 – to Governor Deal’s office or contact him by FAX 404 657 7332 – or email (contact info HERE) to let him know that aware Georgia voters depend on his office to hold firm on HB 87 in general and to just say “NO!” to the illegal labor lobby on a waste-of-time state guest worker plan.
“Please tell Governor Deal that I am paying attention on illegal immigration and that he should be promoting the existing federal guest worker H2A program for farmers to obtain legal temporary workers. Please convey my confidence that he will hold firm on House Bill 87 and that he will ignore the calls for an unconstitutional state guest worker scheme that will only waste tax dollars.”
December 5, 2011
County, cities work to comply with HB 87
Pro-enforcement activist concerned agencies will work to water down measure
MARIETTA – Cobb County and its cities are working to comply with laws that require them to check out contractors and business-license applicants to make sure they are in the county legally and hiring only legal workers. But the founder of a pro-immigration enforcement group wants to make sure that efforts aren’t made to undo the laws.
With the 2012 legislative session approaching, D.A. King, president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, said he doesn’t want to see the agencies like the Georgia Municipal Association, or the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia lobbying to weaken House Bill 87, which passed in the 2011 session.
The law adds teeth to a 2006 law that requires public employers and their contractors to use the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees and contractors, as well as applicants for business licenses. House Bill 87 also expands the laws to private employers.
In 2010, with the support of GMA and ACCG, State Rep. Jay Powell (R-Camilla) offered an amendment to the 2006 law that would have required the background checks only on contractors working on buildings, roads or “real property.” King helped lead the effort to shoot down the amendment before passage, claiming it would have allowed cities and counties to still hire illegal immigrants for cleaning services, landscaping, plumbing and other work.
King said it took years for the pro-enforcement side to add the penalties in House Bill 87, and it would not surprise him to see GMA and ACCG work to try to undo those.
“ACCG/GMA represents one of the most powerful lobbying concerns under the Gold Dome and uses its dues from its member counties and municipalities to hire these ubiquitous well-funded lobbyists,” King said. “County and city governments get their funds from taxpayers. I urge voters to monitor the activities of ACCG/GMA to see how their money is used in the Capitol.”
But both agencies denied they will be seeking to water down the laws.
“If a lawmaker decides to take a look at that again, we would have some things that we would like them to consider, but we don’t know that we will be pushing anything,” GMA’s Amy Henderson said.
GMA would like to allow for exceptions to the E-Verify requirements in case of an emergency, when contractors are brought in to deal with the aftermath of tornadoes, fires or other disasters, Henderson said.
The law also is unclear on whether identification information can be submitted electronically, Henderson said. Some business-license applicants can be based out of state, or even in other countries, making it difficult to submit information in person.
And Henderson said she is concerned because officials who violate the law can be subject to fines, removal from office — even jail time.
ACCG’s Beth Brown agreed. The two agencies are jointly hosting immigration training sessions to help local government officials across Georgia. Their last session is scheduled for Thursday in Canton.
“We’re not looking to do anything to repeal any parts of it,” Brown said of House Bill 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.
Cobb Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee sang E-Verify’s praises.
“E-Verify is a good tool and helps the county meet the legal requirements as well as the public’s expectations,” Lee said. “The intent is to verify that public dollars will only be spent with legally eligible companies and their employees.”
In Smyrna, Mayor Max Bacon said that City Clerk Susan Hiott and business license director Jim Cox have already attended training sessions on the changes and how cities will deal with them.
“So far, as far as I know, it’s working fine,” Bacon said. “Initially, I think we had some problems getting the thing set up, but that was a couple years ago.”
Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins said he’s noticed some applicants for business licenses don’t seem as interested once they hear about the new laws.
“When we give them the (the forms to fill out), some of them don’t come back,” he said. “They don’t bother to apply when they find out they have to do certain things.”
In 2008, Cobb County and city of Marietta leaders had a heated email exchange over which was the first government body in Georgia to implement E-Verify to check the status of business license applicants.
At the time, then-Mayor Bill Dunaway said Marietta had been verifying business licenses since 1996.
Current Mayor Steve Tumlin said he has not heard of much controversy over the use of E-Verify.
“I think we’re in full compliance, and we were in compliance all along,” he said.
Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, who has been in office for 10 years, said his city has checked immigration status “for as long as I can remember.”
“It is not anything that has interrupted our business or ability to provide services for our citizens,” Allegood said.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – County cities work to comply with HB 87
December 2, 2011
Marietta Daily Journal
December 3, 2011
D.A. King: Gingrich guilty of ‘crackpot immigration trickery’
“The Krieble Foundation is a very good red card program that says, you get to be legal but you don’t get a path to citizenship, and so there’s a way that ultimately you end up with a country where there’s no more illegality, but you haven’t automatically given amnesty to anyone… I would urge all of you to look at the Krieble Foundation Plan“
— Newt Gingrich on his legalization proposal for illegal aliens during the Nov. 22 GOP debate.
Listen to Newt Gingrich when he urges us to look at his “red card” amnesty plan from Denver’s Krieble Foundation. I strongly encourage GOP voters and the semi-curious media to do a careful fact check. You may want to get out your red pen to correct Newt’s, ahem “oversights” in describing his plan to eliminate the illegal population by converting illegals into “guest workers.”
Redefining the concept of “amnesty” is an old and transparently lame political maneuver. In 2007 when some Republicans (hola, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and George W. Bush) sided with Ted Kennedy to attempt passage of another legalization bill, you stood a better chance of hearing it described as a crook-necked squash than the amnesty it was.
Any legislation or administrative legalization policy that allows illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. is amnesty-again.
The current president put in place a policy to take already-captured illegal aliens out of deportation proceedings and give them work permits earlier this year. That’s an amnesty. So is the Gingrich plan to reclassify illegals as legal workers. Most Americans recognize the redefinition deception.
An “oversight” in the 34-page, business-administered, Krieble plan (“The Red Card Solution”) Gingrich presents: “You get to be legal but you don’t get a path to citizenship.”
Uh-uh. Read page 28: “In accordance with the founding American principle of equal opportunity under the law, anyone in the world can apply to be a U.S. citizen, whether they are here as guest workers or not.” And further down on the same page, as if to emphasize the truth: “Anyone from anywhere should be able to apply for U.S. citizenship at any time, including temporary workers. … For the large majority of workers, though, this is not an issue and it should not become an issue in creating the new ‘red card’ program.”
For most Americans sick of crackpot immigration trickery, it is an issue.
Even if the newly legalized aliens were denied the opportunity to become American citizens as we are told, how long would take the ACLU and La Raza to organize nationwide marches in American streets with millions of “victimized” screamers demanding citizenship — and the vote?
What about border security in Newt’s magic red card plan? The promise on page 25 sounds eerily familiar to 1986: “Many leaders see complete border control as prerequisite to the workability of any new guest worker program, but the two must go hand in hand. However, once the system is in place, tough civil penalties and absolute border control are crucial to success.” It’s the promise of future border security again. Like in the 1986 amnesty for which Newt voted.
More from page 29: “Those who support a new work program but suggest that border security must come first actually have it backwards,” reads Newt’s scheme. Oops!
Gingrich — and Obama — tell us that we are somehow “inhumane” if we apply our existing immigration laws to fugitive illegals with children.
Page 20 of Newt’s plan on temporary workers: (the red card is) “…a simple way for workers and their families to come to the U.S. for specific jobs and for specified periods of time. It would also require them leave the U.S. at the end of that time.”
Sure they will. Because they so respect the rule of law, right? But wouldn’t it be inhumane then too?
Maybe compassionate Newt would propose local review boards again to decide which illegal aliens should be allowed to stay. I think I see a pattern here.
The Red Card Solution publication cited by the would-be American president who seems to have gone Pinocchio on his enforcement plans smugly informs us that “America is more an idea than a place …” (page 20).
Meanwhile, breathless supporters who wailed “NO!” to legalization from Bush and Obama carefully assure us that “conservative” Gingrich is one of the smartest people in politics.
Maybe, but increasingly, on immigration, that is rather like being the tallest building in Hahira.
D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. He has posted a link to the entire Krieble Foundation’s ‘Red Card Solution’ publication cited by Gingrich on his blog at MDJonline.com.
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