May 30, 2012
I promise I did not make this up…Rich can be contacted at email@example.com and he craves attention.
Marietta Daily Journal
Letter to editor
May 30, 2012
‘Get tough’ stand to blame for poor economy
In learning of the Cobb Commission’s signing of the IMAGE agreement with the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency, which supposedly will help the county prevent undocumented residents from applying for county jobs, one can only recall the folk song of the 1960s, “When will they ever learn?”
They say you are doing this to give the message that they are tough on illegal immigration. However, since the advent of their get-tough stance on immigrants in 2006, started by then Chairman Sam Olens and Sheriff Neil Warren and supported by present Chairman Tim Lee, with the signing of other enforcement agreements with ICE, such as 287(g), the county has experienced unprecedented budget deficits resulting in a rise in property taxes and a cut in services, most notably a cut in the police department’s budget producing furloughs and an inability, according to police officials’ reports, to recruit police officers.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect the dots and show how getting tough on and attempting to drive out one segment of the society, who work hard and pays taxes here, has a ripple effect which results in the closing of businesses, the loss of jobs and revenue of citizens, a rise in crime, and the resulting budget deficits we are experiencing. (Yes, contrary to common the common belief, all independent audits, which I will be happy to provide, indicate that the undocumented immigrant population pays in substantially more in taxes than the services they receive, and they actually create jobs with their buying power.) The lessons learned from the politics of hate and exclusion directed toward one minority group in the past, especially here in the South, should have taught us that the whole community loses, becomes diminished and ends up paying for it — an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. “When will we ever learn?”
This new IMAGE agreement with ICE is just that — an image with no substance. It amounts to political pandering and not leadership — for how many undocumented residents do you really think apply for county jobs? Plus, if they did, the county already uses the E-Verify system so why waste time and taxpayer dollars for a redundant system?
The Cobb Immigrant Alliance will never support a “getting tough” stance on immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, as they are an integral and welcome part of our community who contribute to the quality of life here, and will remain so.
Cobb Immigrant Alliance
Marietta Daily Journal
May 24, 2012
Illegal Immigration — Cobb right to approve IMAGE program
Immigration reform has finally moved onto the public’s radar screen in recent years, and more so in Cobb County than in many other places. That’s a function partly of the county’s generally conservative outlook and also stems from residents seeing the county inundated by the illegals who flooded here when times were good and the local economy was booming. That flood brought with it a few “pros” (depending on one’s outlook), such as a seemingly inexhaustible source of labor willing to work very hard for much less in wages than would have to be paid to legal workers. And it resulted in many cons for residents as well, such as having to suffer the medical and education costs for those illegals and their children.
The people of Cobb “have had their consciousness” raised, in other words. The result? The county began using the E-Verify system in 2006. And Sheriff Neil Warren began using the controversial 287(g) program in 2007, giving jailers at the Cobb Detention Center access to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement database in order to screen the nationalities of those arrested and taken there on other charges. As a result thousands of detainees have been identified as illegals. What a surprise.
The latest welcome step in that direction came on Tuesday when the Board of Commissioners agreed unanimously to become just the 10th community in the country to take part in ICE’s Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers program, or IMAGE. In addition to just using the federal e-verify system to check the immigration status of those hired, it requires the county to submit to an audit and inspection of its employment procedures. Then, if no problems are found, there would be no further audits for the next two years.
The program will affect only those hired by the Cobb government, but private employers will hopefully follow suit.
“IMAGE membership can enhance your corporate image by associating your company with sound hiring practices, and helps to secure the homeland by reducing opportunities to inadvertently hire unauthorized workers,” states the ICE website. Its aim is to help employers “achieve a lawful workforce through self-policing of their hiring practices.”
Cobb’s best-known immigration reformer, D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society, saluted the commission and also requested that it require that only IMAGE-certified contractors be hired for county projects after Jan. 1, 2014.
“While I have serious doubts that there are a lot of illegal aliens working for Cobb County, I am sure and certain from my time in the capitol, that there are a lot of people in the country illegally working for contractors who do work periodically for the county,” he said. “Like the majority of Cobb Countians, I don’t want one dime of my money going to illegal labor if there is a tool that could be put in place that would stop it.”
Indeed. And the commission would be wise to do so. Jobs are scarce these days, and the Cobb Commission should take any and all steps that can be taken to ensure that they go to those who are here legally.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Illegal Immigration — Cobb right to approve IMAGE program
May 24, 2012
Ford Foundation awards radical ADL $500,000 grant
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to expand its research work on anti-immigrant groups, and to continue support for Making Diversity Count®, the League’s award-winning online anti-bias training program for educators. -And- The Ford Foundation grant will enable ADL’s Center on Extremism to expand its efforts to gather, analyze and circulate information related to local and national anti-immigrant groups…
May 15, 2012
Millions of illegal aliens are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it!
Please sign the online petition to be sent to U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson to VOTE YES on bill to speak out and help end illegal alien child IRS scam using child tax credits for children living in other nations! WHAT WOULD THE MEXICAN SENATE DO?
Sign the petition HERE! Pass it on to your list! Or not. It’s only $4.2 billion a year in addition to every thing else illegal aliens and illegal employers steal from us.
If you are unaware of this long-time and ongoing thievery see the famous news VIDEO HERE.
May 13, 2012
Mindless liberal alert!
The below is an on-target LTE from the MDJ on the wit and wisdom of a local character named Kevin Foley resulting from a guest column Foley wrote attacking Congressman Allen West and the Tea Party. Don’t miss the rapier-sharp come back from Foley in the comments. Enjoy.
If you are truly bored, you can see Foley go to the deep end of the pool and attack pro-enforcement Americans (including yours truly) on use of the term “illegal alien” HERE & HERE. Since Foley didn’t link to my reply, I do that HERE.
Ain’t it a hoot?
Foley can be contacted HERE Or through the editor at the Marietta Daily Journal (Letters@mdjonline(dot) com)
Foley proved facts don’t matter
The Marietta Daily Journal
May 08, 2012
I am a proud member and leader of a local tea party group. I recently read an MDJ guest column written by Kevin Foley (“West plays ‘Red’ card to hide record” ) in which he attacks U.S. Rep. Allen West as a tea partyer and curiously quotes Benjamin Franklin — wildly unrelated to his diatribe and completely out of context (“We must hang together, gentlemen, else we shall most assuredly hang separately”…what?)
More from Foley in the MDJ: “Tea partyers like West are failing because they see modern America in monochrome. The country has changed since the Constitution was written, yet tea partyers long for the days of when a man — and only a white man — could do as he pleased, however he pleased.”
Race-baiting aside, I don’t think Foley realizes that West is a black American. Could somebody at the newspaper please inform him of that? Neither do I think it would matter to Foley once he gets himself going at painting concerned Americans who do not subscribe to his liberal agenda as intolerant racists. This is a timeless example of the arrogant and facts-matter-not liberal attitude.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Foley proved facts don’t matter
May 4, 2012
Photos of banners HERE . The one on the bottom has a URL printed on it: REVCOM.US . Click on it to see where it takes you.
After attending the event (it fizzled, only about 100 street-screamers showed up) I read and viewed and listened to many press reports ( HERE is one) on the rally organized by Comrades Teodoro Maus and Adelina Nichols over at the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights Inc.
The above communist party presence fact went unreported. As usual, this is not considered news worthy. Ooops, eh?
Imagine the press coverage if the loathsome, toothless and disgusting klanners ever were allowed to unfurl a banner at a pro-enforcement rally at the Georgia Capitol or anywhere else.
Some illegal immigration facts for Georgia’s political campaign season
In the Republican-controlled state Capitol, the Georgia General Assembly that ended March 29 was the first legislative session since 2004 in which no illegal immigration legislation was passed.
This less than a week after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released an annual report on illegal aliens living in the U.S. and which states contain the most illegals. Georgia officially ranks number six nationwide and suffers more illegal alien fugitives than Arizona.
Georgia unemployment hovers around 9 percent. The conservative estimate is that 7 percent of Georgia’s work force consists of black-market labor. English is an optional language.
At least one dual language Communist Party banner (“We don’t have an immigration problem, we have a capitalism problem”) was openly displayed at the recent May Day organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights rally on the Capitol steps demanding an end to any enforcement of American immigration laws. That fact went unreported by any media outlet. But several Democrat state legislators attended.
In 2010, candidate Nathan Deal repeatedly promised to “do everything possible” to keep illegal aliens out of publicly funded Georgia universities and tech schools. In 2012, Gov. Deal did nothing to fulfill that promise while two such bills expired in the session.
With the business lobby howling about state illegal immigration enforcement that is successfully driving black-market labor out of Georgia, voters should be asking why Deal didn’t mention his signing of the famous House Bill 87 in his January State of the State list of proud first-year accomplishments.
An extremely important piece of legislation, Senate Bill 458, incorporated a ban on illegals in the university system with some badly needed corrections to existing state law regarding the way numerous official agencies administer public benefits and collect officially recognized identification.
The corrections would have made life much easier for literally every legally present Georgia resident and for numerous official agencies, including virtually all of Georgia’s municipalities and counties, the Department of Driver Services and the Secretary of State’s office.
The bill had the votes to easily pass — but because of the silence from the governor’s office and the refusal of House leadership to allow a floor vote on SB 458, it is as dead as Pancho Villa. When asked “why” SB 458 was not called for a floor vote, House legislators continually expressed their amazement and make it clear no one seems to know.
It is even more of a mystery considering Speaker David Ralston was integral in passage of last year’s HB 87 by standing up to the lieutenant governor, who was adamantly opposed to the job saving E-Verify mandate now in state law.
SB 458 also brought forward an urgent public safety, no-brainer issue the now campaigning legislators would do well to remember: The official acceptance of what can only be described as “undocumented foreign passports” as verification of lawful presence in the United States.
Currently, illegal aliens who escape capture at our borders and make it to Georgia simply go to their home nation’s Atlanta consulate and obtain a passport. These issued after-you-arrive-passports do not contain the federally issued documents and stamps proving lawful, inspected entrance through an official border port of entry or the date the alien is supposed to go home.
Lacking these U.S. documents is proof that the bearer is here illegally — the opposite of the intent of the law.
Expect undocumented passports to be an unavoidable issue on which candidates for election — and re-election — would do well to have an educated position.
An amusing note: Considering the ongoing, inflammatory and shameless race-baiting struggle by the illegal alien lobby to stop the use of the legally correct and far-too-accurate term “illegal alien” to describe illegal aliens pro-enforcement Americans are finding it quite difficult to disguise their knowing smiles of vindication at the fact that in April, at the one-hour-twenty-minute Supreme Court hearing on the Obama/Mexico/ACLU suit against Arizona’s 2010 illegal immigration/public safety law, the term “illegal alien” was used 11 times.
Each time by a justice. Seven times from the self-described “wise Latina” Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
D.A. King of Marietta is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration.
Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/05/04/2013223/facts-on-illegal-immigration-for.html#storylink=cpy
I was so busy attending the illegal alien lobby’s tantrum at the Georgia Capitol on May 1st, I forgot to post this. PLEASE see this hyperlink which goes to photos I took at the protest. The Communist Party was indeed there. And as I predicted, the media forgot to report that fact. The URL printed on the long red banner that reads: ” We don’t have an imigration problem, we have a Capitalism problem” is REVCOM.US – See where it takes you.
Marietta Daily Journal
May 1, 2012
Some bothersome facts about illegal immigration
Some illegal immigration facts that may be of interest to curious readers during Georgia’s campaign season:
In the Republican-controlled state Capitol, the Georgia General Assembly that ended March 29 was the first legislative session since 2004 in which no (zero!) illegal immigration legislation was passed. This less than a week after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released an annual report on illegal aliens living in the U.S. and which states contain the most illegals.
Georgia officially ranks No. 6 nationwide and has more illegals than Arizona. Georgia unemployment hovers around 9 percent. The conservative estimate is that 7 percent of Georgia’s workforce consists of black-market labor. English is an optional language.
One of only two illegal immigration-related bills introduced was HB 59, which would have ended the admission of illegals into the University System of Georgia (USG). Candidate Nathan Deal repeatedly promised to “do everything possible” to keep illegal aliens out of publicly funded Georgia universities and Tech Schools.
Gov. Deal’s office did nothing to encourage passage of the bill. Concerned citizen callers to his office were told the legislation was “unnecessary.” Many Georgians are curious about the fact that Deal didn’t mention his signing of the famous HB 87 in his January State of the State list of proud first-year accomplishments.
The other relevant and extremely important legislation was SB 458, which incorporated the ban on illegals in the University System with some badly need corrections to existing state law regarding the way numerous official agencies administer public benefits and collect officially recognized ID. The corrections would have made life much easier for literally every legally present Georgia resident. Ditto for numerous official agencies, including virtually all of Georgia’s municipalities and counties, the Department of Driver Services and the Secretary of State’s office.
Both of the bills mentioned above had the votes to easily pass — but because of the silence from the Governor’s office and the refusal of House leadership to allow a floor vote on SB 458, they are as dead as Pancho Villa. When asked why SB 458 was not called for a floor vote, House legislators express amazement and make it clear no one seems to know. More than one has told this writer “I don’t know D.A. I am stunned!” It is even more of a mystery considering House Speaker David Ralston was integral in passage of last year’s HB 87 by standing up to the lieutenant governor, who was adamantly opposed to the E-Verify mandate now in state law.
SB 458 brought forward an urgent public safety, no-brainer issue the now campaigning legislators would do well to remember: The official acceptance of what can only be described as “undocumented foreign passports” as verification of lawful presence in the United States. Currently, illegal aliens who escape capture at our borders and make it to Georgia simply go to their home nation’s Atlanta consulate and then obtain a passport. These issued after-you-arrive-passports do not contain the federally issued documents and stamps proving lawful, inspected entrance through an official border port of entry or the date the alien is supposed to go home.
Lacking these U.S. documents is proof that the bearer is here illegally — the opposite of the intent of the law.
Expect undocumented passports to be an unavoidable issue on which candidates for election — and re-election — would do well to have an educated position. (See my MDJ blog for full details on SB 458.)
Speaking of the Georgia Capitol, at 11 this morning the illegal alien lobby has scheduled a massive, angry protest rally with the usual clenched-fist demands: An end to immigration enforcement, amnesty, “justice” and the right to vote yada, yada … Having attended many of these pre-revolution-type events, let me make it clear that the general public will not hear about the always present Socialist Workers Party vendors selling dual language “oppressed workers revolt now” literature or be informed of the history of the imported organizers. The outdoor event is open to the (very brave) public.
Considering the ongoing, inflammatory and shameless race-baiting struggle by the illegal alien lobby to stop the use of the legally correct and far-too-accurate term “illegal alien” to describe illegal aliens, pro-enforcement Americans are finding it quite difficult to disguise their smirks at the fact that in last-week’s 1-hour, 20-minute Supreme Court hearing on the Obama/Mexico/ACLU/La Raza suit against Arizona’s 2010 illegal immigration/public safety law, the term “illegal alien” was used 10 or 11 times. And each of those uses was by one of the justices. And using it seven or eight times was the self-described “wise Latina” Justice, Sonia Sotomayor.
A nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration, D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. He also contributes to the MDJ blog
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – D A King Some bothersome facts about illegal immigration
May 2, 2012
Associated Press/Marietta Daily Journal
Immigration activist’s complaint gets city ordinance repealed
May 01, 2012
ATLANTA — At the behest of a Cobb immigration activist, the city of Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID card for city government transactions.
The city council voted April 16 to repeal the ordinance after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board. The complaint said the ordinance adopted in 2004 violates a new state law targeting illegal immigration by recognizing a Mexican ID card, known as a matricula consular, for city government transactions.
The complaint filed in February by anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King, president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, was the first complaint received by the board, which was also created by the anti-illegal immigration law enacted last year.
The seven-person panel has the power to investigate complaints, conduct hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action. If the board finds a “knowing and willful violation or failure to enforce an eligibility status provision,” a public employee or agency could be removed from the list of qualified local governments, lose state funds, and could be ordered to pay a fine between $1,000 and $5,000.
“I’m happy to hear about the common-sense repealing of the ordinance,” King said Monday.
The matricula consular is an identification card issued by Mexican consulates to Mexican citizens in other countries. The Georgia law says agencies that administer public benefits must require applicants to submit a secure and verifiable form of identification proving eligibility, and it specifically says a matricula consular is not acceptable.
The city has said it did not knowingly and willfully violate the law because the ordinance in question was enacted before last year’s law took effect, and pointed out that it took quick action to remedy the situation once it was made aware of the problem. The city is asking the Immigration Enforcement Review Board to dismiss the complaint now that the ordinance has been repealed.
Board chairman Ben Vinson did not immediately respond to calls and an email seeking comment Monday. He has previously said the complaint process could end with a written response if the person or agency that was the subject of the complaint demonstrates that the complaint is not true or that remedial action has been taken.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Immigration activist’s complaint gets city ordinance repealed
May 1, 2012
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