July 16, 2012
A face for radio on the radio – 18 July, 2012
WGST — Atlanta
D.A. King talks about the IMAGE Program and E-Verify on the Rusty Humphries Show. 9 minutes. HERE
July 12, 2012
IMAGE certification – the ultimate workplace tool to remove illegal aliens
A short education on the federal IMAGE certification program for pro-enforcement activists from sea to shining sea – a short and humble HOW TO on getting your local government to help remove illegal labor from public jobs
For pro-enforcement Americans across the nation who are correctly outraged at the lack of honesty, attention to law, his oath of office, the constitution and any sense of honor or integrity on the part of Dear Ruler Barack Hussein Obama on the crimes of illegal immigration and illegal employment, I humbly offer a premise: All politics is local and you can make a difference on the state and local level.
Here in Georgia we have laws on the books that require all public employers and their contractors (think cities, counties and state agencies – any entity with an HR Department – and any contractor or subcontractor paid with tax dollars) to use the no-cost federal E-Verify program. We are very proud of that fact and it took a great deal of work.
Two problems: Many elected and appointed officials and contractors (see short news video HERE ) regard these laws as an option and E-Verify, while an excellent program, only verifies work eligibility of newly hired employees after the program is put in place by the employer. Black-market labor hired before use of E-Verify will not be exposed by that program. An illegal alien who produced a stolen Social Security number can make it through the E-Verify process.
There is a little known federal program that is not just a step up from E-Verify, but currently the ultimate removal tool. It is called the IMAGE program. You can see the official IMAGE website HERE .
The beauty of the IMAGE program is that to become IMAGE certified, the employer – public or private – must sign up for E-Verify and among other actions, must submit to a federal audit of past hiring records, called “I-9” forms for all employees. The federal audit will expose the use of false and stolen documents produced by illegal aliens at hiring. Social security records can be checked.
For a little fun, educate your local government on IMAGE and then create public pressure for that entity to become IMAGE certified. Listen to the excuses and drivel involved in the argument that it is somehow acceptable to not use a no-cost tool to insure that the official agency is not paying illegal aliens and why “we don’t need to do the IMAGE certification process at this time…”
If you do it right, sooner or later, many local officials will yield to public pressure and make the application to ICE to become IMAGE certified.
Then you start over and demand that all public-funded contractors be IMAGE certified by a date in the near future. It gets quite involved and interesting then. The desperate nonsense Chamber of Commerce provided excuses get almost amusing.
This is the stage we are in here in Cobb County Georgia , where I have lived for nearly thirty years.
VIDEO: You can see a five-minute official county video of this long time American’s attempt to convince his local county government to make it a requirement that all public contractors become IMAGE certified HERE . No laughing.
You can read about the beginning of the process HERE , the report on public signing of the county’s IMAGE agreement with ICE HERE and today’s local news report on the Board of Commissioners Chairman’s flustered response (we must be careful when using tools that expose illegal workers on public contractor’s payrolls!) to public pressure HERE .
Wish us luck. Feel free to help out.
And do try this at home!
The Dustin Inman Society
July 11, 2012
ACTION NEEDED! 5 minutes of your time to fight illegal employment/illegal immigration in Cobb County Georgia!
We need your help to save JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Because of work done by the Dustin Inman Society, Cobb County Georgia recently became one of only ten local governments in the nation to sign an agreement with the federal government to become “IMAGE certified.” This is an important step because IMAGE certification requires E-Verify use and an internal audit that verifies identity documents provided by the employee at time of hiring, including Social Security numbers and identity information.
E-Verify is used to verify work eligibility of newly hired employees after the employer signs up for E-Verify only. The added step of an IMAGE audit of all existing records can identify use of false and stolen Social Security numbers and other ID documents and lead to locating and removing black-market labor working for the employer. Becoming IMAGE certified can only protect jobs for American workers. All honest business owners welcome the level playing field provided by identifying and removing illegal labor from the workforce.
ACTION – If you live in Cobb County, We need your help in convincing the County Chairman Tim Lee and the commissioners to proceed with passing an ordinance that will require all contractors and sub-contractors at every level on every taxpayer-funded job, project or service to become IMAGE certified by January, 2014. Such an ordinance has been presented to the counties legal department to be drafted, but pressure from various lobbying sources including the Chamber of Commerce has interrupted the process. This week, instead of an expected vote on an ordinance, the Chairman announced that the concept “needs more study.” This after he implemented IMAGE certification for the county himself.
You can learn more about the federal IMAGE certification process HERE from the official website. You can see a short MDJ news report on IMAGE in Cobb HERE .
IF YOU LIVE IN COBB COUNTY- regardless of your county district, please call, fax and/or email all of the below listed Cobb County officials with the message of gratitude for the Board of Commissioners taking advantage of the IMAGE program but that as a taxpayer you want to see an ordinance passed this month that will require IMAGE certification for all contractors of every level. This is very time sensitive because of the primary election on July 31st.
Something like: “I live in Cobb county and pay taxes here. Thank you for taking action on the federal IMAGE program…BUT- It is astonishing to me to see that we have raised property taxes but not yet required that all public contractors become IMAGE certified as the County government has done.
We are watching carefully to see whether you take the next common-sense step and pass an ordinance with that requirement this month. I agree with the Chairman’s quote when he signed the county’s IMAGE agreement with the ICE officials in May: “…the IMAGE agreement will help prevent possible terrorist attacks and protect employees against discrimination based upon citizenship or natural origin. “The message, if there is one, is that Cobb County takes its responsibility very seriously to make sure that everything possibly that could be done is being done to make sure the laws are being followed in our county, and to make sure there’s an opportunity for equal employment for those that deserve it,” (Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Activist lauds Board of Commissioners role in ICE program ) .
There is no reason for any delay on moving to protect jobs for American workers on public jobs here in Cobb County!” I vote. So does my family. I don’t want to continue to pay illegal alien workers on county projects! Pass an ordinance requiring that all contractors and subcontractors become IMAGE certified by January 2014 or they may not bid on jobs or projects. We are watching!
PLEASE HELP? The contact info is below
Cobb County, Georgia Board of Commissioners’ contact info:
Chairman, Tim Lee
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679
District 1 Commissioner
District 2 Commissioner
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679
District 3 Commissioner email@example.com
District 4 Commissioner
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679
July 11, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY July 11, 2012
Bill Byrne for Cobb County Chairman 2012
30 Fairground St. SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Fax: (770) 684-4236
E-mail: bill @ byrneforchairman.com
Bill Byrne announces his intent to protect American and legal immigrant workers on public-funded jobs in Cobb County: will expand federal IMAGE certification to include all public contractors at all levels as county Chairman. Questions Tim Lee’s wisdom on illegal immigration
Today, Bill Byrne announces his support for requiring that all workers on taxpayer funded jobs in Cobb County be proven as eligible to work in the United States through certification of all public contractors by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program.
“Insuring that the workers we hire on projects funded by the Cobb taxpayers are in the U.S. legally is not only basic, common-sense, sound fiscal policy, but the right thing to do to help ease unemployment here in Cobb and Georgia. Official unemployment in Cobb is above 8% and nearly 9% statewide” notes Byrne. “When I am Chairman, I will do everything possible to guard against any hiring of black-market labor on public jobs, including the construction of courthouses and schools” says Byrne.
Illegal workers secure jobs through fraudulent means such as presenting false documents, completing fraudulent benefit applications and stealing people’s identity. To combat unlawful employment and reduce vulnerabilities that help illegal aliens gain such employment, ICE announced the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program in July 2006. This program assists employers in targeted sectors develop a more secure and stable workforce. It also enhances fraudulent document awareness through education and training.
“In May, Tim Lee publicly signed an agreement with federal ICE officials on IMAGE certification for Cobb County. It is mind-boggling to me that he is now refusing to take the next logical step and allow a public vote on a planned ordinance that would require that all Cobb contractors and subcontractors working on public-funded projects be certified by ICE with the IMAGE program” Byrne said.
“When I am Chairman, all contractors will be IMAGE certified after January 2014” promised candidate Byrne.
“Most of us can clearly see that our budget problems, our taxes, our children’s education, our health care and our quality of life are not somehow separate issues from Georgia’s illegal immigration crisis” remarks Byrne. “We also see that illegal employment is the root cause of illegal immigration. More can be done at the local level to deter both crimes.”
“Honest business owners welcome the level playing field created when we do everything possible to get illegal labor out of the workplace and to that end, we must use all the tools available to us” ended Byrne.
July 6, 2012
Cobb BOC not using federal IMAGE tool to protect jobs
by D.A. King
The Marietta Daily Journal
July 03, 2012
D.A. King is an immigration enforcement activist and the president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. When contacted by the Journal on President Barack Obama’s recent immigration announcement, King said: “Like most Americans, I have great sympathy for the young people who were brought here as babies illegally. But that’s not what this is about. This is about incrementalism on amnesty. This will be followed by a demand that their parents should be legal.”
“All politics is local”— former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill
On March 2, 2011, Obama’s ICE Director, John Morton, issued a policy — “the Morton Memo” — to ensure that his agency would only enforce immigration law against a specific subset of illegals by setting forth new priorities for the capture, detention and removal of those in this country illegally.
On June 14, the Washington Times reported that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency charged with guarding the U.S. border, has written a secret draft policy telling Border Patrol agents to release “low-priority” captured illegal immigrants rather than bring them in for processing and prosecution.
“The memo pointedly warns that ‘no public mention’ should be made of the policy in order to keep it from being subject to Freedom of Information Act requests,” says the newspaper.
The memo says the policy was drafted at the behest of “immigrant rights” groups.
The next day, Obama made an announcement (it was not an Executive Order) from the White House Rose Garden that he had instructed his DHS Chief, Janet Napolitano, to “temporarily” defer enforcement action on yet another group of illegal aliens who say they were brought here as children and who claim to be less than 31 years old. With raging unemployment, “Dear Ruler” also plans on issuing them work permits.
Readers who believe the latest Obama amnesty is temporary, please write in with your reasons for trusting that the Easter bunny is right now preparing chocolate egg gifts for next spring.
This, while out-of-the-loop dupes who strive to join the American family lawfully wait in line and go through the immigration process according to that now fading Rule of Law.
But everything is going smoothly here in Republican controlled Georgia and Cobb County as far as illegal immigration enforcement goes. Right?
Wrong. Nearly 1,200 official agencies statewide — including here in Cobb — are not even filing required reports to show if they are actually following state law on E-Verify use. You can see a list of violators from the Department of Audits and Accounts on my MDJ blog.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners pose yet another glaring problem: They have failed to require that public contractors use a sure-fire tool still offered by the feds to ensure contractors hired by Cobb and others are in compliance with E-Verify laws. It’s also a tool that would make it considerably more difficult for job-thieving illegal aliens to use false ID documents and also — and this is key — to get the black-market labor that was hired before E-Verify use began off the payrolls of those contractors payrolls.
The no-cost E-Verify system may be used only on newly hired employees after the employer begins use.
Illegal aliens employed before use of E-Verify have near zero chance of being busted. Which is one reason why we see periodic hidden-camera news reports on local TV showing smirking illegals working on county-funded construction jobs boasting that “we don’t need no stinking papers …”
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners should already have passed an ordinance requiring that all taxpayer-funded contractors providing workers on jobs over which the BOC has authority be certified and audited under the no-cost federal ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers program.
The BOC has already signed an agreement with ICE to become IMAGE certified, which means that the Human Resources Department has conducted a self-audit of past employment records known as “I-9” forms. That was merely step one. Step two should be to make it clear that only IMAGE-certified contractors will be considered for bidding on jobs after January of 2014.
The outraged and determined opposition coming from the very well funded contractors lobby centers around the audit of past I-9 employment forms. Because the feds will verify employee identity documents offered at hiring years ago — including Social Security numbers that are compared to existing records at Social Security headquarters — the black-market workers on the contractor’s payroll stand a very good chance of being discovered. That is the last thing many public contractors want.
Until Ruler Obama says that Social Security and ID document fraud is a protected crime for illegal aliens, this is a no-brainer of a decision for BOC members who genuinely desire to honor “real” (legal) immigrants, American citizens and protect taxpayers from funding illegal labor.
Candidates for county chairman need to educate themselves and announce their position on IMAGE-certified contractors. And thinking county voters should be asking why that hasn’t already happened.
Because all politics is local.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb not using tools to save jobs and tax dollars
Soon to be part of Kevin Foley Watch
From my Marietta Daily Journal blog:
Kevin Foley: “ I was wrong, the media made me do it. But stop calling me names… you bigoted, racist haters!”
Blogging While DA King
July 06, 2012
This just in! Progressive Kevin Foley has finally acknowledged that despite his repeated proclamations that this writer was inaccurate on the matter, Obama’s DREAM Act amnesty of June 15 was not an Executive Order.
He says the media made him get it wrong. (see Foley’s latest entry on my latest MDJ column comments)Would somebody please tell Kevin Foley the message and topic in my column was that the Cobb BOC should protect jobs and American’s Social Security numbers by using the IMAGE certification tool requirement for public contractors?
Somebody please tell Foley that the media seldom gets it right or complete on illegal immigration?
Foley even included part of an apology in his admission. But he couldn’t help going on to give us further insight into the way his leftist mind functions. In the same comment in which he is admitting he simply accepted media reports even after being told multiple times that the reports were wrong, he feels compelled to insert this little gem: “I think silence in the face of the far right misinformation tsunami (see my MDJ column tomorrow) is antithetical to democracy, especially in Cobb where the MDJ is pretty much the only large public forum.”
“Misinformation tsunami” indeed. What a case this guy is.
And while we are here, can somebody clue-in liberal Foley on the fact that the United States of America is not, never has been and was never intended to be a “Democracy?”
Foley assured us that he will do better on fact checking in the future. Then, being the arrogant sort, went on to warn me to “You should be sure you do the same.” Yawn. Somebody please tell Foley he can read every newspaper column I have ever written over the last decade and that he is welcome to use the vast superior intellect he still believes he possesses to find inaccuracies in them?
Foley closes his admission and apology with “(I hope you and your followers note I didn’t have to revert to sophomoric name-calling to make my point. Would you had that skill.)”
How rich. How hilarious.
Let’s be clear: The first time someone pointed out Foley’s existence was when he assured blog readers that he was an expert at public relations: “I have worked in public relations for most of my 35-year career. That’s another way of saying I work with words. In my business, the right words can influence, motivate and even inspire. The wrong words can alienate, anger and hurt. When I work with clients, I always advise them to take the high road. Tell your audience what is right with your brand, not what’s wrong with your competition’s.” This on his way to suggesting that I end any reference to illegal aliens by describing them as “illegal aliens.” “So here’s a bit of PR advice for Mr. King: Make your argument, sir, but please take the high road.”
Over the last ten years, it was about the 100th time I had read this parroted variation on the constant ridiculous liberal effort to redefine the English language so as to redefine the fact that illegal aliens are illegal. And, while I seldom do, I said as much in a reply.
“Sophomoric name-calling?” “Take the high road?” Oy Vey.
Having spent far too much time reading Foley’s past columns, blog entries and his ever-present comments on the same in the last couple of days, I see that Foley the arrogant liberal wasn’t at all happy with my response to his call from the mountain-top to use ACLU/La Raza invented, PC terms and refer to illegal aliens as “undocumented workers.”
While apparently incensed enough to go ahead and attack the Cobb community in general, Foley’s high road, “motivational and inspiring” words in response to being rejected went like this: “He responded to my well-mannered suggestions with a smug, condescending justification of his brand of racial prejudice. Yes, Mr. King, it’s racial. You can stop pretending now. Along with Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio, you’ve simply found a way to camouflage your bias against Latinos and Hispanics by wrapping yourself in the American flag and crying “our laws are being broken!”. And like a lot of demagogues you’re even somewhat famous hereabouts, where it’s not terribly difficult to find other bigoted bullies who’ll line up with you. Haven’t we seen this movie before? It used to be “uppity Negros” who “didn’t know their place” in the old Jim Crow era; burning Freedom Rider buses, poll taxes, and Bull Connor’s attack dogs. Now it’s undocumented workers, most of whom find themselves employed and often exploited by American business owners, doing the dirty jobs none of us want to do: Cleaning toilets, washing dishes, gutting chickens, digging holes. And D.A. King adds to their misery.”
Got that folks? You can read the entire MDJ blog from angry Kevin Foley.
Golly, how surprising. A pro-amnesty, liberal empty-suit who anxiously believes what the liberal media tells him – and doesn’t tell him – on illegal immigration and illegal employment spewing “racist” at anyone who demands that immigration laws be enforced. How unusual, ehh? See what I mean by argument-free, mindless liberal race-baiter?
I will happily pass Foley’s hateful name-calling on to the members of the Board of Advisors of the Dustin Inman Society. Including the proud Latino and Black American members.
Progressive Kevin Foley should get accustomed to retractions, corrections and apologies. And we aren’t nearly finished with this pompous wanna-be yet.
Readers should make it a point to read Kevin Foley and from here at El Rancho King, a large “thank you” to the newspaper for educating its readers on just what a liberal really is.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Kevin Foley “ I was wrong the media made me do it But stop calling me names… you bigoted racist haters ”
July 2, 2012
D.A. King in the Sunday Cherokee Tribune: GOP primary voters should make their voice heard on illegal immigration
Columnist Cherokee Tribune
July 01, 2012
A respectful heads-up to GOP primary voters in politically bright-red Georgia: You may have a problem if your candidates for the General Assembly and local governments are not focused, educated and very outspoken on the crime of illegal immigration.
The way the system is supposed to work is that voters decide what the important issues are, not the reverse. Honest.
Having spent considerable time inspecting campaign websites and listening to candidates for office this year, an alarming but predictable pattern has emerged. In a state with a very serious illegal immigration problem, that topic is absent from the majority of stump speeches and “issues” pages on most “elect me” websites.
Let’s make it clear: The main cause of illegal immigration is illegal employment. Many state and local politicians get quite uncomfortable when forced to pick a side on either subject.
Why — beside the fact that Republicans are allegedly conservatives and conservatives traditionally value and defend the rule of law upon which our republic was founded — should each and every GOP voter demand a complete run-down of their candidate’s position and promises on illegal immigration in the Peach State?
Some pesky facts: Gov. Nathan Deal — before he too went silent on the crisis — cited an estimate of the cost to Georgia taxpayers for education, health care and incarceration for illegal aliens (the legal and accurate description of non-citizens present in the USA in violation of our immigration laws) and their children at $2.4 billion. Each year.
Let’s be equally clear on a no-brainer piece of info: Illegal immigration is not somehow a separate issue from “jobs! jobs! jobs!”, health care, education, taxes, quality of life, honestly operated businesses of any size or ethics in government. Or common language. Or the Rule of Law.
Please let this sink in: According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Georgia ranks number six in the nation in the number of illegal aliens.
Each and every illegal alien takes either a job or a service. Or both. The Georgia Department of Labor puts Georgia’s unemployment rate at about 9 percent. According to the Pew Hispanic Center 7 percent of Georgia’s workforce is made up of black-market labor.
English is an optional language in the Peach State.
Another glaring indicator that we have a problem: In March, about 5,000 angry and resentful illegal aliens marched on the Georgia Capitol demanding — in a foreign language — an end to any enforcement of American immigration laws, legalization and the right to vote. There were no arrests. They might have caused a scene.
Until 2012, Georgia successfully passed illegal immigration enforcement legislation every year since 2005.
Voters should be asking why the logical process skipped last session. And they should be demanding action and carefully recording the needed pledges of job protection and enforcement action from candidates.
Here is another fact from a long-time denizen of the Gold Dome and local county commission chambers: The real and most powerful opponents of illegal immigration enforcement are not the ACLU and the rest of the far-left, open borders mob. The main challenge to state enforcement legislation comes from the Chamber of Commerce of Georgia. And the Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association. And the agriculture industry.
Did I mention that many politicians get uncomfortable when made to pick a side on illegal immigration enforcement?
At more than a million each year, the U.S. takes in more legal immigration than any other nation on the planet. We have nothing to apologize for — unless it is to the millions of unemployed Americans, including previous waves of legal immigrants, who are struggling to find a job.
We also have an agriculture visa that allows that industry to access an unlimited number of legal, proud, foreign temporary workers looking for a better life. The concept that black-market, taxpayer subsidized labor is essential to Georgia farming and us getting onions in the spring is complete manure.
Unsolicited advice from someone who has been studying the organized crime of illegal immigration for a decade: If you don’t hear about what your candidates will do to deter illegal immigration in Georgia before the primary, you likely won’t see them do anything when the pressure comes from the well-funded anti-enforcement coalition lobbyists after the election.
D.A. King of Marietta is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration.
Copyright 2012 Cherokee Tribune. All rights reserved.
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