April 25, 2013
Gwinnett Daily Post
KING: On immigration and promises from the Gang of Eight: Remember 1986
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
“We used the word ‘legalization,’ and everybody fell asleep lightly for a while, and we were able to do legalization.” — Former Wyoming Sen. Alan K. Simpson, co-sponsor of the “one-time” 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens, to NPR in 2010.
For conservatives, there can be no more effective reminder that the current attempt to legalize 11 million to 20 million illegal aliens is a shameless, calculated and deceptive scam than the rallying cry “Remember 1986!”
The liberal media seldom begins a news report on another legalization that’s “not amnesty” without stating that “the Republican party has taken a second look at its immigration stand since the 2012 election … ” This is in hope that obedient GOP voters will succumb to the endless false assertions that if granted citizenship, these grateful, low-wage, entitlement-dependent workers would vote for small-government, low-tax Republican candidates.
An announced goal from the Republican establishment of another legalization is to capture the Hispanic vote. And to “solve immigration forever.”
In 1988, just two years after the Republican establishment actually delivered the “one-time” amnesty (“we’ll never have to do it again … “), GOP presidential candidate George H.W. Bush lost the Latino vote by 39 points. The all-time modern record harvest was Texan George W. Bush, who promised amnesty in his 2004 re-election campaign. He got about 40 percent of the Hispanic vote.
In 2008, Republican John McCain got 31 percent of the Latino vote.
The record low was Bob Dole at 21 percent in 1996 against incumbent Bill Clinton, who had just implemented landmark, effective border-fence measures in San Diego. But Democrat Clinton still won. In a landslide. With 72 percent of the Hispanic vote.
Don’t like the legal and accurate term “illegal alien?” “Undocumented Democrat” is just as descriptive.
The legalization of 1986 only served to increase illegal immigration. Because the false promises of future border security, future enforcement of temporary visa holder departures and future workplace enforcement never happened.
The legalization of 1986 is in large part the reason for the crushing crisis today. Immigration is not “solved.” It is managed. And we will never have a workable immigration system until we have a genuine, visible and proven policy of unapologetic enforcement. Including at the workplace.
One of the current “Trust us, we mean it this time, no really!” promises on legalization-again is future nationwide implementation of the E-Verify system. In about five years. After legalization. “We promise!”
Who has been negotiating the terms of the promises — including E-Verify — necessary to slide another legalization swindle past the American people? One of the “stakeholders” is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The same people who used their enormous lobbying budget to stop E-Verify from being mandatory at its inception. The same Chamber of Commerce that sued multiple times in federal court to stop the requirement that E-Verify be mandatory on federal contracts. The same Chamber of Commerce that went all the way to the Supreme Court trying to stop the E-Verify mandate in Arizona.
April 22, 2013
Washington D.C. Office
United States Senate
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Fax: (202) 228-0724
Billboard success in Georgia! Let’s do it again!
We hope that you have seen the billboard the Dustin Inman Society put up last week in Woodstock, Ga. If not, you can click HERE for a TV news report and HERE to see it and a short write-up.
The fun and entertaining thing about our billboard is that it seems to be bothering Amnesty Gang of Eight Senator Lindsey Graham to see his own words in print.
Graham says there is a labor shortage in South Carolina and the USA in general. Stagnant wages and dismal unemployment numbers don’t seem to back up Senator Graham’s ridiculous claims. Or his Chamber of Commerce induced push for another legalization scheme for illegal aliens.
We are happy to make Senator Graham uncomfortable.
We want to make more Senators even more uneasy. Please help us make our pro-enforcement voices heard!
GOAL: billboard # two up on 15 May
We want to put up another billboard with a more simple and straightforward message.
We are totally out of funds. We need to raise about $1000.00 in the next 10 days to pay for a billboard to be ready to go on May 15. That will be in the heat of the amnesty battle in Washington.
WE NEED HELP: It is always humiliating to ask for donations, but that is what we are doing today: IF you can, please consider donating to the Dustin Inman Society to help us with billboard # 2?
YES! Contributions can be tax deductable. Please follow the instructions HERE and HERE for more information.
In these horrible economic times, we fully understand if you are unable to help, but please know even a small contribution of $10-$15 will help us. We are happy to send you a bumper sticker (which will be the image on the new billboard) with a donation of any amount.
If you want, you can label the donation “BILLBOARD # 2” Thanks!
ACTION NEEDED TODAY! Now, while we still have your attention: PLEASE CALL GEORGIA SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON’S WASHINGTON DC OFFICE!
Washington D.C. Office
United States Senate
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3643
Fax: (202) 228-0724
Be polite to the young staffers! “Please tell the Senator I called to urge him to speak up against the illegal-alien-legalization-first, border-security-later-amnesty bill being pushed by Marco Rubio and Barak Obama. This is clearly a special path to citizenship for millions of undocumented Democrats and it is everything Johnny has promised to oppose. “NO” to the Amnesty Gang of Eight’s swindle! We remember 1986”
Please forward this to your lists and your Tea Party leaders and members?
GOAL: billboard number two up on 15 May
April 17, 2013
From time to time my office distributes press releases and written statements on state and national issues, debate in the Senate, and legislation that I am working on. For your convenience, I post these documents on my site for your review.
Sessions Comments On Gang Of Eight Proposal
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the Gang of Eight immigration proposal:
“The bill produced by the Gang of Eight is nearly 1,000 pages long and will impact every aspect of our society and every single American worker and taxpayer. It will take months—not days or weeks as the Majority proposes—to review this legislation.
Already, we know that the bill’s sponsors have abandoned their core promise to the American people that enforcement would come first. This bill is legalization first, not enforcement first. The day the bill passes there will be effective amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, with only the same promises we have heard before of enforcement to occur at some later date. That amnesty will then become official in a matter of months—once DHS merely submits a plan for border security in the future. That’s not a trigger—that’s the honor system. DHS develops the metrics and DHS decides when those metrics are met. Why should we trust DHS to follow through—after amnesty is granted—when this administration has aggressively defied those laws already in place?
In recent years interior enforcement has been significantly undermined. And yet our interior enforcement needs are almost totally neglected in the Gang’s proposal. Alarmingly, the bill leaves intact the single greatest obstacle to immigration reform: the Administration’s abuse of prosecutorial discretion to prevent the enforcement of federal law. It will also provide safe harbor to those who have committed a variety of offenses—ranging from identity theft, to multiple immigration violations, and even those with criminal records.
This bill opens up citizenship to recent arrivals and, remarkably, millions who overstayed their visas. If adopted, this bill would send the following message to the world: if you get a U.S. visa and it expires, never leave—just stay put and evade detection. It even opens up citizenship to those who have been deported from the country.
Economic concerns abound as well. Once illegal immigrants are granted green cards, they will become eligible for generous welfare and entitlement programs. Because of how these benefits are structured, low-wage illegal immigrants who are legalized will ultimately receive trillions more in benefits than they contribute to these programs. Obamacare alone, over the long term, will see its unfunded liability grow by $2 trillion. The unfunded obligation for Medicare and Social Security, together, would likely increase by $2.5 trillion.
Most importantly, this proposal would economically devastate low-income American citizens and current legal immigrants. It will pull down their wages and reduce their job prospects. Including those legalized, this bill would result in at least 30 million new foreign workers over a 10-year period—more than the entire population of the state of Texas. This at a time when 90 million Americans are outside the labor force and a record number of our citizens are on welfare.
As with 2007, this entire process has been marred from the beginning by allowing special interests to place their priorities above the national interest. Instead of spending months courting the support of big business and labor bosses in Washington, the Gang’s first meeting should have been with the immigration enforcement officers who know the flaws in our system better than anyone. And before proposing a dramatic increase in the number of low-skill foreign workers, they should have met with experts about how this would hurt struggling Americans.
Has Congress forgotten who it represents? Congress’ duty is to the American people. I believe it is going to be clearly established that this plan will be detrimental to working Americans—and will not pass. What Congress needs to understand is that our obligation is to law-abiding Americans who have seen their wages erode over the last decade. We can’t further weaken their financial position in order to provide more benefits to those here unlawfully.
I understand the hard work that went into this bill. But as we explore its many flaws and loopholes in the coming days, I am confident the American public will firmly reject it—and will demand reform that puts the national interest first.”
CBS Atlanta covers the DIS Lindsey Graham “we need more workers” billboard
Controversial billboard aimed at illegal immigrants goes up
CBS Atlanta 46
More HERE. And HERE
The Dustin Inman Society sponsored billboard pictured above went up in Cherokee County, Georgia Monday and will be there for awhile. Located on Bells Ferry Rd between Highway 92 & Town Lake (Eagle Dr.) it is most visible headed south.
( Added 18 April, 2013@ 11:25 AM- see CBSAtlanta TV news coverage of the DIS billboard pictured above HERE)
18 April 2013: Huffington Post
18 April 2013 Stand with Arizona
19 April , 2013: Cherokee Tribune HERE
19 April, 2013: Fox News Latino
20 April, 2013: Latin American Herald
25 April, 2013: Fox News Latino #2!
30 April, 2013 The Produce News we finally got a rotting in the fields (RITF) hit!
We quit counting the number of pages of Google search results “Georgia billboard immigration Lindsey Graham”
BUT NOT THE AJC! Too funny! Note, although our donation-funded Metro-Atlanta area placed billboard saw national media coverage and Senator Graham’s office refused to comment to the press, to our knowledge, the “Credible. Compelling. Complete.” ( we love that one) Atlanta Journal Constitution passed on covering our noted billboard project. This, even after a reporter called here for quotes and background. Same old, same old agenda driven AJC.
We are happy to help expose South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and the Amnesty-Again Gang of Eight. We will get to the rest of the gang, including Marco Rubio – again – later.
Today, the spotlight is on the oh-so-arrogant Lindsey Graham. Think of him as a cheap labor supplier for the 1%.
Senator Graham boasts that the legalization bill introduced today can be “sold” – even in his home state of South Carolina. “If I can sell it in South Carolina, don’t come to me and say it’s hard” Graham tells his colleagues.
According to Lindsey Graham, there are jobs Americans will not do. And American workers – apparently, including the legal immigrants that are already here – are somehow less willing to work than foreign workers .
To see Graham assuring the world that there are plenty of employment possibilities in his home state, we offer access to a short video. In the film, producer Dennis Lynch shows unemployed South Carolinians a news clip of Senator Graham at a senate hearing saying that employers can’t find workers in South Carolina and that he’d like to bring more people from overseas to take jobs in his state.
Unemployed South Carolinians who viewed Graham’s comments were predictably incensed, saying that Senator Graham is out of touch with what’s going on in South Carolina.
One American invited the Senator to visit him in the unemployment line. No word yet on whether Senator Graham will accept that invitation. See the VIDEO HERE
Amazingly, Graham, a Chamber of Commerce darling, has an answer for the fact that official unemployment is above 8% in South Carolina.
The solution for raging unemployment according to Graham? Legalize the millions of illegal aliens now present in the USA,. Let them keep their jobs. And make them ….Americans. Then, increase immigration and raise the number of “guest workers” brought into the USA each year. And when they are finished being “guest workers?” Hope thet actually leave as agreed. If not? Award them permanent status on the way to making them Americans too!
We agree with our friend Roy Beck of the Washington DC-based NumbersUSA: ” Lindsey Graham has obviously been spending way too much time with cheap labor corporate lobbyists in Washington who want to bring in more foreign workers and hold American wages down,” notes Beck. “He ought to try spending some time with South Carolinians standing in unemployment lines. Maybe then he wouldn’t be so out of touch with the jobs crisis in his own backyard.”
We hope Senator Graham likes our billboard.
April 15, 2013
The below is the as written version of the column that ran in the Sunday Marietta Daily Journal yesterday. We thank the MDJ for the space. I have added several links to further educate the reader.
Amnesty-again? Remember 1986
Sunday, April 14, 2013
“We used the word ‘legalization,’ and everybody fell asleep lightly for a while, and we were able to do legalization.” Former Wyoming Sen. Alan K. Simpson, co-sponsor of the “one-time”1986 amnesty for illegal aliens- to NPR, 2010.
There can be no more effective reminder that the current attempt to legalize 11-20 million illegal aliens is a shameless, calculated and deceptive scam than the rallying cry “REMEMBER 1986!” Particularly for conservatives. And some Republicans too.
The liberal media seldom begins a news report on another legalization that’s ‘not amnesty’ without stating that “the Republican party has taken a second look at it’s immigration stand since the 2012 election…”. This in hope that the low-information and obedient GOP-bot voter will succumb to the endless false assertions that granted citizenship, grateful, low-wage, entitlement-dependent workers would vote for low-tax, small-government Republican candidates. If any of these vanishing conservative creatures were then able to make it out of a primary election.
An announced goal from the Republican establishment (yes, Virginia, there is a Republican establishment) of another legalization is to capture the Hispanic vote. And to “solve immigration forever.”
So, let’s make it clear. Again. In 1988, just two years after the Republican establishment actually delivered the “one-time” amnesty (“we’ll never have to do it again…”), GOP presidential candidate George H.W. Bush lost the Latino vote by 39 points. The all-time modern record harvest was Texan George W. Bush (R), who promised amnesty in his 2004 re-election campaign. And got about 40 percent of the Hispanic vote.
In 2008, Republican John McCain (yes, Virginia – there are RINOS’ too) got 31 percent of the Latino vote despite his desperate foreign-language radio campaign promise of legalization “on day one.”
The record low was Bob Dole at 21 percent in 1996 against incumbent Bill Clinton, who had just implemented landmark, effective border-fence measures in San Diego. An action that sparked wild outrage in the illegal alien lobby. But Democrat Clinton still won. In a landslide. With 72 percent of the Hispanic vote.
Don’t like the legal and accurate term “illegal alien?” “Undocumented Democrat” is just as descriptive – and accurate.
By 2000, according to the then INS, the legalization of 1986 only served to increase illegal immigration. Golly…why? Because rewarding any action creates more of the same. And because the false promises of future border security, future enforcement of temporary visa holder departures and future work place enforcement never happened.
The amnesty of 1986 is in large part the reason for the crushing crisis today. Immigration is not “solved.” It is managed. And we will never have a workable immigration system until we have a genuine, visible and proven policy of enforcement. Including at the workplace.
One of the current – “trust us, we mean it this time, no really!” – promises on legalization is future mandatory, nationwide implementation of the E-Verify system. In about five years. After legalization. Got that?
Who has been negotiating the terms of the promises – including E-Verify – necessary to slide another legalization swindle past the American people? One of the “stake-holders” is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The same people who used their enormous lobbying power to stop E-Verify from being mandatory at its inception. The same Chamber of Commerce that sued multiple times in federal court to stop the requirement that E-Verify be mandatory on federal contracts. The same Chamber of Commerce that went all the way to the Supreme Court trying to stop the E-Verify mandate in Arizona.
The border is not secure. “We’ve seen the number of illegal aliens (crossing) double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening,” an irate Border Patrol agent told Townhall last month.
Right now, the most visible “it’s not amnesty” conspirators in the U.S. Senate include New York Democrat Chuck Schumer, a member of what is called the ‘Gang of Eight’. Schumer delivered the gangster’s promise on Meet the Press earlier this month: “We’ve come to a basic agreement, which is that first, people will be legalized. In other words, not citizens, but they’ll be allowed to work, come out of the shadows, travel. Then, we will make sure the border is secure” he said. With a straight face. (VIDEO: you can see Schumer’s Meet the Press remarks on my MDJ blog)
Office pool anyone? Awarded “probationary-we-aren’t-illegal-anymore” status, how many days would elapse before the now legalized victims of geography would restart the angry rallies demanding “CITIZENSHIP NOW!” while holding up “PROBATIONARY STATUS IS RACIST!” signs?
And how long before the ACLU and La Raza would file a lawsuit for “citizenship processing discrimination?”
The American people put down an amnesty attempt last in 2007. Ask yourself: If they were at all sincere, why didn’t the same people who were selling legalization then dedicate themselves to making the promises become reality before the 2013 legalization promise campaign?
D.A.King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration.
April 11, 2013
Despite this reporter’s claim, the police told us and others that the illegal alien mob numbered “about 1000- 1500.” Whatever…ask yourself if the next batch illegals will stop “looking for a better life” by coming here illegally and if the the marches for amnesty-again would end? Remember 1986.
CBS Atlanta 46
April 9, 2013
What you need to get married in Mexico – Huffington Post
Couples marrying in Mexico must submit passports to the civil registry. Some states require translated and authenticated birth certificates as well. They also must have a proper visa or tourist card issued by a Mexican consulate. In addition, couples marrying in Mexico must take a blood test, get X-rays and provide a certificate from a physician dated within 15 days of the marriage. The medical examination tests for HIV, VDRL (syphilis) and blood type; the exam must take place in Mexico. In cases of remarriage, individuals must submit the divorce decree or death certificate of his or her former spouse, translated into Spanish. Couples should check with the local civil registry office for specific requirements, as there is some variation among Mexican states.
April 3, 2013
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There are currently 4.1 million unemployed Americans with a high school education or less, and many more who don’t count as unemployed because they’ve given up looking for work.
U.S. News & World Report HERE