ACTION NEEDED: Eight state House seats are in special election mode. If you let them, many of the candidates will shy away from talking the crime of illegal immigration. Don’t let them, even if it isn’t your district.
FACT: According to DHS, Georgia ranks number seven in the nation in its population of illegal aliens and has more illegals than Arizona. Before he stopped even mentioning this crime, Republican Georgia Governor Nathan Deal used an estimate of “$2.4 billion” as the annual cost of illegal immigration to Georgia taxpayers. This dwarfs the controversial and much-publicized recent Republican/Chamber of Commerce – pushed $1 billion dollar annual tax increase for highways and bridges.
It has always been the publicly stated intent of the Republican-controlled state legislature to oppose illegal immigration. We should strive to elect pro-enforcement candidates in the coming special elections.
FACT: Illegal aliens who have been rewarded by Obama with “deferred action” on deportation are still illegal aliens. While the Obama admin says they have “lawful presence” due to the work permits and SSNs he gave them illegally, DHS and the Obama DOJ make it clear that they are still illegal aliens who do not have ‘legal status.” Howling that his illegal amnesty was ‘for the children,” Obama expanded the DACA program by removing any age limit and then created another illegal amensty “for the parents’ called “DAPA” in November, 2014. His incrementalism is easy to see. Georgia is one of 26 states suing the Obama administration to stop the DACA expansion and implementation of the DAPA amnesty.
FACT: Right now, more than 15,000 illegal aliens have a Georgia drivers license and we are now offering unemployment compensation to the illegals with deferred action on deportation.
FACT: Decades-old Georgia law prevented all illegal aliens from accessing a drivers license, a state ID card and most public benefits. But it was written using the term “without lawful presence” to exclude illegals. Now, because of Obama’s illegal amnesty, the state law needs to be changed to require only applicants with “legal status” to be eligible for a DL, ID card and most public benefits.
FACT: Since 2006, many bills under the Gold Dome were passed aimed at deterring illegal immigration in Georgia. Having become law, many of these rules are now ignored and enforcement is considered optional by far too many in Georgia government.
Special election candidates should be urged to defy the Chamber of Commerce, the Democrat party and the Establishment Republicans by taking a clear pro-enforcement position in their campaigns. Many seem to be trying to ignore illegal immigration and illegal employment altogether.
Message points for all candidates:
1) We want to hear your clear position on illegal immigration in Georgia and we want to hear specifically what you plan to do to deter that crime if elected to the Georgia House. According to Obama’s own DHS, the illegal aliens that Obama has rewarded with delayed deportation are still illegal aliens.
2) Right now, more than 15,000 illegal aliens have obtained a Georgia drivers license or state ID card and are accessing public benefits. Besides our jobs and benefits, we are providing unemployment benefits to illegal aliens. Only candidates who pledge to change state law ending this practice cane considered “pro-enforcement.” We want to hear that you are against the current on-going state level amnesty that matches the intent of President Barack Obama.
3) With a cost of more than $2.4 billion each year, illegal immigration is not a separate issue from our taxes, educational services, transportation, law enforcement, health care or quality of life.
We will only support Rule of Law legislators.