June 21, 2017

An open letter to Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board Re; City of Atlanta refuses mulligan gift from unproductive IERB – request IERB members recommend abolishment of the board

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Photo: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signs HB 87 into law, My, 2011

 

June 22, 2017

An open letter to Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board

Re; City of Atlanta refuses mulligan gift from unproductive IERB – request IERB members recommend abolishment of the board

“And Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said Deal intended his appointees to the board to take a hard line on immigration. “Gov. Deal signed this piece of legislation (HB 87) into law not so that it could be neutered and used as window dressing,” Robinson said. “This immigration law is meant to have teeth. We want it to be enforced.” – 2011

Dear members of the IERB,

After no little trouble on my part, nearly a year ago I filed a valid complaint against the City of Atlanta because they refused to protect public benefits according to state law which received much national news coverage when it was created in 2006 and international media attention the last time it was modified (2011).

OCGA 50-36-1 clearly requires all agencies that administer public benefits – including business licenses/occupational tax certificates – to follow simple and standardized procedures to help insure that applicants are eligible and are not illegal aliens. The City of Atlanta acknowledged their Business License office was not following the state law, but defiantly defended themselves by saying they were in compliance with their own city ordinance on the process.

The IERB made a unanimous decision that my complaint is accurate and that City of Atlanta was in violation and sent me this letter to that effect. The IERB “requested” that Atlanta take remedial action to correct the estimated six thousand violations that occurred over the course of five years.

While I awaited a meaningful sanction from the board on which you serve, apparently a procedural error was discovered which caused the entire hearing process on my complaint to be repeated from the beginning.

The original finding of violation had zero effect on the defense from the City of Atlanta in the second version of your proceedings. Their lawyer brought in the same witness to make the same Ground Hog Day claim: ‘we are in compliance with city law…and since state law doesn’t mention non-profit businesses, we think the law is ambiguous and difficult to obey or understand…’

I have received a second letter from the IERB with the same finding of violation and the same ‘request’ that Atlanta obey the law. We should all be so lucky in our own business and daily responsibilities under the law. “Window dressing” indeed.

I write today to make it clear that it is my assumption that the current delay in further IERB action and a meaningful punishment is intended to allow the City of Atlanta time to now begin compliance and escape any sanctions by simply stating they have stopped their violations. State law allows the IERB to impose punishments that will deter other agencies from future violations.

Having had similar experience with the IERB since its inception, I offer the request that if there is no intention of real use of authority in investigation of further violations or any real sanctions for clear violations of the law over which you have authority, the board members admit there is no reason for the board to exist and to explain that premise to the General Assembly and the people of Georgia.

The pervasive official attitude across the state is that 2011’s HB 87 and all laws aimed at the crime of illegal immigration can easily be treated as optional in Georgia. The IERB and so far, the Attorney General’s office have done nothing to change that perception. I am aware that state law allows the AG’s office to prosecute violations of the three laws over which the IERB has preview totally separately and in addition to whatever action the board takes – or does not take.

As you know, I have more than ten additional complaints pending with the board. I have little confidence in fair resolution. I am now beginning the process of seeking assistance for a remedy in the court system, where adjudication of violations of state law have a better chance of seeing real, wholehearted attention and justice. I am not going to ignore the board’s inaction despite the fact that the governor, the legislature and Atlanta’s media does exactly that.

While I am aware some board members sincerely strive for an equal application of the law, I hope that you will all make recommendations to the General Assembly to disband the IERB and allow a workable, enthusiastic justice system that actually uses investigative authority to take over.

I also note here that I have a great deal of trouble recalling more than one meeting or hearing since the board’s creation in 2011 that saw attendance by the entire board membership.

Including in the “watch-dog media,” to my experienced knowledge, I am the only person in Georgia who pays attention to compliance on the illegal immigration legislation passed by the General assembly and signed into law by Governor Deal or investigates obvious violations.

D.A. King
Marietta

Confirmed today: Literacy Action Inc. is operating in Decatur, Georgia without the required business license – here are the board members

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Note; According to the DeKalb County Board of Education, Literacy action Inc. has been teaching adult education classes for the BOE.

Business License

Literacy Action Inc. board

 

 

Althea Broughton, Chair

Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP

Brandon Marzo

Troutman Sanders LLP

Addison Meriwether, Vice Chair

Cushman & Wakefield

Dr. Meca Mohammed

GLISI

Ray Cirone

Deloitte Tax LLP

Rebekah Henry Murphy

Junior League of Atlanta

Celena Evans

Cox Automotive

Anthony Olinger

Cox Automotive

Iris Feinberg

Georgia State University

Dr. Ruth Parker

Emory University

Barbara Felix

Wells Fargo

David Peterson

Community Volunteer

Deirdra Glover

Conserte Consulting

James Rodgers

J.O. Rodgers & Associates

Ashley Hamilton

Cox Enterprises

JaKathryn Ross

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Melanee Haywood

Delta Air Lines

Lesley Solomon

Alston & Bird LLP

David LaWare

GE

Rho Thomas

Kilpatrick Townsend

Lauren Lambiase

Georgia Power

Leon J. Trum III

PwC LLP

Brian Lay

EY

Michael Turner

UPS

Renee Livsey

IBM

Michael Wall

Inivision

Calvin Wright

Community Volunteer

“You’re fired” rally – Americans who saw their jobs taken by foreign guest workers on the H-1B visa and outsourcing schemes will rally outside the White House before President Trump’s meeting with India’s Prime Minister

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Americans who saw their jobs taken by foreign guest workers on the H-1B visa and outsourcing schemes will rally outside the White House before President Trump’s meeting with India’s Prime Minister.

 

IERB DeKalb BOE/Cross Keys compliant – email traffic in response to my open records request to City of Decatur for information on business license for Literacy Action Inc.

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sent June 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM in reply to Ms. Mowatt

Ms. Mowatt,

Odd. Thanks.
FYI – Please see the website for that business here. https://literacyaction.org (see “contact” for Decatur address)
Also, I respectfully repeat that in response Glinton R. Darien, Assistant Legal Officer at DeKalb BOE specifically told the Georgia Immigration Enforcement Review Board that Literacy Action Inc. has conducted/administered adult education classes for the BOE – see the 3rd page here, under paragraph marked “Fourth”.

Thank you again for the insight.

D.A. King

On Jun 21, 2017, at 10:01 AM, Roslyn Mowatt wrote:

Mr. King,

Actually, I made the typo in my letter. My apologies. The City’s search used the correct name, Literacy Action Inc., and there are no records for that name and as stated in my letter, there is no business registered at the address 515 E. Ponce de Leon.
If you wish to make a different Open Records request, please submit to the City’s Open Records Officer as you did previously. This office is not authorized to accept Open Records requests on behalf of the City.

Thank you,

Roslyn S. Mowatt
Attorney at Law, Of Counsel
Wilson, Morton & Downs, LLC
Two Decatur TownCenter
125 Clairemont Ave., Suite 420
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 377-3638 phone
(404) 941-3456 fax
Rmowatt@wmdlegal.com

The information in this transmission is privileged and confidential, and is intended only for the recipient(s) listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient(s) nor a person responsible for the delivery of this transmission to the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified than any unauthorized distribution or copying of this transmission is prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please destroy all copies of the transmission immediately and notify us immediately at 404.377.3638.

From: D.A. King [mailto:dking1952@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:42 AM
To: Roslyn Mowatt
Subject: Re: Open Records request to Decatur

Please forgive my typo. Correct name is Literacy Action Inc. ( not Literary) – their website gives Decatur address as 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA . 30030
Please send me copies of requested documents using corrected name.
Thank you
D.A. King

Sent from my iPad

On Jun 21, 2017, at 9:05 AM, Roslyn Mowatt wrote:

Mr. King,
Please see the attached.

Roslyn S. Mowatt
Attorney at Law, Of Counsel
Wilson, Morton & Downs, LLC
Two Decatur TownCenter
125 Clairemont Ave., Suite 420
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 377-3638 phone
(404) 941-3456 fax
Rmowatt@wmdlegal.com

The information in this transmission is privileged and confidential, and is intended only for the recipient(s) listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient(s) nor a person responsible for the delivery of this transmission to the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified than any unauthorized distribution or copying of this transmission is prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please destroy all copies of the transmission immediately and notify us immediately at 404.377.3638.

 

June 20, 2017

IERB- Open records – City of Atlanta responds to my latest open records request, Re; Literary Action Inc.

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From: DOFBusinessOffice
Subject: RE: Open records request – Re; Literacy Action Inc.
Date: June 16, 2017 at 4:20:54 PM EDT
To: “‘DKing1952@comcast.net'”
Cc: “Clerk, Municipal” , DOFBusinessOffice , Records

Greetings,

Your Open Records Request to the City of Atlanta, Department of Finance was received on Monday, June 12, 2017. This correspondence will provide the City’s response to your request pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70, et seq. Specifically, you requested the following:

Copies of the original application for a business license/ occupational tax certificate for Literacy Action Inc., 100 Edgewood Ave NE #600, Atlanta, GA 30303
Application and E-Verify and SAVE affidavits required by OCGA 36-60-6 and OCGA 50-36-1, respectively, for renewal of the business license occupational tax certificate/ for Literary Action Inc. for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Please be advised that the Department of Finance does not have documents in its custody or control that are responsive to your request; and, therefore, there are no documents to make available to you.

Thanks,
DOF Business Office Team

Department of Finance | Business Office
City of Atlanta | City Hall Tower | Office of the Chief Financial Officer
68 Mitchell Street SW, Suite 11100 | Atlanta, GA 30303
t: 404.330.6430 | f: 404.658.6667
e: dofbusinessoffice@atlantaga.gov | w: www.atlantaga.gov

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Attention Rep Drew Ferguson: Our friend Carolyn Henderson has a letter to the editor in her local newspaper today about her Republican congressman and his lack of concern on immigration-related matters in Georgia

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Republican Congressman Drew Furguson

Times-Georgian (Carroll County, Georgia) today: Letters to the editor

Dear Editor,

I was stunned to recently learn that my congressman, Drew Furgeson, is not a co-signer and apparently does not support a bill in Washington DC (HR 997) that is aimed at making English the official language of the United States. I cannot think of anything that would serve to unite our very diverse “nation of immigrants” more than a common and official language – and like most Americans, I proudly choose English. It is crazy that the USA has no official language.

HR 997 was introduced in early this year and now has more than forty co-sponsors. Amazingly, only three of these co-sponsors are from Georgia. Mr. Furguson is not one of them.

I am also dismayed and quite frustrated that Furguson is not helping with something called the Davis – Oliver Act, (HR 2431) which is named after two California law enforcement officers murdered by a criminal illegal alien. Among other things, the bill, introduced by conservative Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, would ensure that state and local law enforcement officials would always have the authority to enforce federal immigration laws. It would also end the ability of future presidents to shut down immigration enforcement for political purposes – as Barack Obama did.

It is beginning to be clear that many of the Republicans that real conservative Georgia voters send to Washington need constant supervision when it comes to choosing between the anti-enforcement lobby on immigration and the desires of the huge majority of Americans who want our government to operate in English.

How many languages can we assimilate to? Why are so few Georgia congressmen willing to help with passing the commonsense immigration enforcement promises that got President Trump elected? What about we the people? How many Americans must die at the hands of illegals before we take charge of our own country?

Carolyn Henderson
Carrollton, GA 30116

HERE

June 18, 2017

Local father mourns loss of son, says he has hope for future with Trump

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Cherokee Tribune Ledger

Today

Local father mourns loss of son, says he has hope for future with Trump

Billy Inman hasn’t received a Father’s Day card in 17 years, after his son, Dustin, was killed when an immigrant in the country illegally drove into the family car at a red light while the Inmans were on their way to the north Georgia Mountains in 2000.

“(The years he’s been gone has) been a year longer than my son was alive,” Billy Inman said. Dustin Inman was 16 years old when he was killed.

Kathy Inman, Billy Inman’s wife, suffered a severe brain injury that’s left her in a wheelchair and requires her to visit doctors multiple times a week for her ailments, he said.

This week marks the 17th anniversary of his son’s death, he said, with little change for his wife’s medical condition and capturing the man who’s responsible, Inman said. But it also marks the anniversary of another day, when Inman said he started to see a little change in the problem he’s fought against for almost two decades.

On June 16, 2015, Inman said he sat and watched, along with other Americans, as Donald Trump announced his run for the 2016 presidential election and condemned Mexico for allowing its illegal immigrants to pour into the country.

“My mouth just flew open,” Inman said.

Illegal immigration is an issue, he said, where his concerns were ignored, despite his own experience and attempts to raise awareness.

Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez, the man charged with Dustin Inman’s death, is accused of slamming his car into the Inmans in Ellijay at 60 mph and fleeing from authorities while being transported to the hospital for his own injuries. He’s believed to have fled to Mexico, Billy Inman said, and a letter Inman received from the Department of Justice last year states the Mexican government will not extradite its citizens to the United States for vehicular homicide charges.

“It’s still a problem and everybody is jumping on Trump for doing this, but this is what got him elected,” he said. “I feel it in my heart, this is what got Donald Trump elected as president of the United States.”

Every year since his son’s death, Inman said he’s spoken with politicians about illegal immigration, who always give their condolences but fail to act. Under Trump’s administration, he said he’s finally starting to see progress.

“Why did it take Donald Trump to do something about this problem?” he asked.

Inman said he understands why someone would want to come to the U.S., and sympathized that the process was too long and complicated. He has no ill will against those who come here legally and isn’t racist, he said, but the country shouldn’t be a sanctuary for those who reside here illegally.

“There’s too many people passing the buck and turning a blind eye,” he said.

When asked what people could do on a local level to help with the problem, Inman said they can speak with their vote.

“I never voted until this happened,” he said. “Because I feel like politics is a club.”

His desire for justice has connected Inman with several politicians in hopes to solve illegal immigration, Inman said. The Dustin Inman Society, a coalition formed to secure American borders and fight against illegal immigration, was named in honor of Dustin Inman and led by D.A. King.

Through his efforts, Inman said he and his wife have been invited to Washington, D.C., four times, including the inauguration for President Trump in January. However, Kathy Inman’s health was not in good condition for travel until April, he said

The Inmans visited leadership members of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including Thomas Homan, the acting director of the agency, along with seven other families whose relatives had died at the hands of illegal immigrants, Inman said.
“I think I talked with (the other families) for years on the computer and I never got to meet these people,” he said. “It was truly an honor.”

A GoFundMe account to help the Inmans with their medical bills was created in December 2016. So far, they’ve raised $3,010 of their $10,000 goal. Billy Inman said the funds have helped him pay for his wife’s caretakers, who cost somewhere between $14 to $25 an hour while he himself only makes $16 an hour and works three days a week as a truck driver.

“I want to make some sort of normal life,” he said. “I try to make the best of my life and thank God and make it to the end of the month.”

The last Father’s Day present he received from his son is a Jeff Foxworthy “You might be a redneck …” T-shirt, Inman said, which hangs on a wall in his home. His dreams, he said, of camping up in the north Georgia mountains and teaching grandchildren to hunt and fish are shot.

“I feel like such a failure,” he said for not being able to capture Dustin’s killer.

The only thing that will put this issue to rest, is the capture of Harrell-Gonzalez, Inman said. He’s been unable to turn the next page of his life, he said, and move on.

“When the man is held accountable, I can turn this page,” he said. “… I wish what happened to my son wouldn’t happen to anyone else.”

To make a contribution to help the Inmans afford their medical expenses, visit www.gofundme.com/help-billy-and-kathy-inman.

June 17, 2017

American family separation: It’s not a “Happy Father’s Day” in Georgia – Billy Inman writes on the seventeenth anniversary of his only child’s death at the hands of an illegal alien

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Billy and Kathy Inman, 2016 CBS 46, Atlanta

 

Yesterday marked seventeen years since a horrific traffic crash in which sixteen year-old Dustin Inman was killed by an illegal alien to whom the state of North Carolina issued a drivers license and to whom someone gave a job. The illegal alien had encounters with local law enforcement several times prior to ruining the Inman family’s world but was released each time. Dustin was the only child of a salt-of-the-earth Woodstock, Georgia family, Billy and Kathy Inman. Dustin’s killer escaped custody shortly after the incident and has not been re-captured. The U.S. government has told the Inmans’ that he is in Mexico and cannot be extradited.

(Personal note: We will not forget that the topic of immigration has been treated as radioactive by all concerned – and victims like the Inmans’ have been ignored in the seemingly endless, big-money political campaign in Georgia’s 6th District where I live.)

Below is draft of a letter Billy Inman sent to us to pass on. A version of this letter was published in the Gilmer County News – the county in which Dustin was killed. You can reach out to the Inmans’ at Billy’s e-address: lookin4em@ (yahoo.com) or on Billy Inman’s Facebook page.

D.A. King

 

Hey folks this is Billy Inman. This Father’s Day weekend marks seventeen years since the tragic day we lost our son Dustin who would have been 33 years old now.

His Mom, my wife Kathy, is in the shape she is today – in constant pain in a wheelchair and dealing with doctors every week – because an illegal alien Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez (an “everyday illegal alien”) slammed into our car at an estimated 62 mile an hour and still hasn’t been held accountable for the horrific pain he caused our family.

Our government knows where Gonzalo is but they say there’s nothing they can do about it because he’s in Mexico. (note: here is a letter from DOJ to the Inman family) But it happened here and I want to thank President Trump for what he has done on illegal immigration and I believe that’s what got him elected. I got to meet him back in October. I feel he wants the best for America and his handshake truly has meant the world to me.

Dustin Inman, forever sixteen

We have been invited to Washington several times but Kathy’s condition caused by the illegal alien forced us to cancel three times. In April, the government flew us to Washington for the opening of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) which is an official an advocate to help victims of illegal aliens created by President Trump.

I truly hope something will be done so that you won’t have to go through what my family has. It’s not right. Our thanks to President Trump and all who have helped battle this problem.

This shouldn’t be a sanctuary for illegal aliens and those who have fled the U.S. for the crimes they have committed should be brought back for justice.

Billy Inman, Dustin’s Dad
Woodstock, Ga. June, 2017

June 16, 2017

AJC #GA06 poll – front page Sunday, June 11

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AJC #GA06 poll – front page Sunday, June 11

GA 6th voters opinions from AJC poll:

Illegal immigration Very/somewhat concerned – 67% 

Climate change Very/somewhat concerned – 66%

Traffic/transportation Extremely/very important issue – 46%

Abortion Extremely/very important issue – 23%

After this, the editors and at least one Tweet from an AJC reporter/blogger went with the headline “Most Georgia 6th voters very concerned about climate change.”

June 16, 2017 8:59 AM – Karen Handel campaign radio ad, paid for by Karen Handel for Congress Inc. Johnny Isakson speaking. (listen carefully for mention of immigration)

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