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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June 15, 2017

IERB compliant – Bulloch County Schools illegal adult education

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Attachment to complaint of June 16, 2017 against Bulloch County Schools

D.A. King

Violation of OCGA 50-36-1: Verification of eligibility for Public Benefits
Adult Education – SAVE affidavit and Secure and Verifiable ID.

Bulloch County Schools is or has been administering adult education classes without collecting the required SAVE affidavit or Secure and Verifiable ID to verify eligibility of the recipient/applicant of this public benefit. Please see attached response to my recent open records request.

Please note internal description of “adult classes” and email traffic with staff at Georgia Southern University in which it is made clear that adult education is offered “regardless of level or visa status.” More on that coming soon.

To ‘pre-rebut’ the sure to come argument that there is “no application” needed to access the taxpayer-funded classes on public property, I note the requirement of the sign-in sheet illustrated in various places in the response attachments and the “register online or by phone “ requirement.

OCGA 50-36-1

(f) (1) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this Code section, an agency or political subdivision providing or administering a public benefit shall require every applicant for such benefit to:

(A) Provide at least one secure and verifiable document, as defined in Code Section 50-36-2, or a copy or facsimile of such document. Any document required by this subparagraph may be submitted by or on behalf of the applicant at any time within nine months prior to the date of application so long as the document remains valid through the licensing or approval period or such other period for which the applicant is applying to receive a public benefit; and

(B) Execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States under federal immigration law; provided, however, that if the applicant is younger than 18 years of age at the time of the application, he or she shall execute the affidavit required by this subparagraph within 30 days after his or her eighteenth birthday. Such affidavit shall affirm that:

(i) The applicant is a United States citizen or legal permanent resident 18 years of age or older; or

(ii) The applicant is a qualified alien or nonimmigrant under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 U.S.C., 18 years of age or older lawfully present in the United States and provide the applicant’s alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.

(2) The state auditor shall create affidavits for use under this subsection and shall keep a current version of such affidavits on the Department of Audits and Accounts’ official website.

D.A. King

IERB – Open records request sent today to DeKalb BOE Re; Literacy Action Inc and contracting to teach adults at Cross Keys High School

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Note: relevant post HERE.

 

Audrey Qualls |Legal Records Specialist

Office of Legal Affairs | DeKalb County School District

1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd | Stone Mountain, GA 30083-1027
Tel: 678.676.0203 | Fax: 678.676.0234
audrey_k_qualls@dekalbschoolsga.org

Ms. Qualls,

Please send me copies of any and all applications and/or bids for contracting with DeKalb Board of Education from Literacy Action Inc.

Please include any contracts, copies of agreements and any and all records showing all payments from DeKalb BOE to Literacy Action, including for the service provided in conducting education classes for the adult parents of Cross Keys High School students as described in a DeKalb response to a complaint pending in the Immigration Enforcement Review Board. Please use inclusive dates of January 1, 2012 through June 15, 2017. Please include copies of all documents that illustrate any bidding process for this service, including bids and emails from other providers or potential contractors.

Thank you,

D.A.King
Marietta

IERB Attachment to my June 16 complaint against DeKalb County Board of Education – Re; Literacy Action Inc.

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Attachment to complaint of June 16, 2017 against DeKalb County Board of Education.

 

In response to a previous complaint from me filed with this enforcement board, DeKalb County Board of Education denies violation of other state law (OCGA 50-36-1) when DeKalb BOE provided education to adults without the required eligibility, using the argument that the BOE did not actually “administer” education services for adults because a private enterprise, Literacy Action Inc., had operated the program. Since the English classes provided to the parents of K-12 students were done on school board property and in the name of Cross Keys High School, it is logical to assume that Literacy Action Inc. served as a contractor for the BOE.

Using Georgia’s open records law, I have requested the contractor E-Verify affidavit that should have been offered and collected before accepting bids – if in fact there were bids – on this transaction and before hiring Literacy Action Inc. to conduct education classes for adults at Georgia tax-payers expense.

According to state law, OCGA 13-10-91
(b) (1) A public employer shall not enter into a contract for the physical performance of services unless the contractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program. Before a bid for any such service is considered by a public employer, the bid shall include a signed, notarized affidavit from the contractor attesting to the following:

(A) The affiant has registered with, is authorized to use, and uses the federal work authorization program;

(B) The user identification number and date of authorization for the affiant;

(C) The affiant will continue to use the federal work authorization program throughout the contract period; and

(D) The affiant will contract for the physical performance of services in satisfaction of such contract only with subcontractors who present an affidavit to the contractor with the same information required by subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of this paragraph.

DeKalb BOE has responded to my request with the reply that the E-Verify affidavit does not exist. Please see attached response. The BOE hired a contractor illegally.

DeKalb BOE is in violation of yet another state law designed to protect Georgians.
I ask for sanctions that will possibly create some respect for the rule of law.

D.A. King

Response to my open records request to DeKalb County Board of Education Re; hiring contractor to teach adults English

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Dear Mr. King,

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 50-18-71 (b) (1) (A), responsive records do not exist. If we can provide further assistance, please contact our office.

Thank you,
_____________________________
Audrey Qualls |Legal Records Specialist
Office of Legal Affairs | DeKalb County School District
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd | Stone Mountain, GA 30083-1027
Tel: 678.676.0203 | Fax: 678.676.0234
audrey_k_qualls@dekalbschoolsga.org

http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/legal-affairs/#tab-9a89bbe921f46756671

Please note: June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017, the School District’s AIC summer hours are: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM;Closed on Friday

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Subject: Open Records Request

Open Records Request
Name
D.A. King
Email
Dking1952@comcast.net
Phone
404-0316-6712
Message
12 June 2017

Open records request

To whom it may concern:

Including the documents attesting to use of the federal E-Verify program, please send me copies of any/all documents that reflect the bidding process from contractors who were considered for the purpose of teaching English to the adult parents of students in the K-12 system of DeKalb Board of Education.

Please also include the E-Verify affidavit collected from the contractor hired for this purpose, Literacy Action Inc., 100 Edgewood Ave NE #600, Atlanta, GA 30303 as required under language of OCGA 13-10-91.

Thank you,

D.A. King
2984 Lowe Trail
Marietta, Ga. 30066
404-316-6712

OCGA 13-10-91
b) (1) A public employer shall not enter into a contract for the physical performance of services unless the contractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program. Before a bid for any such service is considered by a public employer, the bid shall include a signed, notarized affidavit from the contractor attesting to the following:

(A) The affiant has registered with, is authorized to use, and uses the federal work authorization program;

(B) The user identification number and date of authorization for the affiant;

(C) The affiant will continue to use the federal work authorization program throughout the contract period; and

(D) The affiant will contract for the physical performance of services in satisfaction of such contract only with subcontractors who present an affidavit to the contractor with the same information required by subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of this paragraph.

An affidavit required by this subsection shall be considered an open public record once a public employer has entered into a contract for physical performance of services; provided, however, that any information protected from public disclosure by federal law or by Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50 shall be redacted. Affidavits shall be maintained by the public employer for five years from the date of receipt.

(2) A contractor shall not enter into any contract with a public employer for the physical performance of services unless the contractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program.

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