September 6, 2017

Open records request sent to Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center asking for required documents associated with public benefits

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Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center / Cobb County School District.
Cobb Center  | 240 Barber Road  |  Marietta, GA 30060  |  Phone: (678) 594-8011 Ext. 245   |  FAX: (678) 594-8015
Paulding Center   | 11 Courthouse Square   | Dallas, GA 30132   |  Phone: (770) 443-1660   |  FAX: (770) 443-6320

Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center / Cobb County School District

To: Ms. Margaret Halstead

Please regard this email as my official open records request for copies of the below documents.

Please send me copies of all forms, affidavits and applications for registration and admission to the ESL Adult education classes advertised in this webpage sponsored by Cobb County Schools.

Please include all public benefits affidavits and copies of secure and verifiable ID as required in OCGA 50-36-1.

I understand there may be some redaction.

Please contact me with any questions. Please forward this request if I have sent it to the wrong department.

Thank you,

D.A. King

Marietta, Ga. 30066

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reply: 2:24 PM the next day.

Mr. King,

In order to process your open records request, we will need you to submit it directly to openrecords@cobbk12.org as indicated on our website and in accordance with OCGA § 50-18-70 et al.

Thanks,

Kelly Moore
Open Records Clerk
Policy, Planning & Student Support
Cobb County School District
Phone 770-514-3870
Fax 678-594-7778
openrecords@cobbk12.org

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September 13, 2017:

Mr. King,

I wanted to confirm receipt and inform you of a delay in responding to your request. Cobb County School District offices were closed on September 11 and 12 due to the weather, therefore you can expect to receive a response from us by the end of the business day Thursday, September 14th.

Thanks,

Kelly Moore
Open Records Clerk
Policy, Planning & Student Support
Cobb County School District
Phone 770-514-3870
Fax 678-594-7778
openrecords@cobbk12.org

 

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Sept. 14, 2017:

Very sorry. You are correct. My oversight. Please send me copies from dates July 1, 2012 to 15 Sept., 2017.

dak
On Sep 14, 2017, at 5:00 PM, OpenRecords <OpenRecords@cobbk12.org> wrote:

Mr. King,

I am responding to your email submitted under the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50- 18-70 et. seq. Your request is included below.

In reviewing the responsive documents to your request, I realized that you did not specify a timeframe for which you are seeking this documentation. Also, I wanted to make sure that I have interpreted your request correctly.

To confirm your request, I have attached a sample set of documentation in which we believe to be responsive to the request below. Please review and confirm that these are documents you are seeking. Additionally, please confirm for which school years you would like to receive the documents. Once you have confirmed this information, we will be able to provide an accurate time and cost estimate for the full production of documents.

Thanks,

Kelly Moore
Open Records Clerk
Policy, Planning & Student Support
Cobb County School District
Phone 770-514-3870
Fax 678-594-7778
openrecords@cobbk12.org
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Initial responses to open records requests and any applicable exemptions are based upon general knowledge of documentation types and the relationship of the requestor to the record(s). Noted exemptions may or may not be applicable to the records upon production. Additional exemption may also be identified upon the actual review of the records if they were not available at the time of the response. The final list of redactions that apply to any record produced will be identified in the final response in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72(b). To the extent that the open records request is related to any pending litigation matters involving the school district, please be advised the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-71(e), requires that you send a copy of your request to counsel for the school district: Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers at 49 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

DACA amnesty every decade? Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson says congress should sort out a system for future illegal alien “children”

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Maybe we can look forward to an amnesty for ‘the children‘ every ten years or so?

 

From the AJC today:

“Children who received status under President Obama’s deferred action executive order should not be punished for their parents’ choices. Congress should protect these young people while also working toward stronger measures to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws going forward.”

Missing from that statement, you may notice, is any mention of the president. When we caught up with Isakson later on Tuesday afternoon, he offered no criticism of the president.

“DACA was in place because of an executive order (note from D.A.King – no, it wasn’t. It was created with a memo). The new executive has decided to rescind the application of DACA for the future and left it to Congress,” he said.

–> As for Congress, Isakson said, “It’s time we start doing something.” That includes grandfathering the current DACA kids into the system and sorting out a system for future children in similar situations, he said.

 

Georgia Rep. Opposes birthright citizenship and amnesty! Karen Handel in a telephone townhall as reported by AJC

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U.S. Rep Karen Handel = photo, Slate.com

 

We are guessing she also loves apple pie. And that this comforts many of her voters.

 

From the AJC Political Insider blog September 1, 2017.

“U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell , told constituents listening on a “telephone town hall” Wednesday night that she opposes birthright citizenship that courts have long held is conferred by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “I think on immigration we have to move forward in a stepwise way. I do not support birthright citizenship, No. 1. No. 2, I’m not supportive of amnesty,” Handel said during a telephone town hall on Wednesday night.

 

#DDS Georgia Attorney General files motion to dismiss my amateur effort to force Georgia Dept of Driver Services to admit they issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens – their motion wins

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City of Atlanta Passes Sanctuary City Resolution – Georgia has more illegal aliens than Arizona

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The below sanctuary Resolution was passed by the Atlanta City Council on September 5, 2017

A SANCTUARY CITY RESOLUTION BY ATLANTA COUNCILMEMBER KWANZA HALL

A RESOLUTION OF THE ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL TO STRENGTHEN THE CITY’S COMMITMENT TO BEING A WELCOMING CITY, TO SUPPORT RECIPIENTS OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA), TO PROTECT OUR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES AND TO UPHOLD THE 4TH AND 14TH AMENDMENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

WHEREAS, In June of 2012 President Obama ordered the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)to protect and create opportunities for immigrants who came to the country as children; and

WHEREAS, the end of DACA will result in over 800,000 people nationally and 28,000 in Georgia, many of whom are immigrant youth, becoming vulnerable to aggressive raids, deadly detention centers and life-altering deportations that already affect immigrants not benefiting from the program.

WHEREAS, DACA recipients, who were brought to the US as minor children, have grown up in Georgia, are working and attending school, and are fulfilling critical roles in our economy and communities; and

WHEREAS, while DACA can never take the place of comprehensive immigration reform, it provides an important stop-gap measure for supporting a rising generation of diverse young people who love this country and are faithfully working to improve it; and

WHEREAS, on October 22nd, 2013 the City of Atlanta became a Welcoming City, a national grassroots effort that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and native-born Americans, and has worked since then to identify opportunities to engage Atlanta’s global immigrant communities and further immigrants’ role in building our local economy; and

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta is not a 287g contracted entity and is not responsible for federal immigration affairs within the city limits; and

WHEREAS, the United States Constitution and the 4th Amendment protects “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized:” and

WHEREAS, the United States Constitution and the 14th Amendment ensures that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws;” and

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta is a member of the national Cities for Action coalition which holds the mission to create stronger and safer cities by driving the national debate, embracing new immigrants, and engaging with stakeholders to win on immigration policies.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GA that the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is opposed and Atlanta’s commitment to the protection of all people’s civil and human rights is affirmed;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Atlanta Police Department shall not detain or extend the detention of any individual at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless ICE first presents the Atlanta Police Department with a judicially issued warrant authorizing such detention.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in particular, Atlanta Police Department officials shall not arrest, detain, extend the detention of, transfer custody of, or transport anyone solely on the basis of an immigration detainer or an administrative immigration warrant, including an administrative immigration warrant in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that at no time may the Atlanta Police Department detain a subject for additional time beyond when the criminal matter allows release solely to notify ICE of the subject’s release or to facilitate transfer to ICE.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Atlanta Police Department shall not treat a detainer or request for notification as an indication that an individual is unlawfully present.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that prior to any investigative interview of an individual in Atlanta Police Department’s custody, ICE must notify the subject inmate’s attorney, provide a reasonable opportunity for counsel to be present during the interview, and certify to the Atlanta Police Department that this notice and opportunity has occurred.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any person who alleges a violation of this policy may file a written complaint for investigation with the Atlanta Police Department and with the internal complaints division of the Atlanta Police Department.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the members of the Georgia Congressional delegation.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this resolution is effective immediately upon approval.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing end of DACA – VIDEO we enjoy watching

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Barack Obama on DACA “I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the Executive Branch to make it happen. I’m committed to making it happen, but I’ve got to have some partnersto do it. … The main thing we have to do to stop deportations is to change the laws. … [T]he most important thing that we can do is to change the law because the way the system works – again, I just want to repeat, I’m president, I’m not king. If Congress has laws on the books that says that people who are here who are not documented have to be deported, then I can exercise some flexibility in terms of where we deploy our resources, to focus on people who are really causing problems as a opposed to families who are just trying to work and support themselves. But there’s a limit to the discretion that I can show because I am obliged to execute the law. That’s what the Executive Branch means. I can’t just make the laws up by myself. So the most important thing that we can do is focus on changing the underlying laws.” (10/25/10)

September 4, 2017

FAST FACT: 22 Times President Obama Said He Couldn’t Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law

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FAST FACT: 22 Times President Obama Said He Couldn’t Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law

HERE

August 30, 2017

Why less is sometimes more when it comes to immigration – repeating Barbara Jordan

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“Barbara Jordan, the woman who led Clinton’s immigration-reform commission and made recommendations similar to some of what appears in the RAISE Act, was a better spokesperson. She was an African-American Democrat who had been active in the civil rights movement.”

 

photo: Reuters

 

The Week

August 29, 2017

Why less is sometimes more when it comes to immigration
James Antle III

Supporting modest immigration restrictions is a perfectly mainstream position. And yet, it has gotten zero support from presidents of either party for 36 years, save for President Bill Clinton briefly entertaining the recommendations of his immigration-reform commission in the 1990s.

Until now, that is. Among the many fights President Trump has picked in recent weeks, his endorsement of legislation that more closely resembles the immigration reforms Clinton abandoned than those pushed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama might actually be a good use of his quickly dwindling political capital.

Buried beneath the bluster of his Phoenix rally last week, Trump briefly made the case. “Years of uncontrolled immigration have placed enormous pressure on the jobs and wages of working families, and they’ve put great burdens on local schools and hospitals,” he said. “While this may be good for a handful of special interests, it’s unfair to working people of all backgrounds all throughout our country. We want every American community to succeed, including our immigrant communities, but they can’t do that if we don’t control our borders.”

Porous borders aren’t the only sense in which immigration is “uncontrolled.” The United States admits about 1 million legal immigrants per year. Only 140,000 enter for primarily employment-based reasons. Two-thirds come in based on who their family members are, touching off a wave of chain migration in which new legal immigrants come in, followed by their family members, who are followed by theirs in perpetuity.

That means a lot of new immigrants are unskilled relative to the American labor force, (mostly) unintentionally adding competition to less skilled U.S. workers at the lower and middle ends of the income scale. This group disproportionately includes American-born people of color and other recent immigrants.

A Trump-backed bill introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) would create a point system for employment-based immigration, prioritizing English proficiency, technical skills, and job offers. It would also limit family reunification preferences to spouses and minor children, in the process reducing mostly lower-skilled immigration. (Elderly parents of these legal immigrants who require care would be eligible for temporary, renewable visas.)

The RAISE Act, as it is called, probably can’t pass in its current form or under the present composition of the Senate. But it reopens an important debate more than a decade of “comprehensive immigration reform” talk has suppressed. The cuts to legal immigration (from 1 million annually to half a million over a decade) are no more drastic than the increases (from 1 million to 2 million) envisioned by the failed Gang of Eight in 2013.

Some more modest reforms along these lines could perhaps be enacted in exchange for a humane legislative solution for the “DREAMers” caught in the Deferred for Childhood Arrivals program’s legal limbo. The Cotton-Perdue effort is also a countervailing force against those who say immigration must always go up, never down, and must be crafted for the benefit of those who hire nannies rather than workers with high school diplomas.

Yes, more people always means more GDP — by definition. That by itself doesn’t mean much for the most vulnerable Americans who are in direct competition with low-skilled foreign labor. The net impact on the country as a whole is often a wash, but the benefits and costs aren’t distributed evenly.

There are other factors, ranging from global trade to automation, that are arguably more important to these American workers than immigration. But there is no obvious way to reverse many of those trends at a manageable cost. Regulating immigration is a legitimate function of government in a way that repealing the field of robotics is not.

The uninterrupted inflows are also sapping many Americans’ sense of national solidarity, slowing the pace of immigrant assimilation and fueling native resentments. Increasing competition for workers who are disproportionately black and Latino to lower living costs for the affluent or importing low-wage foreign workers to help pay for the retirement of Trump voters does not seem conducive to the social harmony we so desperately need in a post-Charlottesville world…   MORE  HERE.

August 29, 2017

Karen Handel’s immigration blurb on her campaign website before she was elected to congress

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“Immigration
True national security means securing our borders. The current immigration system is broken, and we MUST fix it. We need to build a wall along our southern border, demand immigration laws be enforced, improve the reliability of temporary visa programs, and create a viable guest worker program. While I understand and appreciate that we are a nation of immigrants, and believe we should be welcoming of those wish to migrate to our great country, we are also a nation of laws, and our laws must be respected.” HERE 

August 25, 2017

J.P. Morgan’s Hate List – more ‘hate facts’ about the parasitic SPLC

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From cetusnews.com

More ‘hate facts’ about the parasitic SPLC. Also published in the Wall Street Journal

“And the single biggest effort undertaken by the SPLC? Fundraising. On the organization’s 2015 IRS 990 form it declared $10 million of direct fundraising expenses, far more than it has ever spent on legal services.”

J.P. Morgan’s Hate List

 

What is its gift to the Southern Poverty Law Center telling bank customers?
By

Kimberley A. Strassel

Corporate America will do almost anything to stay on the safe side of public opinion—at least as it’s defined by the media. CEOs will apologize, grovel, resign, settle. They will even, as of this month, legitimize and fund an outfit that exists to smear conservatives.

The press is still obsessing over President Trump’s incompetent handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and that has suited some profiteers just fine. The notorious Southern Poverty Law Center is quietly cashing in on the tragedy, raking in millions on its spun-up reputation as a group that “fights hate.” Apple CEO Tim Cook informed employees that his company is giving $1 million to SPLC and matching employee donations. J.P. Morgan Chase is pitching in $500,000, specifically to further the SPLC’s “work in tracking, exposing and fighting hate groups and other extremist organizations,” in the words of Peter Scher, the bank’s head of corporate responsibility.

What Mr. Scher is referring to is the SPLC’s “Hate Map,” its online list of 917 American “hate groups.” The SPLC alone decides who goes on the list, but its criteria are purposely vague. Since the SPLC is a far-left activist group, the map comes down to this: If the SPLC doesn’t agree with your views, it tags you as a hater.

Let’s not mince words: By funding this list, J.P. Morgan and Apple are saying they support labeling Christian organizations that oppose gay marriage as “hate groups.” That may come as a sour revelation to any bank customers who have donated to the Family Research Council (a mainstream Christian outfit on the SPLC’s list) or whose rights are protected by the Alliance Defending Freedom (which litigates for religious freedom and is also on the list).

Similarly put out may be iPhone owners who support the antiterror policies espoused by Frank Gaffney’s Washington think tank, the Center for Security Policy (on the SPLC’s list). Or any who back the proposals of the Center for Immigration Studies (on the list).

These corporations are presumably in favor of the SPLC’s practice of calling its political opponents “extremists,” which paints targets on their backs. The group’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” lists Mr. Gaffney (who worked for the Reagan administration); Maajid Nawaz (a British activist whose crimes include tweeting a cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad ); and Ayaan Hirsi Ali (a Somali refugee who speaks out against Islamic extremism).

The SPLC has tarred the respected social scientist Charles Murray, author of the well-regarded book “Losing Ground,” as a “white nationalist.” Mr. Murray has been physically assaulted on campus as a result. He happens to be married to an Asian woman and has Asian daughters, so the slur is ludicrous. But what’s a little smearing and career destruction if J.P. Morgan Chase gets some good headlines?

It isn’t only the lists. An honest outfit tracking violent groups would keep to straightforward descriptions and facts. Instead, the SPLC’s descriptions of people are brutally partisan, full of half-truths and vitriol designed to inspire fury.

We’ve seen what this kind of fury can do in Europe, with the murder of Theo Van Gogh, the controversial filmmaker, by a Dutch-Moroccan Islamic fanatic. Ms. Hirsi Ali, who had worked with Van Gogh, still travels with security—and J.P. Morgan thinks it appropriate to further target her? In 2012 a gay-marriage supporter named Floyd Corkins smashed into the Family Research Council’s headquarters and shot a security guard. He told police he was inspired by the SPLC’s “hate group” designation.

Had the companies done a bit of homework, they’d have discovered the SPLC isn’t even considered a sound charity. Karl Zinsmeister excoriated the outfit in a recent article for Philanthropy Roundtable: “Its two largest expenses are propaganda operations: creating its annual list of ‘haters’ and ‘extremists,’ and running a big effort that pushes ‘tolerance education’ through more than 400,000 public-school teachers. And the single biggest effort undertaken by the SPLC? Fundraising. On the organization’s 2015 IRS 990 form it declared $10 million of direct fundraising expenses, far more than it has ever spent on legal services.”

Apple did not return a call to its media center. J.P. Morgan Chase, in an emailed statement, said only that it has a “long history of supporting a range of organizations that are committed to addressing inequality.”

The corporate donations are nonetheless appalling, as they legitimize a group that already exercises inappropriate influence. The SPLC’s list is cited regularly by the media and congressional Democrats, ignorant or uncaring of its falsehoods. The charity tracker GuideStar for a time attached warning labels to philanthropies flagged by the SPLC.

This undermines the fight against truly hateful groups. Comparing pro bono lawyers at the Alliance Defending Freedom to hood-wearing KKK members only make the Klan seem more innocuous. Blackballing mainstream groups only silences the moderate voices the country needs to fight hate and bigotry.

Corporations have a role to play in calming today’s divisions. This is the opposite. HERE

Write to kim@wsj.com.

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