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Hello Mr. D. King. I was visiting your site, I read about [the Inmans'] son and it was terrible what happened. I completely understand your feelings. But about the illegal immigrants. The real problem is not them, it all starts with the goverment, both American and Mexican. There is a lot of money involved, lots! of millions. For example IRS taxes both, employers and employees. All illegals come to the USA to work, by far the majority pays taxes. IRS collects taxes from the estimated 20 Million illegals, and put together the emplyers' cut too, add all for the last 20 years. Because they are lllegals, they cant get S.S. benefits. ALL THIS MONEY goes some where, but no body talks about it. This is one of the reasons Federal Goverment doesn't do anything about it. Same thing happens with Insurances (all kinds) and Oil Companies. Prices skyrocket in the last few years, but there again a lot of money involved. US goverment doesn't care about the little people like you and me.
GH, Marietta, GA
I live in Gainesville and I have had enough of the illegals. Its a mess up here.
P.G., Gainesville, GA
Dear Mr. D.A. King:
Thank you for all the work that you are doing to fight the massive illegal immigration into our country.
I read your article and agree in one topic, immigration towards the US is not unemployed related. I am part of the so called, elite, in Mexico and currently live in London working in banking. Nevertheless, I must tell you that whenever I see my friends back in Mexico, we are glad of immigration because of historical reasons, we believe that land (from California to Texas) still belongs to us, and since we are have no political and military power, a cultural invasion has been the solution. In all honesty I feel very happy when I go to Texas or LA and speak only Spanish. On another context, the Mexican government will never diminish immigration since it is reflected in one third of its yearly budget. I hope these comments are helpful for you.
Where I live, there are thousands of Mexicans. Thousands. And many speak no English at all. They live in makeshift trailers, pay for everything in cash only. It frightens me to tell you the truth. We have no idea who these people are, how they got here. And we are simply being invaded. It is terrifying and alarming. And no one is doing a damn thing about it.
TAC, American town
I just wanted to give my opinion about your views on immigration. Well, is that not what this country is? A country of immigrants, whites from europe, blacks from africa, chinese from china, polynesians from the pacific, spanish from spain,you get my drift. The only natives are the native americans which are natives from alaska all the way down to argentina. Mexicans descend from the natives, and was once the nation governing these lands. Is that what you really fear? That our population grows so much that you will no longer have any say so on how to govern this nation? We were here first, and we're here to stay, like it or not. Go ahead with the project, build a new border. People will always find their way across, and we will still be popping out babies like the bakery pops out cinnamin rolls. I have 5 kids, and because of this project, and the insult my people have taken, I will have 5 more kids. To make our population grow five times more.
Maria Theresa Guadalupe de la Cruz
3338 Palo Seco, Sacramento, CA
November 15, 2005
I had given a complaint few weeks back to email@example.com about a person working illegally and staying illegally in Marietta, GA. But unfortunately I didn't get any response from them. Today I called them to find out about the status, the lady said we are so busy with all these types of cases, we may or may not take the action against the people that I have complained about.
I am more frustrated now because of what I heard. If this is the case then why should they give email Id and phone numbers when they are not going to take an action?
Please let me know if you know the answer. I read your articles. I found them interesting.
In reading your articles I have learned something today...The government is a nasty beast. Making laws to make us feel safe when they really dont. Like making the law to protect our jobs by making employment of illegal immigrants, illegal, but not enforcing it or making it hard to report them. That seems like dirty business to me on the governments behalf. To make a rule and not make sure that we are following it or knowing that its being broken but looking the other way. It seems to me that the only thing our government cares about is money. I mean why was it so hard for you to report thoes illegal aliens to the Atl. "duty officer"? Why the hell dont they enforce the very rules they make? I thank you for your opinion and will continue to follow your work.
B.F., Leesburg, GA
I was at the Alabama tea party and heard you speak. I feel that I was honored to be able to be there and take a part in such a cause. I hope you can help me with a question that I have. How can I go by getting a copy of Bills that are pending? I am from Alabama and the tea party has opened my eyes on quite a few issues.
Please help me to understand. I teach kids who are here because their parents need jobs ... are you saying (in AJC) that we should deny the kids education? When they meet all other criteria for college we should not let they attend because their parents haven't met US requirements? How can educators help minors become legal? Should we? I am torn. Please clarify this issue based on your research.
From the labor standpoint, roofers in particular soon will be in short supply. The timing, officials say, couldn't be worse for some home owners who still are waiting for contractors to complete repairs from last year's string of hurricanes that criss-crossed Central Florida.
I know that you are basically a fundraiser. You've found a niche. Get some necks jacked up enough to send you a few checks and life is good.
But what about the real world? What about the agriculture industry in CA or FLA? You could double the wages and have a hard time filling picking jobs if you hired only 100 % legals. Do you think that would effect the price of food in the USA?
You and the hate groups ideas sound strong. Sound good. But look even a little bit under the surface and you realize that at times when your family needs to be fed. In parts of your mind you aren't comfortable with you know you need illegals.
Don't believe me. Eat at only restaurants that have legal dishwashers. Eat only Meat, Fruit and vegetables cut and picked by legals. And make sure the roof over your head... well, you get what I mean.
Bob Hutton <MexicoParaMi@yahoo.com>, 101 E 28th Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005, 402-515-4441
Response by D.A. King:
I am working at my own expense, and have not paid anyone, myself included, a dime... look to your own heart, genius. You will do any mental contortion necessary to justify allowing Mexico to move into your children's nation...it makes you feel better while you do nothing. You are a coward.
You also are quite willing to leave American borders open during a war on terror...as long as your orange juice is cheap and you don't have to work too hard yourself. Yuck.
Which other federal crimes do we sanction because you want your lawn mowed or some contractor tells you he can't get enough labor?....at bargain basement wages.
I am 53 years old, and remember an America that had a successful middle class of laborers...my family, for example. The difference was, we had Americans with the courage to demand that the law apply to everyone, and that Americans be paid a living wage in America.
Tell us,oh sage, how will we know when we have enough illegal aliens in our nation...how will we stop them then?
As a resident of Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia and a practicing attorney in that county for over 24 years I, unfortunately, was in a position to see the damage caused by massive illegal immigration to North Georgia in general and Cherokee County specifically.
Dustin was not the first, nor was he the only child to be killed, by a criminal illegal alien in Cherokee County.
When the Mexicans, and others from the Central American countries here illegally began to arrive in Canton, I was very supportive of the immigrants because most, like myself, were of Native (Indian) heritage. I soon withdrew my support as I discovered that they did not posses the qualities that my Santee-Dakota Sioux grandfather had instilled in me. At a very early age my grandfather taught me that "WE are safe only when everyone follows the law."
I have seen that in the court rooms of Georgia there is an Illegal Alien, Illegal Mexican, Latino and Hispanic exception to all of the laws of the state in general and the traffic laws specifically.
I have seen the State Court judges of Cherokee and Cobb County sentence illegal Mexicans, and those of their ilk, differently than they sentenced (punished) American citizens. Specifically, sentences of illegals were less in the dollar amounts assessed, with no probation period or community service required, as apposed to the punishment of Citizen defendants who were fined substantially higher dollar amounts with probated or time to serve sentences imposed with substantial amounts of community Service required.
In addition, the illegals that were caught using forged documents or using another's identification, a serious Federal and State felony, were (and still are not) routinely never charged with the greater crime(s); while citizens, similarly situated, were always charged with the accompanying felon. WHY NOT you ask. First, the state does not want the jails and prisons overcrowded with illegals.
Secondly, the illegals are a cash cow for the counties as they usually have the cash to pay their fine at court. I must say here that some are placed on probation through the private probation company until their fine is paid; another cash cow for the company. However, many of the illegals leave without paying and a usually meaningless Bench Warrant is issued for their arrest. Those that leave generally obtain another false identity and even stay in the area evading being arrested on the bench warrant until they are arrested for a new crime. Even then, with an new set of forged documents, they may not be matched to the outstanding Bench Warrant.
One case stands out as an example. An illegal alien Mexican was in the State Court of Cherokee County to enter a plea of guilty to DUI, First Offender. He swore and oath and then testified to the Court that his name was xxx, that he did not have a drivers license and had never been arrested or pled guilt to a charge of DUI. He almost got away with it. During the proceeding a Canton Police Offices approached the prosecutor and informed him that the defendant had been previously arrested by the Officer for DUI. The proceeding was suspended, the defendant was placed in custody,(he was actually out on bail and driving at the time)and the judge directed the Solicitor to do a comprehensive search on the defendant. The results of the search established that the defendant had 7 previous First Offender DUI Convictions by a voluntary entry of a guilty plea; many in Cherokee County, Georgia.
The problem is that the above example is not an isolated incident but rather an event that happens all to often in Georgia.
How many previous arrests, under how many identities, did the killer have before he murdered Dustin? Yes, Murder.
These people, the illegal aliens and their children, do not deserve a guest worker amnesty. Any guest worker program must not include one illegal alien in this Nation. Good guests workers and legal immigrants can not and will not come from the culture of lies and crime that has grown up like a toxic dump in this country.
To many children, let alone adults, have been murdered because of he Malfeasance and Misfeasance of Bill Clinton, George Bush I and II along with the pathetic politicians in the State and Federal Governments.
This problem is not limited to Cherokee County. Look to Gwinnett County and the District Attorney, Danny Porter, as another example of a politician that has failed to protect the citizens of this state.
These continuing crimes must be punished, not rewarded.
name withheld by request, GA
August 28, 2005
During the Minuteman fiasco, I hoped to read that you had gone down there and gotten yourself killed. Guess it didn't happen.
But then it occurred to me that, since I don't keep up with the Atlanta obituaries, you might be dead anyway, from one of the usual white-trash causes: motorcycle crash, meth overdose, trailer-park tornado, etc.
Or maybe a local Mexican just came by and slit your throat.
Hugh Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 19, 2005
D.A. King, I want to take a moment of my time to simply tell you thank you for your efforts to preserve the values that we as Americans share. I saw you at the "Unite to fight" summit at Cashman Theatre in Las Vegas last Memorial Day Weekend.
I am saddened when I see our Country being overrun by another Country at will. We now must fight to secure our Borders, preserve our language and our Culture. You have motivated many Citizens across our Country, and many will follow your example.
As a fellow American, I am very proud of you.
When you come to Las Vegas, I will be happy to support you.
M., Las Vegas, NV
I would like to offer my support and volunteer time for this cause. My husband is a legal immigrant from Canada. It took him 7 years and THOUSANDS of dollars to complete the process legally. I don't believe ANYONE, regardless of age, should receive any benefits or licenses of ANY kind unless they are here legally. I also take issue with English being an option. This is our native language. If they want to be here, they have to learn our language. American's should NOT have to be bilingual in order to apply for a job.
K.M., Woodstock, GA
I am highly impressed with your new site! The "what you can do" section is awesome! You get high marks by fulfilling the adage... "you must be specific to be terrific".
N.N. Atlanta, GA
It is unfortunate that such action is required, as the death of a person, to highlight this important issue for people. I found it ironic that the police department, in a commentary in the Cherokee Tribune, voiced the following: "illegal immigrants are not more prone to breaking the law, but their lack of citizenship causes enforcement problems". Breaking into a country illegaly, violating our borders, is in itself already breaking the law!
Now, I don't condemn immigration. I am an (legal) immigrant myself. But there should be no room in the Great State of GA or the US for those who violate our laws, by entering our borders illegaly. While young men and women in uniform fight overseas in the ongoing War on Terror, and many die in their service to our country, our elected officials, bowing to pressure from the President of Mexico, amongst others, disregard the gap in our defenses by allowing illegal immigrants to waltz into the US as if they own the place.
I wish that the efforts you have placed into this web site, and it is a great site, never to have been needed because that would mean your dream of meeting your grandchildren would still be alive. However, having suffered a great personal tragedy, you have turned it into a great teaching tool, in the spirit of our country's ability to forge ahead regardless of the past, and see the good you can accomplish in the world. I think what you have created here is a wonderful tool and I wish you all the best in the future.
L.L., Wooodstock, GA
I just want to write and let you know that mostly of the works and labors that you white people don't do it cause you are lazy we hispanic people do, also white trash only like smoke weed and drink beer.. as you former president said.. think what you can do for your country not what your country can do for you... hispanic people are doing great thinks for this country if you have the chance to visit Miami.. you see what how cubans and latinos make miami a paradise where famous and rich people own houses and is one of the most industrials cities in the U.S.
C.R, Miami, FL