It's 2005: Do you know where your tax dollars are?

By D.A. king, Columnist, originally published in the Marietta Daily Journal, August 16, 2005

On Saturday, Cobb County taxpayers are scheduled to pay to host an event that will provide free, routine, non-emergency health care to illegal aliens. Absurd you say?

Sadly, it is not.

In a partnership with the Mexican Consulate, "Dia de la Mujer Latina Inc." (Day of the Latin-American Woman) - an ethnically specific non-profit corporation - has convinced the powers that be in Cobb to allow them free use of Fair Oaks Recreation Center on West Booth Road in Marietta. The "Health Fiesta & Job Fair" is to start at 10 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m.

I am not making this up.

From the Cobb County Government Website: "A free health and job fair will be held in Cobb County on behalf of the Latino community on Saturday, Aug. 20."

Where does it say "illegal aliens," you ask?

A little explanation...

By now, most of us understand that one of the fundamental tools of the illegal alien/open borders lobby is to blur the line between legal immigrants and illegal aliens.

By interchanging those terms with the words "Hispanic" and "Latino," they try to paint anyone speaking out against our intentionally un-secured borders and the resulting invasion and colonization of our nation as somehow "anti-immigrant" or "anti-Latino."

That twisting of semantics does not change federal law.

Any individual, group of persons, organization, business or local government commits a federal felony when he or she:

* assists an illegal alien he or she should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or

* encourages that illegal alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or

* knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

So, if your goal is to make money while you assist illegal aliens, never call them "illegal aliens."

Refer to them as "Latinos."

Here is part of the press release from Dia de la Mujer Latina Inc.: "This one-day culturally-appropriate health fiesta is widely anticipated in our Latino community and we have succeeded in eliminating some of the cultural and system barriers to access to care within this population-at-risk."

The U.S. Census tells us the majority of Latinos in Georgia and Cobb are illegal aliens. One must wonder if the people elected to govern Cobb have seen those figures.

Raise your hand if you believe that Saturday's event will be crowded with real, legal immigrants.

When asked if the Cobb officials in charge of the "Health Fiesta & Job Fair" had plans to verify the immigration status of any of those at Saturday's "fiesta," Cobb County spokesman Robert Quigley quickly answered "no."

He said the county "is not considering race, national origin or any other demographic" in hosting the event.

From here, it looks like they aren't considering federal law either. Being in the U.S. illegally is a "demographic" that we are going to have to consider, and soon.

Quigley did allow that one of the primary goals for county officials was to locate Spanish-speaking job applicants at the Latino Job Fair.

He assured me the county would verify immigration status for any candidate for county employment. So, part of the federal law is being observed!

From here, it looks like we have done such a good job of welcoming illegal aliens to Georgia and Cobb that we now find it necessary to spend ever more tax dollars to not only provide county property to further their assistance, but also to hire people who speak a foreign language to deal with them everyday.

The governors of New Mexico and Arizona have recently declared a state of emergency in their states to free money to fight the influx of illegal immigration. In Canyon County, Idaho, Robert Vasquez, a county Commissioner, has sued some of the employers of illegals to recover the costs of providing social services to the growing population of illegal aliens in his county.

Besides using tax dollars to provide the staff to open and operate our recreation facilities and provide police protection for the attendees at events like "Health Fiesta and Job Fair," what are we doing in Cobb to fight illegal immigration in our county?

Or am I being extreme for asking?

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