Columns by D.A. King published in the Cherokee Tribune

  • Local father mourns loss of son, says he has hope for future with Trump, by Madison Hogan, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger, June 17, 2017

    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.

  • D.A. KING: Anti-Trump rioters, the evil payoff of eight years of Barack Obama: ‘Patriotism is racist’, by D.A. King, Cherokee tribune, November 17, 2016

    Maybe we have actually elected a president who truly loves America and Americans. That would be real change.

  • D.A. King : Language voter assistance latest move by Kent, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, October 15, 2016

    Why not at least match the “it’s good for business” inclusiveness of Gov. Deal’s Department of Driver Services, which has been issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens since July 2012 and offers the written driver’s license exam in 10 foreign languages?

  • D.A. KING: Georgia conservatives lose again under Gold Dome, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, April 16, 2016

    “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that English is the official language of the state of Georgia?” — Proposed statewide ballot question for the November election contained in SR675 sponsored by Republican Sen. Josh McKoon.

  • Odiferous state legislation has law enforcement opposition, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, February 26, 2016

    Like the constant push for officially open borders from American business interests, SB 320 is a product of the power and endless effort from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to “make Georgia more business friendly.” It was introduced into the Senate and quietly shot through an obedient committee system and passed on the senate floor in a whirlwind period of seven legislative days.

  • Former illegal alien lobbyist not right fit for federal judge, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, January 20, 2016

    Atlanta’s WSB radio talk-show host, blogger and Fox News personality Erick Erickson recently shocked his listeners with an endorsement of Lopez for federal judge — while assuring his audience that Lopez is the best nominee Republicans can hope for.

  • ssues to watch: Illegal alien driver’s licenses, bureaucratic defiance and official English Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Issues to watch Illegal alien driver s licenses bureaucratic defiance and official English, by D.A. King, Cherokee tribune, December 13, 2015

    Senate Bill 6 — sponsored by state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus — was originally written to follow the intent of pre-Obama state law by excluding all illegal aliens from a Georgia driver’s license. It has been modified to try to safeguard our security and still get past the powerful Georgia Chamber of Commerce lobby.

  • Georgia senators should block Lopez path, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, August 26, 2015

    Neither Lopez nor GALEO should be considered “in the mainstream” by our Republican senators and Dax Lopez does not deserve to be a federal judge

  • End Georgia sanctuary cities, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, July 24, 2015

    In case you are wondering, no, President Barack Obama did not send an official delegation to Kate Steinle’s funeral

  • Georgia GOP officials made nice at illegal alien fundraiser, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, May 14, 2015

    Gonzalez boasts on the GALEO website that All-American luminary Jane Fonda was a “founding friend.” With their tacit endorsement, it looks like Deal, Olens, Kemp and Pak have joined “Hanoi Jane” in supporting the GALEO/Gonzalez agenda.

  • What is next for illegals in GOP Georgiafornina, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, April 21, 2015

    Here is more information for voters.

    While there is an effort in the state senate from Senator Josh McKoon, no member of the Republican-controlled Georgia House introduced any bill to halt the driver’s licenses reward for illegals.

  • Unrecorded’ won, public lost on licenses, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, April 12, 2015

    Because of the danger of constituents remembering any of this, a recorded vote would likely have resulted in approval of the amendment.

    There were no Democrats who voted for a recorded vote on the McKoon amendment or for the amendment itself.

    I know what readers must be asking themselves. How did my own Republican senator vote on the recorded vote motion?

    From the Cherokee delegation to the state Senate, there were no state senators who raised his hand in favor of a recorded vote on the McKoon amendment.

    Winners and losers anyone?

  • GOP listening to Big Biz, not voters, on illegals Read more: Cherokee Tribune - GOP listening to Big Biz not voters on illegals, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, February 25, 2015

    As I write this, the 12 co-signers on McKoon’s bill are Sens. Mike Crane, Steve Gooch, William Ligon, Bill Heath, PK Martin, Greg Kirk, Bruce Thompson, Marty Harbin, Frank Ginn, Michael Williams, Judson Hill and Hunter Hill (the latter two of Cobb). There are 38 Republican state Senators.

    For the curious: There are no bills to stop illegal aliens from getting a driver’s license in the GOP-majority state House.

  • Battle line in today’s politics pits donor class vs. ‘Americans’ Read more: Cherokee Tribune - Battle line in today s politics pits donor class vs Americans, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, January 7, 2015

    As a reminder and for the record: Republicans from Georgia’s U.S. House delegation voting for passage were Dr. Tom Price, Dr. Phil Gingrey, Rob Woodall, Jack Kingston, Doug Collins, Lynn Westmoreland and Tom Graves.

    Feel free to expand your at-home list of “Establishment Republicans” — I have.

  • Establishment House GOPers set on amnesty, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, December 10, 2014

    Little over a month since the election in which Republicans ran and won as pro-enforcement conservatives, the Republican chairman of the powerful House Rules committee, Pete Sessions of Texas, revealed last week that House Republican leaders intend to give permanent legal status to most illegal aliens in the country.

  • GOP should listen to Price on amnesty, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, December 2, 2014

    By the way, many illegal aliens amnestied by Obama’s lawless decree would be eligible for earned income tax credits (massive welfare), Social Security, Medicare and other public benefits. But they would all still be illegal aliens. Four million amnestied illegal aliens would cost taxpayers about $2 trillion over their lifetime, reports Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector.

  • Georgia not ready for Obama-built immigration crisis, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, August 19, 2014

    This chaos was created by Barack Obama with the Saul Alinsky-designed intention of crashing the entire American immigration enforcement system, creating a last-minute vehicle for another congressional amnesty and importing as many future Democrat voters as possible.

  • On immigration, Welcome to Republican-ruled Georgiafornia, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, March 3, 2014

    • The Republican Georgia House passed a bill (HB 1051) that would have removed safeguards from public benefits protection law and allowed the illegal aliens who have driver’s licenses to more easily renew those benefits. The vote was 167-3.

    You can see how your own state House Rep voted on my Marietta Daily Journal blog page.

    Read more: Cherokee Tribune - On immigration welcome to Republican ruled Georgiafornia

  • Will GOP Senators vote for immigration bill that is like 'a Mackerel in the sun?", by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, June 19, 2013

    A labor shortage? Really? Why aren’t wages going up?

  • Will Georgia's U.S. Senators vote 'YES' on amnesty-again?, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, June 5, 2013

    Isakson and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) had a hand in writing the last amnesty try in 2007. They dropped it because of withering negative public pressure. The Wall Street Journal reports that Isakson was receiving 2,000 calls a day then but only about 100 calls a day on amnesty so far this year.

  • Remember 1986, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, April 20, 2013

    The amnesty of 1986 is in large part the reason for the crushing crisis today. Immigration is not “solved.” It is managed. And we will never have a workable immigration system until we have a genuine, visible and proven policy of enforcement. Including at the workplace.

    One of the current — “trust us, we mean it this time, no really!” — promises on legalization is future mandatory, nationwide implementation of the E-Verify system. In about five years. After legalization. Got that?

  • Some immigration lessons and questions for the panicked GOP, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, November 15, 2012

    Memo to the GOP base: Hispanics do not reward Republicans with majority support on amnesty.

  • GOP primary voters should make their voices heard on illegal immigration, by D.A. KIng, Cherokee Tribune, July 1, 2012

    Unsolicited advice from someone who has been studying the organized crime of illegal immigration for a decade: If you don’t hear about what your candidates will do to deter illegal immigration in Georgia before the primary, you likely won’t see them do anything when the pressure comes from the well-funded anti-enforcement coalition lobbyists after the election.

  • Constitution shredded - As GOP silent on reversing amnesty decree, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, June 24, 2012

    Want to see 40-something illegal aliens who escaped capture at the border last week “document” that they are really 29 year-old, victimized graduates of high school in Any Town USA … through a government provided translator? Just watch the “let me show you my papers” fraud coming if this travesty of a mockery of a sham is allowed to move forward. And while Republicans run the U.S. House. And in a presidential election year.

  • D.A. King: Some facts on illegal imigration for Georgia's political season, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, May 4, 2012

    At least one dual language Communist Party banner (“We don’t have an immigration problem, we have a Capitalism problem’) was openly displayed at last week’s May Day organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) rally on the Capitol steps demanding an end to any enforcement of American immigration laws. That fact went unreported by nearly all media outlets. But several Democrat state legislators attended.

  • Newt needs ‘integrity upgrade’ on immigration, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, January 29, 2012

    Examine his ever devolving and pandering campaign position on legalization for illegals and where the rule of law rates on his anything-goes-list of campaign assaults in his election bid.

    On Wednesday, the Grandiose One ridiculed Mitt Romney’s correct observation that immigration law enforcement results in “self-deportation,” saying the approach lacks “humanity” and “compassion” while arguing that it is unrealistic to think stronger enforcement of the nation’s laws will persuade illegal immigrants to leave the nation voluntarily.

  • Gingrich guilty of crackpot immigration trickery, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, December 3, 2011

    More from page 29: “Those who support a new work program but suggest that border security must come first actually have it backwards,” reads Newt’s scheme. Oops!

    Gingrich — and Obama — tell us that we are somehow “inhumane” if we apply our existing immigration laws to fugitive illegals with children.

    Page 20 of Newt’s plan on temporary workers: (the red card is) “…a simple way for workers and their families to come to the U.S. for specific jobs and for specified periods of time. It would also require them leave the U.S. at the end of that time.”

    Sure they will. Because they so respect the rule of law, right? But wouldn’t it be inhumane then too?

  • E-VERIFY enemies and the H2A visa, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, January 22, 2011

    By now, most people realize that most illegal immigration is the direct result of illegal employment.

  • Federal,state immigrationlaws...Ignored in Cherokee, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, January 2, 2009

    Surely, we wouldn't be rewarding illegal aliens with jobs, services and benefits while Americans go without.


  • Perdue should sign illegal immigration bills, by D.A. KIng, Cherokee Tribune, April 19, 2008
  • Cherokee should take courage from Hazelton mayor, by D.A. KIng, Cherokee Tribune, January 14, 2007
  • Cherokee not using available tools aimed at illegal immigration, by D.A. King, Cherokee Tribune, November 30, 2006
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