March 29, 2010
( Note from D.A. – Rich has a reputation of not playing with a full deck. He also regularly reveals delusions of grandeur… and sanity. Try to be nice to Rich. He is a former illegal drug dealer who apparently tried far too many of his own products)
Received from Rich Pellegrino in an 4:24 AM email – he is asking me to forward his rant to Georgia Senators Chip Rogers and John Wiles. Rich is a race-baiting useful idiot who is the puppet of Jerry Gonzalez, who is a puppet of Sam Zamarripa ( pack a lunch before you begin, Rich loves to hear and read himself): ADVICE! NEVER GET BETWEEN RICH AND A TV CAMERA!
You can see Rich on TV HERE
Thank you for forwarding this, D.A., as I was going to send it directly to both Wiles and Rogers myself (since I don’t believe in backbiting). Can you please forward it to Rogers’ private e-mail address as well and save me the hassle of searching for it. Rich Pellegrino
And please add the following:
Enough is enough. You should know by now that enforcement doesn’t work as Georgia’s undocumented immigrant population has increased since your draconian laws and 287-G agreements have been implemented. Your mean-spirited antics targeting our good neighbors–hard working immigrants and their families who have built this state and country with their blood sweat and tears, just like your and my ancestors did in the past, and are doing no wrong– are over. You have crossed the line with this foolish “bounty” bill. You can pass all the new Jim Crow laws targeting them you want–but they will not be enforced. We have had it and will not tolerate any more random enforcement in Cobb or anywhere else. We will give this same message to the Governor if it passes the House and he dares to sign into law such racist and meaningless nonsense, and will call him out as the modern day George Wallace. We are giving this same message to the President and DHS (which we did 200,000 strong last weekend, which is just a drop in the bucket of the force we will mobilize if necessary). While we are working in Washington to end it at the Federal level either through immigration reform legislation or executive order, if Georgia tries to implement any more enforcement measures I am giving notice right here and now, we will do whatever it takes–non-violently– to stop you, just as we did in the 60’s (yes, I was there and risked my life to get rid of Jim Crow once before so this is relatively nothing and kid’s play). We have been in touch with and are receiving support from African American and other civil rights leaders here and nationwide, and are being trained and prepared to mobilize and resurrect Dr. King’s and Cesar Chavez’s civil disobedience movement on a scale not witnessed in history, and will use your backyard–Cobb County–as ground zero and as the “Birmingham,Selma and Montgomery” of this day. You are fore-warned.
On the other hand, and just to show that I and we are reasonable– if you want to be reasonable– if you really want to help your constituents with jobs, healthcare, and education, and are willing to consider stopping the targeting and blaming of immigrants, I am prepared to help marshal our considerable resources–both human and capital– which we have amassed to fight the above cause, and instead help provide you with assistance for your districts–especially for those who have or feel that they have been displaced or negatively impacted by the growth of the immigrant population here. We are doing this in other districts in GA and nationally with success. In fact, I have offered this before, both publicly through the media and events, and to the Cherokee County commission when it was considering anti-immigrant ordinances, and they took it under consideration before voting (and interestingly, withdrew their proposed ordinances). We will work with you and assist displaced workers until they find adequate replacement jobs (we have been doing job placement and recruitment workshops periodically), we will open up additional free healthcare clinics (have already helped open two in Cobb), and will provide volunteer support and funding for educational and housing issues. When I say “we”, I mean I am part of a coalition of businesses* (as a small business owner), a coalition of non-profits (as a board member of several), and a coalition of advocacy groups (as a director and board member of several). And these coalitions would all rather work together with you to solve the community’s problems rather than fighting draconian laws and those who promote them–which would be a much better use of all of our time and resources. So it is your choice–and if you choose this high road I will certainly apologize for any harsh rhetoric directed at you and will admit I was wrong about you and your motives (and may even support your re-election campaigns)—but if you are not willing to consider this offer then what other motive could you possibly have? (And please don’t insult my intelligence and give me the crap about “the rule of law”,”national security”, etc. , unless you really want to privately or publicly debate those reasons on their merits–which I will be happy to do anytime as they are so full of holes they make swiss cheese look solid.)
The ball is in your court….the carrot or the stick?
P.S. The same offer goes to you, D.A.–we will be happy to aid your constituents in the same ways if you and they will back off from blaming others–in this case, immigrants–for their predicaments; you can still work against the open border and North American union advocates. And Wiles and Rogers, feel free to write or contact me privately if you wish.
*Good article on immigration reform from the perspective of the business community…Fw: Tamar Jacoby: New heartland voices on immigration | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Viewpoints
Rich Pellegrino in the AJC blogs on passage of SB 385 in the Georgia Senate
March 24th, 2010
This is just political grandstanding on the backs of the most vulnerable. These same politicians did it on the backs of blacks–now it is “browns” who built their homes, took care of their kids and picked their food. If it does become law it will never be implemented or enforced. And if they try to enforce it: listen closely and read my lips–we will shut them down just like we shut down Bull Conner,
George Wallace and those before them. Believe me, if Wiles and Rogers and their ilk could, they would be wearing white hoods and night riding. It is easy to see their stripes….
March 24th, 2010
Tell it like it is: please study the history of your country–”like it’s always been done”–who came here “legally”–the Irish (no, smuggled in for cheap labor), the Italians (no, changed their names and came in with false papers through Canada), the British (robbed, lied, cheated and killed their way in, then made treaties which they illegally broke), the blacks (brought in against their wills and against every moral and statutory law by the same people calling others illegals in the south today). How did the Mexicans get here by the millions–you and I invited them(that’s right–the government and every capitalist corporation in America–invited them for cheap labor). So don’t try and whitewash your guilt by some pollyanna view of history. They are no more “illegal” than you or I or the thousands who drive illegally over the speed limit on 285 every day in Atlanta. Let’s take the mote out of our own eyes and then we can see a little more clearly.
March 28, 2010
HERE ( Schumer quote above at 2:10, but you should watch the entire 4 minutes)
“Furthermore, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson is open towards a solution and is up for re-election in November 2010. During a recent keynote address at a Leadership Georgia event, I asked him a question of what he thought about the Schumer-Graham blueprint, which was released earlier that day. Again, he promised to keep an open mind and that he would discuss the specifics with his U.S. Senator colleagues before he makes a decision. “
From GALEO and angry Jerry Gonzalez HERE
Note from D.A. – At a late 2009 Madison Forum meeting in Cobb County, Georgia, with about 40 other Americans listening quite intently, with a MDJ editor and a MDJ reporter in the room, Senator Isakson replied to a question from me with a nearly firm answer. I asked: “would you ever vote for or support any legislation that would legalize any illegal aliens who live in our nation…” Isakson relied “NO”…not with unemployment as high as it is now…” He also told the me – and audience – that we periodically need additional labor to “do the jobs Americans cannot do.”
Senator Isakson did not go on to provide a list of jobs his fellow Americans “cannot do.”
You may want to call Senator Isakson’s office to ask which is the official position… I am. CONTACT INFO HERE.
We wish the Senator a full and speedy recovery from his recent illness.
Photos from the Tea Party Rally to oust ‘Dingy Harry’ Reid
Collection of photos from the successful rally in Searchlight, Nevada on March 27. HERE
“The latest media poll on immigration (at least at Pollingreport.com) is a CNN poll from last October. One question asked “Would you like to see the number of illegal immigrants currently in this country increased, decreased, or remain the same?” Only three percent said increased, and 22 percent picked “remain the same.” Seventy-three percent picked “decreased.”
March 27, 2010
Georgia State Representative Bobby Reese :
601 Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg
Atlanta, Ga. 30334
For Immediate Release March 28, 2010
Rep. Bobby Reese reports the Georgia Employer and Worker Protection Act too controversial for Georgia House of Representatives – bill dies without hearing
Today, Representative Bobby Reese (R-Sugar Hill # 98) sadly announces that his 2010 legislation intended to protect jobs for Georgians through employer use of the no-cost federal E-Verify database is dead in the Georgia legislature.
Reese introduced the Georgia Employer and Worker Protection Act, House Bill 1259, in early February, 2010.
E-Verify, created by an act of Congress in 1996, is an internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of a newly hired employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify, a system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration.
Reese’s bill would have required use of the E-Verify system as a condition of obtaining or renewing a business license or occupational tax certificate in Georgia.
“E-Verify helps stop black-market labor from taking Georgia jobs, said Representative Reese, I am saddened but not surprised that House leadership has rejected use of this valuable federal tool. Far too many of Georgia’s jobs have gone to people who escaped capture while crossing our borders in violation of American immigration laws. Statewide use of the proven, effective and successful E-Verify system will stop future jobs from going to illegal labor. In these desperate economic times, while we watch Georgia citizens and legal immigrants struggle with layoffs, it is beyond irresponsible to ignore E-Verify.”
Although there is no penalty for violation, in Georgia, use of E-Verify is currently required by law for public employers and their contractors under the 2006 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act. Nationwide, more than 184,000 employers are enrolled in the E-Verify program, with over 8.7 million queries run through the system in fiscal year 2009.
“This bill would have served to protect both Georgia employers and lawful workers,” said Representative Reese. “It provided a ‘safe harbor’ for businesses that use E-Verify in good faith and verifies the eligibility of newly hired employees to work in the United States.”
Thirteen states, including South Carolina and Mississippi, use E-Verify to help insure that illegal aliens don’t get American jobs with several more states in various stages of the legislative process.
Reese reports that his bill was regarded as “too controversial” by Georgia House leadership.
Along with various business interests, the Georgia Municipal Association opposed the Georgia Employer and Worker Protection Act.
March 25, 2010
J. Matt Barber — RenewAmerica
Southern Poverty Law Center officially declared “left-wing hate group”
Alas, “power corrupts,” as it goes, and the SPLC, having amassed tremendous power and wealth over the years, has regrettably become corrupt to its core. By way of an ever-escalating wave of “us-versus-them” money-grubbing schemes, Today’s SPLC has morphed into a far-left political activist outfit, famous for promoting a panoply of extreme liberal causes…
10 LC 29 4314S
The House Committee on Judiciary offers the following substitute to HB 1164:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT
To amend Article 3 of Chapter 10 of Title 13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to security and immigration compliance, so as to clarify certain provisions and requirements relating to public employers’ verification of employee work eligibility; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
SECTION 1.Article 3 of Chapter 10 of Title 13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to security and immigration compliance, is amended by revising Code Section 13-10-90, relating to definitions for the article, by adding a new paragraph to read as follows:”(2.1) ‘Physical performance of services’ means the building, altering, repairing, improving, or demolishing of any public structure or building or other public improvements of any kind to public real property including the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of all or part of a public road.”
SECTION 2.Said article is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Code Section 13-10-91, relating to the verification of new employee eligibility, applicability, and rules and regulations, as follows:”(b)(1) No public employer shall enter into a contract pursuant to this chapter for the physical performance of services within this state unless the contractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program to verify information of all newly hired employees or subcontractors. 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 and is authorized to use the federal work authorization program;(B) The user identification number and date of authorization for the affiant; and(C) The affiant is using and will continue to use the federal work authorization program throughout the contract period.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) No contractor or subcontractor who enters a contract pursuant to this chapter with a public employer or a contractor of a public employer shall enter into such a contract or subcontract in connection with the physical performance of services within this state unless the contractor or subcontractor registers and participates in the federal work authorization program to verify information of all newly hired employees. Any employee, contractor, or subcontractor of such contractor or subcontractor shall also be required to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph.(3) Upon contracting with a new subcontractor, a contractor or subcontractor shall, as a condition of any contract or subcontract entered into pursuant to this chapter, provide a public employer with notice of the identity of any and all subsequent subcontractors hired or contracted by that contractor or subcontractor. Such notice shall be provided within five business days of entering into a contract or agreement for hire with any subcontractor. Such notice shall include an affidavit from each subsequent contractor attesting to the subcontractor’s name, address, user identification number, and date of authorization to use the federal work authorization program.(4) Contingent upon appropriation or approval of necessary funding and in order to verify compliance with the provisions of this subsection, each year the Commissioner shall conduct no fewer than 100 random audits of public employers and contractors. The results of the audits shall be published on the www.open.georgia.gov website and on the Georgia Department of Labor’s website no later than December 31 of each year. The Georgia Department of Labor shall seek funding from the United States Secretary of Labor to the extent such funding is available.(5) Any person who knowingly and willfully makes a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement in an affidavit submitted pursuant to this subsection shall be guilty of a violation of Code Section 16-10-20 and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in such Code section. Contractors and subcontractors convicted for false statements based on a violation of this subsection shall be prohibited from bidding on or entering into any public contract for 12 months following such conviction.”
SECTION 3.All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
March 24, 2010
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Counties to get extra money for turning in illegals
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Under a contentious bill that passed the Senate Wednesday, state and local governments can earn monetary bonuses from the state by quickly turning criminal illegal immigrants over to federal authorities.
The bill, SB 385, passed 37-11.
“This bill is a shot in the arm for our local governments and sheriffs who are on the front lines of this pressing issue everyday,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “The status quo is not acceptable and this bill will bring Georgia one step closer to the reform we need.”
Local governments that use the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Section 287(g) and Secured Communities programs would qualify for a 20 percent bonus for using the ICE 287(g) program and a 10 percent bonus for participating in the Secured Communities program, which identifies and removes criminal immigrants from the country.
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. John Wiles (R-Kennesaw) said the legislation would help relieve monetary burdens from local governments.
“Georgia welcomes anyone who wants to be a law-abiding citizen to make a better life for themselves and their family,” Wiles said. “For those who choose to break the law, they must suffer the consequences.”…
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