July 19, 2011

D.A. King and the Mexican matricula consular ID on Insider Advantage Georgia: Georgia’s immigration law to end official use of Mexican-issued ID

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D.A. King on today’s Insider Advantage Georgia Website. IAG is a subscription Website, we urge readers to consider a subscription. The below is reposted here with permission for which we thank IAG editor Gary Reese.

Insider Advantage Georgia

Georgia’s immigration law to end official use of Mexican-issued ID

July 19, 2011

D.A. King

Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (HB 87) has seen several massive, angry and defiant protests staged by well-funded open borders partisans and attended by thousands of fugitives who, having escaped capture by American Border Patrol Agents, are now demanding – in a foreign language – that Governor Deal somehow negate the law.

Insightful isn’t it?

The goal for the identity-politics hucksters is to stop implementation of as much of the law as possible so as to protect their precious but now dwindling commodity: Georgia’s population of illegals, many of whom are already migrating out of the Peach State in fear of the possibility of actual enforcement.

By now, most of us have read – ad nauseum – that a federal judge has “struck down the key provisions of HB 87…” Complete, wishful nonsense.

The truth is that everyone who worked on production of the law would have traded most of the remainder of the twenty-three section bill for the language contained in Section 12 that expands the mandate for use of E-Verify from Georgia’s public employers and their contractors to all private employers with more than ten full-time workers.

A very similar E-Verify requirement has already been challenged and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia’s E-Verify mandate is untouchable to the wide variety of people who detest it.

But, there is also – mostly unpublicized – rabid opposition to another notable section of HB 87 that will serve to make life in Georgia much less profitable for illegal aliens when it goes into effect on January 1, 2012.

Section 19 makes most official acceptance of the Mexican government issued ‘matricula consular’ ID a crime punishable by a fine and jail time.

Most Georgians, including far too many legislators, don’t know a matricula consular from a crook-neck squash. A partial education: Because newly-arrived Mexican illegal aliens lack valid U.S. issued ID, the government of Mexico issues a red and green photo ID card from its consulates across the United States to anyone who claiming Mexican citizenship and holding a local utility bill or other document showing a U.S. address. Any U.S. address.

Only illegal aliens have a need for the matricula consular ID. American police report that it is not uncommon to interview suspects in possession of multiple matricula consulars – all with different names.

In 2003, the FBI Office of Intelligence testified to Congress that because of ease of forgery, lack of a central database and unreliability of information used to obtain the matricula consular ID, the document issued inside the USA – by a foreign government, in a foreign language – represents a “criminal threat…and a potential terrorist threat.”

The FBI testimony went on to explain that “…the Department of Justice and the FBI have concluded that the matricula consular is not a reliable form of identification…the matricula consular can be a perfect breeder document for establishing a false identity.”

The FBI lost the argument against accepting the Mexican ID on the national level.

Many Americans may have seen these cards presented by “undocumented workers” while in line at their local bank.

In 2004, then Atlanta mayor Mayor Shirley Franklin signed an agreement with the Mexican government that recognizes the Mexican matricula consular ID as valid for all official Atlanta business. Franklin’s quote at the time was that the ID card ” helps to promote public safety and public health by allowing Mexican nationals to access services.”

The resulting ordinance is apparently still on the books and enforced. This long-time American has lost track of the services that have been cut back for citizens since then in the city.

It should be noted that TSA still allows passengers to use the questionable matricula consular as photo ID to board an airliner. With that in mind, and to demonstrate how easy it is to get a useable phony Mexican ID, several years ago, I obtained two of them. On one, I used my own name and Georgia address. On the other, I used the name “Al Qaida Gonzalez” with “911 Forgotten St.” as an address.

Incredibly, it can be seen here in an editorial written in a Mexican newspaper by a writer lamenting the fact that the matricula was not as widely accepted there as it is here.


Last week a local immigration lawyer, Charles Kuck, was quoted in a news story in a locally published foreign language newspaper (translated using Bablefish HERE ) outlining the Georgia law and assuring the now quite worried illegals they can continue to use the matricula consular as ID to collect Georgia food stamps in the name of their children at least until January.

You read it here first.


D.A. King is a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration and president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society. He worked closely with legislators on HB 87, the recently enacted Georgia immigration enforcement law. On the Web: www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org

July 16, 2011

The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

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The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster
By: Ben Johnson
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, December 10, 2002

America’s current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50’s, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture. In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened. So in a spasm of sentimentality on the Right and lies on the Left, we opened the borders.

Born of liberal ideology, the 1965 bill abolished the national origins quota system that had regulated the ethnic composition of immigration in fair proportion to each group’s existing presence in the population. In a misguided application spirit of the civil rights era, the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations saw these ethnic quotas as an archaic form of chauvinism. Moreover, as Cold Warriors facing charges of “racism” and “imperialism,” they found the system rhetorically embarrassing. The record of debate over this seismic change in immigration policy reveals that left-wingers, in their visceral flight to attack “discrimination,” did not reveal the consequences of their convictions. Instead, their spokesmen set out to assuage concerned traditionalists with a litany of lies and wishful thinking.

Chief among national concerns was total numeric immigration. Senate floor manager and Camelot knight-errant Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, assured jittery senators that “our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.” Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, further calmed that august body, insisting “the total number of potential immigrants would not be changed very much.” Time has proven otherwise. Average immigration levels before the 1965 amendments took effect hovered around 300,000 per annum. Yet 1,045,000 legal immigrants flooded our cities in 1996 alone.

The 1965 “reform” reoriented policy away from European ethnic groups, yet implemented numbers similar to 1950’s rates in an attempt to keep immigration under control. However, Congressmen managed to miss a loophole large enough to allow a 300 percent in immigration, because they did not take into account two “sentimental” provisions within the bill. Immediate family members of U.S. citizens and political refugees face no quotas. Their likely impact on the nation was ignored, presumably because aiding families and the dispossessed cast the right emotive glow.

Yet leftists could sound like hard-nosed defenders of the national interest when necessary. In urging passage of the 1965 bill, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, D-New York, wrote in a letter to the New York Times, “The time has come for us to insist that the quota system be replaced by the merit system.” As if merit is the operative principle along the Rio Grande today! Similarly, Representative Robert Sweeney, D-Ohio, insisted the bill was “more beneficial to us.” In fact, the 1965 bill made “family reunification” – including extended family members – the key criterion for eligibility. These new citizens may in turn send for their families, creating an endless cycle known to sociologists as the immigration chain. The qualifications of immigrants have predictably fallen. Hispanic immigrants, by far the largest contingent, are eight times more likely than natives to lack a ninth-grade education, and less than half as likely to have a college degree.

The bill did not end discrimination based on what President John F. Kennedy called “the accident of birth.” (This of course begs the question of whether birth within the nation, the basis of common national community, is just an accident, but let that pass for now.) It de facto grossly discriminates in favor of Mexicans and certain other groups. ..

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July 12, 2011

Current E-Verify MOU

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B. Notwithstanding Article V, part A of this MOU, DHS may terminate this MOU if deemed necessary because of the requirements of law or policy, or upon a determination by SSA or DHS that there has been a breach of system integrity or security by the Employer, or a failure on the part of the Employer to comply with established procedures or legal requirements.

July 10, 2011

Marietta Daily Journal today – Laura Armstrong: Gonzalez shows true colors with smears against anti-illegal immigration activist

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Laura Armstrong: Gonzalez shows true colors with smears against anti-illegal immigration activist

The Marietta Daily Journal

July 09, 2011

The executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials is a guy named Jerry Gonzalez. Gonzalez was quoted in a recent AP news article characterizing a thorn in his side, illegal immigration activist D.A. King, in a way that’s to be expected from a far left, anti-enforcement perspective.

“I think (King) works to push his agenda in a very divisive way,” Gonzalez asserted in the article (“King key to immigration bill crafting” page 1B of the Tuesday MDJ).

“One has to look at who this man is,” he practically hisses, “He is a convicted felon who is advising our legislators and our governor on very important policy matters.”

Gonzalez, in his egregious and very personal condemnation of “who this man is” attempted for the umpteenth time to impugn King’s character, demonizing him for a 34-year old gambling charge King readily acknowledges, pled guilty to, paid a fine and dutifully did two years of probation for as the law required.

Gonzalez, ever the hypocrite, never tires of trying to shift attention away from the millions of lawbreakers he supports onto private-citizen King, but his tactic is getting old, really old.

For the record, Cobb countians know King as an honorable man and writer of more than 70 columns on illegal immigration for this paper. Grandson of a Detroit police officer, he’s a former Marine who voluntarily enlisted as a young man at the height of the Vietnam war in 1969, which says a lot about his dedication to this country.

Later, he went into the insurance business. I first saw him at a very small town hall meeting with my then-congressman, Tom Price. Only about a dozen citizens were in attendance, and I admired King’s polite demeanor and his articulate and lively exchange with Price. Since then, I’ve come to know him as a true gentleman – tenacious, intelligent and thorough. He values truth and has a great sense of humor, except when it comes to serious matters of our broken immigration policy and the jobs and lives lost because of it. His courage to do what he feels is the right thing has not been dampened, despite vicious attacks on his character, blacklisting by certain national and local media (he just knows too much and debates too well) and petty treatment by some legislative lackeys and political spokesmen (see my May 14 column).

King is a citizen who works for nothing to change our broken system and the stakes have been high for him, with more than a little personal and financial sacrifice over the last decade.

But back to Gonzalez’s overstated and fallacious concern about a “convicted felon who is advising our legislators ….”

I wrote a column last week highlighting a news release from ICE union President Chris Crane. In it, he said this about the latest federal directives on illegal immigration:

“ICE and the Administration have excluded our union and our agents from the entire process … it was all kept secret from us, we found out from the newspapers. ICE (Director and Obama appointee John Morton) worked hand-in-hand with immigrants rights groups, but excluded its own officers.

Agents say the policy is a law enforcement nightmare developed by the Administration to win votes at the expense of sound and responsible law enforcement policy.

“The desires of foreign nationals illegally in the United States were the framework from which these policies were developed,” Crane said, “the result is a means for every person here illegally to avoid arrest or detention, as officers we will never know who we can or cannot arrest.”

But have we heard anything from Jerry Gonzalez on the devastating ICE memo? Is he concerned that HIS side is “advising our legislators” at the very top levels of government? Of course not.

Jerry Gonzalez and his anti-enforcement crowd are political opportunists and hypocrites. Some would say they’re unindicted co-conspirators under federal law for transporting, sheltering and encouraging illegal immigrants to remain illegally in the U.S.

And he has a colorful history too, though we never seem to read about it. A militant gay activist who got a job with well-funded, litigation-crazed MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense yada yada (see www.discoverthenetworks.org), he went to work for State Sen. Sam Zamarippa as a fundraiser. He was then installed by Zamarippa, a democrat, as titular head of GALEO and is paid (unlike citizen-activist D.A. King) to march through the streets of Atlanta, lobbying legislators and working his way onto Georgia Trend’s list of influential Georgians. Big money – GALEO claims Jane Fonda as an initial friend – makes all the difference, doesn’t it?

But Gonzalez is a typical leftist, all over the map, demanding an end to enforcement of immigration laws on the federal level, but then turning around and demanding an end on the state level because it is the fed’s responsibility.

In testimony before the Georgia state legislature last session, eye witnesses tell me Gonzalez announced we can’t afford to enforce the rule of law because of budget shortages. Never let a crisis go to waste, eh Jerry? But soon he was contradicting that stand on Fox news Atlanta TV, saying we must obey the rule of law in awarding citizenship to children of illegals.

Their arguments are practically indefensible, which is why D.A. King routs them every time in debates and therefore must be trashed, repeatedly.

Gonzalez’s tribalist, anti-assimilation leanings are also evident when it comes to his quotes on English as our official language, saying it should not stand.

“What we will see in the 2010 Census results once they are all finally released is that the Latino community is a growing and vibrant part of this nation’s future that must be respected. These types of “English-only” provisions are an insult to our culture.”

Until someone starts taking a long, hard look at paid activists such as Gonzalez, the titular leader and spokesman of a quasi-credible organization that pays him to represent less than a couple dozen real hispanic elected officials, we’ll all just keep pretending this is about human rights.

What not enough people understand is that the “movement” Gonzalez represents is really an attempt to undermine America and take over a political party, funded by radical, racist groups like LaRaza, corrupt, anti-American unions like the SEIU, communist groups such as International A.N.S.W.E.R. and corporate and industry bigwigs who stand to benefit from open borders. Coca-Cola (I’m sorry to say), Hewlett-Packard, Georgia-Power, Glaxo-Smith-Kline and the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of Georgia are among those who fund Gonzalez to strut around and say bad things about good citizens like D.A. King.

Well, I’ll stand up for D.A. any time against those kinds of smears.

In the meantime, keep ’em coming Mr. Gonzalez. The more you say, the more we understand just what you are about.

Lbarmstrong3378@comcast. net

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Laura Armstrong Gonzalez shows true colors with smears against anti illegal immigration activist

July 5, 2011

D.A. King and the Dustin Inman Society profiled in the Associated Press

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We thank the AP and reporter Kate Brumback for a fair and balanced report.

Ga. man key to crafting illegal immigration bill

Kate Brumback

Associated Press

Athens Banner Herald

With the fate of a proposal to crack down on illegal immigration still unknown in the frenetic final days of Georgia’s legislative session, the bill’s author was spotted several times huddled in hushed discussions in the Capitol hallways with D.A. King.

King, 59, has been a permanent fixture at the Capitol for years, lobbying lawmakers and rallying supporters for phone and letter-writing campaigns. The broad-shouldered, 6-foot-2 activist’s approach is sometimes confrontational and always outspoken, making him a hero among those who favor stricter immigration enforcement – and earning him plenty of enemies.

His advice has been welcomed by some legislators, including state Rep. Matt Ramsey, a Republican in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City who authored Georgia’s strict measure.

“I can’t think of anybody in my 20 years of working on this issue who has been more adroit in working inside the state Legislature to get legislation actually passed,” said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, which pushes for tighter immigration control. “He’s just kind of at the top of the heap nationwide in terms of local activists.”

Ramsey said King provided integral guidance when drafting the new law, and he rallied supporters to pressure lawmakers with phone calls and emails.

Even though a judge last week temporarily blocked two provisions of the law, King claims victory. He cited several parts that were not blocked, saying they “will greatly deter illegal aliens from attempting to take jobs in Georgia.”

One will require businesses with 500 or more employees to use a federal database called E-Verify to check the immigration status of new hires starting Jan. 1. That requirement will be phased in for all businesses with more than 10 employees by July 2013. Another makes it a felony to use false information or documentation when applying for a job. Also starting Jan. 1, applicants for public benefits must provide at least one state or federally issued “secure and verifiable” document.

The Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t put King’s organization on its list of hate groups. But the center lists him as a “nativist” and has expressed concern about his tendency to call illegal immigrants “invaders” and his contact with other more extreme activists.

“His tactics have generally not been to get up in the face of actual immigrants and threaten them,” said the law center’s Heidi Beirich. “Because he is fighting, working on his legislation through the political process, that is not something we can quibble with, whether we like the law or not.”

Other critics take a harsher view.

“I think he works to push his agenda in a very divisive way,” said Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. “One has to look at who this man is. He is a convicted felon who is advising our legislators and our governor on very important policy matters.”

King talks openly about his felony conviction. He pleaded guilty in 1977 to a charge of interstate gambling, stemming from work he did answering phones and picking up money for a bookmaker taking bets on sporting events in Alabama. He was ordered to pay a fine and to serve two years of probation.

The grandson of a Detroit police officer, King grew up in the suburbs of that city, served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and built a career as an insurance agent. He had no interest in politics or activism and didn’t vote.

“What happened is when I started learning about illegal immigration, I went from being very, very shy to being very, very upset,” he said.

In the late 1990s, a Mexican family moved in across the street from the house he shares with his wife in suburban Atlanta. Before long, there were about 20 people he suspected were in the country illegally living in the three-bedroom home, the yard was full of old vehicles and loud parties disrupted the neighborhood, King said. He complained to his local government about code violations but got no response, he said.

Then the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks marked his “aha moment,” he said.

“I realized if I could have people living illegally across the street from me and there are people in the country who are flying planes into our buildings, this doesn’t seem like a big effort at national security,” he said.

That’s when he began researching illegal immigration on an old hand-me-down computer from his brother-in-law.

The Pew Hispanic Center estimated Georgia’s illegal immigrant population to be about 425,000 last year, making it the state with the seventh-largest illegal immigrant population.

King stopped working as an insurance agent in 2003 to devote himself full time to his cause and held a rally at the state Capitol in 2003, the first of more than two dozen. He also was profoundly affected by five trips to the Arizona-Mexico border between 2003 and 2006, he said.

He met Billy and Kathy Inman, whose 16-year-old son Dustin had been killed in a car crash caused by an illegal immigrant, and in 2005 renamed his group from the American Resistance to the Dustin Inman Society at their request to make their son’s name live on, he said.

“This crisis took more than 30 years to develop,” he said. “There is no overnight solution.”

But the federal government has a fundamental duty to the secure the nation’s borders and to follow up on visas to make sure people leave once their time has expired, he said. Federal immigration authorities must also enforce the law so illegal immigrants won’t come and won’t stay, which he calls “attrition through enforcement.” It is also important for English to be the official language of the U.S., he said.

He calls the groups who lobby against illegal immigration crackdowns “open borders crazies” and is quick to call or email journalists about their reporting on the topic.

“I know what gets left out of the news,” he said. “I know and watch every day how illegal immigration is constantly spun.”

King said he’s working on a book, but making the fight against illegal immigration a full-time job for nearly a decade has left him deep in debt and forced him to refinance his house and sell stock his grandmother left him. He said soon he’ll have to do what he can to “return to real life.”

“I’m in no way quitting,” he said, “but I don’t know that I’m going to be regarded as furniture in the Georgia Capitol next year.”



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/04/2298678/ga-man-key-to-crafting-illegal.html#ixzz1RGkNOfMg

July 2, 2011

Having escaped capture, angry illegal aliens who demand the right to vote in the USA march on Atlanta – the uprising over American imigration laws, borders and Georgia’s HB 87

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Thousands toss tantrum over new anti-illegal immigration law

…D.A. King, president of The Dustin Inman Society, which he described as “pro-enforcement on American immigration and employment laws,” said the rally participants are on the opposite side of the majority of U.S. opinion. — “Most Americans realize that we take in more legal immigrants than any nation on the planet…”


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