February 27, 2014

D.A. King in the Marietta Daily Journal: Questions for candidate Governor Nathan Deal

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Some breakfast questions for Gov. Deal

by D.A. King The Marietta Daily Journal

February 27, 2014

Candidate for re-election Gov. Nathan Deal is the guest speaker at Saturday morning’s Cobb County Republican Party monthly breakfast. Sadly, I am unable to go.

The most educational part of hearing candidates and elected officials speak usually is the Q&A session. So I humbly offer a few “absentee” question ideas for my Republican friends to offer to the Governor.

Q: Why is the Republican governor silent on the fact that Georgia has been tricked into issuing drivers licenses to some illegal aliens by President-with-no-honor-Obama?

Unlike Arizona — where the Republican governor issued an Executive Order to prevent it from happening — since 2012, Georgia has been issuing drivers licenses to a class of Obama-protected illegal aliens who have been rewarded with delayed action on deportation. This law can be changed and at least one bill is pending under the Gold Dome to stop these illegals from keeping or renewing their driver’s license.

Deal’s office has “no comment” on this situation or the pending legislative fix.

If Obama goes through with expanding national “deferred action” de facto amnesty, which is quite possible, Georgia would be further inundated with illegal victims of geography who are allowed to obtain a valid driver’s license — the real “national ID card” that can document the “undocumented workers” who haunt the Peach State. We have more illegals than Arizona.

Q: Why has not Republican Deal raised his voice about the fact that the state’s “Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB)” created in the immigration/E-VERIFY bill that he signed into law in 2011 has proven to be extremely … ahem … ineffective?

I know first-hand. I filed a valid complaint with the IERB against multiple official agencies that the state Department of Audits and Accounts monitoring office listed as being in violation of state law on E-VERIFY, public benefits eligibility verification and proper compliance reporting in early July, 2012. Please note the date on this newspaper. My complaint is still “pending.” Don’t look to find this story in the Georgia media. The Governor’s office is also silent.

Q: Why is the governor quiet on the illegal immigration crisis but now urging that we tighten laws addressing who must pay for treatment in American emergency rooms, as he told a UGA alumni meeting this week?

It is no secret that illegal aliens are able to take American jobs because they are hired at wages on which most of us cannot live “the American Dream.” They then depend on taxpayer subsidies for services, including no-cost health care that is in large part accessed through mandated treatment in American emergency rooms. Neither is it a secret that many American hospitals have gone bust and closed as a result.

Q: Why did the governor appoint an avowed anti-enforcement immigration radical to the state Board of Corrections last fall?While many outraged Georgia conservatives are left scratching their heads, the state’s Democrat illegal alien lobby is applauding Deal for his recent appointment of one of their own to the state’s Board of Corrections.

Ms. Rocio Del Milagro Woody, who, along with Jane Fonda, is a Founding Friend” of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), was sworn in for a five-year term on the corrections board on Sept. 26. Jerry Gonzalez, head of GALEO, proudly announced the appointment in a September press release.

Woody is also a member of the GALEO board of directors. Gonzalez is a frequent White House visitor for “how to” seminars on another amnesty. And a former fund raiser for the Democrat party. GALEO lobbied against passage of Georgia’s E-Verify laws in 2006 and 2011.

While referring to illegally present aliens as “immigrants” and immigration enforcement as “anti-business,” Deal’s newly appointed corrections board member Del Milagro Woody has publicly spoken-out against the federal 287(g) program, immigration enforcement in general, and complained that immigration law in Arizona “has encouraged Georgia politicians to claim that illegal immigration is costing jobs and threatening the economy.”

Note to concerned Georgians: Woody is not officially finished with the appointment process. The Republican-majority state Senate must confirm her appointment before the looming end of session. You may want to ask your own Senator about his planned vote.

Q: Why is the governor not happily promoting the pending state Senate Resolution that would allow all November voters to decide on a ballot question asking if the state Constitution should be amended to make English the constitutional official language of Georgia?

Georgia is run by Republicans who ran as conservatives.

Q: Why are so few conservative voters asking questions?

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on immigration matters. Twitter: @DAKDIS

February 25, 2014

ACTION NEEDED! Border Patrol Agents are risking their lives – Republican-controlled Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens

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Dustin Inman Society projects for the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session in a legislature that has a 2/3 Republican majority. In a state that is controlled by Republicans, including Governor, Lt. Governor (who is also President of the Senate) and Speaker of the House.

SB 404 – Legislation intended to stop the current policy of issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens who have been rewarded by Obama’s illegal “DACA” policy of “delaying” deportation and giving them Social Security numbers and work permits.

Sponsor: Senator Bill Heath – Bremen. The bill has about 11 other co-signers. I will try to find time to list them tomorrow. You should be curious to see if your own state Senator’s name is missing on the co-signers list and asking WHY? NOTE: Illegal alien who have had their deportation proceedings delayed are still illegal aliens!

SR 1031 – If passed and signed by Governor Deal would allow Georgia voters to decide on a ballot question in November on amending the state constitution to make English the official language of Georgia.

Sponsor and ONLY signer: Senator Don Balfour, Gwinnett County. ONE SPONSOR? This is very alarming. Are the rest of the state Senators too timid toward the Chamber of Commerce to help us make English our constitutionally official language? ( Big Business regards an official language as “anti-business” and uses its money to pay lobbyists to fight any illegal immigration or language legislation. Which is why Georgia is not only issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens, but also offering the written driving knowledge test in eleven languages other than English. Think about that for a moment.

Legislation dies if not passed by either the Senate or the House by legislative day 30. Monday is Day 30. We have until midnight Monday to overcome the millions of dollars of lobbying efforts from the Chamber of Commerce types and the crazies in the Obama-leftist illegal alien lobby.

I was in the Capitol all day yesterday. Our phone calls and emails won the day. You can read an account (PHOTOS TOO) of the illegal alien protesters at the Gold Dome and the results of your efforts HERE from the AJC. (!)

We have a long way to go.

Along with Republican Governor Deal, Republican Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will make a decision today or tomorrow on whether or not to allow our bills to go through the Senate Rules committee and out to the Republican-majority state Senate for a full vote.


Please call AND email Lt. Governor Cagle’s office with a simple message:

“At our house, we have picked the American side on the illegal immigration crisis. And we vote. Please tell the Lt. Governor we want Georgia to stop issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens. We are conservatives and sick of the illegal immigration nonsense in Georgia and we also want the chance in November to vote on amending our state constitution to make English our constitutional official language. We are watching carefully and D.A. King is keeping us updated. We want SB 404 and SR 1031 to go to the full Senate for a vote this week. We understand that this process is under the control of the Republicans we helped elect. Stop this state amnesty for illegal aliens! YES TO SB 404 & YES TO SR 1031”

CONTACT INFO:Lt Governor Casey Cagle’s Capitol office phone: 404 656 5030 (Fax 404 656 6739) EMAIL: CaseyCagle@ltgov.ga.gov if that bounces, then email his Chief of Staff BenFry@ltgov.ga.gov

Please call and email right now and again later today. If you have time, you can also send the same message to Republican Governor Nathan Deal 404-656-1776
We hope that you will also contact your own state Senator and ask them to sign on to BOTH of these important pieces of legislation. Tell them to pick a side.

Thanks…great work yesterday, more tomorrow. FYI: The illegal alien lobby is calling right now.

Remain silent if you don’t care what happens in your own state.

February 14, 2014

Georgia AG opinion and response to Georgia Governor Deal on driver’s licenses to DACA illegal aliens

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Georgia AG opinion and response to Georgia Governor Deal on driver’s licenses to DACA illegal aliens. HERE

February 11, 2014

D.A. King in the Marietta Daily Journal: Let Debate goers decide if immigration is an issue in senate race

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Let Debate goers decide if immigration is an issue in senate race

This firmly independent voter watched in curious amazement earlier this month as the Republican candidates to replace Georgia’s U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss spent two hours answering questions posed by political “experts” at Kennesaw State University. Not a single question touched on the nation’s raging illegal immigration issue.

Regardless of political affiliation, we should all be grateful to the state GOP for organizing the event billed as a “debate.” But the fact is that regardless of the position of the people asking the questions, immigration is not only a giant hot-button national issue that will never go away in Congress, but also one that the Georgia GOP base has certainly not forgotten.

The concept that immigration and enforcement is somehow a separate issue from jobs!, jobs!, jobs!, taxes, education, health care, national security, quality of life or the future of the Republican Party is wildly shortsighted. Ignoring immigration as an issue may be wishful thinking, but it is dangerously wrong.

There were nearly 1,000 concerned voters at KSU for this event.

Not requiring candidates for the U.S. Senate to be vetted on their positions on amnesty, enforcement and future flows of immigration is irresponsible.

According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Georgia has a higher number of illegal alien residents than does Arizona. We rank number six in the nation. Jobs? The Pew Research Center says about 7 percent of the Georgia workforce is black-market labor. Wages, especially for low-skilled workers, have been stagnant for years. Official unemployment is now below 8 percent for the first time in years, but anyone in government happy with 7 percent needs to be replaced. It is much higher for our poorest, including black and Hispanic Americans.

English is an optional language in the Peach State … ya’ll.

While he is silent on the issue now, in 2011, Gov. Nathan Deal repeatedly used the estimate that the Georgia budget is being hit to the tune of $2.4 billion annually on the cost of illegal immigration. Perhaps this is down the priority list for the people asking questions of U.S. Senate candidates at debates, but many Georgia voters are likely to regard this as “real money” after two decades of watching their rule of law disappear along with their jobs.

We offer a respectful challenge and suggestion to the Republicans in charge of the next Senate primary candidate “debate”: If you are unwilling to broach the immigration issue, allow questions from the great unwashed audience who come out to try to pick a candidate to represent them in the U.S. Senate for at least six years.

See if illegal immigration, the ongoing establishment Republican push to repeat the failed amnesty of 1986, expanding immigration for more foreign job applicants — while Americans stand in the unemployment line — and an amnesty-again path to the voting booth for 20 million undocumented Democrats is an issue for Georgia conservative or Republican voters.

D.A. King of Marietta heads The Dustin Inman Society.

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Let debate goers decide if immigration issue in Senate race