April 29, 2014

Inmans with Senate candate Karen Handel and AZ Gov. Brewer

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Billy and Kathy Inman with Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, April 28, 2014. Governor Brewer has endorsed Karen in the race for Senate seat. Georgia’s primary is May.

Inmans with AZ Gov. Brewer

D.A. King – Insider Advantage Georgia: A “no illegal alien left behind” lawsuit and the Board of Regents

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April 29, 2014

D.A. King: A “no illegal alien left behind” lawsuit and the Board of Regents

Imagine that your eager, college-bound, academically qualified Georgia child or grandchild opens the mail and learns that he or she has been denied acceptance to the University of Georgia. Imagine admission had been denied because of a finite number of classroom seats– but that illegal aliens had been accepted instead of your heart-broken, wanna-be “Dawg.”

Visualize the head-scratching shock of a proud, legal-immigrant family living in Chattanooga or Charlotte upon being informed that, to send their son to any USG institution, they will need to pay about three times the amount of tuition that an illegal alien from Mexico pays at the same Georgia school.

In today’s Georgia, it is increasingly possible that these shameful imaginary scenarios could again become reality. All the Board of Regents has to do is…nothing.

Good current Regents policy Implemented in 2010, current policy from the Board of Regents (4.1.6 – “Admission of Persons Not Lawfully Present in the United States”) was designed to insure that the above “no illegal alien left behind” system does not make a come-back to Georgia’s tax-funded university system.

Note the term “lawfully present” in the above regulation. It will come up later.

Currently– if the USG policy is actually enforced– the result is that illegal aliens are not admitted to UGA, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Georgia College & State University and Georgia Regents University and are paying out-of state tuition in the remainder of USG schools.

In response the resentful illegal alien lobby has been screaming that the policy is blatant “hate”, “segregation” — and my personal favorite: “a violation of Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution” and should be overturned by a judge.

With the intention of doing exactly that, Georgia immigration lawyer Charles Kuck has filed a lawsuit demanding that the illegal aliens in Georgia who are the beneficiaries of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election-year inspired “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) be further rewarded with admission to all USG taxpayer-funded institutions and charged the lower instate tuition rate.

Kuck is also vice-chairman of the Board at the leftist Georgia Association of the Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) Corporation, which is the most well-funded, anti-enforcement, community organizing group in the Peach State. Originally formed by former state Senator Sam Zamarippa, the Executive Director of GALEO is Geraldo E. Gonzalez – or as he is known around the state Capitol, “Angry Jerry.”

Most Georgians are unfamiliar with Obama’s DACA defacto amnesty scam and it was greeted with virtual silence by most Republicans both nationally and here in Georgia. The basics are that in addition to being promised that deportation proceedings would be “delayed” for two years, the DACA recipients were awarded work permits and genuine Social Security numbers. DACA status is renewable. Indefinitely. But, according to no less than the official White House blog and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement website, “Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.” Kuck readily admits that the DACA illegal aliens now taking college seats from Americans are still illegal aliens.

“We’re not talking about legal status– that’s an entirely different thing— nor are we arguing that these children have legal status, they do not. But they do have lawful presence and if the language ‘lawfully present’ is present in the Board of Regents’ tuition policy and the federal government says that these children are lawfully present if granted DACA, there is no lawful reason why these children are not given in-state tuition in Georgia,” Kuck told GPTV last year.

Rather like litigating what the meaning of the word “is” is, Kuck’s suit hinges entirely on the perceived meaning of the terms “legal status” and “legal presence.”

The intent of the Regents 2010 action, not to mention American immigration laws, was and is crystal clear.

Simple solution

To easily end this ridiculous and volatile situation and to limit the state’s cost of defending the admissions policy from the illegal alien lobby’s lawsuit, the Regents can and should simply alter the existing 4.1.6 regulation to include the term “status.” That would mean Kuck’s “it depends on the meaning of lawfully present” lawsuit would go away immediately.

The existence of borders and immigration laws creates winners and losers. Future actions– or the absence thereof— on this issue will provide a great deal of insight into the Regents’ determination to decide into which category they put American students and families looking for a better life in their own country.


April 7, 2014

“The Senate body can object to and vote to remove any name from the Governor’s appointment list when that list comes to the floor for confirmation”

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Last month, when the Republican-controlled state Senate voted to confirm Governor Deal’s appointment of Ms. Rocio Del Milagro Woody to the state Board of Corrections several of the GOP Senators apparently told their howling constituents they were required to vote on the entire Governor’s Appointment list as a whole, and could not consider individual names.

This ridiculous excuse slowed after they were informed that the below information had been sent out of the Capitol in Atlanta to voters paying attention in their districts.

Below is an email exchange between yours truly and Laura, the lovely and efficient long-time assistant in the Secretary of the Senate office.


RE: Question on Senate confirmation of Gov List of Appointments

Hi D.A.,

Yes, that is correct. The Senate body can object to and vote to remove any name from the Governor’s appointment list when that list comes to the floor for confirmation.

Hope this helps.


Laura Messier
Office of the Secretary of the Senate
353 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

—–Original Message—–
From: D. A. King
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:11 AM
To: Messier, Laura
Subject: Question on Senate confirmation of Gov List of Appointments

Secretary of Senate Office

Please confirm the verbal information I have been given multiple times.

Is it not true that the Senate has the ability to review, object to and remove any name of an appointee on the Governor’s List of Appointments when that list is considered on the floor for confirmation?

Thank you for your help and knowledge of 2014 Georgia Senate rules and procedures.

I look forward to your reply.

D.A. King

Sent from my iPhone.