February 15, 2015

OUTLINE OF SENATE BILL 6 and important information

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It should be noted that in addition to drivers licenses and official state ID cards, the deferred action status given to illegal aliens in Georgia has made then eligible for most of the other taxpayer-funded public benefits listed in state law (OCGA 50-36-1) specifically designed to prohibit illegals from accessing those benefits. The financial cost to the state budget of rewarding illegal aliens with these benefits is not being acknowledged or discussed by Georgia legislators or the media.

SB 6 General outline Stopping illegal aliens from accessing a Ga drivers license

* Refines and updates the definition of “legal alien status” for purposes of the Department of Driver Services (DDS) issuing a Georgia drivers license. Definition excludes any illegal alien who has been granted any deferred deportation status. Language establishes authority and directs for the DDS Commissioner to share information obtained for the purpose of issuing a drivers license with appropriate governmental authorities.

* Strikes the current language of state law that includes illegal aliens who are beneficiaries of any federal deferred action on deportation in eligibility for a drivers license. Requires aliens applying for a temporary drivers license or state ID card to submit fingerprints with application. Requires DDS to include fingerprint or alternate biological characteristic of temporary license holder on the license or ID card after January 1, 2016.

* Requires DDS to obtain an affidavit from alien applicants for drivers license swearing that applicant is not a recipient of any deferred deportation action grant from the federal government. False statements (felony here) may be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both.

* Increases penalties for driving without being properly licensed, reduces number of convictions of driving without being licensed for offender to be guilty of a felony.
With exclusions, including for expired drivers licenses and drivers 15 years old or younger, establishes authority of peace officer to have discretion to order that a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver be impounded for 60 days.

* Requires the Commissioner of Driver services to participate in the federal E-Verify affiliated and little-known ‘RIDE’ drivers-license-verification program designed to protect jobs.

NOTE: North Carolina state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. According to a Winston-Salem Journal report, the State Board of Elections discovered the potential illegal voters when the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a search for DACA licenses. The 145 DACA recipients whose names appear on the SBOE’s voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens, the report noted.

The Journal notes that it is likely more ineligible people may still remain on the voting rolls.

February 12, 2015

Not even driver’s licenses – “driver cards” for victims of borders beaten back in liberal Oregon…meanwhile, back in Republican-ruled Georgia, illegal aliens get drivers licenses

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Driver card measure fails: Oregon election results 2014

By Dana Tims | dtims@oregonian.com

November 04, 2014 at 8:33 PM, updated November 05, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Measure 88, which would have provided driver cards to those who can’t prove their legal residency, failed by a huge margin in Tuesday’s election.

As of 2 a.m. Wednesday, voters were rejecting the measure 67 percent to 33 percent, with more than 75 percent of ballots tallied.

The measure pitted unions, some business groups and immigrant-rights organizations against a meagerly funded but tenacious campaign that referred the issue to the ballot after it passed the state Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. John Kitzhaber in May 2013.

Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, was excited about the outcome.

“I’m thrilled, needless to say,” she said late Tuesday. “It went the way we hoped it would go and all the hard work we did has paid off.”

She said the outcome was a victory for those who are “sick and tired of big business, special interest groups and unions controlling our government.”

She said those groups are trying to define what the state’s laws look like but “Oregonians could see right through it.”

Asked if she thought the measure might come back in future elections, she said she hoped not. She also said that she doubts it would because “we’ve sent a strong enough message.”

At least one proponent, however, thinks the measure will come back around.

Hugo Nicolas, student at the University of Oregon and a supporter of the measure, was deeply disappointed. Personally, he said, the loss will impact him because his father will lose his driving privileges.

“How is he going to get groceries?,” he asked. “How is he going to buy car insurance?”

But he said he’s not going to give up on the issue.

“We’ve got to educate voters about this issue,” Nicolas said. “It didn’t happen this year, but this fight’s not over. We took a little step forward toward other steps.”

He added that he wanted to thank everyone who supported the measure.

Under terms of the state constitution, a group named Protect Oregon Driver Licenses had only 90 days to gather the 58,142 signatures needed to refer the issue to the ballot. They made it with both signatures and time to spare.

Leading up to election day, supporters said they weren’t sure what to expect. They reacted to poor polling results late in the campaign by saying a loss would only prompt them to revive the issue down the road.

“We’re putting up the fight we are,” said Ryan Deckert, Oregon Business Association president, “to lay the groundwork for the future.”

Analysts predicted going into the election that Measure 88 might be decided by rural voters, with suburban blocs voting against it and urban areas voting in favor. But in the end, voters in 35 of Oregon’s 36 counties said no. It was trounced in normally left-leaning counties including Lane and Benton. Only Multnomah County voters favored it, 54 percent to 46 percent.

The measure would have required the state Driver and Motor Vehicles Services Division to begin issuing driver cards within 30 days. Officials had anticipated that five or six of the division’s 60 offices statewide would have been involved initially in providing driver cards.

Obtaining one of the cards would have required proof of at least one year’s residency in Oregon and the showing of a valid unexpired passport or consular identification.

The cards would have cost $64 and been good for four years.

Proponents, who included some Republican legislators, cast the issue as one of public safety and equity. All of the driving public would have been safer due to the increased number of licensed and insured drivers, they said, while adding that potentially thousands of undocumented residents need to drive to work, take their children to school and run routine errands.

Measure opponents said issuing driver cards to those who can’t prove legal residency in the U.S. would undermine the rule of law.

— Dana Tims

HERE http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/driver_card_measure_fails_oreg.html

Illegal immigration: Unforgettable three minute speech from Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon to the entire Georgia Senate on Tuesday, February 11, 2015.

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February 11, 2015

AJC The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper has reported that 2013 Georgia law stops illegal aliens from obtaining a Georgia driver’s license – while it all but ignores a 2015 bill that really does stop illegal aliens from obtaining a Georgia driver’s license

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Republican-ruled Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens – and it looks like the AJC wants to keep it that way.

In the current 40 session-day 2015 Georgia General Assembly, Republican state Senator Josh McKoon has sponsored SB 6, legislation that would end the practice of rewarding illegal aliens who benefit from Obama’s executive DACA amnesty and the soon-to-come DAPA amnesty with a Georgia driver’s license and official state ID cards.

The well-written legislation would keep DLs and state ID cards from all illegal aliens.

According to DHS, the Peach State has more illegal aliens than Arizona, ranks number seven in the nation in its population of illegals and (when he would mention the crisis) Republican Governor Nathan Deal has cited “$2.4 billion” as an annual cost of the crime of illegal immigration to Georgia taxpayers.

The Georgia legislature is huge majority Republican. In fact, the Senate has a GOP super-majority. They can literally pass anything they can agree on – including a resolution to allow a popular vote on amending the state constitution to make English the constitutional official language of state government. A resolution doing exactly that was allowed to die in committee last year. The Atlanta-Area Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce proudly and very proudly and publicly claimed responsibility for the “let the people vote” resolution’s demise along with a bill similar to this year’s SB 6. Too “anti-business.”

It is somewhat amusing and very instructive to watch most of the Georgia Senate dodge the issue of Obama’s amnesty while the state itself is a plantiff in the 26-state lawsuit challenging the Emperor’s amnesty proclamation. Ah…politics and the power of the Chamber of Commerce.

A successful attorney from Columbus, the young, up-and-coming and unabashedly pro-enforcement McKoon is also Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

There are 38 Republican Georgia state Senators. They all ran as “conservatives.” To date, only 11 have publicly picked a side on driver’s licenses to illegal aliens and shown their support for McKoon’s bill by co-sponsoring it. The chances of any of them being elected or re-elected three months ago by proclaiming their support for DLs to illegals are…zero to zero.

A few more alarming facts: Many state legislators are clueless that driver’s licenses are going to DACA victims of borders. Many more have no idea that Obama’s Emperor-like decree of deferred action on deportation does not change the fact that the illegal aliens who receive that deferred action does not grant legal status – they are still illegal aliens. For the “that can’t be true, if it was I would have read it in the newspaper” set: we give you the USCIS website – “Deferred action does not provide lawful status.”

Having quite incorrectly told its readers that legislation passed in 2013 stopped DACA illegals from getting driver’s licenses, the AJC is apparently operating on the correct assumption that too much information distributed to the voting public would result in an outraged ground swell of pressure from irate conservative voters and swift approval of SB 6 in the Senate. While other issues repetitivly hit the AJC pages like daily raindrops, as far as I can see they have run one report on the bill – in November, when McKoon pre-filed his bill. There has been nothing on the OP-ED pages about this oh-so inconvenient measure.

Transportation taxes, selling beer onsite at breweries and religious freedom legislation get most of the AJC coverage.

McKoon has also written a very educational OP-ED that he was told would be welcomed for consideration on the AJC opinion page. Having sent the commentary in, McKoon’s last report to me was that he has not heard back from the “credible, compelling, complete” beacon of enlightenment in Georgia. His piece aimed at educating the public – and his fellow legislators on the fact that GOP-Georgia is giving illegal aliens drivers licenses – has run in several other, more open-minded Georgia newspapers, Georgia political websites and on Townhall.com .

It may help readers to get the picture here by understanding hat the AJC’s senior managing editor – Bert Roughton Jr. – is also senior editorial director. Handy, isn’t it?

A long time AJC staffer, Roughton has referred to his job as “newspapering.” As a long time AJC reader, I agree, but not in a good way.

It may also help to “tell the story” from Atlanta to know newspapering-Roughton’s wife, Melinda Ennis Roughton is a mover/shaker in the Georgia business and advertising community and seems to be quite outspoken in partisan politics. You can decide for your self what side she is on by reading her 2009 piece “10 reasons Southerners should vote Democratic” and her profile.

More on Roughton and his activist (not that there is anything wrong with that) wife from an industrious local blogger HERE

Anyway the AJC dumped the concept of “public editor” years ago when new management was brought in to save the paper. Apparently, readers are urged to contact any managment staffer to ask questions or lodge complaints.

Regarding the 2013 news report from the AJC’s “justice in journalism” and New York Times – trained immigration reporter, Jeremy Redmon, I have contacted a senior editor asking if there was any correction to the false story from 2013, and if they are considering offering a complete and compelling education educating on the details of McKoon’s legislation.

After a week, I still have no response from the AJC. The 2013 report from Redmon is posted in part below:

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday, April 25, 2013

By Jeremy Redmon

Law bars illegal immigrants from Ga. driver’s license

Gov. Nathan Deal has quietly signed into law a measure that will expand Georgia’s crackdown on illegal immigration as Congress debates overhauling the nation’s immigration system.
Senate Bill 160 is aimed at blocking illegal immigrants from obtaining state driver’s licenses, grants, public housing and retirement benefits. The law, to take effect July 1, will also prevent people from using foreign passports to get public benefits in Georgia, unless those passports include paperwork indicating they are in the country legally.

Deal signed the measure Wednesday without public comment. The legislation expands on House Bill 87, a comprehensive immigration measure he signed into law in 2011.

The Republican governor’s decision to sign the new legislation comes as national GOP leaders are recalibrating their positions on immigration after President Barack Obama’s re-election win last year with about 70 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Congress is now considering a bipartisan bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. The federal Homeland Security Department estimated there were 440,000 immigrants living illegally in Georgia in 2011.

About 1,500 people marched through downtown Atlanta on April 10 in support of Congress overhauling the immigration system. Among other things, the demonstrators called on Deal to veto SB 160.

SB 160 is also intended to clean up several unintended problems created by the state’s 2011 immigration law.

For example, the bill is aimed at preventing massive backlogs for professional license renewals. Those backlogs were created by a provision in the 2011 law that requires applicants to show certain forms of “secure and verifiable” identification every time they renew their licenses.

“This legislation fixes some of the unintended consequences of the 2011 immigration legislation,” said Brian Robinson, a spokesman for the governor. “This will restore efficiency to government services, such as receiving a professional license, while still safeguarding taxpayers against the costs of illegal immigration.”

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, whose office handles professional license applications, praised the legislation.

“SB 160 will help hardworking Georgians get in the workforce faster,” he said in a prepared statement…

The report was behind a paywall HERE.

If it still is and if you are not an AJC subscriber (there is a lot of that going around), you can read the entire report for $.99 if I understand the process correctly.

February 10, 2015

The legislation is designed to benefit illegal aliens…In which the agenda-driven AJC headline writers intentionally insult immigrants – who have zero need of a bill for in-state tuition

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Emotional pleas, but no vote on in-state tuition bill for immigrants
4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 |

Despite advance notice that no vote would be taken Tuesday, a full contingent of immigrant students and supporters turned out at a Senate committee, urging lawmakers to pass legislation granting in-state tuition for certain immigrants without legal status.

Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Sen. Nan Orrock, D-Atlanta, applies to immigrants accepted into the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. That program grants temporary deportation deferrals and work permits to immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children.

Currently, DACA recipients must pay more expensive out-of-state tuition rates to attend schools in Georgia’s University System. The high costs have prevented many of them from attending colleges to which they were accepted, the students said.

Emotional pleas, but no vote on in-state tuition bill for immigrants photo
Dec. 5, 2013 – Decatur – Lucino Gopar (left) and members of the Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA) hold a press conference outside the Dekalb County Superior Court prior to the first court hearing for the In-state Tuition lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
“There is really no difference between us and students here who are citizens because both of us didn’t have a say in the country we were born in,” Orlando Rodriquez, 18, testified Tuesday. Rodriquez, a graduate of Sprayberry High School in Cobb County, was accepted into Georgia Gwinnett College, but won’t be attending because he can’t afford the out-of-state tuition, he said.

In June, a Fulton County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to reverse the University System’s policy. The case is being appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

“Nobody’s telling them they can’t go to school,” said D.A. King, a well-known illegal immigration activist, and one of the few opponents of the bill to testify Tuesday. “What (the currently policy) is saying is, if you go to school you simply have to pay the same rate of an American kid or a legal immigrant who might live 25 feet over the Georgia border.

“That is not, and should not be regarded as some kind of mean-spirited prejudice or persecution,” he said.

Last week, Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, cited the pending lawsuit as a reason for not taking a committee vote. As proposed, the bill would not pass out of committee without some revisions, including requirements for those students to become eligible for the lower-cost tuition rate, Millar said.

Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon writing on Townhall: Unlike Mexico, Georgia issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants

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Unlike Mexico, Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

By Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon
Feb 10, 2015

The state of Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

After years of explaining this fact to astonished Georgians all over the state, I have still not grown accustomed to the shock and outrage they so vocally express. “But Georgia is governed by Republicans! – what is this, California?” is the most common reply that is printable here. They seem to become even angrier when someone correctly points out that illegal aliens cannot obtain a driver’s license in Mexico.

For those readers who are wondering – no, this bewildering assault on our driver’s license integrity is not a result of an act of Congress – or the Georgia General Assembly.

Despite the efforts of very powerful forces in the state Capitol Georgia driver’s licenses had been off limits to illegal aliens. That all changed when President Obama issued his 2012 re-election campaign decree granting an official assurance of “deferred action” amnesty on deportations to illegals who said they came here as children. Obama dictated that his deferred action amnesty “for the children” – known as “DACA” also came with a work permit and a (genuine) Social Security number. Since then Obama has modified his decree. Now, “children” has no age cap – illegals in their 40’s and older are now eligible for DACA amnesty.

Under current – but pre-Obama – state law those last two documents make an illegal alien as eligible for a driver’s license in Georgia as a foreign businessman on a visa, a Legal Permanent Resident immigrant or a Georgia-born youth on his sixteenth birthday.

As a security measure, and to protect our jobs, I have introduced legislation – Senate Bill 6 – that will alter state law to end the practice of rewarding any illegal aliens with a Georgia driver’s license… Please read the rest HERE http://townhall.com/columnists/joshmckoon/2015/02/10/unlike-mexico-georgia-is-issuing-drivers-licenses-to-illegal-immigrants-n1955023/page/full

Then call Senator McKoon’s Capitol office Phone: (404) 463-3931 to say “thank you” for his leadership?

You can see a list of all state Senators and their contact info HERE

February 8, 2015

Or, why we call it Georgiafornina! Spineless Devolution: REPUBLICAN-RULED GEORGIA in 2015 – Georgia

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Spineless Devolution: REPUBLICAN-RULED GEORGIA in 2015:

The politicians make the policy and the GOP voter base dutifully follows. Today, drivers licenses for illegal alien “children” – some in their 40s because OBAMA says there is no age limit for being “children.” Soon, drivers licenses to their parents, because most Republicans in the state legislature will defer to OBAMA on being “conservative” and shredding the constitution when the GEORGIA Chamber of Commerce orders it.

All of this is fine with the herd, as long as there are luncheons, awards and photo ops with the politicians.


February 6, 2015

State-level amnesty in the Peach State! Republican-ruled Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens! A plea for help to the great, powerful and demure Ann Coulter

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Short version: The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is in full control of the state. Ag is biggest industry. This bill of ours is now pending join the Super-Majority GOP Georgia state Senate where there are 38 Republicans out of a total 56 Senators. Only 11 have co-sponsored. The Georgia media has created a cone of silence and most voters don’t even know we are rewarding illegal aliens w a DL – much less that there exists a bill to end that lunacy. The bill ends the practice for ALL illegals in the state, so is court-proof. Georgia has mote victims of borders than Arizona and the Republican Governor has used the estimate of “$2.4 billion” as the annual cost of the crime of illegal immigration here. Never the less, we are now watching a bill that would grant in-state tuition to illegals and as the bill to keep illegals from a DL is treated like Kryptonite by the “conservative” GOP state Senate.

From the Marietta Daily Journal

Around Town

November 18, 2014

REPUBLICAN leaders in Washington are mulling how best to respond to President Obama’s bare-knuckle threat to grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens in coming days. But in Georgia, a bill was pre-filed in the state Legislature on Monday that would prevent any of those newly amnestied from obtaining drivers’ licenses from the state.

“The Georgia Road Safety and Driver’s License Integrity Act,” now known as SB 6, was sponsored by state Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), with substantial input from MDJ immigration columnist D.A. King of east Cobb.

Back in June 2012, the Obama administration announced that illegals who were brought here before their 16th birthday and were under the age of 31 could request that their cases be deferred for two years, subject to renewal. He now is threatening to defer action on their cases and those of many others, which could result in millions (including several hundred thousand illegal aliens in Georgia) being rewarded with federal work permits and Social Security numbers. Under current law, that would make the “deferred action illegals” eligible for Georgia drivers’ licenses and other public benefits, even though they are still illegal aliens and would not have legal status.

“Previously, Georgia law restricted illegal aliens from getting a driver’s license,” said McKoon. “When the president created the ‘deferred action status’ class, he deliberately created a loophole to make millions of illegal aliens eligible for Georgia driver’s licenses and other public benefits. Senate Bill 6 will eliminate that loophole in Georgia.”

In addition, the bill would:

Require aliens applying for a temporary driver’s license to submit their fingerprints with the application;

Require aliens swear an affidavit that they are not the recipient of deferred deportation status, with a penalty of up to $1,000 for false swearing;

Would allow the impoundment for 60 days of any vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver (with exclusions for cases of expired licenses and drivers 15 years old or younger); and

Would require the state to take part in the federal E-Verify “Ride” Program, an enhancement to the E-Verify program that verifies the validity of driver’s license info by matching the data entered by employers against participating state motor vehicle department records.

Not surprisingly, considering he helped write it, King is upbeat on the bill.

“It will save a lot of lives if it is put into law and then actually enforced,” he said. “We should be more like Mexico, where illegal aliens cannot get a driver’s license.”

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) declined to comment on the particulars of the bill, but said he supports its goal.

“All you have to look at is what happened in Oregon last week in the election,” he said after his Gold Dome press conference Monday, at which he announced his candidacy for a third term. “Oregon voted 2-to-1 not to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. I think that’s the sentiment of the American people.”

Oregonians voted 66-34 against the proposal (roughly the same margin by which Cobb voters rejected the TSPLOST in 2012, for what it’s worth), even though pro-illegals groups outspent opponents by a 10-to-1 margin. The measure failed in every county there but one.

Echoing Isakson on the question was Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C.

“Whenever the public gets that sort of clear-cut, black-and-white issue for tougher controls — even in Oregon, when they’re legalizing dope — they support them,” Krikorian said. “It really highlights how this issue is not a Republican-liberal issue like, say, taxes and abortion, but an up-down issue, elites versus the public.”

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Gold Dome bill would block licenses for illegals

February 5, 2015

Don’t let the illegal aliens and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce run our state! Help pass SB 6 in Republican-controlled Georgia – to end practice of issuing drivers licenses to any illegal aliens

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Help pass SB 6 in Republican-controlled Georgia – to end practice of issuing drivers licenses to any illegal aliens

Important action needed today and all week!
Calls and emails to the Georgia state Senate needed to support SB 6

Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens. To end that practice, SB 6 has officially been filed and has twelve sponsors, including the original sponsor, Senator Josh McKoon of Columbus.

Here is a list of the state Senators who have publicly shown their support for this crucial legislation so far:

SB 6 Sponsor
Senator Josh McKoon


Steve Gooch
William Ligon
Bill Heath
PK Martin
Greg Kirk
Bruce Thompson
Marty Harbin
Frank Ginn
Michael Williams
Mike Crane
Judson Hill
Hunter Hill

For the bill to pass, it needs to have many more co-sponsors who are willing to take a public stand against issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens. There are 56 state Senators in Georgia.

Including the powerful Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Ag industry lobby, SB 6 has very powerful enemies that are roaming the halls of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta right now doing everything possible to discourage more co-signers and telling senior Senators and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to kill the bill. The open borders lobby is very busy ringing office phones in the Georgia Capitol urging that the bill die in committee.

We need more calls to produce more co-sponsors

Please take a few minutes to call your own state Senator’s office along with the offices of Senate President Pro Tem Senator David Shafer and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. If your state Senator is not on the list above, politely tell his staffer that you are watching and assume that not co-sponsoring SB 6 indicates his support for giving drivers licenses to illegals. If he is on the list, please be sure to pass on a note of thanks.

Find contact information for your own Senator HERE

When calling Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s office and Senate President Pro-Tem David Shafer’s office, please tell their staffer that you want to see Georgia end the practice of issuing drivers licenses to all illegal aliens.

“Please tell the boss I called and when I vote, I will remember SB6, please get SB 6 to the floor for full vote by the Senate.”

After you call, please follow up with an email to each of the above offices.
Best address for Senate President Pro-Tem Senator David Shafer (his assistant) : anna.boggs@senate.ga.gov For the Senator: david.shafer@senate.ga.gov
Address for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle casey.cagle@ltgov.ga.gov

The illegal alien lobby is emailing your state Senator right now.

February 2, 2015

USCIS on “lawful presence/legal status” – let’s call the whole thing off…

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The below note was emailed to me today from a friend/colleague in Washington DC. He is feeling my pain on the fact that Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens who Obama has granted deferred action on deportation.

“All they would have to do is look to the USCIS guidelines where the Obama administration explains that DACA “does not confer lawful permanent resident status” and that it “does not confer any lawful status”. If they don’t want to acknowledge that, they’re in deep denial.

Q6: If my case is deferred, am I in lawful status for the period of deferral?
A6: No. Although action on your case has been deferred and you do not accrue unlawful presence during the period of deferred action, deferred action does not confer any lawful status.

There is a significant difference between “unlawful presence” and “unlawful status.” Unlawful presence refers to a period an individual is present in the United States (1) without being admitted or paroled or (2) after the expiration of a period of stay authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (such as after the period of stay authorized by a visa has expired). Unlawful presence is relevant only with respect to determining whether the inadmissibility bars for unlawful presence, set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act at Section 212(a)(9), apply to an individual if he or she departs the United States and subsequently seeks to re-enter. (These unlawful presence bars are commonly known as the 3- and 10-Year Bars.)

The fact that you are not accruing unlawful presence does not change whether you are in lawful status while you remain in the United States. Because you lack lawful status at the time DHS defers action in your case, you remain subject to all legal restrictions and prohibitions on individuals in unlawful status.

Q7: Does deferred action provide me with a path to permanent residence status or citizenship?
A7: No. Deferred action is a form of prosecutorial discretion that does not confer lawful permanent resident status or a path to citizenship. Only the Congress, acting through its legislative authority, can confer these rights.”


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