October 14, 2015
October 13, 2015
“At Trump’s rally in Norcross, the real estate mogul had a brief meeting with the parents of Dustin Inman, the 16-year-old killed in a traffic accident with a man living in the U.S. illegally in 2000. The Mexican national is still at large.
Billy Inman said Trump’s controversial comments about immigrants committing crimes have helped raise the profile of causes like his — the Dustin Inman Society advocates for tougher immigration laws and enforcement — and he was impressed with the man in person:
“I truly feel that he is genuine. And, granted, he didn’t know nothing about me til he got here. … He said this is why he’s done what he’s done. I tell him ‘I feel like an American outcast in my own country.’ …
“I’ve been on the fence, been looking at him [in the presidential race], and I thank God for all he’s done. What he’s done in one day, families like mine across our country have been trying for decades, tried to bring attention to.”
“He told me wife that she was a beautiful lady. More than once. And told her to take care of me. But he did tell me to take care of her, too.”
HERE (scroll down)
Admitting illegals into Georgia colleges and universities is a lose/lose proposition
October 11, 2015 12:00 AM
For the first time in many months, I did not have to wait for Monday morning to get my juices flowing for the challenging week ahead. Usually, it only requires opening my MDJ immediately to the Opinion page, where I stare at the smug grin of one Bill Press for a few seconds before tackling his leftist rantings. Properly enraged, my blood aboil, and my dander raised, I am ready then to deal with the latest unconstitutional shenanigans of the Obama administration, the feckless national Republican leadership and the endless array of unsynchronized traffic signals that clog Johnson Ferry and both Lower and Upper Roswell Roads in East Cobb at all hours of the day.
This week, however, I merely needed to glance at the top headline of the Sunday MDJ’s front page to get fired up one day sooner than usual. It said, “Report: Barriers to university for immigrants cost Georgia $10M on yearly basis.”
At first I thought it was a mistake on the part of the headline writer, that it should have said “saves” Georgia $10 million. After all, giving illegal immigrants access to state universities and in-state tuition rates and/or grants would be a cost to Georgia, and logic would tell you that not doing that would actually be a savings to the state. Besides, from what I have read on these pages, illegals are already attending our state universities (notably Kennesaw State) and some would, I presume, have to be getting tuition assistance.
Several paragraphs into the story by the MDJ’s Jon Gargis, I began to see the light. A self-appointed, ubiquitous group labeled the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute in its massive seven-page report was taking Georgia to task for not following the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
I admit though to having a chuckle at that point when the GB&PI gang called themselves “an independent and nonpartisan organization” — just like the Department of Justice the last six-plus years. It thus came as no surprise when I then read that the head of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials totally supported the report’s essentially unmeasurable findings, nor when state Rep. David Wilkerson (D-Smyrna) gave it his blessing.
To Mr. Gargis’ credit, he then provided countering arguments from state Reps. Earl Ehrhart and Ed Setzler, both of whom represent multi-cultural areas of north Cobb. Best of all, he also sought comment from D.A. King, whose strong and persistent arguments on the subject of illegal immigration have long been appreciated by most of the MDJ’s readers, especially myself.
Having said that, I think there is one key point that was not covered by anyone. For every illegal immigrant given access to the Georgia university system, with or without tuition allowances, there has been one legal resident denied admission, a well-qualified legal resident whose parents pay state taxes that provide the support for that very system.
Those legal-resident students, many of whom fit into the category of “best and brightest” whom Rep. Wilkerson purports to want in the system, are winding up in recent years attending Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida and Florida State. Check with the guidance counselors at the best-achieving area high schools like Walton, Lassiter, Pope, Allatoona and North Cobb, and they will confirm that many of their top-level graduates are now going out-of-state.
Unlike the GB&PI study, I will not try to measure either the short-term or long-term effects of that trend. Suffice to say, at the very least, the state system does not receive tuition payments in those cases, when illegals are getting admission and allowances. Beyond that, it is not far-fetched to think that many of those same graduates will find employment in those other respective states, thus depriving Georgia the benefits of their eventual productive efforts in business, medicine and education.
Having illegals in our state universities becomes the very example of a lose/lose proposition.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Admitting illegals into Georgia colleges and universities is a lose lose proposition
October 8, 2015
Marietta, Ga. 30066
6 October 2015
Lt. Col. Archibald Kielly (Retired)
Political Science Dept.
University of North Georgia
82 College Cir,
Dahlonega, GA 30597
It was a great pleasure speaking to your government class last week on the topic of immigration into the United States and the birthright citizenship debate. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and genuinely enjoyed the interaction with and questions from the student audience. Thank you for the invitation.
My experience with your students widened my perspective on American youth and I gained an education of my own in fielding their very intelligent and honest questions. I hope that I was able to provide some previously unknown facts surrounding the immigration topic to the students and am elated to learn that you have considered me for a repeat speaker. I am happy to help at anytime.
I ask that you convey my thanks and respect to the entire class and audience and to express my hope that they will endeavor to explore the immigration issue on their own using the references I provided, without accepting the limited information offered by the mainstream media as the “whole story” on the immigration debate. I also hope that my message that being “pro-enforcement” on borders, visas and sensible immigration in general is recognized by all concerned as the moderate and commonsense way to view and judge our national immigration system.
From watching, it was clear to me the concerned care and professional expertise you use in the education of your class and I believe they are all the better for having you as their instructor. We need more educators like you.
Please share this note of thanks to your class if that is appropriate and convey my gratitude for the kind attention the students gave me in my presentation. Again, I enjoyed it very much.
UNG Vanguard, student newspaper
October, 6, 2015
Pro-Enforcement Activist delivers immigration speech
“Someone has got to be the adult in the room, so to speak, and do what is best for your country.”
These are the words that D.A. King charged the audience with Thursday Oct. 1, while delivering a talk on immigration.
King was the second speaker in the immigration series, arranged by political science lecturer Archibald Kielly.
King began his speech by saying that just over one million legal immigrants enter the United States every year and noted that his sister was adopted from South Korea.
King is pro-immigration law enforcement and believes the well-being of America should be the number one concern, when looking at the number of immigrants we take in each year. He also said America should set sustainable and logical levels of immigration numbers, which will benefit citizens of the United States.
“We are not helping ourselves as a country if we bring in more than it takes to sustain the American dream,” King said.
King offered some numbers on immigration and the workforce collected by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Department. Every year in the United States, four million people turn 18 and just over two million immigrants and guest workers enter the American workforce, according to the center’s numbers. King said that there is no data on how many illegal immigrants enter the country annually.
These numbers eliminate the argument that our workforce couldn’t get by without illegal immigration, King said.
King referenced the $10 head of lettuce analogy, which explains without illegal immigrant labor, something as simple as a head of lettuce would cost consumers ten dollars.
“This simply is not true. Less than 10 percent at retail price is cost of labor,” King said.
King offered an interesting perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis, and said he recently spoke on the phone with a friend who lives in the Black Forest in Germany and fears the refugees.
The European Union has an open border policy and anyone is welcome to immigrate to the first EU country that they come upon, King said. These individuals aren’t merely seeking refuge—they are going to the countries “with the most giveaways,” King said.
King also said that the words immigrant and refugee are not synonymous and the word refugee is “a word so abused it has no meaning.”
King continued and shared his belief that failing to enforce immigration laws will result in acts of terrorism.
“It is merely a matter of time before an act of terror results from not enforcing our laws,” King said.
King is the president of the Dustin Inman Society. The society was named for Inman, a 16-year-old Georgia resident who was killed in a car crash in Ellijay, Georgia on June 16, 2000. The driver of the car which struck the Inman family vehicle was living in the country illegally.
The first speaker in the series, Arturo Corso, opted for an open discussion format, leaning toward sympathy for the immigrants’ side. Corso concluded his discussion by telling students a few things about King. King spent the first few minutes of his speech addressing Corso comments.
King said that allegations made about him being a member of a hate group are untrue, while claims that he is a felon are true. In 1977, King pled guilty to illegal gambling. He was betting on football games, paid a $3,000 fine and spent two years on probation for the crime.
King then placed an enlargement of his certificate of honorable discharge on a tripod for the audience to see.
“There are no words to discuss the anger [and] disgust I feel over [Corso] telling a room of young people that I was dishonorably discharged,” King said.
October 6, 2015
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Good news for pro-enforcement Americans! More state legislators appeal to our U.S. senators: “NO! to Dax Lopez!”
More Republican Georgia state legislator’s added to the list of letter-writers urging Georgia’s U.S. Senators to take action to insure that anti-enforcement GALEO’s recently resigned board member, Dax Lopez, does not see confirmation as a federal judge.
We are informed that state senators, Marty Harbin, Steve Gooch, Rene Unterman, Mike Crane, Josh McKoon and Bill Heath were proud co-signers on the letter linked HERE by state Senator William Ligon. Note that several of them also sent different letters from their own offices as well.
State Rep Katie Dempsey tells me she sent letters of opposition to both U.S. senators, but “did not keep a copy” to forward here. And Rep. Clay Pirkle has explained to one of his constituents that he also sent letters against confirmation of Dax Lopez, but is unwilling to provide a copy for public posting. Representative Dustin Hightower also sent a letter, but did not reply to a request for a copy for public posting.
We are assured there are more letters being drafted.
Note: We are grateful to Insider Advantage Georgia for assuming credit for the work involved in organizing resistance to the Dax Lopez nomination and “collecting letters”…it is very educational – and memorable.