December 12, 2017

Immigration quotes: Chuck Schumer on illegal immigration and DACA, then and now

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December 11, 2017

FAST FACT: Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year

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Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year 

December 7, 2017

Rasmussen: Voters Reject Steinle Verdict, Favor Punishing ‘Sanctuary’ Lawmakers

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Kate Steinle – photo: National Review


Voters Reject Steinle Verdict, Favor Punishing ‘Sanctuary’ Lawmakers

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Few voters agree with a San Francisco jury’s decision clearing an illegal immigrant repeat criminal of killing 32-year-old Kate Steinle, and there’s sizable support for punishing lawmakers who protect criminal illegals from federal immigration authorities.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the jury’s decision that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was not guilty of murder, involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon. Forty-nine percent (49%) disagree with that verdict, while 31% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Bill Torpy: Liberal AJC writer complains (again) about immigration enforcement – but he refuses to talk to Billy and Kathy Inman *UPDATED – Billy and Kathy Inman sent a letter about the below column, the AJC did not publish

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Who was Dustin Inman?

  • Letter below sent November 20, 2017 – it was not published.

Dear editor,

The AJC’s Bill Torpy has apparently chosen the crime of illegal immigration as a pet topic and constantly describes illegal aliens as “immigrants.” He also says illegals are ‘voiceless’ and is clearly against locking them up once they are captured.

 Not for the first time, I urge Mr. Torpy to come OTP to Woodstock and visit with what remains of our American family.

 In 2000, on Father’s Day weekend, an illegal alien killed our only child Dustin Inman and put my wife, Kathy, in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. That person had previous run-ins with Georgia police and was allowed to go free. He is hiding out in Mexico, unpunished, having escaped before local law enforcement could lock him up after killing our son.

 We can tell Mr. Torpy about being voiceless and who we think the victims really are in the illegal immigration mess.

Billy and Kathy Inman
Woodstock, Ga.


Atlanta Journal Constitution
November 20, 2017

Torpy at Large: Too bad Atlanta’s immigration hypocrisy isn’t illegal

Bill Torpy, photo AJC

Earlier this month, Mayor Kasim Reed boasted on his very active Twitter account that his town is immigrant friendly.

“Atlanta is proud to be a welcoming city,” he wrote. “Pleased to be a part of the Safe Cities Network offering legal representation for those individuals facing deportation.”

Fighting for the rights of immigrants is now an important battleground for Dems and progressives. Families are being torn apart through deportation. People who’ve lived and worked here for years suddenly disappear one day into a murky system that affords them few rights. And it’s President Donald Trump’s pet issue!

From a liberal standpoint, resistance is a noble fight. It’s standing up for the powerless.

So, it might come as a surprise that the city of Atlanta, that beacon of civil rights, that Sanctuary City Lite, is profiting greatly from Señor Trump’s roundup. (As it did from President Barack Obama’s roundup, as well.)

At any given time, the Atlanta City Detention Center in south downtown holds about 250 immigrants waiting to be booted from U.S. soil. The city receives $78 per each detained soul per night from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Multiply those numbers and that human suffering amounts to some real cash… MORE HERE

Immigration enforcement in Georgia via the New York Times: “Please, God, don’t let me get stopped…”

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“An undocumented immigrant’s car as seen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers just before they pulled him over in Norcross, Ga., last month.” Melissa Golden, for the New York Times

New York Times


‘Please, God, Don’t Let Me Get Stopped’: Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Not many notice when the SUVs arrive.

Around 5 a.m., when the immigration agents pull into the parking lot of the Chamblee Heights apartments, 16 miles from downtown Atlanta, only one person is on the lookout.

Cristina Monteros catches sight of the cars with the telltale tinted windows from her small apartment near the front, where she runs a day care, and calls her downstairs neighbor: ICE is here.

The neighbor dials another, who passes it on. It takes less than 15 minutes for everyone in the complex to hear about “la migra,” whereupon they shut their doors and hold their breath. Some show up late to work, and others skip it altogether. The school bus might leave some children behind.

“It’s just us helping each other out,” said Ms. Monteros, 35. “There’s fear every day.”

Few places in the United States have simultaneously beckoned undocumented immigrants and penalized them for coming like metropolitan Atlanta, a boomtown of construction and service jobs where conservative politics and new national policies have turned every waking day into a gamble.

President Trump has declared anyone living in the country illegally a target for arrest and deportation, driving up the number of immigration arrests by more than 40 percent this year. While the Obama administration deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants, it directed federal agents to focus on arresting serious criminals and recent arrivals. The current administration has erased those guidelines, allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to arrest and deport anyone here illegally… MORE HERE.

December 4, 2017

We think this is close to what Karen Handel meant when she told us we need to “improve the reliability of temporary visa programs and create a viable guest worker program” – Guest worker bill will put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work

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“Which invites the question: Why would any member of Congress support a bill that would destroy American jobs, exploit foreign workers, and endanger our food supply? It may be possible to craft worse legislation, but it would be difficult.”


Rep Karen Handel’s campaign blurb on immigration,

True national security means securing our borders.  The current immigration system is broken, and we MUST fix it. We need to build a wall along our southern border, demand immigration laws be enforced, improve the reliability of temporary visa programs, and create a viable guest worker program. While I understand and appreciate that we are a nation of immigrants, and believe we should be welcoming of those wish to migrate to our great country, we are also a nation of laws, and our laws must be respected. HERE. “

“The Agricultural Guestworker Act would flood the meat processing and agricultural sectors with hundreds of thousands of untrained visa holders. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall”


Washington Examiner
December 4, 2017

Mark Perrone

Guest worker bill will put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work

When the Carrier Corporation announced it would be closing its furnace factory in Indianapolis, a decision that would have destroyed close to 1,000 middle class jobs in the U.S., there was widespread outrage from political leaders from both parties.

But when the House Judiciary Committee narrowly passed H.R. 4092 — the Agricultural Guestworker Act this fall, a bill that would flood the meat processing and agricultural sectors with hundreds of thousands of untrained visa holders — there was mostly silence on both sides of the aisle.

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At Carrier, it was about 1,000 jobs. With the AGA, it’s hundreds of thousands. If we care about American jobs and food safety, it’s time to pay attention to this bill before it’s too late.

The AGA is a direct threat to America’s hard-working families, the incomes they depend on, and the food we all eat. This is not hyperbole. If the AGA becomes law, it will allow 450,000 foreign visa holders to work in agricultural and meat processing jobs that are currently held by hard-working American men and women. The impact of this bill, particularly upon the hundreds of thousands of people employed by the meat and poultry industry, would be devastating.

This bad bill does more than just hurt American jobs and workers — it also puts our food supply at risk. While we may not see food processing workers do their jobs, the truth is that they are highly trained professionals who perform dangerous and highly skilled work. These professionals serve as a much-needed layer of protection for consumers when it comes to food safety because they know to quickly spot meat that is low quality or diseased.

Like any high skilled and vital profession, current salaries reflect the quality and importance of this workforce, with wages as high as $23 per hour. By allowing untrained workers or guest workers to hold these important jobs for as little as $10.88 per hour, the AGA will effectively drive down wages and destroy hundreds of thousands of good jobs in the process.

Make no mistake, this bill creates a guest worker system that will turn middle-class jobs vital to food safety into jobs that are temporary, untrained, and unskilled. Even worse, it would exploit these guest workers by placing them at grave risk by taking jobs that require them to use sharp knives in a fast-paced environment with little to no training.

At a time when we need to strengthen American jobs and make our food safer, the AGA would also allow guest workers to stay for up to three years. That isn’t a guest-worker, that’s a long-term employee and further shows how this bill is designed to both exploit foreign workers and replace American workers at the same time.

There’s no denying that our immigration system is broken. We need structural reforms to our employment-based visa system that will protect foreign workers and immigrants. We also need immigration laws that protect American workers. But the AGA will only make a failing system even more flawed… MORE HERE

It’s the “A” word and not allowed in the Boston Globe when referring to illegal immigration

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“…it is our newspaper style not to use the term “alien” when referring to illegal immigration.”

Boston Globe letters editor to me via email regarding my letter submission in which I used the legal and accurate term “illegal alien”. It is allowed and used in state law, federal law, by law enforcement, the IRS, Presidential Executive Orders, and SCOTUS. Just sayin’.

Definition of alien (Merriam Webster)

1a : belonging or relating to another person, place, or thing : strange 

  • an alienenvironment

b : relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government : foreign 

  • alien residents

c : exotic 1

  • alien plants

2: differing in nature or character typically to the point of incompatibility

  • ideas alien to democracy

D.A. King in Sunday’s Boston Globe: Letters – Enforcement works

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Boston Globe


Delighted that Trump is making good on promise to enforce immigration laws

Sunday, December 03, 2017

The article “Rules shifted abruptly, and fear rushed in” (Page A1, Nov. 26, online headline was different) highlights some indisputable truths on illegal immigration. As it is with all crimes, the threat of enforcement causes great discomfort for the perps. During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to tighten enforcement of our immigration laws. To the delight of Americans who value the rule of law, Matt Viser’s extended report shows us that that promise is being kept.

The United States takes in more legal immigrants than any other nation on the planet. To wink at the *illegal immigrants who have been allowed to assume that we have officially open borders, or that our already liberal immigration laws do not apply to them, is to dishonor not only real immigrants but also the rich tradition of joining the American family according to American rules.

Another glaring revelation in the story is that Mexican citizen Anayeli Cruz, one of the victims of borders who was interviewed, could only tell your reporter how tough her life is now in York, Pa., through a translator, after having been looking for a better life in the United States for about 12 years.

Many thanks to the Globe for confirming what most people already know about immigration: Enforcement works.

D.A. King


The Dustin Inman Society

Marietta, Ga.

The Dustin Inman Society is a nonprofit organization that advocates for enforcement of our immigration laws. HERE  

  • “…it is our newspaper style not to use the term “alien” when referring to illegal immigration.” – Boston Globe editor.

December 1, 2017

DDS – Georgiafornia trails California in number of foreign languages used for drivers license exam – but only by three

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Image of drivers license issued to legal immigrants, guest workers and to illegal aliens with deferred action on deportation in Georgia – DDS


In Georgia, the Department of Drivers Services accommodates eleven (11) foreign languages for the road rules written exam.

California does the same, but uses fourteen (14) foreign languages (is there really such a thing as a “foreign language” in California?).

We predict that the people who really run Georgia will soon catch up and eventually out-do California. ICYMI, Georgia has passed the fifty thousand marker on the number of drivers licenses and/or official photo ID Cards it has issued to illegal aliens who have deferred action on deportation. 

Georgia gives these happy deferred action illegal aliens the exact same drivers license we give to real immigrants and Mercedes Benz executives. Even California has a notably different drivers license for the formerly “undocumented.”

Mexico does not issue drivers licenses to any illegal aliens. When the Democrats were last in power in Georgia, illegal aliens could not legally obtain a Georgia drivers license.

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