August 30, 2018

Parking at the Georgia Capitol?

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Lobbyist Renewal letter Session 2019

One Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Parking and Access Services Ph: 404-656-4088


Governor                                                                                                                                            Executive Director

Nathan Deal                                                                                                                                       Steve Stancil



Lobbyist Parking Renewal Reminder for 2019 Legislative Session

 Beginning September 1, 2018 parking requests should be emailed to faxed to 404-651-7518. All parking requests must include your name, Lobbyist credential number, organization name, address, phone and email on your company’s letterhead.

Due to the limited amount of available parking spaces,only 100Pete Hackney Deck Spaces are available and only two permits per companyPermits will be offered at $600.00 per space for the entire Session.

Lobbyist requests will be assigned on a first come first serve basis until full; however any parking requests made after October 1, 2018 will be automatically placed on a waitlist for parking assignment. Notification of parking assignments will be emailed to you beginning November 15, 2018.

There will be a $20.00 replacement charge for lost or damaged parking hangtags/permits.

The hours of operation for the valid use of the parking hangtag will be between 6:00 am until 9:00 pm. Hangtags are not valid on weekends, state observed holidays or special events. The footbridge on the 5thLevel connecting the Pete Hackney Parking Deck to the Butler Deck, take elevator to bridge level for access to the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd building will be available for use. The footbridge will be open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Please returnyour permits and session cards from previous sessions, so we can remove items from your profile.


For additional information, please contact Parking and Access Services at (404) 656-4088



D.A. King in the Newnan Times Herald today: Response to pro-amnesty guest column

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Newnan Times Herald

August 30, 2018

On immigration, DACA and Rep. Ferguson’s security bill

In his recent guest column here railing against Congressman Drew Ferguson’s pending immigration security legislation, the Rule of Law, immigration enforcement and protecting American workers, Jack Bernard very nearly hit every talking point thrown out by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the liberal media and the rest of massive corporate-funded anti-enforcement lobby.

Mr. Bernard made it clear that he favors a repeat of the toothless “one-time” 1986 immigration amnesty and path to U.S. citizenship that was the cause of much of today’s illegal immigration crisis.

Memo to Republicans: Another amnesty would be the biggest single voter-roll increase in Democrat history.

Any “dilemma” President Trump has on “separating families at the border” is that the illegal crossers have been educated on how to make false pleas for asylum and that bringing children – their own or rented from industrious entrepreneurs – will result in a better chance of being allowed to live and work in the United States. So, either the illegal aliens are locked up while their case is sorted out, or they are released to disappear, usually forever, into the interior of the U.S.

Children cannot be confined in the adult holding facilities. It’s illegal. And dangerous.

Mr. Bernard says Obama’s 2012 re-election scheme to grant de facto DACA amnesty to what has now become a special, protected class of illegal aliens known as “dreamers” was “wildly popular.”

We respectfully note that contrary to what Mr. Bernard writes, Obama’s amnesty was not an executive order – it was merely a policy memo. And that pre-DACA, Obama himself publicly announced more than 20 times that he lacked the authority to unilaterally do what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions.

Any DACA popularity was founded on ignorance or defiance of the law and endless promotion by the open borders lobby.

According to the Associated Press, so far this fiscal year, agents in the Yuma, Ariz. border sector have apprehended nearly 10,000 families and 4,500 unaccompanied children, a giant increase from just seven years ago when they arrested only 98 families and 222 unaccompanied children.

Think of the future “we need another DACA for the children” arguments.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has reported that “almost 8 percent of total DACA requestors (59,786 individuals) had arrest records as of the date the systems were queried, which included offenses such as assault and battery, rape, murder, and drunk driving, among others” according to officials.

Rep. Ferguson’s legislation also acknowledges the fact that about half of the total illegal aliens in the U.S. today did not come here illegally. They came on legal, temporary visas and then refused to leave as promised. Over 700,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, according to DHS. We do not have a system in place to track them.

Rep. Ferguson’s bill would fix that lunacy.

According to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Georgia is home to more illegal aliens than green card holders (legal immigrants) and according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, more illegals than border-state Arizona.

On legal immigration, it helps to understand that the USA takes in more than one million legal immigrants each year – more than any other nation. Many people who study the issue – this writer included – view that number as too high for badly needed assimilation, including preserving English usage. And realize that high immigration numbers reduces American wages.

For example, work from the eminent Harvard economist George Borjas shows that when immigration increases the size of the labor pool by 10 percent, wages for African American men drop 2.5 percent – and their employment rate declines by nearly 6 percent.

About 62 percent of Americans want immigration cut by 50 percent or more (Pulse Opinion Research, courtesy, July, 2017) We hope readers of all description will heed the 1995 words of Barbara Jordan, the late Democrat and chair of then-President Bill Clinton’s U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform: “Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave.”

D.A. King



We are pro-American and we support ICE!

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Media request sent to USCIS Re; E-Verify users in Georgia

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The below was sent today.

Ms. Wilson, thank you for your time on the phone this morning. As discussed, here are some questions for an upcoming column/news report on the statewide news outlet, Insider Advantage Georgia.

A recent Bloomberg news report contains well-researched information that seems to indicate some Georgia employers with E-Verify MOUs are not using the system to verify work eligibility of some or all newly hired employees. This would be a violation of the terms of the E-Verify MOU which states: “The Employer must use E-Verify for all new employees. The Employer will not verify selectively and will not verify employees hired before the effective date of this MOU.”

Bloomberg: “Georgia, for instance, has 101,667 enrolled businesses, the most in the country. It also has the lowest percentage—23 percent—of enrollees that e-verified a hire in the past year”.

With the employment market booming, it is logical to assume that far more than 23% of E-Verify users in Georgia have hired new employees in the last year and that many E-Verify users in Georgia are in violation of their MOU. As you know, use of E-Verify is mandated by state law for public employers and contractors/vendors and for most private employers.


1) Does USCIS/DHS have in place any audit, or monitoring system to insure that E-Verify users are in compliance with the MOU which clearly states “the Employer must use E-Verify for all new employees. The Employer will not verify selectively and will not verify employees hired before the effective date of this MOU”, please?

2) Does USCIS/DHS have a system by which non-compliance with the MOU is sanctioned with revocation of the MOU for employers? From the E-Verify MOU: “Notwithstanding Article V, part A of this MOU, DHS may terminate this MOU, and thereby the Employer’s participation in E-Verify, with or without notice at any time if deemed necessary because of the requirements of law or policy, or upon a determination by SSA or DHS that there has been a breach of system integrity or security by the Employer, or a failure on the part of the Employer to comply with established E-Verify procedures and/or legal requirements.”

3) Has USCIS/DHS terminated any MOUs for non-complaince in the last year in Georgia? Any other state?

4) Does USCIS/DHS have in place a system by which public complaints of non-compliance in E-Verify MOUs are taken?

5) Please alert me to the database or resource that indicates the number of E-verify users who verified a new hire in the past?

I may have follow up questions. Thanks again for your interest.

Have a nice weekend!

D.A. King

August 28, 2018

Viva 287(g)!

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Senator McKoon letter to DPS Re; 287(g) #DPS

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  • Updated: Response from Co. McDonough, here

List of participating entities (federal records) – 287(g) here.

DPS ICE 287 g request to DPS

llegal Aliens Commit Fewer Crimes Than U.S.-Born? Not So Fast

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Illegal Aliens Commit Fewer Crimes Than U.S.-Born? Not So Fast


August 27th, 2018

The day before we left to take our oldest child to college for the first time, police found the body of Mollie Tibbetts. The news about the 20-year-old college student who went missing while on an evening jog in July had made me nervous for the past month. It was hard to read coverage of Mollie’s disappearance without getting a pit in my stomach about sending my daughter away to school. We talked about how to stay safe, the buddy system, the influence of alcohol, carrying mace, and every other base I could cover.

As my daughter and I were scrambling to finish last-minute tasks before heading out to Syracuse, news alerts shared the devastating news: The petite, pretty girl from Iowa was dead. Hours later, more infuriating details followed: Mollie was hunted down, murdered, stuffed into a car trunk and dumped in a cornfield by a monster who shouldn’t be this country. (There are no charges against Cristhian Rivera for sexual assault as yet.)

I was outraged, heartsick, and scared. My daughter also was afraid; I again warned her that evil is everywhere. And I fumed that our government fails repeatedly to keep our children safe from people who are in our country illegally.

Anti-Trump Media Mob Springs into Action
Apparently, according to libertarian writer Nick Gillespie, this makes me an xenophobe. It was a matter of moments before pundits and politicians were offering cover for Rivera. The anti-Trump media mob went into overdrive to downplay the story because it interfered with breaking news about Paul Manafort’s conviction and a plea deal for Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. (The timing of the news about Tibbetts, according to one New York Times reporter, “could not have been better” for Trump and his supporters.)

An Associated Press reporter quickly warned that the details about Mollie’s murder would be “coming to a Trump rally near you.” (The president held an event in West Virginia that evening.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed concern about mothers being separated from their children, but she wasn’t talking about Mollie’s mother being separated viciously and permanently from her only daughter; Warren was shamefully regurgitating pro-immigration talking points about families at the border. “Separating a mama from a baby does not make this country safer.” (Irony alert.)

MSNBC contributor and Fordham University professor Christina Greer lamented that coverage about “some girl in Iowa” would obscure news about Manafort and Cohen. NeverTrumper Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, was sitting next to Greer and did not say a word to object to the grotesque political diminution of a heinous crime.

Data Deceptions
Follow-up articles flooded the scene to remind Americans that illegals are less likely to commit crimes than legal residents. News and opinion outlets representing all corners of the ideological spectrum—from the Washington Post to National Review—uniformly cited a single study by the Cato Institute as proof that “data” show illegal aliens actually pose less of a danger than do native-born Americans.

“Most social scientists who have looked at crime among immigrants have concluded that noncitizens are less likely to engage in criminal activity,” wrote Jeremy Peters in the New York Times on Friday. “A recent study by the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute, for example, found that in Texas, conviction and arrest rates for undocumented immigrants were lower than those for native-born Americans.” But despite these grand claims, the Cato paper is the only one Peters cites.

August 27, 2018

Fast Fact: Farm that hired Cristhian Rivera, Mollie Tibbetts’ suspected killer, did not use E-Verify system, official says

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Fast Fact: Farm that hired Cristhian Rivera, Mollie Tibbetts’ suspected killer, did not use E-Verify system, official says.

National Review: (SPLC) ‘Essentially a Fraud’

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‘Essentially a Fraud’

RIDE saves jobs – and lives: Proposed legislation that has not yet passed

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Chapter 16 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Department of Driver Services, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:

On or after July 1, 2019, the department shall participate in the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) initiative of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations for the department’s participation in such initiative.”

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