June 26, 2019

The GALEO – John King affair still producing letters to Gov Kemp

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The below letter was copied here on June 22, 2019

Governor Kemp,

I am writing you to let you know that I am not supportive of your appointment of John King as Insurance Commissioner.

Mr. King has a background that does not support our Georgia values. His association with GALEO is dangerous. We do not need ANYONE in office that is sympathetic to illegal immigration.

I trust you will listen to your critics and STOP this appointment.

Kathy Statham

Grayson, GA 30017

June 25, 2019

RIP – Baby is gone. She was a loving and much-loved cat. Baby and Sue 2006 and 2019: In memory of a truly sweet little animal who was nearly as devoted to her ‘mom’ as the reverse – May 2006 – June 23, 2019

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Baby as a baby, July 2006

Baby and Sue, June 14, 2019

June 20, 2019

Praise for the lifesaving 287(g) program in Cobb County, Georgia

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Marietta Daily Journal

Letters to the editor

June 19. 2019

Praise for enforcement of 287(g)


I am grateful to Sheriff (Neil) Warren for his staunch enforcement of Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. It allows a local official, usually the Sheriff, to authorize certain LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) to act as ex-officio agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security. In short, if a person who breaks our laws is arrested, and it turns out that the lawbreaker is already a criminal by being here illegally, the deputized LEO can hold that person in the local jail until ICE can take him/her into custody. What, if anything, is the slightest bit “controversial” about this?

Contrary to accusations leveled by opponents of 287(g), LEOs don’t go out searching randomly for individuals of foreign appearance; they are apprehended as a result of breaking the law! Only then is a background check conducted, and if the lawbreaker is already a criminal by being here illegally, that crime is added to the criminal act for which the criminal was apprehended. The LEO then advised ICE that they have an illegal alien in custody. If the crime for which the criminal was arrested is of a serious nature, the criminal will normally be indicted, sentenced and confined, being released if and when the sentence has been carried out or if early release is granted or mandated — but he/she will be released to ICE for deportation.

Individuals who object to 287(g) are, in my opinion, devoid of common sense! Keep on keepin’ on, Sheriff Warren —and more power to you!

Scott Chadwick



June 19, 2019

A conservative immigrant and DIS board member writes to Gov Kemp on GALEO – again

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We received this letter today as a Bcc. I added the link back to Ms. Grabar’s original letter and one to Gov Kemp’s “big truck” ad.


Governor Kemp,

About two months ago I wrote explaining that as a proud immigrant and American I was asking you to pass over Dax Lopez for a judicial promotion due to his association with the radical and leftist GALEO group. I was glad to see you ultimately make the right decision on that case.

The idea of encouraging and rewarding a sitting state court judge who served as board member and fundraiser keynote speaker for the GALEO activists while they fight enforcement of our immigration laws and a long list of other conservative ideals, including reporting criminal aliens to federal authorities, seemed contrary to the way you presented yourself during your campaign.

To my disappointment, I now see that you have appointed to a statewide, constitutional office, John King, someone who is greeted by GALEO as a “close friend” and who served as keynote speaker at a GALEO fundraiser while he was a police chief and while GALEO was fighting against local law enforcement aiding ICE in locating criminal aliens.

I am not aware of a single move from your office to use your power to rid Georgia of illegal employers or illegal aliens. Even the most generous observer would judge that you are much more on the side of GALEO than you are the majority of Georgians who trusted you to be strong and effective against the crime of illegal immigration.

Your campaign pledges on the criminal aliens and illegal immigration ravaging Georgia and Georgians now appear to be empty promises.

I cannot further explain my anger and disappointment, and I assure you this will not be forgotten.

Mary Grabar

Member, Board of Advisors

The Dustin Inman Society


A repeat letter writer to Gov Kemp on GALEO and John King: “My friends who are Hispanic and conservative already vote Republican. It looks like you are trying to change that fact. I wish I hadn’t voted for you”

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Left, Insurance Commissioner appointee John King with GALEO Executive director Jerry Gonzalez. Image: Facebook, GALEO.org

The below posted letter was sent here this AM. I understand many other conservatives have sent letters to Gov Kemp about this matter. I added a photo and a link and am happy to see that people use the info we post.

BTW: The email address for Gov Brian Kemp is brian.kemp@georgia.gov . His office phone is 404-656-1776.



June 19, 2019

Dear Governor Kemp,

John King, friend of GALEO, for constitutional office, really?

This is the second time in less than six weeks that I have felt it necessary to write a letter to you concerning the leftist GALEO group that fights against immigration enforcement and all things conservatives hold dear.

I had to read the news twice to fully soak up the fact that a Republican governor (you) who ran on “rounding up illegals” has actually appointed a man (John King) who helped GALEO raise funds to operate and who is a close friend of GALEO director, leftist Jerry Gonzalez.

Appointing someone to a high and powerful office because he was born in Mexico in a hope to produce more Hispanic votes is insanity. It is clear that the Kemp administration is operating on the “diversity at any cost” theory and has lost all commonsense. You may want to stop listening to the AJC’s liberal political insider and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce on immigration and policy – and you definitely need to at least appear to honor your campaign promises on illegal aliens.

I see vote records on D.A. King’s website that show even the gift of amnesty did not help the Republicans with Hispanic votes since 1986. If I can see it, why can’t you? I offer some help in the form of facts from the Dustin Inman Society website that your advisors may be hiding from you:

“After the “one time” Reagan amnesty of 1986, Hispanics rewarded Republican George H.W. Bush with 30% of their vote – Trump got 29% in 2016.

Clinton finished the San Diego border fence in 1994 and still got 72% of the Hispanic vote in 1996. It doesn’t look like capitulation pays off for Republicans or that enforcement costs Democrats.

Stats from LatinoVoteMatters.org :”If one hopes to analyze current trends and anticipate where we’re going, one must understand where we’ve been. Below, you’ll find the Hispanic voter breakdown for presidential elections from 1980 to present.”

1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21
1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24
1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39
1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36
1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51
2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27
2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18
2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36
2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44

*2016 Hillary Clinton, 65% Donald Trump, 29% +36

*According to widely accepted estimates in the liberal Atlanta Journal Constitution and the conservative National Review.

And doesn’t this mean that Amnesty-en-Espanol John McCain and “Build the Wall” Donald Trump had the same spread?


If the amnesty prize doesn’t change the Dem votes to Republican, your bizarre choice of John King isn’t going to either.

Governor Kemp, my friends who are Hispanic and conservative already vote Republican. It looks like you are trying to change that fact. I wish I hadn’t voted for you.

It was pandering, weakness and political expediency that killed Dustin Inman. This appointment is a very good example of why I am a conservative who is not a Republican.

Shaking my head in anger and amazement,
Bill Buckler
Kennesaw, GA.

Georgia Governor Appoints Replacement Insurance Commissioner with Ties to Anti-enforcement Immigration Lobbying Group, GALEO * #BrianKemp #JohnKing

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Immigration Politics Georgia

June 13, 2019

Georgia Governor Appoints Replacement Insurance Commissioner with Ties to Anti-enforcement Immigration Lobbying Group, GALEO

D.A. King


Yesterday, Georgia Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, announced his appointment of a metro-Atlanta police chief, John King, to be the replacement for the now-suspended elected Insurance Commissioner, Jim Beck. In Georgia, Insurance Commissioner is a statewide, constitutional office.

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the corporate-funded, anti-enforcement lobbyist group, GALEO, was quick to send out a media release praising the “historic” appointment and boasting that King had assisted the activist group as keynote speaker at a GALEO breakfast fundraiser several years ago.

“Congrats to Chief King, close friend of @GALEOorg !” was the much-repeated celebratory post on the GALEO Facebook page.

Kemp’s Insurance Commissioner appointee has no background or experience in the insurance industry.

Kemp’s appointment of the GALEO-connected police chief to Insurance Commissioner comes as a shock to many Republican voters in the state. Georgia’s conservative U.S. Senator David Perdue stopped the Obama nomination of a one-time GALEO board member, Dax Lopez, to a federal bench seat in 2016 because of his concern with the GALEO relationship.

DeKalb State Court Judge Dax Lopez. Image: Daily Signal

Perhaps unknown to most Republican voters, in addition to marching in the streets of Atlanta against enforcement of existing federal laws on immigration, GALEO and its director are well-known in the state Capitol for lobbying against state legislation aimed at reporting criminal aliens to federal authorities and establishing an official database of illegal aliens serving time in the state’s prison system.

GALEO lobbies against voter ID, official English and local jails honoring ICE detainers. Executive Director Gonzalez is known to verbally attack female legislators when he does not approve of speeches or positions on illegal immigration. In 2011, Gonzalez posted this angry explanation of being asked to leave the Georgia Capitol when he lashed out at state Senator Renee Unterman for a speech she made on the floor of the senate.

GALEO online poster opposing 2018 legislation to improve reporting of illegal aliens to federal authorities

In 2011, GALEO’s Gonzalez was escorted out of a Rome, Georgia luncheon that featured a panel discussion on immigration when he began yelling at diminutive state Rep Katie Dempsey as reported by the Rome News Tribune.

Read the rest here.

2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study (many thanks to DIS board member Silvia Montoya for the posting work)

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“Data / Information from the Latino Community Fund 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study

Click on Cover to View Full Report – 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study


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June 18, 2019

Dustin’s Dad, Billy Inman, has passed – Kathy needs help to stay in her home #DustinInman

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Inman family, circa 2000. Image: Inman family


Those of you who do not yet follow DIS on Facebook or Twitter may not know of the recent passing of Dustin Inman’s Dad, our friend, Billy Inman. I regret the oversight of not posting this sooner.

Billy passed away peacefully on June 7th at age 55.

After the horrific and fully preventable car crash caused by an illegal alien that killed Billy and Kathy’s only child, Billy was not only active in immigration crime fighting, but was a faithful and loyal caretaker to Kathy, who sustained a brain injury in the crash that killed Dustin. Kathy has been confined to a wheelchair since that day in June, 2000.

Billy Inman was one of the strongest men I have ever known.

The Cherokee Tribune has done a terrific job of telling the Inman’s story, I hope you will read it here.


Also, Kathy needs financial support to help her stay in her home. PLEASE see the Go Fund Me page set up to collect donations for Kathy here.

Adios, Billy. We miss you.

From Republican activist Chris Owen: Another letter to Gov Kemp on GALEO’s John King

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Another letter. And a note to Ms. Owen. Yes, Gov Kemp knows all about GALEO.


Dear Gov. Kemp:

Up to this point I have been very PLEASED with the decisions that you have made!

This one baffles me, however! WHAT IN THE WORLD POSESSED YOU TO CHOOSE JOHN KING TO TAKE JIM BECK’S PLACE? Do you really know WHO he is??? Do you KNOW WHAT GALEO IS? Did you really do your homework? WHY would you choose someone who is pro-amnesty, pro-illegal immigration…….. in ANY POSITION in the GA bureaucracy?

Needless to say, I am VERY disappointed! PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK THE NEXT TIME…..and thoroughly vet candidates such as this!

Chris Owen

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