November 22, 2019

Wayback Machine: Associated Press report from July 5, 2011: (D.A. King) Activist Key to Immigration Bill

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Activist key to immigration bill
Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2011

ATLANTA – With the fate of a proposal to crack down on illegal immigration still unknown in the frenetic final days of Georgia’s legislative session, the bill’s author was spotted several times huddled in hushed discussions in the Capitol hallways with D.A. King.

King, 59, has been a permanent fixture at the Capitol for years, lobbying lawmakers and rallying supporters for phone and letter-writing campaigns. The broad-shouldered, 6-foot-2 activist’s approach is sometimes confrontational and always outspoken, making him a hero among those who favor stricter immigration enforcement – and earning him plenty of enemies.

His advice has been welcomed by some legislators, including state Rep. Matt Ramsey, a Republican in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City who authored Georgia’s strict measure.

“I can’t think of anybody in my 20 years of working on this issue who has been more adroit in working inside the state legislature to get legislation actually passed,” said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, which pushes for tighter immigration control. “He’s just kind of at the top of the heap nationwide in terms of local activists.”

Ramsey said King provided integral guidance when drafting the new law, and he rallied supporters to pressure lawmakers with phone calls and emails.

Even though a judge last week temporarily blocked two provisions of the law, King claims victory. He cited several parts that were not blocked, saying they “will greatly deter illegal aliens from attempting to take jobs in Georgia.”

One will require businesses with 500 or more employees to use a federal database called E-Verify to check the immigration status of new hires starting Jan. 1. That requirement will be phased in for all businesses with more than 10 employees by July 2013. Another makes it a felony to use false information or documentation when applying for a job. Also starting Jan. 1, applicants for public benefits must provide at least one state or federally issued “secure and verifiable” document.

The Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t put King’s organization on its list of hate groups.

But the center lists him as a “nativist” and has expressed concern about his tendency to call illegal immigrants “invaders” and his contact with other more extreme activists.

“His tactics have generally not been to get up in the face of actual immigrants and threaten them,” said the law center’s Heidi Beirich. “Because he is fighting, working on his legislation through the political process, that is not something we can quibble with, whether we like the law or not.”

Other critics take a harsher view.

“I think he works to push his agenda in a very divisive way,” said Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. “One has to look at who this man is. He is a convicted felon who is advising our legislators and our governor on very important policy matters.”

King talks openly about his felony conviction. He pleaded guilty in 1977 to a charge of interstate gambling, stemming from work he did answering phones and picking up money for a bookmaker taking bets on sporting events in Alabama.

He was ordered to pay a fine and to serve two years of probation.

The grandson of a Detroit police officer, King grew up in the suburbs of that city, served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and built a career as an insurance agent. He had no interest in politics or activism and didn’t vote.

“What happened is when I started learning about illegal immigration, I went from being very, very shy to being very, very upset,” he said.

In the late 1990s, a Mexican family moved in across the street from the house he shares with his wife in suburban Atlanta. Before long, there were about 20 people he suspected were in the country illegally living in the three-bedroom home, the yard was full of old vehicles and loud parties disrupted the neighborhood, King said.

He complained to his local government about code violations but got no response, he said.

Then the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks marked his “aha moment,” he said.

“I realized if I could have people living illegally across the street from me and there are people in the country who are flying planes into our buildings, this doesn’t seem like a big effort at national security,” he said.

That’s when he began researching illegal immigration on an old hand-me-down computer from his brother-in-law.

The Pew Hispanic Center estimated Georgia’s illegal immigrant population to be about 425,000 last year, making it the state with the seventh-largest illegal immigrant population.

King stopped working as an insurance agent in 2003 to devote himself full time to his cause and held a rally at the state Capitol in 2003, the first of more than two dozen. He also was profoundly affected by five trips to the Arizona-Mexico border between 2003 and 2006, he said.

He met Billy and Kathy Inman, whose 16-year-old son, Dustin, had been killed in a car crash caused by an illegal immigrant, and in 2005 renamed his group from the American Resistance to the Dustin Inman Society at their request to make their son’s name live on, he said.

“This crisis took more than 30 years to develop,” he said. “There is no overnight solution.”

But the federal government has a fundamental duty to the secure the nation’s borders and to follow up on visas to make sure people leave once their time has expired, he said.

Federal immigration authorities also must enforce the law so illegal immigrants won’t come and won’t stay, which he calls “attrition through enforcement.” It also is important for English to be the official language of the U.S., he said.

He calls the groups who lobby against illegal immigration crackdowns “open borders crazies” and is quick to call or email journalists about their reporting on the topic.

“I know what gets left out of the news,” he said. “I know and watch every day how illegal immigration is constantly spun.”

King said he’s working on a book, but making the fight against illegal immigration a full-time job for nearly a decade has left him deep in debt and forced him to refinance his house and sell stock his grandmother left him. He said soon he’ll have to do what he can to “return to real life.”

“I’m in no way quitting,” he said, “but I don’t know that I’m going to be regarded as furniture in the Georgia Capitol next year.”

November 21, 2019

Marxists being Marxists: Led by a Mexican citizen, Adelina Nichols, GLAHR screams at passing cars “Abolish ICE”

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November 20, 2019

2003 Amnesty for illegal aliens ‘Freedom Ride’ “March for Dignity” sponsored by the AFL-CIO with the communists in the front of the Doraville, GA march

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They had a Communist group’s banner leading the march in Doraville in 2003. The liberal AJC – none of the Atlanta media – reported on that inconvenient fact. Even after the AJC published a photo of the march and the Communist banner.

You can read about the AFL-CIO support for the 2003 amnesty “Freedom Ride” here.

You can read a more pro-American take on the “Freedom Ride” march-around amnesty push (March for Dignity) from Discover the Networks here.

You can read what i wrote when I got home from protesting the Atlanta segment of the “Freedom Ride” and the “March for Dignity” with several other Americans here. 

The race-baiting hate mongers really seem to hate that write up. More later., but when I got home, I took a shower.

You can see a photo from a local liberal newspaper, the AJC, of part of the “Freedom Ride” & “March for Dignity” in Atlanta, (Doraville) below. Note the foreign language banner in front (second banner, the tall one) that is carried by the “Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade” info here and here and here.

Illegal aliens and their handlers at the 2003 “Freedom Ride” “March for Dignity” for amnesty in Doravile, GA. Photo: AJC.

November 19, 2019

Revenue collected in Oklahoma from the refundable wire transfer fee 2010-2019

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Annual report of the Oklahoma Tax Commission
From Annual Reports posted here.

Review of Taxes and Collections
Years 2010 -2019 (in reverse order)

Fiscal year ended June 30

Wire Transmitter Fee Revenue

2019 $13,146,509.65

2018 $13,150,559.20

2017 $12,872,863.73

2016 $12,872,863.73

2015 $11,322,558.81

2014 $10,502,470.17

2013 $9,764,828.02

2012 $8,913,420.69

2011 $ 8,381,567.15

2010 $5,712,917.27

November 18, 2019

No harm? Most illegals in Mississippi ICE raids stole Americans’ identities

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Washington Times
November 7, 2019

No harm? Most illegals in Mississippi ICE raids stole Americans’ identities

Most of the 680 illegal immigrants nabbed in August’s immigration raids at poultry plants in Mississippi worked under stolen American identities, the Department of Homeland Security’s top investigator told Congress Thursday, rebuffing Democrats who insisted the “undocumented” workers were doing no harm.

“They stole the IDs of 400 U.S. citizens,” said Jere Miles, who leads Homeland Security Investigations’ New Orleans office. “Where’s their voice?”

Mr. Miles was defending the Aug. 7 operations against seven processing plants as both a success and a deterrent to future illegal immigrants, battling with Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee who called a field hearing in Mississippi to criticize the raids.

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The raids have become a major flashpoint in the immigration debate, with activists complaining that they were conducted cruelly, on the first day of school for the workers’ children, and without warning to local authorities or social welfare agencies.

That left children waiting after class to be picked up by parents who would never show, because they ended up in detention. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did immediately release 303 of the 680 for humanitarian reasons such as young children at home, but some migrants are still in detention and critics said children are still separated.

More galling, according to the Democrats who convened the hearing, is that none of the managers at the poultry processing businesses has been charged.

“You picked on the undocumented persons, to the exclusion of the employers,” said Rep. Al Green, Texas Democrat.

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the committee, said he’s working to make sure the illegal immigrants get paid for the work they did — as illegal as it may have been.

He said he has heard tales of employers who wait to see their workers arrested and then pocket the wages they had promised to pay.

“They should have received a paycheck,” Mr. Thompson said. “We’ve been working with various agencies to make sure that happens.”


November 15, 2019

From the front page of the New York Times three years after the “one time” amnesty: 1986 AMNESTY LAW IS SEEN AS FAILING TO SLOW ALIEN TIDE

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Doris Meissner, an expert on immigration for the Carnegie Endowment, a Washington research organization, said, ”There is evidence that many potential immigrants waited for a while to see how the law worked and have since begun moving again. If so, we should see the flow across the border accelerating any day.” A Magnet of Sorts

The 1986 law allowed 3.1 million previously illegal aliens to obtain legal status here. Recent studies show that many thousands of people crossed the border surreptitiously to take advantage of the program, some of them with falsified documents and personal histories. The mass of newly legalized immigrants is also acting as a magnet for illegal aliens who want to come to the United States to join friends and relatives.

New York Times
June 18, 1989

By Roberto Suro, Special To the New York Times


The most sweeping effort to halt illegal immigration in American history, the 1986 overhaul of immigration law, may have cut the flow of illegal aliens less than expected and may have actually encouraged unlawful entry in several ways.

Two years after it began to take effect, experts around the country are starting to draw conclusions about the law’s effect. As thousands of people continue to enter the country illegally every day, the first arguments are being entered in a debate over whether the legislation has achieved its goals, and whether it ever will.

Some in Congress seek more effective enforcement of the law; others want to focus on the poverty and turmoil in the third world that force people out of their homelands. Meanwhile, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has proclaimed the law a clear success, and the Bush Administration has yet to put its own stamp on immigration policy.

”We have found no evidence that the 1986 immigration law has shut off the flow of new undocumented migrants,” said Wayne Cornelius, director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California at San Diego. A Decade of Study

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, whose measures began to take effect in May 1987, was the first nationwide response to a wave of illegal immigration that began in the mid-1960’s and created a resident population of illegal aliens variously estimated between 6 million and 12 million people.

After a decade of study and argument in Washington, the 1986 law emerged as a mixture of humanitarian and restrictive measures. Unlike the two previous efforts to counter similar waves of illegal immigration in the 1930’s and 1950’s, there was no resort to mass deportations. The law offered legal status to illegal aliens who had lived in the United States continuously since Jan. 1, 1982, and it imposed penalties on employers who knowingly hired illegal aliens. It also allowed migrant workers to enter the United States during harvest season.”The legislation bought time for everyone and made the problem more manageable for a while,” said Leonel J. Castillo, who was Commissioner of Immigration and

Naturalization during the Carter Administration and is now president of Houston International University. ”It seems, however, that time has passed more quickly than expected, and so it is important to see where we stand, because I think we will be dealing with the issue again soon.” Torrents of People

According to indicators used by the immigration service to estimate traffic across the southern border, this year there will be 1.7 million to 2.5 million crossings. The most recent statistics signal that the flow may have increased in April and May.

Separate surveys of illegal aliens conducted by researchers based in Mexico, Texas and California all found that immigration by first-time travelers, as against those who had previously been to the United States, has been on the rise for at least a year. Experts also agree that the flow had dropped off through most of 1987. As a result, immigration experts say they have identified a ”wait and see” response to the law among potential immigrants that may be producing a new wave of illegal immigration…

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Forward! – I mean – Todd Shulte and the Red Star for amnesty

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This is the logo from something from the good folks at called “The Coalition for the American Dream” seen today on a tweet from FWDus president @TheToddShulte .

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 Statement on the Launch of the Coalition for the American Dream

WASHINGTON, DC – President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the launch of the Coalition for the American Dream:


“ is proud to partner with so many important leaders in the business community to push to protect Dreamers….” Here.

Where else have we seen the red star as identifier? And, for the kiddies: Where else have we seen the “Forward!” slogan?

Soviet Red Star Symbol

The five-pointed red star which is based on the outer shape of the Pentagram has become the globally recognised symbol of Communism. Its origin as a Communist sign can be traced to Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820 – 1895) who were drawn to this symbol for various reasons but allegedly believed in its mystical representation of the human body and its inherent strength.

The red colour is supposed to represent the “blood” of those who had struggled for their rights and freedom. Its transformation from a little known ideological sign to a mass political symbol originated during the Russian Civil War (c1917 – c1923). One story suggests that the local Moscow garrison were given tin stars to wear on their hats. They later painted these tins stars Red to symbolise their joining of the Red Army.

Following its adoption as an emblem of the Soviet Union, the red star became a symbol for communism in a larger sense. The Russian military continues to use the Red Star to this day even though the ideal of Russian Communism no longer dominates the nation. Once feared throughout the Capitalist West, it is apparently still illegal to display the symbol in Hungary. Here.

Soviet Red Star – photo:







November 11, 2019

Illegal aliens – The Left’s Immigration Laws: The Ultimate Con Game

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November 11, 2019

The Left’s Immigration Laws: The Ultimate Con Game

Micheal Cutler

Today American’s have been duped into believing that only bigots, racists and xenophobes would want to secure our nation’s borders and enforce our immigration laws. In fact consider that the leaders of the Democratic Party now openly demand an end to immigration law enforcement and vilify immigration law enforcement personnel and have established Sanctuary Cities and even Sanctuary States that refuse to cooperate with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents. These jurisdictions now refuse to honor ICE detainers calling for local law enforcement to not release aliens who have serious criminal histories, so that they could be taken into federal custody to be deported (removed) from the United States to protect communities in the United States. All too often these aliens have gone on to attack more innocent victims and yet, millions of Americans have been somehow convinced that sanctuary policies are moral and appropriate!

Read the entire commentary here.

November 9, 2019

Letter to the editor MDJ from Scott Chadwick: Commend county leaders who support IMAGE

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Marietta Daily Journal
Nov 8, 2019


Commend county leaders who support IMAGE


Cobb County will soon need to recertify its participation in the U.S. Government’s IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) program, a program which, in conjunction with E-Verify, is designed to weed out and prevent illegal immigrants from using false documents to obtain employment and commit other forms of identity fraud. Commissioners JoAnn Birrell, Keli Gambrill, Bob Ott and Chairman Mike Boyce have been supportive in the past; Commissioner Cupid is a Democrat whose support is, at best, questionable.

Citizens of Cobb should be grateful for the support of this very important program by four of our five commissioners, and I certainly thank them for their effort to ensure our laws are enforced. We trust that all the tools available to the commissioners to protect our tax dollars will be used, and that companies who wish to do business with Cobb be required to apply for IMAGE as a precondition to being considered.

Scott Chadwick



November 7, 2019

D.A. King complaint against Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque: Minutes of organizational meeting for the newly formed Ethics Board

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Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque. Image Gwinnett County website


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