June 18, 2018

#IERB #Kangaroo June 27 agenda and also agenda and “Findings of Fact…”

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Decatur asks judge to throw out immigration board’s decision against city #IERB #Kangaroo

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June 7, 2018

Decatur asks judge to throw out immigration board’s decision against city


May 20, 2018

Part 1 CBS 46 VIDEO from the “advocacy reporting Bulldog” who is learning about the #IERB

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Part 1 Here.

CBS 46 VIDEO from the “advocacy reporting Bulldog” who is learning about the IERB Part 2

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Part 2
CBS46 News

See part 1 here.

Bonus: Seven Reasons To Beware of the SPLC here.

Days before GOP primary, #IERB sides with the Cagle campaign… #FullKangaroo

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May 19, 2018

Days before the Republican Primary, Immigration Board sides with Casey Cagle against Decatur

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May 17, 2018

I retained an attorney to read this statement into the record of the IERB at their meeting this week – but the Chairman refused to allow that to happen – no public comment allowed

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My statement that was not allowed. Yes, I know it is long. It should be longer. #AbolishIERB  I also note that- contrary to Shawn Hanley’s remark to the media

“Hanley says “Casey Cagle’s complaint had to wait in line like everyone else’s.” 

the Lt. Governor’s *October complaint was heard ahead of complaints that I have filed more then a year ago (*corrected from “November”).

And this. And this.   And this.

“Short of a subpoena, I will not again be participating in the ignorant, arrogant and illegal, extrajudicial mockery of enforcement this board practices. I will instead devote some effort to expose the board and its antics to the public and the General Assembly in an effort to see a traditional system of enforcement of state laws aimed at protecting jobs, benefits and public safety from the crime of illegal immigration and the illegal administration of taxpayer dollars.

An abbreviated list of examples I will be sharing.

*An arrogant IERB Chairman Shawn Hanley warned me over the phone on a call he initiated on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 that “I am the man who is going to decide how your complaints work out.” – twice.

He had called to pressure me to not make any public comments or complaints about the fact that he had arranged to hear the compliant from the Lt. Governor which had been filed just nine days before the hearing he set up and only two days before he called me. He was openly pushing for my silence on the fact that I had valid complaints pending for more than year with one dated 2015 that were being put behind the Lt. Governor’s October November 2017 complaint.

I told him ‘no way would I remain silent.’

Hanley finally made a deal that he would begin the initial hearing on one complaint I had pending, the City of Marietta Schools, which had hired a vendor to teach English to adults without collecting the required information on a required affidavit. I relented thinking Hanley would honor his word and that I may finally see progress on at least one complaint. When the Nov. 15 hearing came up, he did nothing on the agreed Marietta initial hearing as he promised. To be clear: Hanley was clearly pressuring me in his official position as Chairman – and he did not keep his word.

In what I believe is a violation of the state’s open records law, under direction of the Vice Chairman, I have been forced to pay $259.95 for transcripts of the February 28 hearing on several complaints I filed with the IERB. I note for the record that I have requested and received transcripts of meetings before the installation of the current Chairman and Vice Chair without any payment for public records.

* The board has hired an “investigator” to do the work they are charged with. This investigator, John Herbert, has never contacted me for any reason, including for information and background on the valid complaints the board dismissed without allowing me to speak or present evidence. I note that from reading the stipulations, I see that he apparently did contact the Respondents to my complaints. I also note that either he did not understand that there were admissions of violations in the responses from the various agencies he contacted or the board chose to ignore those admissions. I do not believe most members of the board understand the laws they are charged with enforcing or that they pay attention to the documented information I have sent them.

*Despite the unsolicited assurance in the ‘Notice of Hearing’ letters sent to me on behalf of Chairman Shawn Hanley, at the February 28 hearing I was not allowed present evidence supporting my complaints. Hanley’s promise on multiple letters titled “Notice of Hearing” went like this: “Each party will be afforded a short opening statement comprising of what the party expects the evidence in the Initial Hearing will show. The Complainant will then have the opportunity to present evidence and testimony via witnesses …” I repeat: I was not allowed to speak before the complaints were dismissed.

Suggestion to the board if anyone else is ever again allowed to make it all the way to an initial hearing: If you tell a Complainant that he will be allowed to speak and provide evidence, you may want to actually allow him to speak before you dismiss the valid complaints you do not fully understand.

From experience, it is my opinion that the Shawn Hanley lacks the ability and integrity to serve as Chairman or member of the Immigration Enforcement Review Board. I call for the resignation of the Chairman and Vice Chairman and for the remaining members to signal to the legislature that the IERB is an intentionally failed concept that will never be successful in enforcement of the immigration related laws it is charged with overseeing.

I also note that this was the goal when the IERB was conceived by the ACCG and GMA in 2011.

* Another example of the board’s lack of due diligence: From reading their response to one of my complaints, it appears the City of Atlanta is un-wittingly admitting a violation of state law in the collection of SAVE affidavits. The board has the power to investigate. But I doubt it recognizes the admission or the likely violation and I do not expect to see an investigation.

A demonstrably erroneous claim made by the City of Atlanta in response to complaint 2017-14, which was one of many the board dismissed without allowing me to see the response or even address to before the dismissal:

The City of Atlanta told the board that “a secure and verifiable document, such as a SAVE affidavit, need only be collected once, not every single year as complainant attempts to argue here.” — The City of Atlanta then cites OCGA 50-36-1 (f) (4).”

This is rather amusing, as I was closely involved in creating that code section in 2006 and personally drafted each change to it in 2009 and 2011 and 2013 – including the paragraph the City of Atlanta cites. In reality, a SAVE affidavit is clearly not a Secure and Verifiable ID document. Secure and Verifiable ID documents are exactly that: Identification that confirms the applicant’s identity and eligibility sworn to on the separate SAVE affidavit. The law lists the ID documents such as driver’s licenses and passports that are designated Secure and Verifiable ID. I challenge the board and the City of Atlanta to find the SAVE affidavit on that list which is contained in OCGA 50-36-2.

To be clear: The fact that the City of Atlanta’s assertion that an affidavit is somehow a Secure and Verifiable ID document went unchallenged under the legal guidance of the newly hired investigator, John Herbert, the board Chairman, the Vice Chair and the representative of the AG’s office speaks volumes as to the professionalism and level of knowledge of the board as a whole.

Further, the law cited by the Atlanta attorney claims the Secure and Verifiable ID need only be collected once a year – which is true if, and only if, the applicant has previously demonstrated he is a U.S. citizen in the same agency or political subdivision.This is no way applies to the collection of the actual SAVE affidavit. I will repeat so as to increase the chances of being understood: A SAVE affidavit is not a Secure and Verifiable ID document and under the law, must be collected each time an agency administers an application to issue or renew a public benefit.

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OCGA 50-36-1 (f) (4) “The requirements of this subsection shall not apply to any applicant applying for or renewing an application for a public benefit within the same agency or political subdivision if the applicant has previously complied with the requirements of this subsection by submission of a secure and verifiable document, as defined in Code Section 50-36-2, and a signed and sworn affidavit affirming that such applicant is a United States citizen.””

May 16, 2018

Other people are having trouble obtaining public records (transcripts of official meetings) from the IERB

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IERB James Balli email of March 7, 2018

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Mr. King, I have been asked to help get you a prompt response to your valid requests. To that end, unless Mr. Willard tells us by Friday at 5 pm that the Board is prohibited by law, Carol, please email (and copy me and the Chairman) Mr. King all written responses to Mr. King’s complaints which were dismissed or continued last meeting. I believe that it was the respondents’ duty to copy Mr. King and, if they did not, we should (again Mr. Willard may overrule us). Also, unless instructed differently by Mr. Willard, provide Mr. King with a written copy of the Stipulations of Dismissal entered at last meeting. All of the aforementioned documents should be provided to Mr. King free of charge. However, Mr. King’s request for a “transcript” of the entire Board sitting as the Review Panel is not free. As set forth in Rule 291-2-.03(2), unless a respondent agreed to share the cost [in which case divide it pro rata accordingly], please request the Court reporter to generate an invoice to Mr. King for the entire cost of appearing and transcribing the hearing. As noted in that rule, any appeal of any decision must be accompanied by a true and correct copy of the transcript of the hearing or the appeal will be invalid and immediately dismissed. That said, I would direct Mr. King to Rule 291-2-.05(2) as I believe the entire Board was sitting as the Review Panel. Last, we do not provide legal advice nor answer questions and any requests for other documents such as minutes will be timely processed as Open Records Act requests. Any legal questions please direct to Mr. Willard. Thank you.

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On Mar 7, 2018, at 8:09 PM, D.A. King wrote:

Please send me the written response from the entities that I filed complaints against that were considered in the last meeting.

Please tell me the name and position/title of the man who had organized your process of dismissals and verbalized the responses from the various entities.

Please send me the court reporter’s transcripts of the entire “hearing”.

Please send any available audio or video recording of the last “hearing.”

Please send me date and minutes of meeting in which Shawn Hanley was elected Chairman.

More to follow.

D.A. King

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IERB Open records request May 16, 2018

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Sent at noon, today, May 16, 2018


I have the receipt ($259.95) from my payment to obtain the transcripts of the IERB Feb 28 meeting in which I was not allowed to present evidence before you dismissed multiple complaints.

When I sent my open records request to the IERB for those transcripts of the public meeting, James Balli informed me that I must contact the private transcription company and pay for the transcripts. That company told me there would be a delay until the board authorized the release of the transcripts to me.

1) Please cite and send me a copy of the specific legal authority exempting the requested transcripts/records from disclosure as is required by OCGA 50-18-71.

2) Also, send me a dated copy of any letter/email sent to me announcing a change in agenda for yesterday’s (May 15, 2018) hearing from the agenda I paste below from the last notice I received from the IERB.

D.A. King

Email from Carol Schwinne:

No, the hearing is still scheduled for May 15, 2018. There is a meeting via conference call to discuss some logistics and questions that have arisen regarding Complaint 2017-13.

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From: Dan Whisenhunt
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:52:52 AM
To: Carol Schwinne
Cc: Amy Gellins; Cindy Escoto; D.A. King; Jeremy Redmon; Karen Sacandy; Rusi Patel; Russ Willard; Stephen Quinn
Subject: Re: IERB Meeting Notice

Is there a hearing set for May 9 now?

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 4:51 PM Carol Schwinne wrote:
Good Afternoon,

This e-mail is to notify you that The IERB has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held in Room 506 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

The meeting is to conduct hearings on the following complaints:

· 2017-01 – Gwinnett County Public Schools

· 2017-08 – Bibb County Board of Education

· 2017-13 – City of Decatur

I have attached a meeting agenda to this e-mail.


Carol Schwinne


Carol G. Schwinne| Director

Administrative Division

Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts

270 Washington Street, S.W., Suite 1-156

Atlanta, GA 30334

Office: 404.463-2670 | schwinne@audits.ga.gov


May 9, 2018

Response to Open Records sent to IERB

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