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|March 26, 2014||Condensed 2014 state Capitol vote records, as outlined||no comments|
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|January 21, 2014||What would real “Immigration Reform” look like?||32 comments|
|December 03, 2013||Many Peoples, One Language||2 comments|
|August 21, 2013||D.A. King interviewed on Univision TV||25 comments|
|July 01, 2013||Catching up on the further adventures of “Julia” the victim of American borders||8 comments|
BLUE CARD AMNESTY for illegal alien farm workers: Georgia Agriculture lobbyist Bryan Tolar invents his own “facts” on amnesty legislation – all systems normal
A fixture in the Georgia state Capitol, most Georgians have never heard of Bryan Tolar, but they should pay attention to him and his willingness to hide the truth on the current push for another amnesty for illegal aliens.
Tolar, (for Twitter users, @BTolar) is not just another integrity-challenged lobbyist. He is also president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council which is the immensely powerful advocate for the growers in the state . At the Dustin Inman Society, we have been following his antics for years.
Here is a 2011 Tolar guest column in the Atlanta newspapers desperately pleading with Georgia state legislators to kill the 2011 E-Verify section of Georgia’s illegal immigration law that year. In it he tells us that pay and benefits totaling $14.00 and hour is too much for the Ag masters to pay farm workers.
At least he put a number on it.
Last week, Tolar was able to get a plea for readers to contact their congressmen (“Farm labor shortage costly to state”) urging passage of “immigration reform” in the June 18 edition of the AJC in which he offered the usual goop about the shortage of farm labor, the concept that when it comes to workers wages, “money is not the issue” and the need for legalization – again - of illegal alien farm workers.
In his guest column, Tolar is selling the 2013 U.S. Senate amnesty bill and the component in it written by the Ag lobby to create a “guest worker” program for the illegal farm workers his industry hires and employs. The scheme is called a “Blue Card” program.
Tolar didn’t disappoint those of us who have watched him work for the last several years. But we have to give him credit. He did mention that there already exists a federal visa – H2A - for the Ag industry to bring in legal farm workers. He overlooked telling readers that the H2A visa has no limit to the number of workers who can be imported. Or that agriculture is the only industry in the nation with its own visa process for foreign workers.
Or that according to CNBC net cash farm income rose from the record high in 2010 of $99.4 billion to a then record high of $134.7 billion. Only 35.5 percent profit growth! Not bad for a struggling industry, eh? (Taken from “Phony Farm Labor Shortage: We Need To Talk About It” CNBC CNBC, September 2012.)
But what he did write on the Blue Card was worth noting so that you can decide if anything this character says in the future is worthy of acceptance.
From Tolar’s column:
“Recent federal legislative proposals would have met the labor needs of farmers through a “blue card” proposal. The program would not allow for amnesty; it would only allow foreign farm workers to apply for the card if they pay a fine, undergo background checks and prove they have farm work experience. A blue card would certainly not grant citizenship. It would only allow the applicant to legally remain in the country to do farm work for a limited time.”
Pro-enforcement Americans who haven’t read the Blue Card proposal in the senate bill should have access to some facts on this sales pitch. And should remember the old Latin warning: “Caveat Emptor.”
· “Amnesty” is any process that allows any illegal alien to shed that illegal status and/or remain in these United States. The Blue Card scam is amnesty.
· The fine for illegal aliens prescribed in the senate amnesty bill? It’s $400.00.
· “A blue card would certainly not grant citizenship.” Um, no, a blue card grants “Lawful Permanent Residence” – known as a green card. It is the green card status that allows the lucky former illegal alien to then obtain U.S. citizenship. Odd that Ag lobbyist Bryan Tolar didn’t make that clear, huh?
· Tolar then gets deep in the weeds on the blue card with “It would only allow the applicant to legally remain in the country to do farm work for a limited time.” Complete, indefensible nonsense. Having obtained a blue card, the formerly illegal alien recipient is now on his way to a green card (lawful permanent status) and then to the jackpot: U.S. citizenship. And the ability to vote. “Limited time” indeed.
See what we mean about Bryan Tolar? The section of the 2013 Senate amnesty bill (s744) that deals with what becomes of blue card holder is section # 2212. The first sentence explains that the holder can access permanent legal residence. The first sentence! That section reproduced HERE.
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D.A. King shares his irate reaction to Jeb Bush’s “act of love” - from Fox News Latino
Last Sunday, former Florida Governor and possible GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered some thoughts on the crime of illegal immigration and enforcement.
On Monday, a very nice editor at Fox News Latino contacted me asking for my own pro-enforcement opinion on Jeb’s statement. That commentary went up on the Fox News Latino website Tuesday. In the interest of local education, I post part of it here, with a link to the entire irate column. Bush’s original remarks can be seen on video here.
Interestingly, I have not heard a peep out of anybody in the Georgia delegation in Washington D.C., any elected Georgia Republicans or from any of the candidates for federal office in Georgia about this revealing insight into the mind of someone who is likely going to run to replace Barack Obama. Or maybe Mitt Romney. Either this newshound is missing the Georgia politicians reaction and intent to reaffirm their own position on amnesty vs enforcement, or they are silent. Put your money on the latter possibility.
Personal note: Jeb Bush’s remarks and the cone of silence from most Republicans is another reason this working-class conservative will never be a member of any political party.
On Jeb’s 'Act Of Love': Republicans Should Keep Looking For A Presidential Candidate
By D.A. King
Published April 08, 2014
Fox News Latino Opinion
Call it the Jeb Bush, establishment-Republican variation on “they are just looking for a better life” cliché. And let’s just call him “Jeb.”
In what should be the last words of a viable presidential campaign probe, Jeb defends the victims of borders who illegally enter the remnants of the Republic and take American jobs with the unforgettable words "yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family.”
Apparently American families – of all descriptions – are not a priority for Jeb when it comes to the politics of dutifully providing the business bosses with “cheap” labor.
- D.A. King
Is Jeb saying that anyone in the world with a commitment to their family should be allowed to live and work in the U.S. as long as they don't plan on felonious activity? If so, it could get very crowded. We already take in more than a million legal job-seekers every year.
Not many Americans should have much trouble closing their eyes and imagining Jeb’s mindless, pandering proclamations coming out of the mouth of any screaming SEIU street protestor carrying a “not one more deportation” placard.
If not a careful explanation of why Marco Rubio took a painful – and likely permanent – nosedive in the presidential polls, somebody may want to forward the current unemployment numbers to the Bush compound. And maybe send along the United States Code regarding identity fraud and theft of Social Security numbers. Or the fact that coming back to the USA after deportation is a felony.
Jeb floated his “so be it” ramblings while at least 20 million Americans who are committed to their families are out of work or underemployed. The day after Jeb’s remarks, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a bill to again extend unemployment payments for Americans who have been out of work for at least six months.
Apparently American families – of all descriptions – are not a priority for Jeb when it comes to the politics of dutifully providing the business bosses with “cheap” labor… Please see here for the entire column.
You can read the anti-enforcement companion to my commentary from Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change here.
Condensed 2014 state Capitol vote records, as outlined
Drivers licenses to illegal aliens:
Senate floor vote on amending SB 392 with the language of SB 404 intended to end the practice of issuing drivers licenses to Obama’s DACA illegal aliens:
*NOTE: This vote was not tallied on the public Senate vote machine and was done by a “stand and be counted” hand vote that was not officially recorded.
A “YEA” vote on the amendment was in favor of illegal aliens losing the ability to access a Georgia drivers license. A “NAY” vote on the amendment was a vote to continue to allow illegal aliens to have a Georgia drivers license.
Georgia state Senators voting “YEA” on the amendment (all Republicans):
Officially excused from the Senate floor during this important vote:
Donzella James (D)
Georgia Senate vote on confirmation of Rocio Del Milagro Woody to the state Board of Corrections on the Governor’s Lst of Appointments
Senate floor vote record HERE.
*Note # 1: The Senate has the option of considering any or all individuals on the governor’slist separately.
*Note # 2: After originally voting “NAY” on the Governor’s list of appointments, Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Senate changing his vote record to “YEA.”
“While referring to illegally present aliens as “immigrants” and immigration enforcement as “anti-business,” Deal’s newly appointed corrections board member Del Milagro Woody has publicly spoken-out against the federal 287(g) program, Attrition Through Enforcement, and complained that immigration law in Arizona “has encouraged Georgia politicians to claim that illegal immigration is costing jobs and threatening the economy.”
HB 1051 – altering method and documents needed to renew public benefits, vote on passage
House vote HERE
Senate vote HERE
(The bill was defeated in the Senate)
RECCOMENNDED VIDEO BONUS: If you want to see the Senate vote on official archived video see HERE, go to “Senate PM 5” and slide the timer to 33:11.
House legislation designed to make life easier for illegal aliens to access public benefits in Georgia defeated in the state Senate
HB 1051 VOTE RECORDS FOR HOUSE AND SENATE
Perhaps one of the most deceptive bills of the season, House Bill 1051 (Tom Dickson, R, Dalton) flew through the Georgia House early in the 2014 General Assembly, but was killed in the Senate after some basic educational work and political pressure was applied. The ACCG/GMA/ACLU anti-enforcement coalition has remained publicly silent in their failure to slip this one through the system.
Pro-enforcement Americans gain a small, likely temporary, victory in Nathan Deal’s Republican-ruled Georgia. You can see how your own state Rep and state Senator voted on the bottom.
It should be noted that DACA illegal aliens (“Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status”) are accessing most taxpayer-funded Georgia public benefits, including state issued ID cards and drivers licenses and also
(A) Adult education;
(B) Authorization to conduct a commercial enterprise or business;
(C) Business certificate, license, or registration;
(D) Business loan;
(E) Cash allowance;
(F) Disability assistance or insurance;
(G) Down payment assistance;
(H) Energy assistance;
(I) Food stamps;
(J) Gaming license;
(L) Health benefits;
(M) Housing allowance, grant, guarantee, or loan;
(N) Loan guarantee;
(P) Occupational license;
(Q) Professional license;
(R) Public and assisted housing;
(S) Registration of a regulated business;
(T) Rent assistance or subsidy;
(U) Retirement benefits;
(V) State grant or loan;
(W) State issued driver's license and identification card;
(X) Tax certificate required to conduct a commercial business;
(Y) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);
(Z) Unemployment insurance; and
(AA) Welfare to work.
House vote record HERE
Senate vote record HERE
· VIDEO If you want to see the Senate vote on official archived video see HERE, go to “Senate PM 5” and slide the timer to 33:11-52:24
PRO-ENFORCEMENT AMERICANS LOSE AGAIN!
REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GEORGIA STATE SENATE VOTES TO CONFIRM ANTI-ENFORCEMENT LEFTIST TO STATE BOARD OF CORRECTIONS
Last week the Republican-controlled Georgia Senate confirmed Republican Governor Nathan Deal’s appointment of GALEO’s anti-enforcement leftist Ms. Rocio Del Milagro Woody to the state’s Board of Corrections.
While referring to illegally present aliens as “immigrants” and immigration enforcement as “anti-business,” Deal’s newly appointed corrections board member Del Milagro Woody has publicly spoken-out against immigration enforcement, the federal 287(g) program, the proven effective attrition through enforcement concept and complained that immigration law in Arizona “has encouraged Georgia politicians to claim that illegal immigration is costing jobs and threatening the economy.”
The vote for confirmation of the list of the Governor’s appointments was 39 “YEA” - *13 “NAY” and 4 not voting. You can see how your own state Senator voted on the official Senate vote record, which is HERE.
*NOTE: Senator Judson Hill originally voted “NAY” but has since asked the Secretary of the Senate to change the record to reflect a “YEA” vote to confirm Rocio Del Milagro Woody to a five-year term on the corrections board.
It is important to know that the Senate had the ability to consider Woody’s name separately from the other names on Deal’s list of appointees.
The Republican Majority Leader moved to dispense with the reading of the list of appointments. There were no objections to the motion or the inclusion of Rocio Del Milagro Woody’s appointment and the motion passed.
VIDEO: If you want to watch the short Senate video archive of this vote, it is HERE . Debate at 211:30 . Vote at 218:00.
Last week the same Republican-controlled Georgia Senate voted down an amendment to legislation that would have ended the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal aliens. You can see how your own state Senator voted on that disgraceful issue HERE.
A Senate Resolution that would have allowed Georgia voters to answer a November ballot question on amending the state constitution making English the official language of government and ending the current practice of offering the written drivers license test in 11 language other than English was not allowed to escape from Senate Rules committee. The same resolution passed in Oklahoma in 2010 by 76%.
All of this is due to the orders from the Chamber of Commerce and big business.
Welcome to Republican-ruled Georgiafornia.!
Upon educated constituent’s complaints to some Republican Georgia state Senators, we are hearing that the Senators are telling constituents that they had no choice on voting on the confirmation of Rocio Del Milagro Woody, because the Governor’s List of Appointments was “presented in a bundle.” This is not true. As you can see on the video, the Senators waived the individual reading of the names on the list.
They knowingly voted to create a “bundle” after having been educated on Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointment of this leftist Democrat.
Also, some Senators are claiming to have known nothing about Rocio Del Milagro Woody or that her name was on the list of appointees. This would be alarming if it were true, because it means that they blindly voted on confirmation to an important state position.
But, they did have an education on Woody: I personally stood at the door of the Republican Senate Caucus meeting the week before they voted an handed out a printed copy of the above Breitbart News article linked above.
VIDEO Keeping score at Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Senate:
Who voted to continue to allow illegal aliens to obtain and keep Georgia drivers licenses?
Ever ask yourself what really goes on under the Gold Dome? Here’s something. There is a link to official video at the bottom. See if you recognize anyone.
With a Republican-super majority, on March 3, 2014 -“Cross-over Day” - the Georgia state Senate voted on an amendment to legislation related to drivers licenses. Republican state Senator Bill Heath, unable to move his own bill out of the Senate Rules Committee, attempted to attach the same language to SB 392.
The amendment’s addition would have stopped the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal aliens who have benefitted from Obama’s illegal delayed action on deportation DACA amnesty. It is important to know that the DACA illegal aliens are still illegal aliens.
The Heath Amendment, with co-signers Senators Mike Crane, John Albers, Josh McKoon, William Ligon and Judson Hill, failed by a vote of 27-8. There are 56 state Senators. 38 Republicans, 18 Democrats. For the Obama-voters, this vote shows that 21 members of the Senate did not vote.
NOTE: This vote was not tallied on the public Senate vote machine and was done by a “stand and be counted” hand vote that was not officially recorded. Handy, ehh?
A “YEA” vote was in favor of illegal aliens losing the ability to access a Georgia drivers license. A “NAY” vote on the amendment was a vote to continue to allow illegal aliens to have a Georgia drivers license.
*Georgia state Senators voting “YEA” on the amendment (all Republicans):
*Officially excused from the Senate floor during this important vote:
Donzella James (D)
*Subtracting the “YEA” votes and the excused list of excused senators (who did not vote) gives us the list of Georgia state Senators who voted “NAY” on the amendment. Or did not vote. This is called “walking” on a vote so as not to offend anyone politically.
*Here is the official archived video of the Senate floor debate that occurred before the vote. Go to Senate PM 1 , Day 30 (Crossover Day), Monday, March 3, 2014 slide indicator to 305:00.
The below is a press release from the Federation for American Immigration Reform on what real, principled “immigration reform” would do for Americans. What a concept, huh?
I’ll add two points:
1) The nationally suicidal extension of birthright citizenship to children born to illegal aliens should be challenged and overturned. 2) And adopting English as the official language of these United States would go a long way towards uniting the most diverse nation in the world. Si?
This ought to keep the anti-enforcement nuts babbling for a few days. Have fun!
Principled Immigration Reform Puts Americans First
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014
House GOP Leaders Must Rule Out Amnesty and Increased Immigration, Says FAIR
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Republicans are drafting a set of immigration reform principles to guide them as they debate immigration in 2014. They plan to release these principles in time for their January 29th GOP retreat.
At the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), we hope these principles will finally place the interests of Americans first – an idea that is conspicuously absent from the reforms being proposed by the leaders of either party.
FAIR's core principles for immigration reform are:
No more amnesties. We can create clever euphemisms, but the only people we will be fooling are ourselves. Any policy that legalizes illegal aliens is amnesty and will lead to even more illegal immigration. This includes any "pathways to citizenship" or legalization programs that grant green cards or work visas.
Secure our borders. The last time our government measured border security, only 13 percent of our borders are under "operational control." That is simply unacceptable. To get the job done, we must use all the tools at our disposal. We must put more boots on the ground, add infrastructure (such as fencing) and implement proven technology to reduce the flow of illegal aliens across the border.
End visa overstays. Approximately 30-40 percent of illegal aliens are aliens who entered the U.S. legally, but overstayed their visas. To end this practice, we must add Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and finally implement a biometric entry-exit system at all ports of entry—a system already required by law.
Stop the hiring of illegal workers. Unless we remove the incentives to enter the U.S. illegally, we will not stop illegal immigration. We must eliminate the jobs magnet by requiring all employers use E-Verify and demand rigorous worksite enforcement that holds both employers and illegal workers accountable.
Robustly and uniformly enforce our immigration laws. Policies that direct law enforcement to ignore violations of our laws undermine the rule of law and are inherently unjust to law-abiding legal immigrants. We must enforce our existing immigration laws, eliminate fraud throughout the system, and prohibit the adoption of policies by state/local governments that encourage illegal immigration or provide benefits to illegal aliens. Enforcement doesn't require mass deportation. If we enforce our laws and remove the incentives to remain here, many illegal aliens will go home on their own.
Implement a merit-based immigration system. Our immigration system should choose immigrants based on an objective assessment of who is most likely to benefit the economic and social interests of our nation.
End family chain migration. Family-based immigration must be limited to spouses and unmarried minor children. Entitlements for extended family migration lead to an immigration system that is not based on merit, runs on autopilot and fosters exponential growth in immigration.
Support the American worker. American workers are the best and most productive in the world. They are eager to work. What they need is the opportunity to compete for jobs at fair wages, not unfair competition created by massive guest worker programs. In addition, just because we could benefit from some skilled immigration doesn't mean we should rubber stamp visas for every applicant with certain skills. We should develop and encourage our own STEM professionals, not discourage them by flooding the labor market.
Limit overall immigration. We are a nation of over 315 million people. We need to consider how much we want to grow and how that growth will affect jobs, our environment, resources and quality of life in America.
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.
SOURCE Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
J. H. Donahey, Artcraft Company, “Many Peoples, One Language,” Teaching & Learning Cleveland , accessed December 3, 2013, http://csudigitalhumanities.org/exhibits/items/show/4513.
English language version, VIDEO, 12 minutes: Univision’s Jorge Ramos interviews D.A. King (me) of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society. Original version aired in Spanish on the August 18, 2013 edition of the ‘Al Punto,” Univision’s Sunday morning current affairs show.
We are grateful to Mr. Ramos and the Univision network for the opportunity to reveal the pro-enforcement side of the amnesty battle. We note that the MSM should take a moment to consider similar allowance. Mr. Ramos’ well-done website is very educational.
From that website http://jorgeramos.com/en/ :
“Jorge Ramos…has been called “Star newscaster of Hispanic TV” and “Hispanic TV’s No. 1 correspondent and key to a huge voting bloc” by The Wall Street Journal. Time magazine included him in the list of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States” and Newsweek in its list of 50 political and media figures…
A survey conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center found that Ramos is the second most recognized Latino leader in the country. Latino Leaders magazine chose him as one of “The Ten Most Admired Latinos” and “101 Top Leaders of the Latino Community in the U.S.”
“Ramos is like an amalgam of Brian Williams and Keith Obermann, though with more gravitas than either.” (The Daily Beast)
The Miami Herald said, “As household names go, Jorge Ramos is huge…in Miami, Los Angeles and Houston, his newscast consistently beats out all the other networks for the top ratings”. More than 2 million people tune in daily to his newscast and almost a million to his Sunday morning political show. (The Nielsen Company)
He has interviewed some of the most influential leaders in the world: Barack Obama, John McCain, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, John Edwards, Al Gore, George Bush Sr., John Kerry, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Felipe Calderon and dozens of Latin American presidents.
Jorge Ramos is an immigrant. He came to the United States as a student in 1983. In November 1986, at age 28, he became one of the youngest national news anchors in the history of American television… “
We happily make the Spanish language version available For our foreign language speaking friends.
Thank you Jorge Ramos! Muchas Gracias sir!
Julia, the imaginary illegal alien (if only they all were) and her adventures speak volumes about illegals and pandering politicians.
BTW: Illegal aliens are living so deep in the shadows that they were on hand in the Senate galleries for this Thursday’s 68-32 vote for the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill, and they yelled out Obama's campaign chant when the vote was announced.
Both Georgia’s GOP U.S. Senators voted against the Rubio led amnesty scam.