Continuing Education: Official Gold Dome Video of ACCG/GMA anti-enforcement antics
by DA_King
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December 05, 2011 02:29 PM | 1589 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Today’s very informative MDJ news story from Geoff Folsom on the possibility of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) attempting to dilute parts of the enforcement and penalty language in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 (HB 87) mentions a previous attempt by lobbyists from those groups to change public works law. 

The 2006 state immigration law was clear that all contractors on all levels for all public works jobs would be required to use E-Verify. An ACCG/GMA amendment introduced to a bill in 2010 would have redefined the definition of labor regulated under that law. Official Capitol archived four minute video from that House committee meeting posted below should provide the beginning of an education for curious readers.

An educated and experienced observation: If everyday, taxpaying, voting citizens could see what ACCG/GMA lobbyists do in the Georgia Capitol regarding illegal immigration during legislative sessions, there would be a march on city and county governments demanding an end to membership in these groups.

Which is something I have tried several times with Cobb County. Without success.

It is tax dollars that are used to pay membership dues to ACCG/GMA which are then used to pay the lobbyists who constantly fight enforcement of Georgia laws put in place to save jobs and benefits and services for legal residents.

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Marie in Marietta
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December 05, 2011
I can't believe it! OMG! Thanks DA!
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