The most educational part of hearing candidates and elected officials speak usually is the Q&A session. So I humbly offer a few “absentee” question ideas for my Republican friends to offer to the Governor.
Q: Why is the Republican governor silent on the fact that Georgia has been tricked into issuing drivers licenses to some illegal aliens by President-with-no-honor-Obama?
Unlike Arizona — where the Republican governor issued an Executive Order to prevent it from happening — since 2012, Georgia has been issuing drivers licenses to a class of Obama-protected illegal aliens who have been rewarded with delayed action on deportation. This law can be changed and at least one bill is pending under the Gold Dome to stop these illegals from keeping or renewing their driver’s license.
Deal’s office has “no comment” on this situation or the pending legislative fix.
If Obama goes through with expanding national “deferred action” de facto amnesty, which is quite possible, Georgia would be further inundated with illegal victims of geography who are allowed to obtain a valid driver’s license — the real “national ID card” that can document the “undocumented workers” who haunt the Peach State. We have more illegals than Arizona.
Q: Why has not Republican Deal raised his voice about the fact that the state’s “Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB)” created in the immigration/E-VERIFY bill that he signed into law in 2011 has proven to be extremely … ahem … ineffective?
I know first-hand. I filed a valid complaint with the IERB against multiple official agencies that the state Department of Audits and Accounts monitoring office listed as being in violation of state law on E-VERIFY, public benefits eligibility verification and proper compliance reporting in early July, 2012. Please note the date on this newspaper. My complaint is still “pending.” Don’t look to find this story in the Georgia media. The Governor’s office is also silent.
Q: Why is the governor quiet on the illegal immigration crisis but now urging that we tighten laws addressing who must pay for treatment in American emergency rooms, as he told a UGA alumni meeting this week?
It is no secret that illegal aliens are able to take American jobs because they are hired at wages on which most of us cannot live “the American Dream.” They then depend on taxpayer subsidies for services, including no-cost health care that is in large part accessed through mandated treatment in American emergency rooms. Neither is it a secret that many American hospitals have gone bust and closed as a result.
Q: Why did the governor appoint an avowed anti-enforcement immigration radical to the state Board of Corrections last fall?
While many outraged Georgia conservatives are left scratching their heads, the state’s Democrat illegal alien lobby is applauding Deal for his recent appointment of one of their own to the state’s Board of Corrections.
Ms. Rocio Del Milagro Woody, who, along with Jane Fonda, is a Founding Friend” of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), was sworn in for a five-year term on the corrections board on Sept. 26. Jerry Gonzalez, head of GALEO, proudly announced the appointment in a September press release.
Woody is also a member of the GALEO board of directors. Gonzalez is a frequent White House visitor for “how to” seminars on another amnesty. And a former fund raiser for the Democrat party. GALEO lobbied against passage of Georgia’s E-Verify laws in 2006 and 2011.
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, immigration enforcement in general, and complained that immigration law in Arizona “has encouraged Georgia politicians to claim that illegal immigration is costing jobs and threatening the economy.”
Note to concerned Georgians: Woody is not officially finished with the appointment process. The Republican-majority state Senate must confirm her appointment before the looming end of session. You may want to ask your own Senator about his planned vote.
Q: Why is the governor not happily promoting the pending state Senate Resolution that would allow all November voters to decide on a ballot question asking if the state Constitution should be amended to make English the constitutional official language of Georgia?
Georgia is run by Republicans who ran as conservatives.
Q: Why are so few conservative voters asking questions?
D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on immigration matters. Twitter: @DAKDIS