Will Georgia’s senators vote for ‘amnesty-again?’
by D.A. King
May 30, 2013 11:07 PM | 4384 views | 15 15 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
D. A. King
D. A. King

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he is not hearing from many Georgians regarding the Senate amnesty bill. This sad fact is easily explained. Most GOP voters simply make the assumption that both of Georgia’s Republican senators are automatic “Nay” votes on the now 1,000-page monster legalization scam.

Trusting conservatives assume that because New York’s Chuck Schumer (that’s Schumer, with a radical “D”) is the bill’s sponsor, and because it is being pushed by Alinskyite Community Organizer in Chief Barack Obama, there is no need for concern about how the two GOP senators will vote.

This is a very unsafe assumption.

Isakson and fellow Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss had a hand in writing the last amnesty try in 2007. But they dropped out under withering negative public pressure. The Wall Street Journal reports Isakson was receiving 2,000 calls a day then but only about 100 a day on amnesty so far this year.

From reading past press releases and statements from Isakson and Chambliss, there is good reason for the “of-course-they-will-vote-no” assumptions and that they will continue the struggle to protect American workers.

Example? Here is one from a February 2010 joint press release (“Isakson, Chambliss: Improving Immigration Laws Will Help Unemployment”) illustrating both senators’ recognition of immigration’s direct relation to unemployment. It includes a letter to the president of the Senate urging enforcement of immigration laws.

“Isakson and Chambliss believe the millions of workers who are in the United States illegally are only exacerbating the unfair competition American workers currently face as they struggle to find jobs,” they wrote then.

A November 2009 missive to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano strongly criticized her comment that legalizing millions of undocumented individuals would somehow benefit our economy. The Isakson-Chambliss letter said, “With all due respect, legalizing those who have no legal right to be in the United States will not be a ‘boon’ to American workers. Rather, it would only exacerbate the unfair competition American workers currently face as they struggle to find jobs.”

In spring 2008 the Democrats tried to include legalization for some illegal aliens in an unrelated bill. Both senators spoke loudly against what they recognized as amnesty with another public statement (“Isakson, Chambliss Praise Senate’s Rejection of Amnesty Provision in Emergency War Supplemental Bill” May 2008): “Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss today praised the Senate’s refusal to include an amnesty provision in the emergency war supplemental bill. Language that would have granted legal status to over 1 million illegal agriculture workers and their families was stripped … from the spending bill for troops. … Isakson and Chambliss earlier this week had urged the Democratic leader to remove the amnesty provision from the bill.”

But earlier this month Politico described Chambliss and Isakson as Republican senators “who could be swayed" to a yes vote on the Schumer-Rubio amnesty. It quotes both Georgia Senators. Chambliss said the bill includes “some good basic principles", and “not deal killers I see, right now.” Isakson revealed he was open to it.

“I’m not ready to embrace it,” Isakson said. “There’s not a red flag but not a green one either.”

“The key is Rubio,” said the executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “Without Rubio, this bill would not get anywhere with Republicans. He gives them the cover.”

On his Senate website, Isakson makes clear his official position: “As I have stated in the past, when it comes to illegal immigration, it is absolutely critical to our state and to this nation that we first secure the borders, honor those who have come here legally by not offering amnesty, and restore credibility to our broken immigration system.”

Despite the hype, the ruse being promoted by Marco Rubio does none of the above. I have posted 40 verifiable facts that disprove the Rubio commercials in my MDJ blog.

Georgians who ever hope to see real border security and immigration enforcement should contact both Georgia senators to ask about today’s position on Schumer’s amnesty legislation.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. His blog is posted on MDJonline


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Mark Solome
June 06, 2013
The Gang of Eight instinctively understands how unpopular their approach to illegal immigration is. They have downplayed the legalization-first-enforcement-later-we-promise-this-time-honest! process from the beginning. We'll see what Isakson does when he thinks the press has America fooled.
Robert Johnson
June 03, 2013
King has struck a nerve with Johnny Isakson. I just saw him on WSBTV. Apparently, Isakson has refused to let King, the most knowledgeable person on immigration in the SE, be present at citizens meetings on the amnesty bill. He knows too much. Isakson office says meetings with him are "unproductive." HA!

Way to go Mr. D.A. KING! & Great column!
Gordo Meis
June 02, 2013
YOU MUST READ ABOUT DA BEING BLACKLISTED BY JOHNNY ISAKSON! http://thedustininmansociety.org/blog/?p=4513
June 01, 2013
Kudos to D.A. King and his efforts to (help) free the American citizens (people). I hope the following is used for articles on the subject.

We American citizens are owner and we have a contract for government (gov) and by that contract it is that gov does for the owner. Owner owns a labor monopoly in owners nation called employment.

Obama executive order known as deferment of illegals affects about 6 million illegals (about 2 million kids and 4 million parents) is the activity of employment bias, with malice, of harboring illegals and since there laws against harboring (U.S. Code Sec. 1324 or so) this is at least a moral violation of law; violates owner's human rights in United Nations Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Article 23 right to employment (1948), violates owner's civil rights, is a taxable foreign aid “business for profit” Obama business, violates the commerce clause, adverse-illegal use of owner and owners property, (zoning violation), and as the owner can participate in breaking the law; and per this proposed action/injunction, all gov goods and services shall use tax funding only from deferred illegals at any level of gov in the U.S.A..

Obama by his decision did not return the 6 million jobs to the owner,

and by that decision Obama has yet to pay the $60 billion per year in welfare to the 6 million owners Obama put on welfare (or unemployment), (Obama unfunded mandate).

With respect to illegal aliens, whether applying trespass law or tort law, Mexico and the illegal from Mexico is at fault and ought to pay any and all costs they caused, as owner is not at fault.

Have IRS charge president Obama an IRS tax on the $150 billion (or so) per year Obama has cost the owner in extra spending by Obama executive order deferring illegals for the value of all foreign aid to illegals in this for profit business that Obama obtained for illegals by the same amount Obama sought to gain-profit by at about $150 billion per year (subject to IRS determination of all value received including all T&M by Obama-gov for profit gov).

Obama debt to owner is a foreign aid “business for profit” business debt owed by Obama-gov payable to owner for use by Obama, gov, and illegals, for adverse use of owner and owners property;

Goal to cut Obama and those illegals off from:

use of taxes that they did not pay (strict liability they pay first) and otherwise the use of any gov property (except for fire, police, …, and they pay their own med care, emergency or not);

pay owner for adverse use of owners and owners property (includes owners jobs Obama seized);

Obama and gov charging the owner for goods and services owner did not receive (anything of value illegals receive from government),

as gov has found ways to have owner pay taxes to 4 levels of gov, thereby shall gov collect separate land use taxes for aliens and for owners.

Why is gov taxable? Cite the Brady Bill gun law, in which Fed was found to have made law composed of unfunded mandate that gov attempted to execute. In the process of executing said Brady Bill, gov complained about the unfunded nature of the bill and Fed wound up having to pay T&M for all of gov to execute that law.
B Konstantinopolosky
May 31, 2013
Will they vote for amnesty again? Is Georgia the peach state?
May 31, 2013
Why don't we end this travesty by declaring that we're at war with Mexico. Send all the enemy home (illegals), stop all funds to that corrupt country and put our military on the border to stop any further invasion.
Captain Robert
May 31, 2013
Why is it so terribly hard to eliminate, WHOLESALE, all of the politicians that continue to wreak havoc on American citizens through this ongoing massive LEGAL AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION? Dont' AMERICAN CTIZENS UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO THEIR FRIENDS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEMSELVES? We have youths graduating that won't get jobs. We have soldiers coming back that won't get jobs. We have doctors, dentists, nurses, even hotel workers, that our TRAITOROUS POLICIANS ARE REPLACING WITH ALL KINDS OF FORIEGNERS THAT ARE ALLOWED WORK VISAS IN ALL OF THESE JOBS. WHERE'S THE SANITY?
May 31, 2013
The bill does not secure our borders, and it gives away American jobs to non-Americans when millions are out of work.

When I called Chambliss' office a few weeks ago, they said "he has not decided." WOW!

I really didn't think there was anything about this bill to think about, other than how fast you can nay vote.

I hope everyone who cares about America and the $63 TRILLION cost to taxpayers will demand a no vote. I hope anyone who cares about the future of our children will demand a no vote. Finally, I hope anyone who cares about our system of laws and not rewarding those who break them will demand a no vote.
Ernes Housner
May 31, 2013
I have called both of their offices every day for three weeks on this issue. If they vote yes, Isakson MUST be voted out asap. If they won't listen to legal citizens who put them in power, maybe they will listen when that same rug is abruptly pulled fom underneath them. If they vote yes, they are a disgrace to OUR State. Go to DCMarchforjobs.com and join meon July 15th.
No Amnesty
May 31, 2013
Call your Georgia Senators and tell them you expect a NO vote on the Schumer-Rubio amnesty! It only takes a few minutes!
May 31, 2013
I called Isakson's office and expressed my opinion that he was supporting the wrong crowd and rejecting the American worker if he supports the amnesty bill. I emailed Chambliss with a similar message. I asked them why they felt the could give away OUR country at their decision.

I expect both will still vote for the bill anyway. The false stories are being spread by the gang of eight and they support it--that Americans won't take jobs and are not smart enough to fill professional jobs. When in fact, the truth is that some employers want cheap labor for greater profits and, in a sense, are traitors to the USA.

They have a DREAM for illegals and a NIGHTMARE for American workers.

I the next election, I will vote for the candidate who stands for America and its citizens, all others will be allowed to compete with the illegal entrants for work.
Pat H
May 31, 2013
The responsibility for selling out our country and our citizens with this amnesty treason lies solely on stupid GOP leaders and voters.

Both Isakson and Chambliss should have been voted out soundly on their last elections for collusion on the McCain/Kennedy amnesty try. Lindsey Graham and McCain have been re-elected and it is shameful.

Thank you Dendy for your support of these Georgia weasels. You are a part of the problem, along with all other GOP grassroots who raise money and transfer it to weasels who do not represent or listen to citizens.

They allowed Obamacare to take effect but they are exempt from it. They will indeed vote for amnesty and are lying about the response of their citizens. And the GOP will allow our country to slip away but they have the means the ability to shield themselves and their families from the results.
I Hope So
May 31, 2013
Let's hope they do the right thing and vote for amnesty.
Frank Neff
May 31, 2013
Oy Vey. Johnny, how can you backtrack on these statements? I'm confident you can find a way!

Robert Johnson
May 31, 2013
Go get 'em DA! THANK YOU!

Isakson will "evolve" on this if he thinks he can get away with it. Passage is the end of our nation. But filled with campaign donations from the Chamber of Commerce. So, what the hey, huh Johnny?

Question: What do GOPers ('I'll do IMAGE after the election'...)Tim Lee and ('secure the borders first')Johnny Isakson have in common? We will soon see.
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