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This is the (gasp) application from ICE that employers complete to start the IMAGE compliance program. It seems to scare the dickens out of Tim Lee., Helen Goreham and Lisa Cupid. All of these people have sworn an oath of office. All of them said “trust me” when they ran for office.
I like this part at the bottom (emphasis mine):
“Public Reporting Burden. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is collecting this information as a part of its agency mission under the Department of Homeland Security. The estimated average time to review the instructions, search existing data sources, gather and maintain the data needed, and completing and reviewing this collection of information is 90 minutes (1.5 hours) per response. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to:
Office of the Chief Financial Officer/OAA/Records Management Branch U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th Street, S.W., STOP 5705, Washington, D.C. 20536-5705 (Do not mail your completed application to this address.)”
Pretty scary isn’t it?
IMAGE certification for contractors to protect identity theft and jobs in Cobb County? The contractors lobby and Tim Lee are not the only enemies of enforcement -
A two minute video education – Rich Pellegrino and Lance Lamberton: Cobb County’s anti-enforcement, open borders dudes
So that readers don’t get the mistaken idea that Angry Jerry-with-ties-to-SPLC-hate groups– Gonzalez or our local amusing deep-thinker Rich Pellegrino or even the Chamber of Commerce are the only anti-enforcement, open borders advocates around Cobb County Georgia, a news video from 11 Alive TV from Tuesday night’s Cobb BOC meeting. We introduce Cobb legend-in-his-own-mind Lance Lamberton, who not only spoke against saving jobs for legal workers on Cobb county contracts and mindlessly quoted Emma Lazarus but then went on to confirm his open borders ideology on camera.
You can watch the video from 11 Alive for yourself.
Rich Pellegrino, bless his heart, also babbled against enforcement and for another illegal alien amnesty at the BOC meeting. Again. The key difference between Pellegrino’s 3 minute rant objecting to the requirement that Cobb’s tax-funded contractors use legal labor and Lance Lamberton’s was that Lamberton was more well-dressed.
Note to the oh-so-arrogant Lamberton: As others have pointed out, it’s the Statute of Liberty, not the statue of immigration.
Neither is it the statute of open borders. Geez…somebody pass me the pepto? Por favor.
Thanks to 11 Alive for an almost accurate report and the priceless video!
IMAGE protects jobs for legal residents!
Here in Cobb County, Georgia we are trying hard to protect jobs from illegal aliens by passing an ordinance to require contractors to become “IMAGE certified.” IMAGE is a no-cost service from ICE that helps employers – public and private – audit their employment and hiring records to insure that all documents presented by employees when hired are genuine and valid. Much more on the great way to deter illegal immigration can be read from the official DHS IMAGE website. IMAGE involves use of the E-Verify system.
IMAGE compliance also saves jobs for legal workers by exposing illegal aliens and the use of fake ID. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners already voted unanimously and on a bi-partisan basis to Be IMAGE compliant.
According to the quotes in the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb’s newspaper, Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee Tim Lee was very supportive of the IMAGE certification program when he signed the voluntary agreement with ICE in May of last year for the Board of Commissioners to have their hiring records inspected by ICE to insure that there were no fake documents used to get a job with the county. Here are his quotes then as published in this newspaper:
“The meeting started with a presentation in which Lee signed an IMAGE agreement with Brock Nicholson, ICE special agent in charge for the Atlanta field office. Nicholson said he has been proud to partner with Cobb County, starting with the 287(g) program the agency has with the Cobb Sheriff’s Office, which allows local governments to have access to the ICE database. Since 2007, thousands of Cobb inmates have been identified as illegal immigrants.
“We applaud your forward thinking, we appreciate the partnership,” Nicholson said.
Lee said the IMAGE agreement will help prevent possible terrorist attacks and protect employees against discrimination based upon citizenship or natural origin.”
The message, if there is one, is that Cobb County takes its responsibility very seriously to make sure that everything possibly that could be done is being done to make sure the laws are being followed in our county, and to make sure there’s an opportunity for equal employment for those that deserve it,” Lee said after the meeting.”
VIDEO HERE: In the interest of public knowledge, accuracy and increasing Chairman Lee’s memory, I posted a the official video of that May 2012 Board of Commissioner’s meeting on YOUTUBE.
I hope you watch it. We apologize for the typos, which is entirely my fault. I sent the Dustin Inman Society webmaster the draft version and not the corrected version of the informative text appearing before the video. Oops…
Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee is now apparently going back on the promise he made in July of last year to expand the IMAGE compliance requirement to all of Cobb’s contractors
(see the blog post below this one).
IMAGE certification for Cobb contractors is a no-brainer. Ask yourself why County Boss Tim Lee is now backing up on IMAGE And what powerful well-funded force would make him try to ignore the no-cost federal tool that would expose illegal aliens on the payroll of county contractors paid with taxpayer dollars.
All politics is local. Silence is consent.
Contact Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the “Tim Lee, don’t forget to remember your promises” department - Below is the entire text of an email sent Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 3:58 PM to a Cobb County citizen from Chairman Tim Lee’s office with his promise to make an addition to Cobb County law so that all contractors be required to take advantage of the no-cost federal IMAGE program:
Good Afternoon Mrs. Barton and Family,
On behalf of Chairman Tim Lee, I want to thank you for your recent email concerning the federal IMAGE program. Cobb County is proud to be the first county in Georgia to enroll in this important program and as well as having lead the effort with the E-Verify and SAVE verification programs.
It is our intention to bring forward an addition to the county code this January that will require those doing business with Cobb to also enroll in the IMAGE program.
This process will require several public meetings in January and your support on this important addition to the county code would be appreciated.
Notice of these hearings will be provided to the Marietta Daily Journal as well as listed on the county clerk's web site as part of the agenda. www.cobbcounty.org/clerk
We look forward to seeing you in January.
Thank you for writing and for allowing us an opportunity to respond back to you concerning this matter.
Millie Rogers, Chairman's Assistant
Cobb County Chairman's Office
UPDATE - 5:00 PM Friday – We just got a call from Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott. He tells me that he has asked that the language of ordinance be changed to actually reflect requirement that Cobb contractors apply for IMAGE certification. Good work sir! Great news and great work commissioner Ott! We don't think Chairman Lee is going to like this!
UPDATE – Below is the language of the ordinance in question and a link to today’s MDJ news coverage on the scam.
“Sec. 2-143. Employment of Unauthorized Aliens Prohibited. It is the policy of Cobb County that unauthorized aliens shall not be employed to perform work on county contracts involving the physical performance of services. Therefore, the County shall not enter into a contract for the physical performance of services within the State of Georgia unless the contractor shall provide evidence on County-provided forms that it and its subcontractors have registered for and are participating in the federal work authorization program as defined by O.C.G.A. § 13-10-90 et seq. to verify information of all newly hired employees.”
13-10-90 is the definitions section for the 2006 state E-Verify law ---The Cobb BOC itself signed a publicly signed their own agreement with ICE on IMAGE certification in May. This ordinance language is an intentional ruse. Anyone slightly familiar with legislation/immigration and employment verification can see what Lee hopes no one will.
If you haven’t, you can read today’s MDJ news report on the matter here. The headline is very wishful thinking.
Let’s let the feds explain the IMAGE job protection program. The below comes from the DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement Website:
“IMAGE -- Your Workforce Compliance PartnerBecoming an IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) member is now easier than ever.
Just a last note before the election on how Obama has fulfilled his promise to “fundamentally change America.”
BTW – According to a new report from the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California, illegal immigration from that paradise to our south is back on the rise. Imagine that. The president of the United States ignores American law and the American congress in granting amnesty to another group of illegals, promises general amnesty if re-elected and illegal immigration increases! Who would’a thunkit?