|July 05, 2012||Somebody tell Kevin Foley: It wasn’t an Executive Order - remaining silent and being thought a fo...||19 comments|
|June 28, 2012||Nearly 1200 official Georgia agencies in violation of state illegal immigration law – here is a list||12 comments|
|June 22, 2012||Notes from 6/18/12 DHS conference call on Secretary's illegal alien prosecutorial discretion memo...||30 comments|
|June 19, 2012||Even John McCain condemns Obama's vote-buying policy||7 comments|
|June 15, 2012||Anniversary of anguish – twelve years since Dustin Inman was killed by an illegal alien An Americ...||28 comments|
|May 30, 2012||Yes He Did! - Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialis...||45 comments|
|May 07, 2012||The Press Forgot to Report the Fact that the Communist Party was at the May Day Open Borders Rally||7 comments|
|May 01, 2012||A Poster Calls for a Protest of Immigration Laws||4 comments|
|May 01, 2012||Senate Bill 458||2 comments|
|April 13, 2012||Mr. Foley: Please take the road to reality? - In which we are once again reminded that words have...||30 comments|
Should I count this as a badge of honor or just plain creepy? Kevin Foley seems to be fixated on… me. Too bad it’s not on those pesky facts. Progressive Foley also seems to be a great legend in his own mind. Count me among the group who thinks his giant self-image is massively overly positive.
At the urging of several readers, I just spent some time reading some of the comments posted below my columns and blogs here at the MDJ for the last several months. Not something I normally have taken the time to do in the past.
Holy cow! It seems that Politics Progressive Kevin Foley has spent considerable time reading my stuff and posting (and posting, and posting and posting…) on the comments section. He even posts on his own blogs and columns! Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing, as exposing the ego, mindset and agenda of mindless, knee-jerk, race-baiting liberals is always educational for people who haven’t been dealing with them directly and daily for more than a decade.
But Kevin Foley seems quite determined to make himself a glaring parody of the above.
Many friends, including members of the Board of Advisors of the Dustin Inman Society, a Georgia-based pro-enforcement immigration group I struggle to run, have made it clear they regard Foley as “a gnat unworthy of swatting.” But it is clear that this character wants some attention. We have decided to grant his wish.
Time permitting; what Kevin Foley writes for the MDJ will now be an occasional focus of this writer. Let’s call it “Foley’s Fantasy Follies Watch.”
That said, for today, out of many possibilities, let’s just focus on a situation to illustrate the wit and wisdom of Kevin Foley that Foley has created entirely by himself, using his arrogance and lack of research or knowledge of topics on which he pontificates.
That being presidential “Executive Orders”, what they are, and whether Ruler Obama has indeed used an EO in his DREAM Act amnesty announcement of June 15, 2012.
He hasn’t. And I wrote as much in an educational addition to a column (‘Cobb BOC not using federal IMAGE tool to protect jobs’, MDJ, July 2, 2012) that ran in the MDJ this week.
The quote from my column on which Foley has volunteered his uneducated but stern opinion: “…Obama made an announcement (it was not an Executive Order) from the White House Rose Garden that he had instructed his DHS Chief, Janet Napolitano, to “temporarily” defer enforcement action on yet another group of illegal aliens who say they were brought here as children and who claim to be less than 31 years old. With raging unemployment, “Dear Ruler” also plans on issuing them work permits.”
Kevin Foley has felt compelled to post several amusing derisive comments below the online version of my column with his typical uninformed bombastic ignorance. One of them goes like this:
Kevin Foley - Not an executive order? Of course it was: In a Rose Garden address Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama said the changes caused by his executive order will make immigration policy "more fair, more efficient and more just."
Don't let the facts get in your way, Mr. King.
I Googled the above “evidence” Foley used. It came from CNN.
It is true that many news agencies have reported that Obama’s DREAM Act amnesty was created by Executive Order and then retracted; from the LA Times on June 17, 2012:
“”FOR THE RECORD:
A previous version of the headline referred to a change in the Obama administration’s deportation enforcement policy as an executive order. In fact, the policy change came as a directive from the Secretary of Homeland Security. Somebody send this to Kevin Foley?
It is also true that many in the liberal anti-enforcement media get their “facts” right and accurate sometimes. Also true that most liberals only to hear a murmur of something in the press that they desperately want to be true to take the “almost fact” and expand it, then present their latest piece of misinformation based on that falsehood. Hello Kevin Foley.
Wikipedia has some basic information on Executive Orders for beginners ( hello Kevin Foley): “Until the early 1900s, executive orders went mostly unannounced and undocumented, seen only by the agencies to which they were directed. However, the Department of State instituted a numbering scheme for executive orders in 1907, starting retroactively with an order issued on October 20, 1862, by President Abraham Lincoln. The documents that later came to be known as "Executive Orders" probably gained their name from this document, captioned "Executive Order Establishing a Provisional Court in Louisiana."
Someone ask Foley to cite the number of Obama’s supposed EO on DREAM Act amnesty? Please?
Note that the White House keeps a (long) list of Executive Orders made by Obama and that the DREAM Act amnesty is not on it. Because Obama simply told his Homeland Security puppet not to enforce American immigration law for yet another group of illegal aliens and then announced the pandering policy from the White House Rose Garden. Don't let the facts get in your way, Foley.
It is even more amusing that when challenged by a reader, Foley repeats his snarling contention with a quote from yet another news agency that gets it wrong. Conclusion? Make your own, but I suggest Foley takes the sage advice from writers through time “write about what you know.”
A practice which would limit him to parroting the “facts” he is able to glean from scanning liberal media headlines and quoting the far left bloggers and “foundations” that depend on people like him to spread the misinformation on which they exist.
Prediction: Kevin Foley will never admit he was wrong. And I will never get back the hour of my life it has taken to type this up.
But it had to be done.
More to come…
(Note: It’s a hard one, but forced to select just one word to describe far left anti-enforcement liberal mouthpieces, I would choose “arrogant.” “Uninformed” was a close second. I welcome your own one word description in the comments section below…)
“UPDATE: July 3, 2012 9:15 AM
For readers who want to learn more about the federal IMAGE certification program, you can see the official website. Also, there is a bonus argument for expanding IMAGE certification to include the requirement that Cobb contractors are certified. Local anti-enforcement entertainer Rich Pellegrino is firmly against it. Which doesn’t mean that he understands it. See a recent and relevant MDJ news story on that fact. Maybe Rich can convince someone (else) to go on a hunger strike to back up his opposition…”
Here, from the state Department of Audits, is a list of the nearly 1200 official agencies in Georgia who are still ignoring state law on even reporting that they have or have not taken the required steps to protect jobs for Georgians. Scroll through to find the agency closest to you.
Believe it or not, the number of violators in government is coming down since Georgia’s first comprehensive illegal immigration laws was passed in 2006
(Thank you for your courage state Senator Chip Rogers!).
You read it here first…
Notes from 6/18/12 DHS conference call on Secretary's illegal alien prosecutorial discretion memo (Obama’s DREAM Act amnesty announced on June 15, 2012)
Below are notes taken from a Department of Homeland Security conference call this week between administration officials and what the Obama administration regards as “stakeholders” (the people who demand amnesty, or else...) in his implementation of his amnesty for illegal aliens – “prosecutorial discretion” for an entire group of illegals. Note that there doesn’t seem to have been much thought or planning put into his decree.
Much of this is rather technical for people who don’t study the issue every day, but worth reading, using and saving in the interest of education. And, no, I won’t say how I obtained these notes, except that they are taken directly from the conference call. Please make particular note of the points I have in bold below. Update: Also, HERE is a link to a letter to Obama from a group of U.S. Senators, including Senator Johnny Isakson and Senator Saxby Chambliss HERE is a link to a letter sent by members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee dak
The call featured USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, ICE Director John Morton and Acting CBP Commissioner David Aguilar.
AM: USCIS hasn't determined: how to collect eligibility information, who will adjudicate the requests and how quickly they will be handled.
Not accepting requests now for deferred action (DA). Will start 60 days from June 15th, the day of the Secretary's announcement.
Discussed eligibility criteria for DA. Will accept whatever documents an applicant provides but anticipate documents related to school, employment records, financial records and items proving physical presence.
Have to separately apply for a work authorization.
If given DA, a person will not accrue unlawful presence time during the two-year period.
Will take action if people misrepresent information. If someone is denied DA, won't automatically place in removal proceedings but can do so consistent with the Notice To Appear process. No appeal process for denials.
Dependents and immediate relatives do not automatically get DA - have to apply independently.
Haven't decided if DA recipient can travel outside of US
JM: ICE with work with CBP to ensure qualifying people are not removed, or placed in removal proceedings, if they meet case-by-case criteria. If someone is already in the removal process, they will be taken out of that process on a case-by-case basis and referred to USCIS. Have already started a review of persons in Executive Office of Immigration Review proceedings. They have been granted administrative closure and will now be granted DA.
DA: Mostly have contact with applicable individuals at ports of entry or on the border. Will interview people who may qualify and detain to determine eligibility with regard to biometrics. They'll run a biographic and biometric background check against federal/state/local databases. Upon establishing prima facie eligibility, the person will released and the DA processing will follow.
Encountered 11 individuals over the weekend. Reviewed their eligibility, released them and directed them to report to USCIS. Issue raised whether people eligible for removal proceeding should place themselves in the hands of ICE or CBP. They do not recommend this. Wait and apply through the USCIS.
Q: If someone is denied DA and just overstayed a visa, will the person not be placed in the removal proceedings?
A (AM): Answer governed by the Notice To Appear process. Under these circumstances, the removal referral would not be made.
Q: When program over, will the names be used for removal proceedings?
A (AM): There is no intention at this point of dismantling the prosecutorial discretion architecture that was built over the last year. ( Note from D.A. for info on this. Obama did something similar last year, but the GOP had very little to say about it)
Q: If someone applies for DA, would family members be at greater risk for a Notice To Appear?
A (AM): No, the others would have to qualify for a Notice To Appear under our prosecutorial discretion policy based on their own conduct.
Q: What kinds of convictions would cause a denial?
A (JM): Assaults, drug trafficking, DUI.
Q: How many hours in college must a person have?
A (AM): The criteria just speak about being in school. We'll provide more clarification later.
Q: As an immigration attorney. I appreciate the way you're doing this. It's kind of like Temporary Protected Status or a cross between a class review and a case-by-case review. There's nothing to stop one of the agencies from granting DA and work authorization to someone who is 31 1/4. You're saying don't apply if you don't fit, even though you could all along.
A (AM): This is not like TPS, it's an exercise of prosecutorial discretion that's based on the information that individuals present.
Q: Will there be a form and a fee?
A (AM): We don't know yet.
Q: Different states have different definitions of misdemeanor. In California, it's only a misdemeanor to be caught driving without a license. What definitions will you use?
A (JM): We'll use federal and state definitions of misdemeanors.
Just how bad is Obama’s vote buying scandal with his disregard for that pesky constitution and the Congress of the United States - and existing immigration law - in his shameless pandering move to suspend enforcement for a large group of illegal aliens?
It’s so bad that even John McCain has condemned it.
From The Hill-
McCain: Obama ‘dictating' immigration policy
GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) blasted President Obama's decision to halt the deportation of some young illegal immigrants, saying it was an overreach of the chief executive's powers and called it an attempt to "distract" voters from the economy.
"The thing that may disturb people after the initial euphoria is over about this is that the President of the United States is now dictating that certain laws will not be enforced," said McCain Sunday on Meet the Press.
"That is a rather serious step. It's one thing to say you're not going to challenge a law in court, or something like that. But, I don't recall a time when any president has basically said, we're not going to enforce a law that's on the books,” he added…
That’s how bad it is. More here with video.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 marks 12 years since Dustin Inman was taken from his family. Dustin is forever 16.
Dustin was a 16-year-old American boy killed by an illegal alien in a senseless traffic collision on Father's Day weekend in the year 2000. He was on his way to a weekend of fishing in the north Georgia mountains with his parents.
Dustin is one of the uncounted thousands of Americans who have needlessly lost their lives as a direct result of government in America refusing to secure American borders or enforce American immigration and employment laws.
Despite being in the United States illegally, the driver of the car that killed Dustin, Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez, was able to obtain a valid North Carolina driver's license using his Mexican birth certificate and a Mexican Matricula Consular ID card.
On June 16, 2000, a speeding vehicle driven by Harrell-Gonzalez hurdled into the rear of the Inman's car while it was stopped at a red light in Ellijay, Georgia. The accident killed Dustin and knocked out his parents Kathy and Billy Inman.
When she regained consciousness after five weeks in a coma, Kathy learned of the death of her son. She also learned that because of her injuries, she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.
Due to their injuries in the wreck, Kathy and Billy were not able to attend their only son's funeral. Today, Kathy suffers still from multiple surgeries and agony as a result of the that horrible day.
The Inman's have only a few school photos, family snapshots and a video made at Dustin's funeral by which to remember their son.
Billy Inman will tell you that he blames the government sworn to protect his family and his nation for his son’s death more than he blames the illegal alien who killed him.
Billy Inman will tell you that Dustin was a "good kid" and that he misses his "hunting buddy" every day. "I loved Dustin," says Billy softly. He talks about Dustin having been born with a cleft palate and getting him the surgery to get his son "all fixed up."
He says that he will not rest until he brings his son’s killer to justice.
He will also tell you that he "paid no attention to politics" and had never voted before he lost his son to America’s intentionally unsecured borders.
"The system really let me down," Inman said. In his search for a better life, he now votes in every election.
America's unsecured borders and illegal immigration have changed their lives forever. It can happen to any one of us.
Charged and indicted in the death of Dustin Inman, Harrell-Gonzalez is a fugitive after escaping from local police when taken to a local hospital after the crash. His whereabouts are unknown.
Like all crime, illegal immigration has consequences.
The Dustin Inman Society offers a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dustin Inman’s killer.
If you choose, contact Billy Inman through the Dustin Inman Society's contact form and we will forward your email.
In case this information wasn’t on the front page of the Atlanta newspapers or any of the other liberal news outlets that refuse to report on the communist/socialist drivers behind the open borders/anti-enforcement anti-American movement. Put this in the Obama really is a Socialist ( capital “S”) file.
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an chair of the Democratic Socialists of America DSA is “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.” Huerta is credited with inventing the illegal alien/Barack Obama rallying call “ Si Se Puede/Yes We Can”! As in “yes we can race-bait our way to open borders and the White House.
Imagine the headlines if it were someone who spoke out in favor of capitalism and immigration and border enforcement!
Ooops! The press forgot to report the fact that the communist party was at the May Day open borders rally at the Georgia Capitol! Again!
The communist party was at the May Day illegal alien lobby rally against immigration enforcement at the Georgia Capitol - and they held up a bright red banner all day long with a link to their Website. And the media forgot (again) to report that inconvienient fact.
After quietly attending the mostly foreign language event (it fizzled, only about 100 street-screamers showed up) I read and viewed and listened to many press reports here is one on the rally organized by Comrades Teodoro Maus and Adelina Nichols over at the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights Inc.
The above communist party presence fact went unreported. As usual, this is not considered news worthy. Ooops, eh?
Imagine the press coverage if the loathsome, toothless and disgusting klanners ever were allowed to unfurl a banner at an American citizen, English -language, pro-enforcement rally at the Georgia Capitol or anywhere else.
Or am I being extreme?
Anticipating that many readers may want to see the poster provided by the illegal alien lobby promoting the protest rally against enforcement of American immigration laws at the state Capitol in Atlanta Georgia, USA, I post it HERE from the Teodoro Maus and company. Maus is a Mexican citizen and former Consul General at the Atlanta Mexican Consulate.
Senate bill 458 had plenty of votes to pass – 2012 was the first year since 2004 that the general assembly did not pass illegal immigration legislation.Georgia has more illegals than doesArizona and ranks number six in the nation in illegal population. The low estimate is that 7% ofGeorgia’s workforce is black-market labor. Unemployment is 9%. English is an optional language.
And that he writes a blog here on the MDJ site. And that he has opinions on the crime of illegal immigration. And that he supports another legalization, path to citizenship program to deal with the millions of illegal alien insurgents already here in the American Republic. He says that is “reasonable.”
And that on his blog he takes issue with use of the term “illegal alien” to describe illegal aliens. Including by yours truly. And that he wants this writer to take the “high road” – which he is happy to define.
And that he has written a blog on his objections in which he parrots the talking point passed on by the SPLC, La Raza, and such luminaries as Rich Pellegrino and Angry Jerry-with-ties-to-SPLC-designated-hate-groups–Gonzalez of the anti-enforcement, leftist corporation GALEO that any use of the quite accurate and legally correct term “illegal alien” is “dehumanizing.”
And the shameless and sickening assertion that saying or writing “illegal alien" is akin to use of the “N word” to describe black Americans. See HERE for Gonzalez’s 2004 pointers.
I am not making this up. He wants you to call the illegal aliens “undocumented workers.” Ignoring the fact that illegal aliens have a multitude of documents. Which are expired, stolen from Americans, fraudulently created or supplied by foreign governments to further the illegal presence of the illegal aliens in the USA.
Here is a sample of Foley’s feeling process from his March 19, 2012, blog that has 83 views as I type. Foley’s blog also has three comments from … Foley. In which he uses the term “hate talk” (of course he does).
“Here's where words come in. Mr. King repeatedly uses the phrase "illegal alien." He is no doubt aware that the Latino and Hispanic communities consider these words an slur because it serves to dehumanize in the same way the "n" word dehumanizes African-Americans or the words "mick" or "bohunk" once dehumanized my own ancestors when they arrived in America. By calling undocumented workers from Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean "illegal aliens" Mr. King makes them something less than human beings, something unworthy and contemptible.”
This worn-out, mindless, yawner of an attempt to redefine and normalize illegal aliens is not new or original, but it does tell us a lot. For one thing, like all liberals, this guy finds it impossible to keep race, skin color and ethnicity out of the topic of the illegal immigration invasion, or even his argument that we should not call illegal aliens … illegal aliens.
He must go bats when he reads the term “illegal employers.” Si?
Foley won’t get much of this long-time American’s limited time in response in the future, but his position is worth reading and I hope that it gets some attention from readers.
Just off the top of my head, readers who put themselves through digesting Foley’s complaint may want to point out that the term “illegal alien” is a legal and accurate term officially used by many agencies (the horror!) of the U.S. government including the IRS:
“Illegal Alien -Also known as an "Undocumented Alien," is an alien who has entered the United States illegally and is deportable if apprehended, or an alien who entered the United States legally but who has fallen "out of status" and is deportable.” HERE
and no less than the United States Supreme Court:
“…In considering this motion, the District Court made extensive findings of fact. The court found that neither § 21.031 nor the School District policy implementing it had "either the purpose or effect of keeping illegal aliens out of the State of Texas." 458 F.Supp. 569, 575 (1978).” HERE
The term “illegal alien” is also used throughout Georgia law aimed at protecting jobs, benefits and services from illegal aliens – not to mention defending the honor and value of real, legal immigrants - in existing Georgia law.
I could go on.
Mr. Foley: We know illegal aliens are humans – we don’t make immigration laws for hamsters or pumpkins.
Please take the road to reality unless you are securely ensconced inside an ACLU/La Raza seminar? And while we know it is constantly taught as a “how to” in leftist teach-ins; please stop trying to publicly redefine the English language to suit your “progressive” position on illegal aliens?