KSU should hold balanced discussion of immigration reform, but don’t hold your breath
by D.A. King
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October 17, 2012 02:08 AM | 2771 views | 16 16 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
D.A. King is an immigration enforcement activist and the president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. When contacted by the Journal on President Barack Obama's recent immigration announcement, King said: “Like most Americans, I have great sympathy for the young people who were brought here as babies illegally. But that’s not what this is about. This is about incrementalism on amnesty. This will be followed by a demand that their parents should be legal.”
D.A. King is an immigration enforcement activist and the president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. When contacted by the Journal on President Barack Obama's recent immigration announcement, King said: “Like most Americans, I have great sympathy for the young people who were brought here as babies illegally. But that’s not what this is about. This is about incrementalism on amnesty. This will be followed by a demand that their parents should be legal.”
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Starting Thursday Kennesaw State University is hosting a three-day “4th Conference on Immigration to the Southeast: Policy Analysis, Conflict Management” event. Curious citizens should consider attending to hear the academic researchers “share.” (See my MDJ blog for links to the KSU event webpage and additional information).

Bring your checkbook. Exposure to the wit and wisdom of the assembled “experts” on immigration and “conflict management” will cost you up to $125. But it could be a bargain for Americans who have never seen some open borders radicals offer up their hissing, anti-enforcement arguments as members of KSU panel discussion groups.

Example? Azadeh N. Shashahani, “Immigrants Rights Director” for the Georgia ACLU, is taking a break from her work to end enforcement of American immigration laws to participate as a panelist focused on higher education for illegal aliens. Shashahani, well-known in Gold Dome committee hearings on state legislation aimed at protecting jobs and benefits for legal residents (she is vehemently against it. “Stop the Deportations! Stop the Raids! Stop 287 g!”) is also head organizer of the “Georgia Detention Watch,” an assembly of leftist groups — including Amnesty International and the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center — determined to stop immigration enforcement.

Another very appropriate panelist is Mexican citizen Adelina Nichols of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (“Stop the raids and deportations!”) who in 2003, imported speakers from the Socialist Workers Party — including a party leader, Roger Calero — to advise a meeting of “Georgians for Safer Roads,” (an organization founded by the perpetually angry anti-enforcement extremist Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials).

This was more notable before open socialism went to the White House. The goal then was Georgia driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. Or just plain “immigrants” in the dishonest Newspeak of the open borders mob.

Something you likely won’t hear at this KSU immigration conflict management event: By federal definition “immigrants” are easily separated from illegal aliens. Immigrants do not require amnesty. Again.

A similar KSU event two-years ago had one of this long-time American’s favorite titles for a panel topic: “Mayans, Mexicans, Public Policy, Applied Anthropology and the limits of Highway Safety in the Suburbs.” (Alan LeBaron, a KSU professor and an organizer of this year’s seminar). What a hoot.

This year’s winner is “Talking about Immigration: What Permissivists Need to Understand about Public Opinion.”

Umm …“Permissivists?” Head scratcher, isn’t it? Let me help. Somebody has apparently concocted a word to describe the “We want open borders, uninhibited migration is a human right…” agenda. It is no-doubt intended as a roll-off-the-tongue opposite for “immigration restrictionist” — those dastardly people who demand that immigration into the U.S. be legal, come in manageable numbers, be sustainable and that it benefit the United States of America.

Other facts you don’t get from the mainstream media and likely won’t hear from the presenting “immigration researchers” over at the third-largest university in Georgia: Regardless of the fact that more than 20 million Americans — including immigrants — are out of work, the United States takes in more legal immigrants than any other nation, more than one million annually. Or that traditional levels of immigration are around 300,000 a year.

According to the most recent data from DHS, the country that sends the most legal immigrants to this country is Mexico, with nearly twice the number of souls each year as nation No. 2. What is nation No. 2 in sending replacement future citizens and voters? It’s communist China. No. 3? India. Then the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Vietnam, South Korea, Columbia, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan, Iran, Peru, Ethiopia, then, at number 20, Canada.

Or that English is an optional language in Georgia and America. Or that Georgia suffers more illegal aliens than Arizona and Georgia taxpayers reportedly spend more than $2.4 billion annually on illegal residents and their “anchor” babies. Or that while Georgia has an official unemployment rate of more than 9 percent, the Pew Hispanic Center says at least 7 percent of the state’s workforce is black-market labor. “Conflict management” indeed.

You probably aren’t going to learn that using Census Bureau data, a recent Center for Immigration Studies paper showed that in 2010, some 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households. And 23 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children lived in poverty, compared to 13.5 percent of natives. Immigrants and their children accounted for one-fourth of all persons in poverty.

KSU would do the community a service by hosting a balanced discussion of American immigration policy someday.

But don’t hold your breath.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on immigration.
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Frank Rebes
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October 20, 2012
I hear that this "big event" had less than 20 attendees. I wonder who paid for this excersise in crying boo-hoo about borders and immigration laws and how much it cost. Somebody should find out.
E.
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October 19, 2012
I find it quite unfortunate that Mr. King did not even attend this conference he recently wrote about.

As a graduate student, I was very much looking forward to having a good discourse on the topic with multiple points of view. I would fully expect a local expert with so much experience on the topic of immigration to attend a conference. Maybe he was too busy, or maybe it was not a big enough or comfortable enough environment for him.

I am however glad he could add publicize the conference, and this time around he was able to see the conference was occurring.

Mr. King brings another unique point of view on a very complex issue. Many agree with him, though many, especially those liberal academics tend to not agree.

Oh well. Maybe in a year or two when the conference (now the 4th rendition) will likely occur again Mr. King can come, sit, and have a conversation, either formally or informally.

Best,

E.
Marie in Marietta
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October 21, 2012
Oh, E, Most of us find it quite unfortunate (but not at all surprising) that the haughty liberals at KSU were too afraid of a pro-American expert voice at their little whine-fest to invite D.A. King and other people who actually know what they are talking about and have those aggrivating facts.

Doesn't it occur to you that there was no pretense of balance or opposing ideas here?

Bringing in the ACLU and other socialists who fight against borders and immigration enforcement laws along with acedemic leftists who feel the same on immigration isn't really fooling many people. Maybe when you get out of school you will get it. I am kidding. Of course you won't.

I doubt that DA would consider spending the money to hear another rendition of the same old song.I want to know how much tax money was spent on this idiocy and what Dan Papp has to say about it.
Joe Vargas CA
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October 17, 2012
Most people not only don't know about the facts on immigration, they don't want to know. Doesn't anyone else think it strange that Mr. King is the one explaining this and not our elected leaders - or the "MSM"? Or our universities?

We need less immigration, and more educated immigrants.

Loyal Americans, no matter their origins should realize that these days, most immigration is here to keep wages low and that illegal immigrants are nearly slaves. But they hope to vote someday, or revolution. Many People now vote for the candidate that promises to give them more and more of other people's money. Now, that is Obama, but it is always Democrats. Real patriotic conservative Americans should listen to Mr. King, because he is telling you that we are importing poverty and when these poor people vote, they vote for Democrats. Illegals are merely undocumented Democrats. We are building another Mexico.

This is true, however much people don't want to face up to it. Thank you from California Mr. King. I hope I see you again.

Joe V II
Pav
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October 17, 2012
The Ohio State University had a year long discussion on immigration. It had the most one sided speakers of any "all sides" discussion I've ever seen. There was ONE speaker who was not in favor of another amnesty and more immigration. At most TWO others were neutral- they just presented historic and economic data without advocating for more "immigrants". Several of the professors giving talks had written papers on how the ideas of nations and citizenship was outdated. It was a common theme that everyone obeying the exact same law was racist. Most were sociologists and political scientists. A few were economists and at least one lawyer who sued cities for trying to enforce the law.The final and largest talk was by a famous illegal alien. It was so biased I was glad it didn't get much turn out.
Awake and coherent
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October 17, 2012
“We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters,” says Eliseo Medina, international executive vice-president of Service Employees International Union, or SEIU.

He was speaking at a June 2009 Washington conference for the liberal America’s Future Now!

Medina said that during the presidential election in November 2008, Latinos and immigrants “voted overwhelmingly for anti-enforcement progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.”

“Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? Can you imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues and will be voting? We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.” Says the liberal America hater.

And he is right.

Cobb GOPer
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October 17, 2012
KSU has gone and done it again! Its nothin but a bunch a liberal, communist, marxist, leftist, fascist, treasonous, traitorous, good for nothing, egg-head, hand-wringing, bed-wetting, draft-dodging, brown-people loving, do-gooders!
JoseBush
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October 18, 2012
What is bed-wetting, and what draft are "they" dodging? I feel like I fall in this category because I love a few brown people, but then again I did go to war for my country. What have you done Mr GOper for your community?
Pat H
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October 17, 2012
But for Dan Papp interference, Jessica Colotl would have already been deported. Then she was charged and found guilty, so she DEMANDED an appeal with a jury trial. Increased costs to Cobb County citizens although she was guilty and no other findings could possibly come from an appeal.

Shame on Kennesaw U, since they are State funded and supported. Hugo Chavez endorsed Obama, enough said. It is important to understand why these people are not working in those third world countries sending illegals here to lift up the citizens in their home country.
JoseBush
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October 18, 2012
Your right Pat we should of gotten rid of Jessica, she already has a bachelors degree and is a clear threat to us Cobb county residents. The crime of driving with no license should be an automatic deportation, regardless of her having lived here for 3/4 of her life and having an education. She is a threat! I cant believe Dan Papp!
Jo B
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October 18, 2012
being here illegally is the grounds for deportation - nothing to do with anything else including drivering. Genius. And what do "brown peole have to do with anythng JoseBush?
Mary Grabar
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October 17, 2012
This seems to be standard fare for KSU. Question is: why are taxpayers supporting this university?
Robert Johnson
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October 17, 2012
I know this was supposed to slip by un noticed because of the presidential election.Thanks D.A.! If I had the money, I would go watch these people prove they have no shame in presnting a program (I hear there is wine and dinner) that is a liberal event that for all I know is merely a way to get a grant from taxpayers. I want to know why Dan Papp doesn't oversee these types of seminars and make them bring in real, pro-American experts. But I think I just answered my own question.

There is a lot of useful info in here. Thank you D.A. King and MDJ!
George Bailey
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October 17, 2012
Hey A-Rod, Zaza pachulia, Steve Nash, Peter Moylan, Tim Duncan, Russell Brand, Piers Morgan, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Sofia Vergara, and half the cast of The Wire, Homeland & The Walking Dead - Time to pack yo bags!
Snake Eater
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October 17, 2012
The fact that KSU doesn't invite knowledgable - real world - people to offer input on this at KSU but does invite some of the open borders nuts along with the liberal egg-heads who have thier silly noses in the air tells me all I need to know about this conference. And KSU.

Great work DA! Tell it!!!
JoseBush
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October 18, 2012
I would have to disagree Snake Eater, have you been on the KSU main page? Kennesaw offers many knowledgable individuals every semester. You should read a little more that mr DA King blog.
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