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Happy Birthday, Marines!
by DA_King
November 17, 2011 03:42 PM | 1527 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Today, 10 November, is the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. If you see a Marine of any age today – or tomorrow at the Marietta Veterans Day parade – feel free to say “Happy Birthday Marine.” It means a lot to us.

Originally published November 10th, 2011.

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Mexico City is not a ‘sanctuary city’ for illegals – but Washington D.C. is
by DA_King
November 17, 2011 10:40 AM | 2137 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
If there were only one way to sum up the illegal immigration crisis in the United States, the people who run the government in the nation’s Capital may have found it: Washington D.C., where our laws are made, where there the words “Equal Justice Under Law” are displayed over the Supreme Court Building and where the Chief Executive of the Republic resides … is now a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. 

Read it and weep. This from the Website of NumbersUSA in Washington, from multiple news sources:

The District of Columbia became a sanctuary city on Wednesday after Mayor Vincent Gray signed a new order forbidding D.C. police to ask about an individuals immigration status. 

Furthermore, Mayor Gray said District police will not help Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents execute federal warrants unless the individual has committed another crime.

The new order also forbids D.C. police from contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement to inquire about an individual’s immigration status.

“Law enforcement agencies that honorICEdetainers help protect public safety,”ICEspokeswoman Cori W. Bassett said.

For future lawbreakers, Mayor Gray and Police Chief Cathy Lanier say it will be up to the FBI and ICE to decide on whether to check a detainees immigration status. However, D.C. police don’t fingerprint offenders of less serious crimes, which will prevent theFBIandICEfrom checking individuals charged with minor crimes.

Should an individual jailed by the D.C. police be suspected by ICE as an illegal alien,ICE will have 48 hours, excluding holidays and weekends, to pick up the suspect. The new city policy prevents detaining a suspected illegal alien for more than 48 hours. 

You may want to refrain from asking “who’s country is it anyway?” The answer might not be one you can bear to hear.

For those who may be wondering: No, Mexico City is not a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. And Mexico quite logically enforces it’s immigration laws. In part, they go like this:

• Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:

- Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)

- Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)

- Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)

- The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38) 

• Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:

- Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)

- A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)

- A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).

• Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:

- Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)

- Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)

• Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:

- Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)

- Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)

- Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.

You can read more of these obviously draconian laws – in English - read here if you want.

They seem to make a lot of sense. Did I mention they are enforced?

Originally published October 21, 2011.
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A Letter I’d Like to Read About Immigration Reform and Agriculture
by DA_King
November 17, 2011 10:39 AM | 2513 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

For a variety of reasons, it will never happen, but below is an outline of a statement I would enjoy seeing made public by the majority of Georgia legislators who had the courage to vote “YEA” on Georgia Rep. Matt Ramsey’s immigration enforcement bill earlier this year. 

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In the 2011 session the General Assembly passed the ‘Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011’ (HB 87), aimed at protecting Georgians from the ravages of the crime of illegal immigration.

While citing an annual $2.4 billion dollar state cost of illegal immigration, Gov. Deal signed HB 87 into law in May with loud approval and gratitude from the huge majority of Georgia citizens.

Thousands of illegal aliens who have escaped capture by Border Patrol Agents have migrated out of Georgia because of HB 87. This is not surprising to anyone who voted for the legislation.

We want to assure the public and the press that despite the endless, concentrated and transparent barrage of one-sided, incomplete media reports on the supposed negative effects of Georgia’s enforcement policy, we have every confidence that the legislation is having the desired positive effect for our beloved state.

Of particular interest are the effects of the promise of enforcement on the agriculture industry.

We find it necessary to note that hiring illegal labor was illegal long before HB 87 became law. And that Georgia suffers from raging unemployment and severe budget problems. And that HB 87 merely expanded on 2006 state law requiring use of the no-cost E-Verify system by public employers like local governments as well as public contractors.

Further, we sadly note that the current dilemma in which some of Georgia’s growers find themselves was easily avoided by simply using the long existing federal foreign guest worker system known as the H2A visa program.

This visa establishes lawful means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring an unlimited number of temporary foreign workers into the United States. Including Georgia.

But the grateful, legal, temporary workers must be treated with dignity and respect. Employers must provide housing that meets lawful safety and health standards. They must also provide workers’ compensation insurance to workers.

The wage for H2A workers must be the same as that for U.S. workers.

The employer must ensure the legal temporary workers receive three meals a day.

We are certain that no reasonable Georgian can somehow maintain that these requirements are somehow unfair, cumbersome or “too costly.”

With little fear of federal sanctions, these requirements make pliable and desperate, fugitive illegals considerably more profitable to use.

Even if no American ever again applies for employment in Georgia’s Ag business, farmers have access to the legal foreign H2A workers if they properly prepare for a Georgia in which they must operate their business in a lawful manner.

We find it troubling that with the agriculture industry receiving billions in taxpayer subsidies, many farmers are openly using black-market labor. A recent poll of Georgia farmers revealed only 5 percent of them had tried the H2A. During the committee process on HB 87, the constant and endless objection to the H2A workers from the agriculture industry lobbyists was that lawful workers were more costly than the illegals who have been used for decades.

In committee, one Ag lobbyist, Brian Tolar, compared the H2A guest worker program to a Cadillac, with the admonition that not everyone can afford that luxury auto.

We do not regard compliance with immigration laws or HB 87 as a luxury.

We encourage business owners in Georgia’s agriculture industry to follow the lead of the Georgia Peach Council in use of the H2A temporary guest worker visa. Mr. Frank Funderburk, director of the Georgia Peach Council, was quoted in a widely distributed spring 2011 Associated Press report: “Our growers can’t afford to not have a work crew,” Funderburk said. “They bit the bullet several years ago (and joined H-2A) and they jumped from paying $7 an hour to $9.”

We believe Mr. Funderburk’s remarks speak volumes on the solution to an increasing level of absence of illegal farm labor in Georgia.

We urge Congress to consider streamlining and improving the H2A visa system while we insist that Georgia’s farmers apply all necessary speed to fully comply with existing law.

In closing, we believe it imperative and timely to make it clear that we reject out of hand any legalization program for illegal aliens, including one that would serve to create captive workers who would be fully dependent on the bosses to maintain their amnesty status.

One reporter has asked if HB 87 would pass today, in light of the dubious reports commissioned by the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association on the self-inflicted tribulations of farmers who have refused use of the available legal system for obtaining employees.

Most Georgians will be happy to hear: The answer is a resounding “YEA.”

Signed: Most of the Georgia General Assembly.

Originally published October 17, 2011.

 

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April 16, 2012
I'm curious. If a legal American got a job in the ag field, would he/she also get the three free meals as well as the rest of the goodies that the foreign wokers get? That certainly adds to the take home pay. If you don't have food and rent costs, you're doing pretty well. Most of the farmers seem not to want to do the extra paperwork involved in any govenment project, and turn to illegal aliens...sorry, they turn to those who break in, commit crimes, live off the taxpayer and hate this country people.

More on Rick Perry and immigration
by DA_King
November 17, 2011 10:36 AM | 1574 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
In Tuesday’s print edition of this newspaper is a column focused Rick Perry’s troubling record on “immigration” – including his history of advocating for open borders and the free flow of people between Mexico and the United States.

Yes, Perry, the would-be guardian of American security and sovereignty has proclaimed his support for open borders more than once since becoming governor of Texas.

If you are wondering why this easily illustrated fact has not been the focus of endless media reports and a hot topic for conservative national talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or even the “High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth” Neal Boortz…me too.

Do not look for this info in the Atlanta newspapers or the national press or “news” networks. It is apparently a secret.

To ensure confidence in the facts presented in the column, I have created a “Rick Perry Watch” page on the Dustin Inman Society Website for which there is a link directly from the Home page.

For the conservative voters who have picked Perry as “their guy” and want desperately to cast doubt on the accuracy or context of any of the statements about Perry’s record, the page contains hyperlinks to the sources and past news stories from which Perry’s quotes and positions were taken.

Including this 2001 Perry quote referring to former Mexican president Vicente Fox’s endless demand for an open border between Mexico and the United States: “President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity” said Perry.

The source? The Website for the Office of Governor of Texas and Perry’s archived official speeches.

The Rick Perry Watch page and numerous other links to Perry’s troubling statements is HERE.

The column also mentions demands set forth by the “Occupy Wall St.” mob. Including open borders. You can read that for yourself HERE.

Another question: Why have Perry’s competitors for the GOP nomination for presidential candidate ignored these facts?

 

Originally published October 11, 2011.

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