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