|January 04, 2012||GALEO’s Jerry Gonzalez named one of “100 Most Influential Georgians” and other amazing tidbits||8 comments|
|December 28, 2011||With no official U.S. language, HUD now offering aid in 175 languages - bonus info included!||2 comments|
|December 16, 2011||Alarming, but true: Illegal aliens receive $4.2 billion in IRS tax credits||1 comments|
|December 08, 2011||(Progressive?) Tea Party in Iowa: “Sure, we’ll help with amnesty-again! We’ll back Gingrich becau...||6 comments|
|December 05, 2011||Continuing Education: Official Gold Dome Video of ACCG/GMA anti-enforcement antics||1 comments|
|November 30, 2011||2 comments|
|November 23, 2011||Adios, Newt: There's nothing "humanitarian" about Gingrich amnesty proposal||19 comments|
|November 21, 2011||Fundamental change? American students freedom of speech lawsuit dismissed in California||4 comments|
|November 17, 2011||Attention KSU security: Jerry Gonzalez of GALEO to speak at KSU||1 comments|
|November 17, 2011||Happy Birthday, Marines!||no comments|
Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) has been named one of “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine in its January edition. Again.
To get a handle on Gonzalez’s “influence” and style, it should be pointed out that pro-enforcement denizens of the Georgia Capitol are forever grateful to “Angry Jerry” for his relentless race-baiting on the crime of illegal immigration, his well-known fuming, disrespectful rants during testimony in Gold Dome committees against Georgia’s illegal immigration enforcement bills over the years and his willingness to personify the radical left on the issue in general.
He served as an ideal educational example for legislators unfamiliar with the illegal alien lobby.
And there is this little gem: “Influential” Gonzalez was recently removed from a Rome, Georgia panel discussion on the subject of Georgia’s recent illegal immigration law, HB 87, hiring legal labor and use of E-Verify because the organization he heads and members of the GALEO Board of Directors are part of a pending ACLU lawsuit seeking to halt enforcement of parts of the law. Apparently the organizers saw a conflict.
Determined to get the anti-enforcement side injected into the event, Gonzalez drove from Atlanta to the Rome event anyway and was soon ejected and removed by local police from the property for screaming at a member of the panel, Georgia state Representative Katie Dempsey. The diminutive and well-liked Dempsey was a co-sponsor of HB 87 and a staunch supporter of E-Verify.
The Rome News Tribune covered the event and reported on Gonzalez’s antics HERE.
Part of the explanation from glossy Georgia Trend on how “influence” is defined:
“..Individuals on the list - some who are very much in the public eye and some who choose to work behind the scenes - are selected for the power and influence they wield. These are the people who affect the lives and livelihood of all Georgians in one way or another…”
You can read the GALEO press release on the Georgia Trend award HERE.
Also notable in the same issue of the magazine: An essay from author and periodic MDJ guest columnist Phil Kent correcting some slips on HB 87 by GT editors in a previous edition.
Just so you’ll know.
American readers who are justifiably alarmed at the local, state and national cost of providing benefits, services, drivers license exams, educational info and other official assistance and printed material in a seemingly endlessly increasing number of languages other than English may want to look forward for what is coming from Dear Leader and the anti-English crowd in Washington.
CNS News reports that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Barack Obama has launched a telephone service that will offer live, one-on-one interpretation services in more than 175 languages.
One hundred seventy-five languages!
From the HUD Homepage:
“Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language? HUD can help with its new HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language.”
Can you say Tower of Babel R Us?
“Almost any language” won’t be enough of course. Anyone remotely familiar with the doctrine of the open borders mob knows that demands for additional languages is not far behind and that the premise will be that all government agencies at all levels must offer to translate into any and all of the world’s languages at anytime. You know, to be “fair.”
By some estimates, there are nearly 7000 languages in the world. Presumably not including Pig Latin, which is not included – yet – in the HUD list of languages in which to dole out taxpayer provided services. Readers who are, well…pro English, should know about a great and effective group by that name working hard to make English the nation’s official language HERE.
You can read the entire news item from CNS News HERE.
Bonus info: A character named John D. Trasviña is the Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD.
Astute readers that follow illegal immigration may remember his name from his previous leadership gig at the rabidly anti-enforcement, open borders Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a far-left group that was created by the Ford Foundation, from which it has received millions.
MALDEF vigorously opposes any English as official language effort at any level in the USA.
My favorite radio quote from MALDEF’s founder, Mario Obledo, in 1998 - repeated live on the air goes like this: 1998: “California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. They ought to go back to Europe.”
To no one’s surprise, the dutiful media unfailingly describes MALDEF as a “civil rights organization.” You can, and should, read more about MALDEF HERE.
Jerry Gonzalez, familiar to many readers here as the always-angry and comical chief wanna-be- enforcer at former state Georgia state Senator Sam Zamarripa’s GALEO and darling of Georgia’s liberal media is a former MALDEF employee. Zamarripa is a former MALDEF board member. Jane Fonda is a GALEO “founding friend.”
In any language, this is what we call “networking.”
Among many other watch-dog groups, Californians for Population Stabilization has put out a call fort action to contact your elected voices in Washington D.C. and ask that they, get this…alter existing – and enforced – federal law that tax credits to be given to allows illegal aliens.
Seems a sound idea to us.
CAPS explains to the no-doubt surprised and hopefully outraged reader:
“According to the Treasury Department (REPORT HERE) , $4.2 billion in refundable credits were paid in 2010 to those who filed returns using Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs), a group composed mostly of illegal workers. Only those eligible to work in the U.S. receive Social Security numbers, but the IRS allows illegal aliens to file using ITINs and then receive Child Tax Credits even if they paid no income taxes.
As the Treasury Department inspector general noted, these tax credits are "an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts federal law..." Now is a most appropriate time to eliminate a loophole that robs Americans and encourages illegal immigration.”
Readers who regard this as a common sense, excellent use of five minutes of their time can click HERE to help and to contact their U.S. Senator. For free.
Don’t look now, but at least one Tea Party group – in Iowa no less - is willing to trade amnesty for illegal aliens from Newt Gingrich for amnesty for illegal aliens from a re-elected Barack Obama.
Somebody named Charlie Gruschow, who runs the Des Moines Tea Party endorsed former “make ‘em legal again” Newt yesterday.
Apparently, the founder of this Tea Party likes the fact that Newt is an authority on… history.
May I suggest all concerned take a look at the year 1986 and the reason we have 12-20 million illegal aliens in the USA, some of whom Newt wants to reward. Again?
You can read more about it HERE from Iowa.
One can’t help but wonder which candidate more Newt - experienced and thoughtful Tea Parties in Georgia will land on.
The 2006 state immigration law was clear that all contractors on all levels for all public works jobs would be required to use E-Verify. An ACCG/GMA amendment introduced to a bill in 2010 would have redefined the definition of labor regulated under that law. Official Capitol archived four minute video from that House committee meeting posted below should provide the beginning of an education for curious readers.
An educated and experienced observation: If everyday, taxpaying, voting citizens could see what ACCG/GMA lobbyists do in the Georgia Capitol regarding illegal immigration during legislative sessions, there would be a march on city and county governments demanding an end to membership in these groups.
Which is something I have tried several times with Cobb County. Without success.
It is tax dollars that are used to pay membership dues to ACCG/GMA which are then used to pay the lobbyists who constantly fight enforcement of Georgia laws put in place to save jobs and benefits and services for legal residents.
To help readers follow candidate Gingrich’s urging, I post the latest amnesty scheme HERE.
What a shame that Ted Kennedy is not alive to see and appreciate the fact that a leading GOP candidate for president of the United States is recycling the “we can solve illegal immigration by making the illegal legal and we promise to secure the border soon!” goop.
(Note - some news agencies have reported the above quote as “…you get to be legal but you don't get a pass to citizenship…”)
For Newt Gingrich, it seems that amnesty is an every-25 year “humanitarian” project.
Many thanks to the former House Speaker for explaining his core values and oh-so-morally-superior “compassion” on America’s illegal immigration crisis, another amnesty and the rule of law in the GOP presidential primary debate this week.
This long-time American was ever so close to making the blunder of supporting him for president.
With a blend of talking points taken from the anti-enforcement Chamber of Commerce, Barack Obama, the National Council of La Raza, the open borders Big Religion Inc. and Jerry Gonzalez of GALEO, the former speaker ended any confusion about his aversion to enforcement of the laws on immigration he voted for as a congressman.
“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who have been here a quarter century, who have children and grandchildren, who are members of the community, who may have done something 25 years ago, separate them from their families and expel them. I’m prepared to take the heat for saying, let’s be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families” said candidate Gingrich.
Heads up for Newt from recent Rasmussen poll headlines:
“59% say U.S. government encourages illegal immigration
63% favor immigration checks on all routine traffic stops
Most voters oppose public schooling, tuition breaks, driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants
64% say U.S. society fair and decent”
Gingrich also degraded and insulted the entire concept of legal immigration and U.S. citizenship by referring to not-yet-captured illegal aliens as “law-abiding citizens.”
He added, “I do believe if you’ve been here recently and have no ties to the U.S., we should deport you.” So it is a matter of time? Golly, thanks Newt. Apparently there is a statute of limitations on immigration violations for the would-be president of the republic.
It’s ironic that Gingrich would pick a figure of “a quarter century” as a time period for which an illegal can avoid deportation and then gain legal status in the USA.
Twenty-five years ago, then Congressman Newt Gingrich voted for the Simpson-Mazzoli legislation that legalized illegal aliens and offered the promise of future employer sanctions and secure American borders.
It was to have ended illegal immigration in the U.S forever.
The 1986 “one-time” amnesty legislation eventually made about three million illegal alien fugitives legal. The borders were not secured. Despite tireless work on the part of the Obama administration and the media to convince America otherwise, they still aren’t secure. Employers continue to hire and employ the less costly black-market labor who made it past Border Patrol Agents.
Despite the fraud involved in the same scheme in 1986, for Gingrich, it seems that amnesty is an every-25-year “humanitarian” project.
Gingrich also said with a straight face at the debate he wanted to create “a guest worker program” to help solve illegal immigration.
This dishonest concept and talking point taken straight from George W. Bush, John McCain and Ted Kennedy is offered up knowing that most Americans are unaware that we already have multiple guest worker programs in place. Including for agriculture. And that we already take in more than a million guest workers each year. Along with another million or so legal immigrants annually. While unemployment runs around 10 percent. And wages are stagnant. And many local governments all over the nation are going broke.
Gingrich knows no debate moderator is ever going to ask him or any other candidate for a reasonable explanation of this lunacy.
As I type, I can hear the usual voices on talk radio who have made up their minds to back Gingrich — no matter what — yelp that we can’t “round up and deport millions of illegal aliens” … yada yada.
Sure we could. Obama is claiming to have deported about 400,000 illegals last year and the year before. That claim is deceptive at best, but certainly those numbers are easily reached. Deporting say, half-a-million illegals every year until they are gone is quite possible and most American would support the endeavor. This one included.
But the real answer is attrition through enforcement — making the illegals leave on their own because of a lack of jobs, benefits and services and fear of strict, enthusiastic enforcement of the federal immigration laws for which the 1986 Congressman Newt Gingrich voted.
He has made it crystal clear that they now mean very little to him.
Adios, Newt — we know you too well.
As a sign of the times, a way of measuring the results of the ongoing scourge of multiculturalism at any cost, the effects of massive, uncontrolled, illegal immigration and the direction of Obama’s “fundamental change” on America, consider story of American kids sent home from their classes at an American high school in northern California in May of 2010.
Their infraction? They had the temerity to wear t-shirts displaying the image of Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes – the American flag. On May 5 th – “Cinco de Mayo” in Espanol.
Live Oak High School Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez ordered the proud American kids to remove or turn inside out the offending T-shirts. The students refused, and several were sent home.
The reason given by the principal? Displaying the American flag image on that particular day was deemed “provocative” and “disruptive.”
Fast forward to last week when a Federal judge in California dismissed a suit filed by the students and their parents last year alleging freedom of speech violations. Thejudge ruled that officials had a legal right to send home students wearing shirts with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo because of a "reasonable fear" the images could spark violence in the 1,300-student American school. Why? Because 20% of the students take English as a second language classes and 18% of the students are “poor.”
The American flag is an insult to poor people? To students who are being taught English in America at taxpayer expense? Or simply an oppressive insult?
In defending the actions of the principal and the federal judge, anti-enforcement, liberal columnist Rueben Naverrette writes on the CNN website that “the previous year, in 2009, a group of Mexican students marked the holiday by walking around campus holding a Mexican flag. A group of white students responded by hanging a makeshift American flag from a tree and chanting "USA." According to the Chronicle, tensions flared and the two groups faced off with profanity and threats. In the USA.
A note here: Naverrette knows very well that “white” is not the opposite of “Mexican” and that one does not exclude the other. “Mexican” describes a nationality. The terms Latino and Hispanic denote ethnicity, not race. Just ask one some of the proud Hispanic-American members on the board of the Dustin Inman Society.
One can be of any race – or nationality - and be Hispanic or Latino. But Naverrette’s and many other members of the liberal media’s intentional and constant usage of the divisive comparison helps to fan the flames of alleged “racism” on the part of Americans who demand that our immigration laws be enforced and that all immigrants – even from Mexico - assimilate into the famous American culture, common language and proud patriotism that has but one flag and loyalty to one nation – the USA.
The dismissal of the California lawsuit is heralded as an important victory on numerous far-left websites. With a straight forward view into the goal and agenda of the open borders loons, a writer on the left-wing Huffington Post blog suggests that “perhaps the students at Live Oak would be right to carry both American and Mexican flags on Cinco de Mayo.”
Author Victor Davis Hanson credibly labeled what is now occupied California as “Mexifornia” in his widely-read 2004 book of that name. Three years later, he wrote “the flood of illegal immigrants into California has made things worse than I foresaw.” I am sure these Live Oak High School students and parents would agree.
Suggestion to parents and students in the Cobb County and Georgia: Get your American flag t-shirts ready for school on May 5 th , 2012.
Let’s see how far down the road to becoming ‘Georgiafornia’ we have traveled.
Readers who have never seen or heard Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of former Georgia state Senator Sam Zamarripa’s anti-immigration-enforcement Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials Inc. (GALEO) will apparently have that always eye-opening opportunity this evening at KSU.
I am told the lecture – and I do mean lecture – is sponsored by the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.
According to a post on the GALEO Facebook page (a valuable source of insight on how the far left-wing thinks) Gonzalez is speaking today – for three hours – on the what he sees as the difficulties with American immigration laws, the horrors of Georgia’s recently enacted HB 87 and the concept of federal “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” – what most people refer to as amnesty-again.
This long-time American strongly recommends attending if you can spare the time.
According to GALEO the no-cost entertainment begins at 6:30 inKennesawState University’s Clendenin Building, room 1008.
Attendees should be ready for the very possible exposure to one of Gonzalez’s well-known, but seldom reported hissy-fits if things don’t go the way he demands at theKSUevent.
A recent Rome News-Tribunenews report (“Immigration discussion gets heated during panel” – November 9) recounts Gonzalez’s antics at a similar event in that lovely Georgia city. Apparently, Gonzalez was “uninvited” as a panel member on a scheduled meeting there focused on needed adjustments by business and Human Resource managers in Georgia due to the E-Verify requirement in Georgia’s new law.
According to the Rome news report, Gonzalez showed up anyway, angrily shouted at Rome’s diminutive and well-liked state Repesentitive, Katie Dempsey, from the audience during and after the event and ended up being escorted out of the event, the building and off the property by local police. Dempsey was a cosigner on HB 87.
Word around Rome is that the meeting organizers learned ofGALEO’s involvement in a pending lawsuit against the governor and the state to stop enforcement/HB 87 and concluded that Gonzalez wasn’t the best choice for a rational, unbiased discussion. (Duh).
One poster on the Rome newspaper’s comments section offers more on the possibilities for Gonzalez being removed from the panel there: “Jerry is a threatening, angry wanna-be "tough guy" who says English as the official language of the USA "would be an insult" to his culture. Maybe they learned that Gonzalez had the Socialist Workers Party come to his 2003 group to help with trying to get Ga drivers licenses for illegals. He has hysterically screamed at women legislators before, most recently before this, in the last legislative session, in the Capitol, at a state Senator from Gwinnett County who made the remark that Georgians should not have to pay for illegals on the floor of the Senate.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I can personally confirm that last observation. I was in the Georgia Capitol last session when Capitol Police warned Gonzalez that he would be removed if he continued his screaming at state Senator Renee Unterman after her complaint to them.
Anyway, if you have time tonight to see the illegal alien lobby and listen to the amazing arguments used against enforcement of American immigration laws, today is your chance.
Take a camera and an American flag. They love that.
Originally published November 16, 2011.
Originally published November 10th, 2011.