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Kevin Foley: “ I was wrong, the media made me do it. But stop calling me names… you bigoted, racist haters!”
by DA_King
July 06, 2012 12:02 PM | 4886 views | 21 21 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

This just in! Progressive Kevin Foley has finally acknowledged that despite his repeated proclamations that this writer was inaccurate on the matter, Obama’s DREAM Act amnesty of June 15 was not an Executive Order.

He says the media made him get it wrong. (see Foley’s latest entry on my latest MDJ column comments)Would somebody please tell Kevin Foley the message and topic in my column was that the Cobb BOC should protect jobs and American’s Social Security numbers by using the IMAGE certification tool requirement for public contractors?

Somebody please tell Foley that the media seldom gets it right or complete on illegal immigration?

Foley even included part of an apology in his admission. But he couldn’t help going on to give us further insight into the way his leftist mind functions. In the same comment in which he is admitting he simply accepted media reports even after being told multiple times that the reports were wrong, he feels compelled to insert this little gem: “I think silence in the face of the far right misinformation tsunami (see my MDJ column tomorrow) is antithetical to democracy, especially in Cobb where the MDJ is pretty much the only large public forum.”

“Misinformation tsunami” indeed. What a case this guy is.

And while we are here, can somebody clue-in liberal Foley on the fact that the United States of America is not, never has been and was never intended to be a “Democracy?” 

Foley assured us that he will do better on fact checking in the future. Then, being the arrogant sort, went on to warn me to “You should be sure you do the same.” Yawn. Somebody please tell Foley he can read every newspaper column I have ever written over the last decade and that he is welcome to use the vast superior intellect he still believes he possesses to find inaccuracies in them?

Foley closes his admission and apology with “(I hope you and your followers note I didn't have to revert to sophomoric name-calling to make my point. Would you had that skill.)”

How rich. How hilarious.

Let’s be clear: The first time someone pointed out Foley’s existence was when he assured blog readers that he was an expert at public relations: I have worked in public relations for most of my 35-year career. That's another way of saying I work with words. In my business, the right words can influence, motivate and even inspire. The wrong words can alienate, anger and hurt. When I work with clients, I always advise them to take the high road. Tell your audience what is right with your brand, not what's wrong with your competition's.” This on his way to suggesting that I end any reference to illegal aliens by describing them as “illegal aliens.” “So here's a bit of PR advice for Mr. King: Make your argument, sir, but please take the high road.”

Over the last ten years, it was about the 100th time I had read this parroted variation on the constant ridiculous liberal effort to redefine the English language so as to redefine the fact that illegal aliens are illegal. And, while I seldom do, I said as much in a reply.

“Sophomoric name-calling?” “Take the high road?” Oy Vey.

Having spent far too much time reading Foley’s past columns, blog entries and his ever-present comments on the same in the last couple of days, I see that Foley the arrogant liberal wasn’t at all happy with my response to his call from the mountain-top to use ACLU/La Raza invented, PC terms and refer to illegal aliens as “undocumented workers.”

While apparently incensed enough to go ahead and attack the Cobb community in general, Foley’s high road, “motivational and inspiring” words in response to being rejected went like this: “He responded to my well-mannered suggestions with a smug, condescending justification of his brand of racial prejudice. Yes, Mr. King, it's racial. You can stop pretending now. Along with Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio, you've simply found a way to camouflage your bias against Latinos and Hispanics by wrapping yourself in the American flag and crying "our laws are being broken!". And like a lot of demagogues you're even somewhat famous hereabouts, where it's not terribly difficult to find other bigoted bullies who'll line up with you. Haven't we seen this movie before? It used to be "uppity Negros" who "didn't know their place" in the old Jim Crow era; burning Freedom Rider buses, poll taxes, and Bull Connor's attack dogs. Now it's undocumented workers, most of whom find themselves employed and often exploited by American business owners, doing the dirty jobs none of us want to do: Cleaning toilets, washing dishes, gutting chickens, digging holes. And D.A. King adds to their misery.”

Got that folks? You can read the entire MDJ blog from angry Kevin Foley.

Golly, how surprising. A pro-amnesty, liberal empty-suit who anxiously believes what the liberal media tells him – and doesn’t tell him - on illegal immigration and illegal employment spewing “racist” at anyone who demands that immigration laws be enforced. How unusual, ehh? See what I mean by argument-free, mindless liberal race-baiter?

I will happily pass Foley’s hateful name-calling on to the members of the Board of Advisors of the Dustin Inman Society. Including the proud Latino and Black American members.

Progressive Kevin Foley should get accustomed to retractions, corrections and apologies. And we aren’t nearly finished with this pompous wanna-be yet.

Readers should make it a point to read Kevin Foley and from here at El Rancho King, a large “thank you” to the newspaper for educating its readers on just what a liberal really is.

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Marie in Marieta
July 26, 2012
Lib - he is right so right. You are too dim to see that you want open borders and you keep proving it!

Somebody tell Kevin Foley: It wasn’t an Executive Order - remaining silent and being thought a fool is better than jerking a knee and using a keyboard to remove all doubt…
by DA_King
July 05, 2012 01:02 PM | 4601 views | 19 19 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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:


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…)

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Gordo Meis
August 04, 2012
Kevin Foley, radical leftist, of Kennesaw Georgia, a public relations "expert" is really a wanna-be bully who is an extremeist who opposes enforcement of immigration laws. He is a typical hysterical liberal who uses name-calling to hide the fact that he has no argument.

Potential clients of Kevin Foley should beware of his temper and lack of anger management. He will ruin your product and reputation.

Nearly 1200 official Georgia agencies in violation of state illegal immigration law – here is a list
by DA_King
June 28, 2012 12:45 PM | 4162 views | 12 12 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

“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…”


, 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!).

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Lib in Cobb
July 03, 2012
Danny: Still nothing to say involving the topic, I am not surprised. You have given no position or opinion related to the topic, no cogent points at all. OK

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)
by DA_King
June 22, 2012 11:00 AM | 3875 views | 30 30 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.


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Lib in Cobb
June 29, 2012
Snake: There was no necessity for the Supreme Court to look at the entire bill, HB 1070. Invalidating its key parts was more than adequate. The one section of the bill, which was upheld is suspect and could be reviewed by the court if necessary. Not a direct quote.

I will say that as soon as the any cop makes the wrong stop in AZ, this will be back in front of the court. The ACLU is waiting, it will happen.

Even John McCain condemns Obama's vote-buying policy
by DA_King
June 19, 2012 03:29 PM | 2525 views | 7 7 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.


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Kevin Foley
June 22, 2012
Robert Johnson - Bless your heart. I know ignorance is bliss, but let me enlighten you with the news we saw last Friday:

On Friday the president had said that he was issuing an executive order protecting the children of illegal immigrants from being deported by allowing them to seek work permits to remain in the United States.

Anniversary of anguish – twelve years since Dustin Inman was killed by an illegal alien An American family looking for a better life separated forever: No Executive Order amnesty for Dustin Inman or his parents
by DA_King
June 15, 2012 02:11 PM | 4433 views | 28 28 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.


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The Pierson Family
June 18, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts & prayers every Father's Day weekend as we remember your loss.

Marietta, GA

Yes He Did! - Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America
by DA_King
May 30, 2012 03:34 PM | 4273 views | 45 45 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.

Educational video HERE and more HERE. The open borders mob over at GALEO are quite proud today!

Imagine the headlines if it were someone who spoke out in favor of capitalism and immigration and border enforcement!

As if…


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Lib in Cobb
June 15, 2012
Gawdy: Once again you have missed my point. I have continued to repeat myself, sometimes especially for you because you don't GET IT. I repeat my self for others because they continue to miss the very obvious point.


Re-read the last sentence three times. The re-reading will most likely not make a difference.

The Press Forgot to Report the Fact that the Communist Party was at the May Day Open Borders Rally
by DA_King
May 07, 2012 11:23 AM | 2836 views | 7 7 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.

Photos of some banners. The one on the bottom has a URL printed on it: REVCOM.US. Click on it to see where it goes.

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?

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lance sjogren
May 09, 2012
The marchers are right, we have a capitalism problem.

Our capitalism problem is that we don't have capitalism.

We have a corrupt economic system of cronyism where elected officials like Obama make the rules to see that their wealthy buddies benefit and those trying to make an honest living get looted.

A Poster Calls for a Protest of Immigration Laws
by DA_King
May 01, 2012 08:13 AM | 2298 views | 4 4 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.


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Off Balance
May 31, 2012
Foley , I gladly associate you with Geraldo. 'Nuf said!!!

Senate Bill 458
by DA_King
May 01, 2012 08:11 AM | 3382 views | 2 2 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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.

  1. Current state law requires agencies that administer public benefits (including the SOS office and most counties and municipalities and many other official agencies) to collect proof of US citizenship each time an individual applies for a public benefit, including renewal of that benefit. While non-citizens legal presence and benefit eligibility can change due to visa expiration or immigration law violation, for the most part, U.S. citizenship status does not change. U.S. citizens should only have to prove that status one time in any one agency. Making this correction will relive effected agencies workload by about 80 –90%. Aliens would continue to be required to prove eligibility. SB 458 would have remedied that problem.
  2. The AG’s office has excluded birth certificates from the list of acceptable Secure and Verifiable ID documents. Right now and since Jan 1st, literally all drivers’ license and marriage license issuing agencies in Georgia are in violation of the law because they logically accept birth certificates to issue their licenses. SB 458 would have remedied that problem by adding birth certificates to the list.
  3. The AG’s office now says that the provision in existing law that allows that office to add to or alter the official list of public benefits is at the least, problematic.  SB 458 would have remedied that problem.
  4. UNDOCUMENTED PASSPORTS! The AG’s office has made foreign passports Secure and Verifiable ID – but not required that those passports have federal documents attached proving lawful entry into the U.S. Illegal aliens, having escaped capture at the border, simply go to their respective consulates in Atlanta and then get a passport. This completely nullifies the intent and effect of banning the acceptance of Mexican matricula consular and other consulate IDs issued by foreign governments inside the USA last year with HB 87. It allows illegal aliens to seem “documented.” Taking away the ability of illegal aliens to present accepted ID is second only to taking away their employment in encouraging them to migrate out of Georgia. SB 458 would have remedied that problem by requiring proof of lawful entry in officially accepted foreign passports.
  5. Note: Since enactment of federal law of 1940, there are no circumstances under which an adult non-citizen (alien) present in the USA is not required to have proof of legal presence on his person at all times. Also,There are about 30 nations for which the federal government waives the visa requirement to enter the US, but even then, there is an entry document issued and stamped (I-94W)   and attached to the alien’s passport demonstrating lawful entry and date of required departure.
  6. ILLEGAL ALIENS IN GEORGIA’S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM: Originally, the as-passed House Judiciary (non-civil) committee version of SB 458 contained language that banned illegal aliens from the all USG schools – not just the five that Regents policy currently affects. A policy that can be changed at any time. The House (Judiciary Non-Civil headed by Rep. Rich Golich) committee reinserted language that had been removed in the Senate. Despite the repeated campaign promise from Governor Deal to “do everything possible” to keep illegals out of the university system, he remained silent during the entire session except to have staff tell callers that the ban was “unnecessary.”
  7.         SB 458 was held up in House Rules committee until an amendment was created to remove the university ban for illegal aliens. The version that would have been voted on in the House would not have contained the post secondary education language. Leadership refused to move the bill with the college ban.
  8. Who wanted and needed SB 458 to pass and lobbied extensively on Day 40 to get the bill out of the House and back to the Senate for a final OK? Believe it or not, because of the fixes for proof of US citizenship and birth certificates and the workload reduction SB 458 would have represented, in addition to countless pro-enforcement Georgians begging the Speakers office and House members, making calls and sending faxes and emails in favor of SB 458, very powerful entities were also  heavily in favor. Including: The AG office, ACCG/GMA, SOS office, Ga. Dept. of Drivers Services, DOL, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. But not the Agriculture industry. And as far as any one can see, not Governor Deal’s office.


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May 01, 2012
The rumor is that the speaker held up a couple of good bills on the last day. There was also a property tax bill that would have really helped property owners but the speakers office didn't have their act together.

It's really a shame and the only people that suffer are the taxpayers.

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