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Kim Severson of NYT, John Ross of Reason, Matt Yglesias scaremonger Georgia professional licensing to enable illegal immigration - 10/09/12

... variant of that old trick called "Georgia Law Requiring Proof of Legal Residency Creates Licensing Backlog" [1]. Instead of rotting crops, Severson expresses deep concern about the wait times for professionals like kickboxing instructors to get licensed in Georgia. Not that she cares about the wait times for professionals like kickboxing instructors to get licensed in Georgia: she's just...

Newt Gingrich didn't know what 287(g) is; uses loose borders shibboleth (plus the usual immigration speech) - 03/02/12

... interview with WXIA of Atlanta, Georgia (link), Newt Gingrich admitted not knowing what the 287g program is; see the link if you aren't familiar with it (note, of course, that unlike Newt there's a good chance you aren't running for president). Gingrich also used a variant of the safe legal orderly shibboleth; see that link too. Reporter Doug Richards (@richardsdoug)'s questions were fairly weak...

Immigrants' List are immigration lawyers; Daniel Strauss and Huffington Post don't reveal that (Immigration Heroes List) - 01/17/12

... Menendez. Representatives Luis Gutierrez, Zoe Lofgren Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Randy Parraz (led recall drive against Russell Pearce of Arizona) ---------------

Matt Webster of Alabama: used by far-left to support illegal immigration (ACLU, SPLC lawsuit) - 07/09/11

... far-left groups recently sued Georgia over that state's new anti-illegal immigration law, and they engaged in a cute trick: they found a Republican shill to support their suit. The shill in that case is Uvalda, Georgia mayor Paul Bridges (CNN guest editorial from him: link). Many people will see through the use of shills and tokens, but for others it might be effective: "look, someone on my team...

Kate Brumback doesn't reveal Georgia immigration boycott organizer is former Mexican consul general (Associated Press, HB87) - 07/01/11

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights ("GLAHR") is organizing a boycott in Georgia tomorrow to protest that state's new immigration law. What you won't hear from most of those reporting on the boycott is that GLAHR is headed by Teodoro Maus, the former Mexican consul general in Atlanta. Don't you think that's a highly relevant piece of information? Don't you want to know that a boycott of...

With millions of Americans unemployed, Keith Olbermann promotes cheap, exploitable foreign labor (Georgia immigration law, Matt Ramsey) - 06/25/11

... bcove.me/9c9fn6v5), Olbermann claimed that Georgia's growers were "at least 11,000 workers short of a harvest" because "[n]early all the undocumented workers were chased from Georgia" due to that state's new anti-illegal immigration law. Now, please take a look at the posts on the crops rotting in the fields page. Those posts show how - for literally decades - growers have been complaining about...

Mexico, other countries file briefs in ACLU /SPLC suit over Georgia immigration law - 06/16/11

... a lawsuit that seeks to block Georgia's new immigration law. As previously discussed, three of the far-left groups involved in the suit are directly linked to the Mexican government, making that country's direct involvement just the icing on the cake. See a list of the groups involved at the last link. Part of Mexico's brief includes: HB 87 substantially and inappropriately burdens the...

Ask SPLC to denounce racism involving ACLU's Georgia immigration suit (Workers United, SEIU) - 06/04/11

... Center is one of the groups suing Georgia over that state's new immigration law; see the link for the details. A leader of one of the SPLC's compatriots in the suit has made a racist (and ageist) statement about the suit. Let's try to get the SPLC to denounce his comments, despite the fact that he's on their side. That shouldn't be that difficult, should it? The SPLC has a veritable hair trigger...

Mexico-linked groups, ACLU, NILC, SPLC, SEIU sue Georgia over Arizona-style immigration law (+ADL, Mexico join) - 06/03/11

... immigration groups are suing Georgia over that state's new Arizona-style immigration law. And, at least three of the groups have direct links to the Mexican government. The names of most of those involved will be familiar: the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The first two have recently also sued Indiana and Utah. The...

Nathan Deal says will sign Georgia's Arizona-style immigration bill - 04/15/11

Georgia governor Nathan Deal says he'll sign an Arizona-style immigration bill that was approved by their General Assembly yesterday (link): "To try and craft legislation that is within the parameters of what a state can do without overstepping its bounds is difficult," Deal said. "And I commend the General Assembly for trying to put a product together that they felt like met that, and from what...

Georgia farmers, landscapers plead for cheap, illegal labor (HB 87, SB 40, Farm Bureau, Agribusiness Council) - 04/05/11

Republicans in Georgia have introduced two Arizona-style immigration bills: House Bill 87 and Senate Bill 40. They'd require businesses to use the eVerify system with new hires and would also allow police to question suspects about their immigration status. Needless to say, that would cut into the profits of companies that employ large numbers of illegal aliens, and they've responded with an open...

ACLU of Georgia's highly flawed racial profiling report based only on anecdotes; dedicated to promoters of anti-American bill - 03/25/10

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report on alleged racial profiling in Gwinnett county in that state [1]: 1. Despite admitting that they have no data that would back up any claims of profiling [2], they convict the sheriff's office anyway. 2. Lacking any hard data on possible profiling in that county, all they do is print ten anecdotes. All but one are from...

Another immigration legalization rally held in Atlanta - 01/06/10

Associated Press/Harry Weber/October 7, 2006/ link ...Six months after 50,000 immigrants and their supporters marched in downtown Atlanta to protest legislation that cracks down on illegal immigrants, the same organizers rallied with a much smaller but similarly vocal crowd...."We want to open the door," said one of the pro immigration rally organizers, Teodoro Maus, 'former Mexican consul in...

Ohio, Illinois, NY, NJ, Penn to lose political power due to massive immigration (House seats; also: IA, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO) - 11/19/09

... (+4), Arizona (+2), Florida (+1), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1), Oregon (+1), South Carolina (+1), and Utah (+1). States losing House seats: Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1), New York (-1), and Pennsylvania (-1). If you're located in one of the states in the latter group, that means you're going to...

DOJ blocks Georgia from checking citizenship of voters; GA has evidence of non-citizen voting - 06/02/09

... Handel, Secretary of State of Georgia: "The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification process shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections. With this decision, DOJ has now barred Georgia from continuing the citizenship verification program that DOJ lawyers helped to craft. DOJ’s decision also...

Georgia anti-illegal immigration law isn't being enforced - 01/25/09

... Constitution offer this: A key goal of Georgia’s 2006 law cracking down on illegal immigration was simple and controversial: stop undocumented immigrants from earning wages paid by taxpayers. Supporters heralded the provision as one of the nation’s toughest because it orders local governments, their contractors and subcontractors to confirm the legal status of new hires. But the provision has...

Immigration march organizers have foreign links - 08/15/08

... the organizers of the March 24 Georgia boycott was Teodoro Maus, a former Mexican consul general. He was also one of the organizers of the October 7 Atlanta march. That march was led by GA state Senator Sam Zamarripa and GA state representative Pedro Marin, both members of the Democratic Party. 2. Jorge Mujica of the National Alliance for Immigrant Rights was an organizer of the March 10 Chicago...

Illegal immigration marches: May 1, 2008 - 05/01/08

... Empowerment (FINE). Meanwhile, in Georgia, 200 people turned out for a march organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (link). Unlike in a previous report, Mary Lou Pickel fails to point out that a co-founder and advisor (link) to that group is Teodoro Maus, a former Mexican consul general. In Seattle, the low turnout is blamed on: a change of organizers, fear of enforcement,...

Curt Thompson: Urges Calm and Practicality - 10/03/07

... Runner cartoon . For many in Georgia it is leading to a lot of questions as it comes when the now infamous SB 529 and SB 38 go into effect this week. The main questions facing the communities in my district seem to be "what impact will these two state laws have now that it looks like actually solving the immigration mess has fallen victim to politicians playing to the worst in special interest...

Photo Feature: Immigration Reform, many pray, a few protest - 07/11/07

... event, which was organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights in conjunction with other leaders in the Hispanic community, took place in the north parking lot of Plaza Fiesta and lasted more than three hours. The former Mexican consul in Atlanta Teodoro Maus, who is also one of the leaders of GLAHR, stated that the DeKalb County Police Department estimated that about 11,000 to 12,...

Groups demand Perdue retract immigration statements - 10/12/06

Associated Press/Dorie Turner/September 18, 2006/ link Hispanic and black leaders on Monday called for Gov. Sonny Perdue to retract statements about illegal immigrants made last week during the announcement of a statewide crackdown on false documentation. Gathered underneath the rotunda at the state Capitol, labor advocates and civil rights leaders said the governor and other lawmakers are...

Russ Bynum/AP promotes illegal immigration (Stillmore, Georgia) - 09/15/06

... that took place in Stillmore, Georgia and it does so in such a highly biased and emotional fashion that it should be considered little more than pro-illegal immigration proganda: Trailer parks lie abandoned. The poultry plant is scrambling to replace more than half its workforce. Business has dried up at stores where Mexican laborers once lined up to buy food, beer and cigarettes just weeks ago...

Links between the Democratic Party and the Mexican government - 04/22/06

... rally, and all are Democrats. Georgia: An organizer of the Georgia boycott is a former consul general of Mexico. Another group involved in organizing that was the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, whose founders include Sam Zamarripa and Pedro Marin. Both are indeed elected officials and Democrats. Los Angeles: One of the organizers of the L.A. rally - also involved on the...

Should Georgia Sen. Sam Zamarripa recuse himself on illegal immigration votes? - 02/12/06

Georgia state Senator Sam Zamarripa is a tireless supporter of illegal immigration into that state. A letter [1]from activist DA King to the Secretary of the GA Senate wonders whether he should recuse himself on certain votes: ...Citing section 1-4.3 of the Rules of the Georgia State Senate dealing with conflict of interest, I am hereby requesting that the senator from the 36th district, Sam...