Things are heating up down south…and I don’t mean the summertime temperatures. On May 13th, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law HB 87 which will crackdown on illegal immigration. Georgia needs this bill because they have one of the highest percentage of illegal immigrants of any state in the country (the 7th largest amount of illegal immigrants to be exact). The new law adds more criminal charges to illegals who are arrested…similar to the Arizona law. It also would make it a criminal offense to harbor or transport illegal immigrants. This and several other parts of the law were blocked by a federal judge a few days ago but the e-verify clause remains intact and since the Supreme Court upheld the e-verify challenge in May, this part of HB 87 won’t be challenged. This has many in Georgia screaming. Most of south Georgia is agricultural and farmers and politicians (from both sides of the aisle) are not happy. Protest rallies are being held all over the state and things are really getting ugly.
I like to read the Marietta Daily Journal because I used to live in Marietta and it’s a pretty conservative newspaper. They have a columnist named D.A. King who’s specialty is illegal immigration. He is the founder of the Dustin Inman Society which is a group of citizens who educate the public and elected officials on what’s really going on with illegal immigration….especially in Georgia. They know the law and it’s their mission to let the public know when the law isn’t being enforced. Mr. King wrote an article on June 17th titled “ Pro-law Americans turning tide on immigration” that got a lot of people hot under the collar.
Here’s a little piece of his article that sums up what he thinks…..
A recent survey of Georgia farmers requested by the governor revealed that only 5 percent had used the legal method to obtain farm help. They have been using the illegals because they could.
The agriculture industry receives billions of tax dollars in subsidies – and then howls that obeying American immigration law is “too costly.” If we enforce the law we will end up with that famous $10 head of lettuce? Guess what? According to many economists and studies, including one from the respected Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, labor costs comprise only 6 percent of the price consumers pay for fresh produce. If farm wages were allowed to rise 40 percent, and if all the costs were passed on to consumers, the cost to the average household would be only about $8 a year. Much cheaper than the $2.4 billion annual expense Deal cites as Georgia’s cost of subsidizing the illegals.
While his article is very good, what’s most eye-opening and more than a little frightening are the comments at the end. I encourage you to read all of the comments but here’s one of the ones that I find unbelievable…
« Angel Guttierez wrote on Monday, Jun 20 at 03:25 PM »
We have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historically has been ours for forty thousand years. And we’re a new Mestizo nation. And they want us to discuss civil rights. Civil rights. What law made by white men to oppress all of us of color, female and male. This is our homeland. We cannot – we will not- and we must not be made illegal in our own homeland. We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population.”
Yikes! Can we stop the invasion? It feels like we are under attack from all sides doesn’t it?
There are a lot of people who want to see America fall.
Perhaps our biggest enemy is living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
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