A note from Georgia

By D.A. King, March 14, 2004, published on MICHNews

A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

  • assists an illegal alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
  • encourages that illegal alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
  • knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Section 8 United States Code 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

Despite the fact that violating this federal law is a felony, there exists in our nation a very well funded and powerful illegal alien lobby. They openly demand the rights of U.S. citizens for people who are here against our laws…and they are having great success.

For examples of these lobbying organizations, one needs only to reference groups such as THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE RACE [LA RAZA], the MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND [MALDEF], or the League of United Latin American Citizens [L.U.L.A.C.].

The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, tells us that there are now 8-12 million illegal aliens in our country. Arizona Senator John McCain recently used a figure of 15 million. Last April, while withdrawing his amendment to a bill in the Georgia legislature [SB191] that would have granted illegal aliens a driver’s license - Georgia State Senator Sam Zamarippa told the Georgia Senate that there are 20 million people residing in our country with “incomplete documentation”… that day’s euphemism for illegal aliens. He went on to tell the Senate that we must “…bend the rules… or expand the rules” in an effort to “treat the Hispanic community well”.

He said nothing about treating law-abiding U.S. citizens, of all ancestry, “well”, or that this “treatment” is fully dependent on our following the sacred rule of law on which our republic was founded.

To see that Zamarippa’s idea of “bending the rules” is being acted on, fast forward to the current session of the Georgia General Assembly. This year any citizen with an interest can find several bills presented for consideration that would give illegals what has become our defacto national ID card… a driver’s license.

Among these bills are HB 1483 & HB 1309. The former is sponsored by state representatives Barbara Mobley [D, 58th], an immigration lawyer, and Pedro Marin [D, 66th], executive director of another lobbying organization, Centro Mexicano De Atlanta [The Mexican Center of Atlanta Inc]. The latter sponsored by Rep. Chuck Sims [D 130th], Rep. Victor Hill [D 81st] and…Rep. Pedro Marin.

We don’t get the impression that the law means a lot to Representative Marin. That same impression has applied to state Senator Zamarippa for a long time. It is our advice and plea to the reader to learn who the Mobleys, Zamarippas, and Marins are in their own state house, and to shine some light on their un-American activities while you still are allowed.

Before it is judged too “hurtful” to demand that our laws be observed.

State Representative Marin, state Senator Zamarippa and their willing accomplices know that the possession of a driver’s license in today’s America is custody of the “key to the kingdom”. With that document, one can obtain all manner of privileges and benefits to which citizens and legal residents are entitled - including the right to purchase a gun, board an airplane, gain further access to American social services - and registering to vote.

As one who has studied carefully the consequences of our ignoring our immigration laws and the dealings of Zamarippa and Marin & company, I find myself wondering: have they ever actually driven an illegal alien over the border from Mexico, or is their enablement, assistance and encouragement to these fugitives from justice confined to using their elected position in the Georgia Capitol?