Written by: DA King

Invited Witness of Illegal Aliens – Obstacles to the legal presence of immigrants not clear in first of three hearings

Readers who would speak out against possible state laws allowing foreign nationals to be certified law enforcement officers in Georgia should perhaps prepare. This is the goal of a participant in the House Study Committee on Innovative Ways to Maximize Global Talent meeting last week.

Thanks to Insider Advantage Georgia (subscription) for last week’s news report, which enlightened readers of the existence of this committee and the Clarkston meeting.

Chairman, Rep. Wes Cantrell (R – Woodstock), outlined the purpose of his committee at the August 19 meeting: “… this committee was formed to identify obstacles and make recommendations on how to remove obstacles that could affect our imminent impact Restrict foreign-born populations. ”He made it clear that the“ expert ”witnesses sponsored by the company were requested.

Representative Wes Cantrell

Speakers made repeated attempts to blur any distinction in the context between “foreign-born” and non-resident residents. Most Georgians, including this one, have no problem with naturalized Americans becoming police officers. But Business & Immigration for Georgia activist Darlene C. Lynch didn’t sell that.

“We have outdated barriers and regulations that prevent people from contributing to the economy. Foreign-born people who worked with the US military in Afghanistan in the military security system who cannot be police officers in their own community in Georgia because we have restrictive regulations in Georgia, “was part of Lynch’s presentation.

There was much evidence of “barriers” for “foreign-born Georgians” but little detail on the barriers that prevent legally present persons from fully participating in the Georgian economy. We won’t be surprised to see an expansion of the agenda. Will the government’s e-verify laws, which require eligibility checks for newly hired employees, show up as an “obsolete barrier” in a future meeting? We will see.

There was no opportunity for public expression beyond pre-agreed witnesses. There should be.

This enforcement writer is a longtime reluctant resident of the Gold Dome who has helped lawmakers pass legislation aimed at preventing illegal immigration by preventing access to illegal employment and illegal access to public services will. I asked for the opportunity to make more realistic contributions to one of the next two committee meetings. This request was rejected.

It may be true that the first 236 names on the Hahira telephone directory have at least as much knowledge of immigration and most Georgian lawmakers. So the day’s beginner’s lesson for the committee had a section on “Key Concepts”.

Here we learned that an “immigrant” is “a person who has left their homeland to live permanently in a new country”. This is true in a dictionary, but not in practice. Dealing with language and the endless effort to blur any line between legal immigrants and illegal aliens is the bedrock of lobbying for open borders.

Real immigrants don’t need an amnesty.

The mindset presented is that the millions of illegal foreigners who have already crossed our southern border this year are merely “immigrants”. And the overseas-born who routinely enter the US on legal, non-immigrant temporary visas and become illegal aliens when they refuse to leave, are as worth housing as the millions of overseas-born we naturalize each year. Fact: For the seventh year in a row, visa violations exceeded illegal border crossings (NPR) in 2019.

Not all committee members are elected officials

The Barrier Removal Committee consists of two non-legislative members who will implement the forthcoming recommendations.

Legislators are Wes Cantrell (R), Woodstock (Chair), Kasey Carpenter (R), Dalton, Mike Cheokas (R), Americus, Angelika Kausche (D), Johns Creek, Spencer Frye (D), Athens. Zimmermann was missing.

Also Shushma Barakoti from the Refugee Women’s Network and Rene Diaz, CEO of Diaz Foods. Diaz is a former Atlanta Business Chronicle’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential Atlantans’. He and his wife Barbara are a “Buckhead Power Couple”. Diaz is also a founding friend of the well-known anti-enforcement lobby group GALEO Inc.

One of the witnesses to a panel discussion was an illegal foreign DACA recipient, Jaime Rangel – a former GALEO employee and now a lobbyist under the Gold Dome for Mark Zuckerburg’s pro-amnesty FWDus.

For this writer, the most irrelevant, eye-rolling remarks of the day came from State Representative Spencer Frye as he introduced himself in the room. “Unless someone in here isn’t a thoroughbred Indian, we’re all sort of immigrants.”

Rep. Spencer Frye

Rep. Spencer Frye

Frye didn’t speculate where the Indians came from. But he followed with, “Though I look like I am absolutely descended from immigrants to the United States of America.”

Official house video of the committee meeting here. Photos here. Program here. The next meeting will be on September 9th at Dalton State College and a final meeting at the State Capitol in early October.

DA King is President of the Dustin Inman Society and owner of ImmigrationPolitics GA.com. He is an independent voter. This article originally appeared on the Insider Advantage Georgia subscription website.

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