Your morning jolt: John Lewis says Georgia’s illegal immigration measure resembles Jim Crow

In the chapel of the University of Georgia last night, U.S. Rep. John Lewis ripped into Georgia’s new illegal immigration measure, declaring that the act passed by the Legislature last week resembles the South’s old Jim Crow laws and South Africa’s apartheid statutes.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. speaks during the 11th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture at the University of Georgia on Tuesday. AP/Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. speaks during the 11th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture at the University of Georgia on Tuesday. AP/Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning

From the Athens Banner-Herald:

Georgia’s new law authorizes state and local police to arrest illegal immigrants and sets penalties of up to a $250,000 fine and 15 years in prison for anyone who uses a fake ID to get a job.

“We can be arrested and taken to jail until we prove who we are,” said Lewis, one of the leaders of America’s civil rights struggles 50 years ago and now in his 25th year in the House of Representatives. “This is a recipe for discrimination. We’ve come too far to return to the dark past.”

Before its passage, state lawmakers removed a provision that allowed law enforcement officers to stop suspected illegal immigrants without probable cause. As written, police officers would have to have suspicion that another crime has taken place.

As Japan considers building a no-go zone within a 20-kilometer radius of its failed nuclear plants, the disaster is imprinting itself on opinions about nuclear generators here. From ABC News:

Americans by a 2-1 margin oppose building more, an 11-point spike in opposition from a few years ago. In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear plant crisis, 64 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose new nuclear plant construction, while 33 percent support it. “Strong” opposition now far outstrips strong support, 47-20 percent. Opposition is up from 53 percent in a 2008 poll, and strong opposition is up even more, by 24 points.

If you’re a Southern Co. executive, you’ll surely be interested in this chartage.

Former Roswell pollster Whit Ayres, who now has an Arlington, Va., address, has signed on with Horizon PAC, the presidential campaign-in-waiting for former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. From Chris Cillizza and the Washington Post:

“I think the Republican nominating contest is more wide open than at any time in my lifetime,” Ayres, a longtime Republican pollster, said in a email to the Fix. He praised Huntsman, who is currently serving as the U.S. Ambassador to China, as a “fresh face and a new conservative voice.”

Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich kicks off the The New Hampshire Republican State Committee’s “Live Free or Die Speaker Series” this evening.

Over at the Georgia Report, Tom Crawford posits – following Gov. Nathan Deal’s New York visit with bond-rating agencies – that the legislative collapse of tax reform last week might not have been an altogether bad thing:

The visit takes on added significance in light of the fact that one of the “big three” rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s, on Monday downgraded its outlook for federal government debt instruments from “stable” to “negative.” A similar downgrading of Georgia’s gilt-edged AAA bond rating would cost the state millions of dollars in higher interest rates when it floats its bond issues.

From the standpoint of bond ratings, one of the best things that may have happened to Georgia in recent days was the failure of the legislative leadership to pass the tax revision package they were trying to roll out towards the end of the session.

That tax proposal, which was hammered out behind closed doors by House leaders but never brought to the floor for a vote, would have reduced the state’s annual tax revenues by anywhere from $130 million to $200 million….

If the Legislature actually passed a tax revision bill that reduced state revenues by such a large amount, “they’d drop our bond rating, sure as anything,” predicted Sen. George Hooks (D-Americus), the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“Wall Street doesn’t care where you get your revenue – sales tax, income tax, whatever,” Hooks said. “They just want stability.”

Bloomberg reports that Attorney General Sam Olens has put Georgia in a column with seven other states expressing concern over a proposal to reduce mortgage balances for some homeowners as part of a settlement of a nationwide foreclosure investigation:

A deal with the top mortgage servicers in the U.S. that includes writedowns could encourage homeowners who are current on their loans to stop making payments, Olens, a Republican, said today in a telephone interview.

“You’re declaring in advance who the winners and losers are,” Olens said. “I’m a little concerned that this process disengages the normal market forces.”

AJC’s Politifact Georgia today takes a look at U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ statement that “America’s wealthiest 25 percent pay 86 percent of total income taxes.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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53 comments Add your comment


April 20th, 2011
9:33 am

Shock, shock – a Democrat politician (and hence the AJC) announces his opposition to the popular anti-ILLEGAL immigration legislation.


April 20th, 2011
9:36 am

“Georgia’s new law authorizes state and local police to arrest illegal immigrants and sets penalties of up to a $250,000 fine and 15 years in prison for anyone who uses a fake ID to get a job.”



April 20th, 2011
9:37 am

There’s still parts of GA that stop cars based on driving while brown so I understand Rep. Lewis’ concern but I don’t think the new law will add to that. GA has a problem with undocumented immigrants. Since most undocumented immigrants come to this country seeking jobs, e-verify is the best way to deal with this. IMO. .


April 20th, 2011
9:42 am

How can the immigration bill proponents both complain about lack of action on the federal level when these are the same jerks that opposed sensible legislation like the Dream Act. They are hypocrites and not motivated by anything other than meaness and hatred.


April 20th, 2011
9:44 am

Has John Lewis ever had a speech that did not include a racial component? As much division as he spews it is a wonder that he would even want to talk to a white person in his district.

Double Zero Eight

April 20th, 2011
9:46 am

Go to Mexico or Honduras and see what heppens
if you can not produce your passport!

I wonder what they would do to an apprehended
illegal alien? I would not want to find out


April 20th, 2011
9:49 am


April 20th, 2011
9:42 am

The Dream act was not sensible legislation. It was amnesty, did not close the borders and allowed the initial lawbreakers to let their extended family line jump and come here while law abiding immigrants still had to wait in line.


April 20th, 2011
9:50 am

John Lewis resembles an idiot, too.


April 20th, 2011
9:52 am

The (dead for now) federal Dream Act would give a path for citizenship to illegal immigrants along with in-state tuitions which are subsidized by taxpayers via this proposed unfunded mandate. Illegal residents would displace American citizens seeking slots in state colleges which are largely supported by taxpayers. This is a dream for illegal residents and a nightmare for U.S. citizens.


April 20th, 2011
10:01 am

It is curious that the law sets fines and penalties for the employees and not for the employers. Many restaurant employers require undocumented workers to secure a fake SS card before applying for a job. Some employers will refer the prospective employee to a trusted fake ID mill in order to secure a fake SS card. This is known in the professional world as transferring risk.


April 20th, 2011
10:01 am

April 20th, 2011
9:49 am

The Dream act was not sensible legislation. It was amnesty, did not close the borders and allowed the initial lawbreakers to let their extended family line jump and come here while law abiding immigrants still had to wait in line.

In other words, it WAS sensible, it just didn’t satisfy your anger. Which of course is more important than actually solving the problem.

This is why I no longer vote republican. They legislate like children. Gay marriage, tax overhauls, you name it, solving a problem is never the point. It’s all about punishing “those” people. What bullies.


April 20th, 2011
10:01 am

DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors). Where in this title can a person feel the flood of illegals will end?


April 20th, 2011
10:03 am

John…John…does it always have to be about discrimination. I am sure you received alot of votes from other races. Oh, I just had a thought is this a way to get Latino votes to win the election next time? John..John look at the real issue. The cost that has been placed on our health care, medicare, medicaid, and other government programs. In fact, I wonder how many have received the Hope Grant without being a citizen. John… you ever ask yourself this question. If they really like America and really want to live here, why not enter the United States through the proper channels. Get citizenship. No, they do not want to do that. They want to earn their money and send it back home. I saw this for my own self at a western union. The man sent five thousands dollars to one location, another seven thousand to another location and two thousand to another location in Mexico. So, you see John most of their money goes back to Mexico in which they plan to leave and go back too. There are Whites and Afro-Americans who need the jobs that Latinos are getting. You see John, saying the empolyers will be responsible for paying taxes and making sure undocumented workers are reported has not worked. Look around you…help the Afro-Americans and the Whites get head ….let them have the jobs to feed their families….We are in a crisis in this State and in America. Where have you been.


April 20th, 2011
10:04 am


April 20th, 2011
10:01 am

Please point out in the bill where it curtails future illegal immigration?


April 20th, 2011
10:06 am

When did we lose our common sense? Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Every Non-representative including obama and holder should be IMPEACHED! for not upholding the oath of office they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point!
Anchors and their criminal parents go, period, and cut the phony tears, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the border.

Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor. Oh and owners go to jail.
Got a better idea? Lets hear it!

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
10:09 am

John Lewis is so “yesterday” that he is irrelevant. Sounding off on this issue (or any issue) is just his way to let people know that he is still alive. He never fails to cite race as an issue when he speaks.


April 20th, 2011
10:15 am

Here is all of you supporters of the Dream act a little fat to chew on this morning:

Is neither inadmissible or deportable because the alien:
• Engaged in criminal or terrorist activity under INA § 212(a)(2) or (3) and
§237(a)(2) and (4);
• Practiced polygamy under INA § 212(a)(10)(A) (Note: the House bill does not
bar eligibility based on polygamy.);
• Engaged in child abduction or is a relative of a child abductor under INA §
212(a)(10)(C) (Note: the House bill does not bar eligibility based on child
abduction); or
• Participated in alien smuggling, as set forth in INA § 212(a)(6)(E) and
§237(a)(1)(E), although DHS can waive this on humanitarian grounds.
(§§7(b)(1)&4(a)(1)(C) & 4(a)(2))


April 20th, 2011
10:18 am


You don’t solve a problem by creating a larger problem. What is wrong with this solution. Those in the country without legal authority go back to their ouwn country and apply through appropiate channels to come to the United States legally. Seems viable to me.


April 20th, 2011
10:21 am

A little more information on the Dream act:

There is no cap on the number of illegal aliens who may qualify for conditional LPR
status. (§4(d))
► DHS may not remove any alien who has a pending application for conditional status
under this Act for any reason. (§ 4(f))
► Conditional LPR status is valid for a period of 6 years, but DHS may extend it in
perpetuity. (§5(a)(1) & §5(c)(3))


April 20th, 2011
10:28 am

td, I have no idea what answer you’re seeking to give you some kind of “win” in your own mind. Your rant was all about line-jumpers and (horrors!) amnesty. I simply pointed this out.

Now you want to pretend to engage in some sort of actual thought process? You’re not fooling anyone but yourself. Which is the saddest part of it all. Pseudo-republicans like yourself honestly believe they are the only right-thinking, logical people, and if someone disagrees it’s because they want to destroy America.

Like a simple calculator, you can’t even understand you’re programmed for one function; to keep certain people in power.


April 20th, 2011
10:47 am

RS, what’s wrong with your solution is that it won’t work.

No one is going to take their children and return to a virtual war zone where they make $2 a day just because you pass a law.

Why does that seem viable to you?


April 20th, 2011
10:58 am


My plan is as viable as the Dream Act and is the correct legal solution. But we really shouldn’t let the law get in the way of things.

Let me see if I understand correctly, we think people (of any race, not just latinos), will be good citizens when the vety first thing that person did was break the law. By that logic shoplifters should be empolyed as a store clerk. They certainly like the merchandise!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

April 20th, 2011
11:06 am

Dr. King’s children, and all other G-d fearing Americans in pursuit of Justice and Truth, recognize his killers have yet to be brought to justice.

How many speeches in pursuit of justice for martyred Dr. King has John Lewis made the last 25 years bemoaning this fact?

The faction which murdered Dr. King and John Kennedy to keep us in the papal fiefdom of Vietnam is the same faction whose openly published stratagem for overthrowing the United States through the promotion and protection of illegal Hispanic Roman Catholic aliens can be read at the Library of Congress, your local RC diocesan library, or purchased on “The National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry.”

This same, in “whig” Mr. Jefferson’s words, “Anti-Christ” faction committed the Holocaust using Hitler, financed by Vatican banker Rockefeller through Prescott Bush, from the collection plates of the Roman Catholic Church in America.

Bill Nigut and the ADL, like Dr. King’s supposed lieutenant, gotten fat on 25 years in the House of Representatives, support the Anti-Christ Fifth Column’s belief that illegal immigration is good for America.

Any questions how false elite rule is maintained over the once sovereign People?


April 20th, 2011
11:24 am

RS, nobody said illegal immigrants granted amnesty would become good citizens.

Besides your unsupported assertion, why do you think your plan is as viable as the Dream act?

I’m not saying “correct.” I’m not saying right or wrong. I’m asking again—do you think because you pass a law, people will return to their country of origin?

And please, spare me the chest-thumping over winning or losing or letting people get away with things or “why don’t we get rid of laws against murder” or whatever. Using your shoplifter comparison, we certainly have laws against shoplifting. Only an idiot store owner thinks the law by itself is going to stop shoplifters. That’s why they have internal procedures to discourage five-finger discounts.

Everyone winked and nodded at illegal immigrants when they needed cheap labor. Saying one thing (stay out) while doing another (come take these jobs!) has very predictable results. Americans happily bought cheap chicken, carpets, houses, landscaping, etc. Now we want to be outraged that they’re here and argue the ethics of the situation. That’s childish and hypocritical.

The Anti-Gnostic

April 20th, 2011
11:39 am

Some questions I’d like immigration advocates to consider.

If a million immigrants a year are good, would ten million immigrants a year be better? How is this compatible with reducing the US’s environmental footprint? Does EVERYBODY who wants to enter the US get in? Can we agree that some conditions may be applied, such as asking permission first?

Are you prepared to welcome everybody making beneath the median US wage? What do you think happens to the median US wage at that point?

How do you feel about Palestinians returning to Israel? How about Israeli immigration to the Golan Heights? Clearly, if enough Palestinians immigrate to Israel it’s no longer Israel, just as, given enough Jewish immigration to southern Syria, it will eventually be northern Israel. We are not just importing Mexicans–we are importing Mexico, a failing state.

Has any nation in history ever set about, through deliberate government policy, to radically alter its racial demographics? Is such a nation still around? How did open borders turn out for indigenous Americans?

How did the multicultural experiment in Yugoslavia turn out? Multicultural Iraq, Afghanistan, the USSR? Ireland left Britain. Scotland, Wales and probably even Cornwall will follow. Catalonia is not particularly fond of Spain nor are the Basques. The Italians have their League of the North. The Czech Republic and Slovakia parted ways, as did Norway and Sweden earlier. Sudan will split as will a number of other African nations cobbled thoughtlessly together by the departing colonial powers. In light of all this, where do you think the tide of history is headed?

The 3,000 Italian citizens living on the island of Lampedusa have recently welcomed 19,000 Tunisians to their shores. Italian culture will be replaced by Tunisian culture over the next generation unless Berlusconi can unload them on France and Britain. If we consider that the highest and best duty of a nation’s military is to protect the nation’s territorial integrity, what good is the Italian army to its citizens in Lampedusa? What good is the US military to its citizens, given its preoccupation with the borders of NATO, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea? Oh, and the borders of rebel enclaves in Libya?

Invite the world, invade the world, rinse and repeat. This will not end well.

Bill Orvis White

April 20th, 2011
12:40 pm

John Lewis is a racist, pure and simple. I have had my fair share of apprentices who came from far away as Guatemala and Mexico. They would even disagree with someone with such divisive views at “Rep” Lewis, a far left liberal who believes in taxation without representation. Now, if I could have good American workers be my apprentice, I’m good with it. I just can’t find anyone who is willing to do it. But, I do believe that immigration needs to be a state’s rights issue. Does Arizona want that fence? I say give them the money they need to build it. If you don’t like Arizona, then don’t go there, you dumb liberal. Same goes for my homestate and places like Georgia. Let the states decide, “Rep” Lewis! I’m so tired of you yakking about the differences between us. Tell us what we have in common. I can. Why do we pay you to go to Congress when I could get on that House floor and deliver unifying speeches!? I pray that “leaders” like Lewis get voted out soon. Who needs him? He’s a waste of space.


April 20th, 2011
12:54 pm


Label it whatever you want. The Dream Act was sensible because it changed what is legal. Everyone always harps on the “illegal” immigrant. Well, what the heck made ‘em illegal in the first place? They failed to fill out a form? Did they exceed some arbitrary immigration quota? Sounds about as illegal as driving 60 M.P.H. in a 55 M.P.H. zone.

It’s time to get past making public policy based on B.S. rhetoric and start implementing a sensible immigration policy that accomodates this nation’s economic needs. Almost all Americans are themselves immigrants or are directly descended from immigrants. It has been America’s greatest strength and we should continue to tap immigration as a resource to maintain America’s exceptional place in the world.

The Anti-Gnostic

April 20th, 2011
2:08 pm

Intown, could you look over my questions? Also, I have some others:

Whose “economic needs are you referring to?” Whose interests are better served by using government policy to expand the supply of labor, particularly low-skilled labor? Whose interests are hurt? (Hint: it ain’t white yuppie “knowledge” workers or congressmen in carefully gerrymandered districts).

Well into the 20th century, almost 90% of Americans were descendants of English and Scots-Irish settlers who came, saw and conquered. Another 10% were descendants of African slaves brought here involuntarily. Where does the immigrant narrative fit in that history? I mean, other than the fact that open borders didn’t seem to work out so well if you were an indigenous American or African?

NO on HB87

April 20th, 2011
2:24 pm


You asked, “Has any nation in history ever set about, through deliberate government policy, to radically alter its racial demographics? Is such a nation still around? How did open borders turn out for indigenous Americans?”

The answer to that would be yes. See, United States of American, Slavery.

anonymous coward

April 20th, 2011
2:29 pm

Give up, AQ. These people have no clue what it’s like to barely survive day after day while trying to stay alive. Doing whatever you can to make sure your children survive is the most basic trait we share with all living things on this planet and it doesn’t give a dang about laws.

When people wake up and realize you can make all the laws you want but you can’t change fundamental human nature that way. Communists tried this by making the New Man who was not driven by capitalist greed. You can see how that worked out.

Nobody is suggesting that people break the law. What people are suggesting is that people get real.

As for all those poor Georgia students getting bumped out of “their spot” in a public college – I’m all for it if the “alien” is a smarter, better performer. Why waste it on idiots? At least those “aliens” are driven to make something better of their lives.

The Anti-Gnostic

April 20th, 2011
2:33 pm

NO on HB87:

My point exactly. And it took 618,000 American lives and hundreds of billions in transfer payments ever since rectifying that problem.

So what’s the next Great Leap Forward our elites have planned for us? Import ANOTHER class of darker-skinned people to do the work that Sen. John McCain says is beneath us.

How’s that for progress since 1865?

The Anti-Gnostic

April 20th, 2011
2:38 pm

anonymous coward – if you despise Georgians so much for their stupidity, sloth, etc., you should just cut to the chase and move to where all those allegedly smarter, better-performing aliens are coming from. But does it tell you anything that not even immigrants want to live in a country populated by a majority of their kinsmen? So when they’re the majority in a given polity here, what do you think life will be like?


April 20th, 2011
2:44 pm

8,000,000 Illegal Immigrant Workers

All while there are over 27,000,000 unemployed American workers

8,000,000 – the number of illegals, using invalid SS numbers,
illegally working at known places of employment.

8,000,000 illegals earning $10 an hour, $20,800 a year,
that’s 8,000,000 X $20,800 equals $166,400,000,000; that’s $166.4 billion
that American workers aren’t taking home for their wives, and children.

Remember all of those jobs that used to be available for teenagers.

Let’s estimate that 1/2 of those unemployed American workers,
are drawing unemployment, at a very modest $300 a week,
$15,600 a year times 7 million American workers; another $109.2 billion dollars
out of taxpayer pockets. (Most of the state unemployment funds are broke).

So those 8 million illegally employed illegals are costing us $275.6 billion;…
but there’s more, they send $65 billion dollars home every year,
so that money isn’t even spent in our United States to support businesses.

That’s $340.6 billion dollars that 8,000,000 illegals are costing us
and that doesn’t include the cost of their Welfare, Food Stamps,
Section-8, Healthcare, Education, or EITC.

one would think that DHS would be all over these employers of illegals,
but Napolitano and Obama prevent that from happening.

Mandate E-Verify NOW


April 20th, 2011
2:51 pm


Southwest Border Patrol Sector Apprehensions
(Source DHS/CBP)
In Order From the Highest Sector in Apprehensions to the Lowest
Fiscal Year——2005——-2006——-2007——2008——2009——2010—
Tucson ——–439,053—-392,074–378,239–317,696–241,673–212,202
San Diego—–126,879—-142,104–152,460–162,390–118,721—68,565
Rio GrandeV—134,136—110,528—-73,430—75,473—60,989—59,786
Laredo ———-75,268—–74,840—-56,714—43,658—40,569—35,287
El Centro——–55,725—–61,465—-55,883—40,961—33,521—32,562
Del Rio ———-68,547—–42,636—-22,920—20,761—17,082—14,694
El Paso———122,624—122,256—-75,464—30,312—14,999—-12,251
Marfa ————10,532——7,520—–5,536—–5,391—–6,360—–5,288


Jack Poynter

April 20th, 2011
2:57 pm

Not your country to give away, Lewis and Galloway. That’s the long and the short of it. Take care of our own poor first; send the lawbreakers home; eliminate the bad example for our youth; let prices find their own level without subsidizing the Farm Bureau with underpaid workers.


April 20th, 2011
3:04 pm

look the rich in mexico do not want their welfare class and do not want to pay for their up keep and education. So they send them here to be exploited by our business owners. Then as a bonus the money they make is sent back to their own country to await their return and most plan on returning home.
our gov’t is destroying us and our children with uncontrolled illegal workers living off the grid.
Its not the illegals fault, they are being played. Its our businesses who hire them and the politicans they own like barking dogs on a leash. Don’t worry GA legislature did not fund any money to impliment the bill and they have no intentions of enforcing it. It was politcal showmanship to keep the voters fooled.


April 20th, 2011
3:57 pm

…And John Lewis resembles a football standing on it’s end.

Think about it…he really does


April 20th, 2011
5:17 pm

State of Arizona is thriving?

Seems a revelation has been born in the Great Canyon State of Arizona, as the Leftist Czars and open border zealots were completely wrong about their economy diving? The Obama administration immediately ran to the federal courts, and Judge Bolton issued an injunction, halting any hope of the SB 1070 policing law going into effect immediately, while the law was litigated and then jumping to the infamous 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The screaming banshees from the Liberal indoctrinated cause, advocacy groups whose agenda is a commitment to no borders at all, swore blind that Arizona would suffer economic devastation? Its a one sided to me when the Dept of In-Justice throws the book at Arizona, but remains silent when Utah legislators are pushing for a unconstitutional Guest worker program. These included massive real estate foreclosures, home buyers would give the state a wide berth, with boycotts that would hurt the State and with a main objective that illegal alien families would flee the state, leaving economic uncertainty?

So the Liberal progressive couldn’t have been more wrong as Arizona is prospering. The 2010 Census has proved beyond any shadow of doubt, that unlike the illegal alien Sanctuary State of California, and equally opened to occupation Nevada, that Arizona is bristling with new arrivals. It seems that Canadian citizens frustrated with the inclement weather up North are pouring in to take advantage of the low priced homes and the depressed US dollar. Outside of Nevada, the newest illegal immigrant refuge State, Arizona is a rapidly growing in population. Lee McPheters, director of the J.P. Morgan Chase Economic Outlook Center has predicted that the State of Arizona’s population will increase by close to two percent this year.

What actually happened to retort the silly boycotts and other negative activity, thousands of patriotic citizens and permanent residence throughout the nation, disgusted with the Liberal agenda, decided to deliberately reserve Arizona as their vacation spot. The largest haven for illegal alien households, Los Angeles County issued a resolution against the financially hurting State of Arizona, which got in the craw of millions of Americans. Antonio Villaraigosa, a pro-illegal alien Mayor committed himself, to the boycott and then in retaliation Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce sent a letter stating to the city managers, saying that he would “be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation.” Los Angeles County gets 25 percent of its electricity from Arizona power plants.

On June 29, last year Governor Jan Brewer condemned the federal government for what she calls its “continued failure to secure our international border,” and announced the unveiling of a new web site for donating money to the cause. She pointed out at this time that signs have been posted on federal property in Southern Arizona to warn people about the dangerous border. Within weeks close to $4 million in donations was received from over 43,000 Americans countrywide, with more than enough to cover the $1.5 million in costs for attorneys and fees. Currently, in the Frontier State the economy has shown little difference in service industries where illegal immigrants work, such as landscaping, fast food, roofing, building, car washes, factories and the hotel industry. Although illegal immigrants are disappearing from the state, prices have barely increased; BUT WHERE ARE THEY GOING?

California would be my first guess? Nevada is for sure and also Utah? Colorado? These States are exhibiting naked ignorance of the war going on in America. While Arizona begins to thrive, California has to expect more crowded classrooms full of children of illegal immigrants and of course the health care emergency rooms being further clogged to its limits. If you live in these States or any State that is pandering to foreigners, they will not only see Democrat politicians scrambling to enact laws for higher taxes, but your State deficits will rise accordingly as these people look for another haven.

Reports that SB 1070 is hurting the State economically has not taken into account the near deep recession. Since Arizona has been one of the highest growing in the Southwest, it now has one of the highest rates of home foreclosures. It has been hit harder by the recession than most of the rest of the country, except for Nevada. Arizona lost twice as many jobs as the average state during the economic decline of the past few years. Earlier last year the State of Arizona ranked 12th for job creation of the 50 states surveyed. My first wife who lives right now in Ohio, has decided to buy a home in Arizona. Not as a investor, but to live there. I have already waned her to stay well away from the border, but a gated community.

If you want an upper hand to stop these innocuous “Political Correctness” of our immigration laws, forced on us by the Lib-Democrats and their (seeking more votes) or Elite Republicans (cheap labor) our only real alternative is the TEA PARTY. Its overall platform is less government interference, fair taxes, and national security. Their leader’s will halt the unresponsiveness of both parties to our 14 Trillion deficits and not allow the credit ceiling to rise without assurances that government expenditure will be cut, including fraud and waste in entitlements. That a double layer fence will separate America from drug cartels and the far reaching economic immigrants pouring into America. There will be no Immigration reforms, which include amnesties of any kind; currently that means the Dream Act, Sanctuary States, chain migration, that are stealth amnesties. We need to look after our own people, living in poverty, not the rest of the world. Speak-up, join the TEA PARTY and make this a central issue in coming elections. Attn: Unknown numbers of illegal aliens have been caught in different malleable States voting in our elections. If you believe that your Federal and State lawmakers are not listening to you, but catering to the open border lunatics, check out the pro-sovereignty million member plus NumbersUSA.


April 20th, 2011
8:56 pm

Jim Crow Laws are created in LA California agianst Blacks who have been kicked off of jobs because they don’t speak Spanish. Yes, just wait until the illegals take over your town and discriminate agianst you. John Lewis is a hypocrite who is getting paid to deceive the black communites, just like the corrupt paid black leadership in LA California. You can let John Lewis lead you straight to broke, just like the illegals broke the state of California. Out here is California they continue to make separate laws for illegals while blacks have to suffer and go to jail, but not the illegals because of ignorant people who stand up and defend these criminals for breaking into this country and stealing ID’s and taking away jobs. Now run and tell that!


April 20th, 2011
9:44 pm

Yeah and John Lewis not only resembles but he is a doddering old FOOL I’ll be glad when he finally decides to quit polluting congress with his presence.

Tired of BS

April 20th, 2011
9:46 pm

John Lewis is not qualified to discuss anything more than his usual race-baiting rhetoric. In my mind he has and always will hate all white people.

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Fire Eater

April 21st, 2011
3:12 am

The recently passed immigration bill is a step in the right direction. There is nothing “American” about post-1965 immigration.

The ruling elites are not satisfied with the existing American population so through third world immigration they seek to create a “new” population that will overwhelm us.


April 21st, 2011
3:34 am

“We can be arrested and taken to jail until we prove who we are,” said Lewis, one of the leaders of America’s civil rights struggles 50 years ago and now in his 25th year in the House of Representatives.”

In that case, he needs to sponsor a bill that will create a viable national identity card so we, his constituents, can easily prove who we are. We did not create this problem. The illegal aliens did. But, as our representative, he needs to solve the problem instead of just talking about it.

True Confessions

April 21st, 2011
9:55 am

What a fool Lewis is: doesn’t he realize that illegal immigrants are taking away hundreds of thousands of jobs away from poor blacks. Was he even watching TV when the black woman was interviewed by the reporter about illegals being hired by Golden Corral. She said she would have gladly taken a job there . . . but an illegal hispanic got it. Black leaders need to wake up and understand they are no longer the largest minority in the US–hispanics are–and they’re taking jobs away from blacks.


April 21st, 2011
2:42 pm

i hope that lawyers find that, suing federal and state agencies for not enforcing immigration laws, will be a new gold field to mine thoroughly.


April 21st, 2011
3:23 pm

I’m a brick mason who has’nt had a raise in fifteen years because of illegals. Can’t compete with four or more families per house. Some say it will hurt Georgias economy by sending them back but it hurts it more because they send most of their money out of the country. So come on Deal sign the bill NOW!!!!!!!!!

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April 22nd, 2011
12:53 pm

John Lewis, will you please publish a list of all illegal activities that we may engage in without fear of being arrested? Thank you.