Here to read the rest and to see the CoC letters.
Georgia House of Representatives chamber. Photo: Savannah Morning News.
“California is going to become a Hispanic state and if anyone doesn’t like it they should leave. They ought to go back to Europe.” — Mario Guerra Obledo, co-founder of MALDEF, on the Tom Likus radio show, 1998
The 2021 Republican-controlled Georgia House passed a privileged resolution “recognizing and commending” Jerry Gonzalez. It’s a real head-shaker. And it is lazy lack of attention to official business and another example of timid and misplaced GOP trust in the deceitful Democrats.
Gonzalez is a former lobbyist for the above-mentioned MALDEF mob. He has been leader of Atlanta’s far-left and innocuously named Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) Corporation since 2003.
Privileged resolutions are passed as a group after the House Clerk reads part of each out loud if no member objects. This reading includes the name of the recipient. If no member objects to any part of the bundle presented they all pass. If there is objection, members can have the opportunity to vote on singular resolutions. Put another way, when the clerk read the words “recognizing and commending Jerry Gonzalez…” any house member could have spoken up when the Speaker asked if there were any objections to the adoption of the privileged resolutions…” Nobody did.
A shorter explanation of the process is that lawmakers vote “yes” by remaining silent. Part of this House legislative process can be seen here in a two-minute video.
Jerry Gonzalez (Gerardo Eleazar Gonzalez) is widely known for his contempt for all things conservative and for marching in the streets of Atlanta demanding an end to immigration enforcement. He has proudly lobbied under the Gold Dome against voter ID, use of E-Verify, official English for government, honoring immigration holds in Georgia jails, and for personally escorting self-described illegal aliens into the Georgia Capitol.
In a classic example of why he is tagged “Angry Jerry” the Rome News reported on a 2015 experience diminutive state Rep Katie Dempsey had with Gonzalez when he was removed from an event for screaming at her for supporting immigration enforcement.
From the House Resolution commending and congratulating GALEO’s Jerry Gonzalez (HR 305):
“WHEREAS, Jerry’s significant organizational and leadership talents, remarkable patience and diplomacy, keen sense of vision, and sensitivity to the needs of the citizens of this state have earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and associates; and WHEREAS, he is a person of magnanimous strengths with and unimpeachable reputation for integrity, intelligence, fairness, and kindness;…”
The House clerk’s office tells me the recipients of these resolution commendations receive a framed print of the entire document – “with a nice ribbon” for display on their walls.
You can see the happy press release crowing about the GOP-led Jerry Gonzalez resolution on the GALEO website.
Then – U.S. Senator David Perdue found Gonzalez and GALEO to be so radical that he stopped the 2016 confirmation process of a former GALEO board member, Dax Lopez, for federal judge because of the affiliation. We were proud to help with Sen Perdue’s education with a “Beginners guide to GALEO.”
Jerry Gonzalez was not the only race-baiting, Marxist radical who opposes additional vote security in Georgia to be recognized and congratulated by the Republican-ruled Georgia House (we haven’t checked the state senate).
Below is a short list of others we are aware of and their associations. Warning: Don’t let the misleading names of the leftist groups (see links) confuse you on their real agendas.
Financial support from Coca-Cola and a lawsuit against Georgia’s election law
Jerry Gonzalez often posts expressions of gratitude to the Coca-Cola Co. for their long-standing financial support.
Did we mention Jerry Gonzalez and GALEO are part of a lawsuit against the Georgia election security law, SB 202?
Here is Angry Jerry quoted in a “progressive” news report
“The intent of this new law was to discriminate against minority and poor voters in Georgia,” said GALEO chief executive officer Jerry Gonzalez. “Our communities will stand together to work against these Jim Crow tactics pushing to take our state backwards”.
More on this little airhead another time, but readers need to know the level of admiration for her that comes from such erudite sources as MTV in their “Meet Park Cannon.”
Republican legislators should start paying more attention to the resolutions they pass. Voters should insist on it. Ask about the “Jerry Gonzalez Resolution.”
Updated to correct “HB 202” to SB 202. 10:16 PM April 11, 2021. – dak
Our antenna go up when we see an op-ed embedded in proposed law. SB 107 from Senator Brian Strickland and his cosponsors is a prime example. Generally, the bill is aimed at providing no cost postsecondary education (*USG (urging language)& TCSG) to young people who have been adopted or are/were in foster care in Georgia. No tuition, no fees.
Here is a sample of the op-ed language in SB 107 – starting on line 15 (LC 49 0418S (SCS))
“Article 12 of Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to postsecondary education grants for foster children and adopted children, is amended by repealing CodeSection20-3-660, relating to program of grants created, terms and conditions, applications, eligibility, duties of the Division of Family and Children Services, expenses and fees covered, and report by the Education Coordinating Council, and enacting a new Code Section 20-3-660 to read as follows:
(a) It is the policy of the General Assembly that resources of this state should be committed to support benefits and positive outcomes for youth who age out of foster care.
A postsecondary education can benefit these youth, many of whom who have come from places of great disadvantage; however, too few have been able to realize the benefit.
Therefore, the General Assembly establishes this program to support as many of these youth as possible in realizing the benefits of postsecondary education. The General Assembly urges and recommends that the Board of Regents adopt substantially similar tuition waiver programs for these youth to realize the benefits of postsecondary education in the University System of Georgia.”
End on line 30.
Georgia ranks number seven in states with its illegal alien population. We are home to more illegal aliens than Arizona – and more illegals than green card holders. We are an illegal alien destination because the state laws put in place to make us inhospitable to illegal immigration are largely ignored by the Republicans in power and because along with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce runs most policy decisions under the Gold Dome.
Many of whom are destined to become Georgia residents and likely under foster care, unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are streaming over the southern border as I type because the Democrats are essentially open borders radicals and are fortifying their future voter rolls. It is important to note that last year’s “children in cages” is now “temporary shelters for migrant children…” under Biden.
Here is a blurb from the WaPo on the swelling crisis that ‘isn’t a crisis:’
March 13, 2021
“The Biden administration is deploying the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Mexican border to help care for thousands of unaccompanied migrant teens and children who are arriving in overwhelming numbers and being packed into detention cells and tent shelters, the Department of Homeland Security said Saturday evening.
The deployment marks another escalation in the administration’s response to the growing crisis at the border. It is part of what DHS said would be a 90-day government-wide effort at the border, where an unprecedented number of minors are arriving without their parents each day and must be sheltered and cared for until they can be placed with a vetted sponsor, usually a parent or relative already living in the United States.” Here.
“2019 was the worst year on record for UACs (Unaccompanied Alien Children). At the pace that UACs are flooding across the border today, the Biden administration will blow that number out of the water. In fact, he’s on pace for TRIPLING the worst year ever.” Here
Already passed in the Republican-controlled senate, SB 107 is scheduled to be heard in the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday, March 17 (tomorrow). It can and should be improved and “illegal alien-proofed.” We have experienced and serious doubts that illegal immigration was any part of consideration in the senate. Senate vote record here.
While we do not claim to be experts on Family and Children’s Services, foster care or adoption, we do know about illegal immigration and that SB 107 is in urgent need of changes.
Our suggested changes to SB 107 – sent to some of the Republicans (including the Chairman) on the Higher Ed committee members below.
SB 107 Suggested changes LC 49 0418S (SCS)
Add sentence that goes something like:
“eligibility for benefits under this code section shall limited to students and applicants who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents as defined by the federal government and foreign nationals who have legal immigration status as determined by federal law…applicants who have deferred action on enforcement of U.S. immigration laws shall not be eligible to apply…”
More suggested changes:
* Line 38 should be changed to include “all of”
code section for each foster child or adopted child who meets all of the following requirements:
* Lines 59 & 60 look very muddy. Should read that student must qualify for FAFSA – not merely complete the application.
* Lines 58-64:
“5) The student completes a simplified application process established by the Division
of Family and Children Services, which shall include completion of the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine the level of need and eligibility for state (It looks like illegal aliens d/n qualify for FAFSA, but the bill only says they must complete the FAFSA application – not be approved. Illegals could complete the app, and still receive no cost college?) and federal financial aid programs; provided, however, that a student who is presumptively eligible to participate in the waiver program shall be permitted to provisionally participate in the waiver program for a period of up to 30 days pending the student’s completion of the application process.”
* Starting on line 60, this language should be struck: to determine the level of need and eligibility for state
and federal financial aid programs; provided, however, that a student who is
presumptively eligible to participate in the waiver program shall be permitted to
provisionally participate in the waiver program for a period of up to 30 days pending the
student’s completion of the application process.
*Updated to explain what the urging language on USG.
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“Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people, American citizenship.”
President Ronald Reagan, November 6, 1986:
“This bill, The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 that I’ll sign in a few minutes, is the most comprehensive reform of our immigration laws since 1952. It’s the product of one of the longest and most difficult legislative undertakings in the last three congresses. Further, it’s an excellent example of a truly successful bipartisan effort. The administration and the allies of immigration reform on both sides of the capital and both sides of the aisle, worked together to accomplish these critically important reforms to control illegal immigration.
In 1981, this administration asked the Congress to pass a comprehensive legislative package, including employer sanctions, other measures to increase enforcement of the immigration laws and legalization. The Act provides these three essential components. Distance has not discouraged illegal immigration to the United States from all around the globe. The problem of illegal immigration should not therefore be seen as a problem between the United States and its neighbors.
Our objective is only to establish a reasonable, fair, orderly, and secure system of immigration into this country, and not to discriminate in any way against particular nations or people. I would like to recognize a few of the public servants whose unflagging efforts have made this legislation a reality. Senator Alan Simpson, Congressman Dan Lungren, chairman Peter Rodino, Congressman Ron Mazzoli, have long pursued and now have attained this landmark legislation.
Important roles were played by Senator Strom Thurmond, Senator Paul Simon, Congressman Ham Fish, Bill McCollum, Chuck Schumer and many others in both houses of the Congress and in both parties. Additionally, I would like to note the excellent efforts of members of my administration, who have worked so hard over the last six years to make this bill signing possible today. The long, long list of those in the executive branches, edit by attorneys general, Edward Meese and William Prince Smith, who with immigration commissioner, Alan C. Nelson have contributed greatly to our efforts to pass meaningful immigration reform.
Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people, American citizenship.”
Contact info for the Georgia delegation in Washington DC here. Just click on their name.