20-3-519.1. Eligibility for scholarships or grants.
A student is ineligible for any scholarship or grant described in this part if the student:
By Inger Eberhart
Note: A version of this essay ran on the subscription news outlet Insider Advantage Georgia, June 9, 2022.
Republicans around the state and nation should pay attention to the GOP runoff race in Georgia’s redrawn Seventh Congressional District where candidates Mark Gonsalves and Michael Corbin are vying for the chance to oppose Democrat Lucy McBath in November. Charges of “racism” have been injected into the contest and one candidate has taken the position that the solution to illegal immigration is massive amnesty.
Since race has come up, as conservative black Americans who are proudly pro-enforcement on immigration and rather informed on real racism, we are paying attention to this one at our house.
Reading the “About me” page of Michael Corbin’s campaign website tells us ”Corbin’s ethos is based on Faith, Freedom and Facts.”
We think he needs more time for research on many of his “facts.”
“Corbin…is passionate about ending inflation, stopping public schools from being used as political poker chips, safely securing our borders, and eliminating racism.” Corbin states, “As a loving husband of someone of color and having multicultural children. I don’t see race; I see the woman and children that I love, not color.”
Oh. That’s good to know. But if he doesn’t see color why does he bring it up? As her mom is Asian, Mark Gonsalves’ (it’s a Portuguese name) wife is also “multi-cultural.” Despite Corbin’s effort to insert race into the campaign, most Republicans are focused on issues. And how do we “safely secure our borders?” “Safely” for whom?
In a recent campaign speech to the Gwinnett County GOP Corbin made it clear that he regards the presentation of a parody book on Dr. Suess’s Cat in the Hat featuring Obama as the cat on the cover as “racism.” Corbin said the image of the cat was really a monkey. It’s not. And it’s not “racism” but Corbin is race baiting.
Corbin’s website blurb on what many of us recognize as uncontrolled invasion from around the world and our border crisis seems to be an afterthought made up of meaningless words of weakness designed to fool the politically uneducated.
“Secure Our Borders – Prevent Terrorists and Drug Traffickers From Entry – Michael will call for immediate transparency of the United States border policy. He will demand a plan from the Biden administration on how they plan to curtail future terrorist attacks, drug cartel related crimes and the American drug epidemic – all stemming from illegal border crossings. If they don’t answer we won’t stop asking until they do.”
I’ll leave it to the reader to decide if that menacing threat will have any effect on the Biden Regime. Or why we shouldn’t focus on stopping all illegal border crossings.
Corbin’s runoff opponent, Mark Gonsalves, takes a more pro-American position on his campaign site: “I stand with those who believe our sovereign nation has the right and an obligation to enforce its immigration law.”
Corbin has repeatedly made his position clear on illegal aliens who have successfully made their way into the U.S.: “Naturalize them” he says.
“For me, it’s pretty easy… I don’t believe in sending troops to the border. I think it’s a slippery slope and just think we need to change our policies. We need to have a policy on how do we get these people legal and it needs to be okay that there is a path and a process to get them back into legal status. Are you gonna just kick em out? I mean how many people do you think that’ll affect?”
“The way is to naturalize them. Stop it. Stop the Bleeding. And find a way to naturalize the people who are here.” Video.
When challenged, he does go on to exclude “drug/sex traffickers or gangs.” On Twitter, Corbin replied to critical posts that the U.S should “provide a clear path to citizenship so they pay taxes.”
We don’t think he knows the issue very well. The constant howl from the other anti-enforcement, amnesty advocates is that we should repeat the failed “one-time” amnesty of 1986 because the “undocumented workers are already “paying taxes” using an ITIN. We wish these folks would align their talking points.
Would-be ‘Member of Congress’ Corbin puts the number of illegal aliens in Georgia at six million; as in “it’s impossible to round up 6M in Georgia alone.” Somebody should tell him about the proven remedy of “attrition through enforcement.”
Not to pick nits — and we admit that the open border policies of the Biden administration and the refusal of the Kemp administration to enforce existing laws and fulfill campaign promises have served to swell Georgia’s illegal population — but the highest estimate of that group this writer has seen was under four hundred thousand, before Biden took office.
For the sake of discussion let’s say that figure has doubled. That number is nowhere near Corbin’s ridiculous claim. But it is amazing that a candidate for congress running as a Republican would advocate for adding hundreds of thousands of future Democrat voters to Georgia’s elections.
We don’t live in the Seventh District, but if we did, our votes would go for conservative Mark Gonsalves. We think Michael Corbin may be running in the wrong political party.
Inger Eberhart of Canton, GA is Communications Director at the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society.
A student is ineligible for any scholarship or grant described in this part if the student:(1) Is not a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements;
20-3-519.1. Eligibility for scholarships or grants.(I) If the student was classified as a legal resident of Georgia at the time of graduation from high school or from a home study program meeting the requirements of Code Section 20-2-690, then the student must have met the requirements set forth in division (i) of this subparagraph for a period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the first day of classes for which the scholarship or grant is to be awarded; or(II) If the student was not classified as a legal resident at the time of graduation from high school or from a home study program meeting the requirements of Code Section 20-2-690, then the student must have met the requirements set forth in division (i) of this subparagraph for a period of at least 24 months immediately prior to the first day of classes for which the scholarship or grant is to be awarded; or
A student is ineligible for any scholarship or grant described in this part if the student:(1) Is not a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements;(2) Has not complied with United States Selective Service System requirements for registration, if such requirements are applicable to the student;(3) Is in default on a federal Title IV educational loan or a State of Georgia educational loan, provided that a student who is otherwise eligible and has fully repaid the defaulted loan will be eligible to obtain a scholarship or grant for future academic terms but not retroactively;(4) Owes a refund on a federal Title IV student financial aid program or a Georgia student financial aid program, provided that a student who is otherwise eligible and has fully paid the refund owed will be eligible to obtain a scholarship or grant for future academic terms but not retroactively;(5) Has been convicted of a felony offense involving marijuana, a controlled substance, or a dangerous drug as set out in Code Section 20-1-23 or 20-1-24 of the “Drug-free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990,” provided that such ineligibility extends from the date of conviction to the completion of the next academic term;(7) Does not meet each qualification listed in the Code section relating to the relevant scholarship or grant and applicable to the student.
My friend Martha Zoller mentioned my response (see bottom of this post) to a tweet she made on the air. So I called in, which I seldom do. But I am always happy to be a guest.
Audio link 10:36 ( I think a very short segment is missing in the audio).
The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM May 18, 2022.
I found the podcast here.
Cost of transcription: $29.90
May 18, 2022 (GA Primary Day is May 24)
Radio Announcer: (00:00)
… 550 and FM 102.9, WDUN.
Secretary Mayorkas: (00:01)
We have a multi-pronged approach to what is a very dynamic situation. We are addressing it across the Department of Homeland Security, across the federal government with our state and local partners, and with our partners and allies south of our border.
Host Martha Zoller: (00:31)
It is The Martha Zoller Show. And look, um, that is Secretary Mayorkas, who continues to be tone-deaf about the issue on the border. And, uh, I know that I got a message from DA King earlier today that there’s still time to talk about passing a law to say we should enforce the laws. Well, I, I, I… you know. And I don’t care whether a politician promised to do that or not, okay? I’m just telling you what I say is that we shouldn’t have to pass a law to say we’re going to enforce the law.
Host Martha Zoller: (01:01)
We should enforce the laws or change them, and that’s a quote that I got from, uh, then-Congressman Nathan Deal. Uh, we need to enforce the laws or change them, and I… uh, you know. A- anybody that can look at this illegal immigration situation in America and not see, one, it’s drastically changed in the last 22 months or in the last… Let’s… How many months is it? 18 months. Um, two, that because of that change, that how we’re approaching it is changing, but three, now every network is acknowledging that there are people coming across the border that are being bused to airports and being sent to cities all over the country.
Host Martha Zoller: (01:46)
Now, I have been told multiple times they’re not coming into Gainesville, but we don’t know if they’re not being flown into Atlanta and then coming into Gainesville. And again, these are people that are clearly coming here illegally. They do not have a visa and they are waiting to go back for some kind of hearing to find out if they can stay, so they’re not legal in any sense of the word. They’re just waiting to be processed, and I know a lot of you cringe when you talk about legal or illegal.
Host Martha Zoller: (02:15)
I mean no disrespect to any human being, but your status is legal or illegal. I… If I go to a foreign country on vacation, I have to have a passport to show that I am a United States citizen. In some countries, I have to have a visa to get into that country. In other countries, I don’t, but I have to follow the laws of that country to be able to go into that country and it ought to be the same here. So to DA, who I consider to be a dear, a dear friend who I’ve known for a very long time, I think this is how we have to approach this and this isn’t…
Host Martha Zoller: (02:51)
I don’t care if this is what Brian Kemp said or David Perdue, or Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Here’s what Martha Zoller says. We’ve got to, one, secure the border. If.. We’ve got to get back to where we know who’s coming and where they’re coming in, period. Number one, you got to secure the border. Then, we have got to take, um… We have got to reduce the total number of green cards from about 1.1 million down to about 700,000. We need to for… on an annual basis. We need to take those 400,000 green cards every year and clear out the backlog of people who are waiting.
Host Martha Zoller: (03:30)
We have got problems on the legal side and on the illegal side, but the beginning point of all of this is securing the border. And also, to your point, DA, holding up the laws of the land and enforcing the laws that we have. We’ve got a lot to do over this and we’re going to keep talking about it right here on The Martha Zoller Show.”
A few minutes later in the show:
Host Martha Zoller: (00:03)
Thank you so much. We’re gonna take a break, and I think D.A. King might be callin’ in to take me to task on some things I said about immigration. We’ll be back.
Radio Announcer: (00:13)
The battle for control in the midterms is underway.
Speaker 4: (00:17)
Republicans have such a great agenda, we really do.
Speaker 5: (00:19)
And another few minutes later, about 10:45 with end of show at 11:00AM:Radio Announcer: (00:00)
The Zoller Show on AM 550 and FM 102.9 WDUN.
Speaker 2: (00:05)
When our city on a sh- hill is shining bright, others see it and they make their cities bright as well. That’s why I’m running for the Senate. That’s why I’ll be the next Senator for Pennsylvania, and that’s why I promise we will bring.
Host Martha Zoller: (00:25)
It is the Martha Zoller Show. So we don’t know, still, how the Pennsylvania primary went, uh, but, uh, we know that people are going to vote in Georgia. You can join us on the phones at 770-535-2911 and D.A. King, how are you?
D.A. King: (00:41)
I’m fine, Martha. Thank you. I hope you are.
Host Martha Zoller: (00:45)
I’m doing great. So, what’s on your mind today?
D.A. King: (00:47)
Well, I, I listen to your show as often as, as possible here in Marietta and I happen to be listening a little while ago when you mentioned a response to a Tweet that I had made and I wanted to kind of clarify, um, what I was talking about and make it clear to people that when we talk about enforcement of the law as related to the Governor’s race, I was specifically referring to the very detailed repeated promises that candidate for Governor Brian Kemp made in 2018 and what he would do here in Georgia. And my, my efforts here, uh, shouldn’t be confused, respectfully, with, with what’s going on at the border when the Governor as a candidate made very, again, specific promises about what he would do and he’s done-
Host Martha Zoller: (01:33)
So, and I’m glad-
D.A. King: (01:33)
… none of them.
Host Martha Zoller: (01:34)
I’m glad you, I’m glad you called because, because, um, don’t you thi- ’cause I think what has happened at the border… First of all, a few months into his governorship, a year into his governorship we had COVID and, um, then that kinda upended everything, then, um, Biden got into office and the whole border situation blew up. So, you don’t believe that the crisis on the border has, has altered things to where somebody… You know, because when you ask the Governor, ’cause I’ve asked the Governor every time he’s come on about that, and he says, well, he lists off all these things related to illegal immigration. So, you, even though it was a specific promise, and I get that, okay, I get that. You don’t think anything that’s happened since changes the way you might approach it?
D.A. King: (02:24)
Uh, uh, it would, it should in, with, with a-a-any logic, Martha, respectfully, it should redouble his efforts to at least make an effort to keep his promises about what he would do here in Georgia. Now the Governor didn’t run, just give me a minute, he, he didn’t run on promising to crack down on illegal employment, which is the main driver of illegal immigration. He said nothing about the e-verify laws in this state that I, uh, personally work very hard on for 15 years, not being enforced. But, um, what, what he did say, uh, he was all about criminal illegals. His words. Um, there’s laws on the books that I’ve worked with state legislatures with for 15 years to get there that say very clearly that all jailers, this is just one example, are required to check immigration status using reasonable effort of all incoming prisoners and report illegals to the feds.
D.A. King: (03:18)
You’ve got the Gwinnett County Sheriff on record the day he was sworn in promising, swearing, that he will never do what that law requires that I just mentioned. We don’t have a governor now that has sent his Attorney General to investigate the Sheriff of Gwinnett County and similar in Cobb County who ran on getting rid of enforcement cooperation with, with ICE regardless of what the state law says. I can go on, but this isn’t about the border. If we have more illegals, we should have more effort, um, from your executive branch here in the State of Georgia. And Brian Kemp is a failure on that because of his refusal to recognize or even honor and mention his 2018 promises. Those are my gripes.
Host Martha Zoller: (03:57)
No, and I, hey, I hear you and I have great respect for you, you know that. We don’t agree on everything. Um, I’m so frustrated in general because we continue to not be able to make any progress. I mean, one of the things that Senator Perdue did while he was Senator when he introduced the RAISE Act, uh, along with Senator Tom Cotton, that, you know, there, there’s just so many problems with, with immigration, in the policy, in the, the ICE is, is consi- uh, more concerned with fiance visas than they are about the hundreds of thousands of people that are crossing the border every day, I mean every month. So, I, I agree. There’s plenty of things we can talk about here and, and I wanted to give you the opportunity to make your case.
D.A. King: (04:40)
I, I, I appreciate it. Um, in case people forget, I put up the Governor Brian Kemp’s as a candidate very first TV ad from 2018, uh, put it on my personal Facebook page. Most people are, I’m gonna make it public so people can be reminded, but, uh, we shouldn’t mix the context, and sometimes I think-
Host Martha Zoller: (05:00)
I get it.
D.A. King: (05:00)
… it’s done intentionally. It’s not the border.
Host Martha Zoller: (05:02)
I get it.
D.A. King: (05:03)
It’s, it’s here in Georgia. Thank you, Martha.
Host Martha Zoller: (05:05)
I appreciate it D.A. Thank you very much. And, look, I hear him and I think D.A. is an honest arbiter of the issues that he has. I personally believe that this, this border situation becomes something that needs to be fixed before we can almost do anything else, but I will ac- I will cede to D.A. that being sure the laws we already have on the books in Georgia are being enforced, and there being penalties for people who do not enforce them should be there. And I gotta look into what the Sheriff’s responsibility is. Like, does the state have some sort of, um, you know, uh, say so over a Sheriff that says he’s not gonna enforce certain laws? And is it like with the State Board of Education, for example, that if you have a, a state, uh, board like the problems at DeKalb County right now, or, uh, way at, the very extreme things in Clayton County a number of years ago where, where the board was taken over. Uh, also that happened at DeKalb County a number of years ago. Is there that kind of relationship?
Host Martha Zoller: (06:07)
And I don’t know the answer to that question. So, I’m gonna try to get the answer to that question to find out if there is a Sheriff that says, “Hey, we’re not gonna do certain things, um, we’re not gonna do certain things.” Can the state come in and make them enforce state law? I don’t know. So, I need to get the answer to that question.
Host Martha Zoller: (06:27)
You can join us on the phones at 770-535-2911. Uh, there is l-lots more that we’re gonna be talking about. And we are gonna be doing some closing arguments. All the Lieutenant Governor candidates.
It was Father’s Day weekend in the year 2000. Dustin Inman, 16 years old, was in the car with his parents, Billy and Kathy Inman, and their dog. The family was headed to the mountains in north Georgia for some fishing.
Also on the road that day was Gonzalez Gonzalo Harrell, an illegal alien from Mexico who had secured a North Carolina driver’s license using his Mexican birth certificate.
Billy and Kathy Inman were both left unconscious at the scene. When first responders arrived, the Inmans and Gonzalo Harrell were taken to a nearby hospital. While being treated for injuries, Gonzalo Harrell fled the hospital.
Meanwhile, Billy Inman was treated for his injuries caused by the collision while his wife was in a coma for five weeks. Neither was able to attend Dustin’s funeral.
When Kathy Inman regained consciousness, she was told of Dustin’s death. Kathy was left with permanent injuries from the collision — injuries that bound her to a wheelchair.
Following the collision and Gonzalo Harrell’s fleeing, the Inman’s made it their life mission to bring justice for their son. In January 2001, Gonzalo Harrell was indicted by a Gilmer County, Georgia, grand jury which charged him with first-degree vehicular homicide, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, and reckless driving.
In June 2002, a federal Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In March 2014, the FBI issued a news release seeking the public’s help in finding Gonzalo Harrell.
Billy and Kathy Inman, in 2018, detailed their son’s death and revealed that they had spoken with then-President Trump about their case and their continuing fight to find Gonzalo Harrell, as Breitbart News reported.
“I lost my best friend,” Billy Inman said. “My little buddy. This is something I want nobody else to have to go through.”
“Our son’s been gone 18 years. This man’s been walking the streets for 18 years since what he did to my family,” he continued. “He’s gotten to see his kids grow up and graduate and do something and get married and whatever they do. He gets to hug his kid.”
Then, about a year later, in June 2019, Billy Inman died at the age of 55. A little over two years after Billy’s death, in August 2021, Kathy Inman died at the age of 57. Neither were able to see justice for their son, Dustin.
The Dustin Inman Society, named in Dustin’s honor, continues its grassroots efforts fighting illegal immigration and amnesty proposals in Washington, D.C. The FBI is still offering a cash reward of $2,000 for anyone with information on Gonzalo Harrell.
Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (8477). Full article from Breitbart here.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter here.
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