The anti-enforcement and liberal AJC long ago became an advocacy outlet on “Americans last” state legislative issues. Sometimes they tell part of the truth on the bills they push…sometimes they don’t.
Take HB 120 – please. The legislation from Republican Kasey Carpenter had several variations, but bottom line would have granted the much lower instate tuition rates to illegal aliens in Georgia’s public colleges than Americans and legal immigrants who came to our public university system while living in other states. We are proud to have led the successful campaign to educate voters and convince legislators that putting illegals ahead of Americans is bad policy. We hope the Republican legislators who supported this goop see primary opponents and lose their coveted seats of power under the Gold Dome.
It should be noted that even after we had killed the bill for 2021, the AJC hung in there in promo work.
- Related: “For academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition & fees for Colleges in Georgia was $4,739 for in-state and $17,008 for out-of-state.
HB 932 is a prime example of the severely arrogant and pretense-free “journalism” from the AJC editors. The bill was conceived and supported by the massive and growing refugee resettlement industry in Georgia and sponsored by an outgoing Republican, Rep Wes Cantrell. Cantrell turned out be less of a plotting villain than a dimwit.
How bad was HB 932? House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones went to the House Clerk’s office and scratched her name off the bill two days after we made its contents known to voters.
- Related: Refugees before Americans in Georgia? Dustin Inman Society board member Inger Eberhart pushes for a vote on Rep Wes Cantrell’s HB 932
Here is an AJC “news” story on HB 932 early in the 2022 session when it was first introduced. The measure would have changed state law to allow refugees, Special Visa Immigrants and thousands of Afghans to access the lower instate tuition rate in state public colleges the same day they arrive in Georgia. Note that the reporter and his editors omit the fact that the change would not apply to Americans moving here from other states or anywhere else in the world.
Here is a promo story eleven days later on the refugee industry’s event in the state Capitol to see both bills (HB 120 & HB 932) – Try to find any balance.
Then, ten days later, the AJC ran a LTE from a well-known liberal immigration lawyer, Charles Kuck, who served for years on the board of the Coca-Cola/Georgia Power-funded GALEO Corp selling the idea that we need to put “immigrants” and refugees ahead of Americans in the name of “workforce shortage. The goal here is to create a larger cheap workforce of college education skilled workers then to demand an increase on legal immigration numbers of low skilled workers and another amnesty for black market labor already here. Including the “migrants” crossing the river as I type. Not for the first time, we note things would be much different of the hordes of illegals were English-speaking, potential conservative voters streaming in from Saskathu
The article references current state legislation that would break down education barriers to encourage economic and workforce growth. While current bipartisan policies such as HB 932 would benefit certain refugees, special immigrants, or those with humanitarian parole status, HB 120 would provide tuition equity for undocumented young immigrants.