You must call Governor Sonny Perdue this morning! (May 30 2007)
Remember the story of five year old Dominic Malegni I passed along to you? He was killed by an unlicensed illegal alien in Georgia.
I have praised Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for his stance against illegal aliens in the past, but now I'm hearing rumors that he intends to veto a bill that would crack down on illegal aliens who are driving around without licenses and given a slap on the wrist.
We need this law passed in every state, so let's get the ball rolling in Georgia!
Here's the low down from D.A. King over at the Dustin Inman Society on SB 15 and those who are trying to stop it. (In particular note their lame reasoning, which is a thinly veiled open borders stance that puts illegal aliens first and American citizens and their safety last)
NEED HELP...CALLS FROM EVERYWHERE.PLEASE!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 ONE CALL NEEDED TO THE GEORGIA GOVERNOR PLEASE! SAVE AMERICAN LIVES! YOUR CALL MUST BE MADE TODAY - there is no tomorrow on this one.
Governor Sonny Perdue 404 656 1776 THE WORD IS: SONNY IS GOING TO VETO AN IMPORTANT BILL AIMED AT PUBLIC SAFETY AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!
WHO IS SONNY LISTENING TO?
Americans are being killed on the roads of Georgia by illegal alien drivers who never have obtained a Georgia driver's license. Cobb County Sheriff Deputy Loren Lilly was killed on New Year's eve by an illegal alien who had never had a Georgia driver's license.
Five year old Dominic Malegni was killed by an unlicensed illegal alien in Georgia. Read his Mom's story. There are far too many such stories.
Written by State Senator John Wiles, SB 15 is a great step in deterring illegal aliens from driving (and residing) in Georgia. Many of us worked very hard to get Georgia Senate Bill 15 through the committee process in the Georgia Capitol this past session. It passed both the House and the Senate and has been sitting on the Governor of Georgia's desk since it passed on the last day of 2007 session in April.
The word is that Governor Sonny Perdue is planning bowing to the illegal alien lobby and the illegal employers lobby and veto the bill TODAY! If the Governor does nothing, it will become law today. Many Superior Court judges and Georgia Sheriffs are supporting this public safety bill...it looks like the money may win again! YOU CAN STOP IT!
Please! Call the Governor 404 656 1776 AS EARLY THIS MORNING AS YOU CAN and DEMAND that he let it become law. We need the deterrent to stop illegal aliens from driving without a valid driver's license. SB 15 serves to equalize the penalty for driving without ever having obtained a drivers license to that of driving on a suspended license. Presently, illegal aliens are given a ticket for not having a valid license, go to court, smirk while they pay a fine and then go to the parking lot at the courthouse...and drive away.
Jerry Gonzalez has sent countless e mails out asking his followers to call the Governor and ask that he veto SB 15...it is the most effective bill aimed at illegal immigration of the year and there is a lot of money supporting the push to convince SONNY PERDUE to veto the bill.
PLEASE HELP ME! Call the Governor's office RIGHT NOW! " PROTECT US FROM UNLICENSED DRIVERS, LET SB 15 BECOME LAW!" " AMERICANS IN GEORGIA WILL NEVER FORGET IT IF THE GOVERNOR VETOS SB 15!"
News story and MALDEF info below on SB 15.......YOU ONLY HAVE THIS MORNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE, DO NOT THE OPEN BORDERS LOBBY WIN ON THIS IMPORTANT BILL THAT WILL SAVE LIVES IF IT IS ALLOWED TO BECOME LAW!
TEXT OF SB 15 here see what the illegal alien lobby says here. D.A. King
Legislature 2007: Driver’s license bill clears House panel
By Brian Feagans
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/13/07
A Senate-passed bill that would make driving without a license a felony on the third offense cleared a key House committee Thursday over objections that the penalty is too harsh.
Rep. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta) launched a lively debate - one that eventually centered on illegal immigrants - after questioning the logic of SB 15. Someone shouldn’t be stripped of their voting rights and put in prison for up to five years for failing to have a Georgia driver’s license, even on the third offense, Bruce said.
“Because you don’t have a license doesn’t mean you don’t know how to drive,” Bruce told fellow members of the House Judiciary Committee.
But Sen. John Wiles (R-Marietta) said Georgia can’t tolerate people driving its roads without passing a driving exam. Some may not be able to see well or know the rules of the road, Wiles said.
Wiles said violators currently receive a mere “slap on the wrist,” but under his bill they would face two days in jail for a first offense, 10 days for a second and 1-5 years on a third violation - a felony.
A Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund representative told the committee the felony provision would make Georgia’s unlicensed driver’s penalty far more severe than any other state’s. It constitutes cruel and unusual punishment barred by the Constitution, said Isaiah Delemar, who heads up MALDEF’s regional office in Atlanta.
That prompted D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society, to point out that he knows several people - including the teen his group is named for - who died in wrecks caused by illegal immigrants. “What we’re trying to do is deter people from moving to Georgia, getting a license plate and driving with impunity,” King said.
Rep. Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) also questioned Delemar’s logic before he and the other committee members passed the bill. He asked Delemar how many violations it would take to warrant a felony. “Five, seven, 10?” he asked...
MALDEF, the illegal alien lobby's points on their OPPOSITION TO SB 15 below... ASK YOURSELF: WHO IS SONNY LISTENING TO?!
Written by MALDEF
Posted on 2007-04-17
Talking Points OPPOSING
Georgia Senate Bill S.B. 15
of the 2007-2008 Legislative Session
Maritza Ramos (MALDEF)
Senate Bill 15 criminalizes the conduct of a person who is cited 3 times for driving without a valid Georgia’s driver license and who is a Georgia resident. MALDEF urges the good members of this committee NOT to approve this bill.
Ø First, this bill violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that punishment is considered “cruel and unusual” if it is excessive. In Solem v. Helm, the Supreme Court held that incarceration could constitute cruel and unusual punishment if it were “disproportionate” in duration with respect to the offense. Charging someone with a felony for being stopped without a license is excessive. (Tests: gravity of offense v. harshness of penalty; sentence imposed on others in same jurisdiction; sentence imposed for same crime in other jurisdictions). (Discuss results)
Ø Second, this bill will break-up mixed status families. U.S. citizen children will be penalized because their undocumented parents will very likely be deported because they were charged with a felony—driving without a valid driver’s licenses. U.S. citizen children and undocumented children (who are entitled to a public education) will have no way to reach school or doctor’s appointments, medical emergencies. Moreover, innocent children’s constitutional right to engage in interstate travel would be abridged.
Ø Third, this bill is facially neutral but can have a disparate impact and is not rationally related to a legitimate state interest. We are not aware of any legislative findings that support a legitimate state interest as to the harm a person can cause the community by driving without a driver’s license.
Ø Fourth, this bill will burden Georgia residents who cannot obtain a valid driver’s license and treat them as hardened felons. It places a higher standard on individuals that cannot obtain driver’s licenses because they lack documentation then it does on individuals who actually place the safety of the community at danger by engaging in DUI’s or Substance abuse violations. We need to concentrate our efforts on serious criminal violators—murderers, rapists and not on non-violent undocumented immigrants.
Ø This bill attempts to criminalize individuals who are hard workers who are unable to obtain a license. We understand that most times, undocumented workers are more prudent drivers because they fear police detection.
Ø This bill also intensifies safety issues in the community. Harsh penalties deviates individuals from the system by having them flee from accidents whether it was their fault or not just to avoid contact with law enforcement. This creates a burden on individuals that are victims of accidents.
In sum, we oppose this legislation because we believe that it is unconstitutional, destroys families, harms innocent American children and threatens safety.
So go now, pick up the phone and call Governor Sonny Perdue at 404 656 1776!