Sunday, April 28, 2013

Why Haven't You Heard About The anti-illegal Victory In Georgia?

A reader writes:

"I just found out this morning that Governor Deal of Georgia signed SB 160 on April 25, 2013. I stumbled across the information on my Face Book page. I have heard nothing about this on the national media, not even on Fox..."

I don't see any national publicity either (rather like after last year's victory in Alabama, funny thing) but there's an excellent summary by Stand With Arizona's John Hill here:

"Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday signed S.B. 160 – a tough expansion of Georgia’s H.B. 87, the Arizona-style law cracking down on illegal aliens, which passed in 2011.

The La Raza lobby was left stunned and upset, believing Deal would bend to the prevailing GOP pressure for immigration appeasement in Washington, and veto it. They were sadly mistaken...

Martin Lopez, an illegal alien “immigrant rights activist” from Atlanta, was among those who demonstrated outside the state Capitol this month. He said many illegals have been using their foreign passports as a form of identification to get public benefits because the state’s 2011 law prohibits officials from accepting matricula consular cards when people apply. He said he doesn’t know “what they can do now”.

They can go back to their country, Mr. Lopez."


EU tells Britain: Make it easier for jobless migrants to find work

Brussels has demanded  that Britain makes it easier for the unemployed from other  European Union countries to find jobs here.

The EU Commission said that while some states suffer `much higher' levels of unemployment, the rest of the EU should open their doors and help.

It wants new rules to force the Government to better advise migrants about their rights. They would also make it easier for unions and migrant groups to launch legal action if they think foreign workers are suffering discrimination.

The intervention put the EU Commission on a collision course with David Cameron, who yesterday said the Government will legislate to make it harder for EU migrants to come to Britain and claim benefits.

Downing Street sources said the measure would be included in the Queen's Speech. Mr Cameron's aim is to prevent a sudden influx to the UK when EU migration restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians are lifted in January.

In Britain, 4.8 per cent of the labour force - 1.4million people - is already made up of migrants from other EU nations. This compares with 4 per cent in Germany, and just 2.4 per cent in France.

Demanding greater help for migrant workers, the EU employment and social affairs commissioner Laszlo Andor said: `The free movement of workers is a key principle of the EU's single market.

`With much higher levels of unemployment in some member states than others at the moment, it is all the more important to make it easier for those who want to work in another EU country to be able to do so.'

He added that `there is no evidence that migrant workers take jobs away from host country workers'.
Mr Andor, a Hungarian economist, will now seek approval from the European Parliament and the EU's council of ministers for his plan.

A spokesman for the British government said: `This is just a proposal, but we will forcefully resist any attempt from Europe to load additional burdens onto countries like Britain.

`We are already taking action to stamp out the abuse of free movement, to protect our benefits system and public services; we will not allow this country to be a soft touch.'

Tory MP Philip Hollobone said: `The European Commission has shown once again how out of touch it is with popular opinion in this country. It seems the Commission now thinks one of its responsibilities is to share round Europe unemployment between member states - including to Britain, which is not a member of the euro.'

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of MigrationWatch UK, said the plans `pay no attention to the implications for the northern European countries, especially Britain, which already have historically high unemployment'.

The Commission's intervention comes at a time of soaring unemployment in the countries worst hit by the euro crisis. In Spain, the number of jobless this week increased to more than six million - or 27.2 per cent of the workforce.

This week the Mail revealed how Britain was leading a drive for the EU to tighten rules on free movement, warning that migrants from other member states are putting `considerable strain' on schools, healthcare and the welfare state. The EU Commission says migration has a positive impact on the economy of member states. It claimed that Britain opening its borders to eight members of the former Eastern Bloc, including Poland, had boosted GDP by 1.2 per cent between 2004-2009.

However, it stressed that `barriers and discriminatory practices' were still common for migrant workers.


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