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Vidalia Denies Harboring of Illegal Immigrants [fed up citizen sues sanctuary city]
Southeast Georgia Today ^ | July 6, 2012 | news

Posted on 07/06/2012 7:11:19 AM PDT by kevcol

July 6-- The city of Vidalia denies charges that it gives illegal immigrants safe harbor by allowing them to live, travel and work in the city.

A Twin City resident with a history of filing complaints about illegal immigrants filed the charges with the state's new Immigration Enforcement Review Board.

Michael Dale Smith accuses Vidalia Mayor Ronnie Dixon and Lark Builder's owner Bob Moore of having an unwritten policy that allows Lark's immigrant employees who are arrested to be released and allowed to return to work.

"I tell you what. Have Mr. Moore show you that identification and see how many social security numbers come up fraudulent and he's not the only one, there's others in Vidalia. You've had illegal aliens in that city for a long time and others around here, too. It's cheap labor and the businessmen and the farmers have been doing the game and it's time for punishment. People going to be punished," Smith says.

Smith has been unemployed for 11 months and wants illegal aliens who are working to be fired and sent home and replaced with U.S. citizens. He has written at least eight letters to employers and organizations since 2010 as part of his campaign.

Lark Builders says it has no agreement with Vidalia regarding its employees and Vidalia Police Chief Frank Waits says all suspected illegal immigrants are treated the same.

"First we're going to run them on the computer and if we get nothing back, we notify ICE and they let us know something or tell us to hold the person until they can find out something," Waits says.

Georgia's new immigration law created a state board to police enforcement and a sub-committee of the board will further investigate Smith's claims and determine if a hearing is required.

Vidalia city manager Bill Torrance says the city will cooperate fully with any investigation.

"We've done absolutely nothing wrong. There is no policy creating a sanctuary city in Vidalia. We're going to cooperate fully with any investigation because we have nothing to hide," Torrance said.

The state law provides punishment to include the loss of state funding for government agencies and fines of up to $5,000 for officials who "knowingly" violate the immigration law.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegals; openborders; sanctuarycities; sanctuarycity; sancutaycities; vadalia

1 posted on 07/06/2012 7:11:29 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia


2 posted on 07/06/2012 7:14:59 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: kevcol
Yeah, well ... just make that phone call to ICE ...


Never heard a'ya.

(per ozero justice dept/administration, ala Arizona.)

And remember this kids, muslims don't work, they live off of the energy (which is now oil) industry.

And we have an extremely huge NG iundustry just bustin' at the seams to be controlled/owned/taken over.

The muzzies are not in this country for freedom NOR sharia ... they're here for the money/control.


3 posted on 07/06/2012 7:24:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: kevcol
Know this area very well and it is full of illegal workers and illegal child labor. These farmers use cheap illegal and child labor to pad their bank accounts while the local unemployed stay unemployed.
4 posted on 07/06/2012 7:38:19 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: kevcol

States need to start passing Human Trafficking laws that include the hire of illegal labor.

They may not get an anti-illegal alien law thru the federal courts....but no special-interest group can take the potential PR damage if they sue to overturn a Human Trafficking law that includes the hiring of illegal aliens

I am glad Georgia and Alabama passed their laws. Florida needs similar laws, so that illegal aliens do not move to Florida. I wish our Gov Scott would grow some nads and get this state a Arizona-style SB 1070 with the Human Trafficking component

5 posted on 07/06/2012 8:02:46 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: kevcol


6 posted on 07/06/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Tennessee Nana; kevcol; All

In 1998, Clinton was actually doing workplace enforcement of illegal hiring. The Georgia delegation, including Newt Gingrich, wrote a letter demanding that workplace enforcement be stopped immediately in Georgia because their big donor Vidalia onion producers wanted it that way. There has been a ‘sanctuary’ policy down there ever since. And this action was what basically put a stop to enforcing the law.

7 posted on 07/07/2012 6:43:16 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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