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Gwinnett County Commissioner “Neutral” on 287g while Sheriff sends White Nationalist to Represent his Office?

August 1, 2019

Yesterday, Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque decided to host a town hall meeting where she mentioned she was “neutral” on 287g and wanted to bring communities together for a debate.  The Sheriff of Gwinnett County sent a representative from a hate group, who is also a convicted felon, to speak on his behalf on the 287g policy.  YOUR voice is needed on this issue.  Please see below for a way for you to take action to educate the Gwinnett County Commissioner Fusque that she must not remain neutral and she should oppose 287g. 

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Call Gwinnett County Commissioner 

Marlene Fosque and ask her to OPPOSE 287g!

“By choosing D.A. King as its official spokesperson, the Gwinnett Co Sheriff’s Office has blatantly shown that it operates on a platform of #racism and complete disregard of any immigrant rights,” was what our allies at AAAJ-Atlanta said, and we agree.

The person who was sent to represent the Gwinnett Sheriff’s Office is Donald Arthur King (aka D.A. King), a convicted felon who runs a hate group called the Dustin Inman Society.  

Why would the Sheriff of Gwinnett County send a white nationalist to speak on his office’s behalf on the 287g policy?  The answer is simple.  The Sheriff is comfortable with the support of white nationalist because the 287g program is a white nationalist policy.

Who is D.A. KING, the convicted felon?
Dustin Inman Society:  “The Dustin Inman Society is a Georgia-based anti-immigrant hate group founded and led by activist D.A. King. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists it as an anti-immigrant hate group because it denigrates immigrants and supports efforts to make the lives of immigrants so hard that they leave on their own-a tactic known as “attrition through enforcement.” 

DA King’s Ties to White Nationalists:  In 2007, DIS accepted $5,000 from U.S. Inc, John Tanton’s foundation. Tanton was a Michigan opthamologist turned white nationalist who has created a network of anti-immigrant organizations.  “For me, while standing a few feet away from group after group, the impulse to reach out and personally deport these Third World invaders was nearly uncontrollable” King wrote in a June 2006 VDARE article. 

In April 2007, for example, when speaking at a Newton County (Georgia) Republican Party meeting, Mr. King reportedly suggested that undocumented immigrants are ‘not here to mow your lawn – they’re here to blow up your buildings and kill your children, and you, and me.’  Mr. King has also asserted that the United States is ‘being invaded and colonized’ by a ‘Mexican mob that brings with it a culture of lawlessness and chaos.’

Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque shares the responsibility of allowing white nationalist to speak on behalf of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s office.  She provided a platform for a white nationalist to spread a racist and white nationalist policy like 287g.  We need to let her know this is unacceptable.

Please call Commissioner Marlene M. Fosque, District 4, at 770.822.7004 or email marlene.fosque@gwinnettcounty.com to let her know she can’t remain neutral on 287g. 

She must OPPOSE it!

More information about the meeting last night is posted here:https://www.ajc.com/news/local/pro-immigrant-groups-spurn-gwinnett-287-panel/pznWsY3HTfM8lOdhDJ7j4N/

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Hall County should have bilingual access in English and Spanish for all elections material!

GALEO and other community members have launched a petition addressed to Hall County Commissioners and the Hall County Elections Board.  Please spread the word!https://galeo.org/hall/

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Let’s work together against 287(g) in Gwinnett!

The campaign to get ICE Out of Gwinnett is a group of concerned individuals from Gwinnett County to end the 287(g) program. The campaign is led by Asian American’s Advancing Justice – Atlanta, other organizations, and community members.  GALEO is proud to partner in these efforts.  

To sign on to support getting ICE out of Gwinnett, please sign up here:  

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