Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fernando Wise was removed after refusing to give his name during a public hearing.
A Cobb County man was released after being escorted from the Cobb Board of Commissioner's meeting Tuesday night in handcuffs when he refused to give his name during a public hearing. "There is nothing in the first amendment requiring me to give my name to speak," Fernando Wise said. Chairman Tim Lee, who asked Cobb County police officers to remove Wise from the meeting room, said there are processes and procedures in place that must be followed. "I apologize it has to come to this, but we must be consistent," he said. Members of the standing room only crowd yelled, "Let him go!" as Wise was escorted from the room. In the foyer, residents in favor of allowing backyard poultry in Cobb County - of which Wise's father, Lamar, is a member - …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Cobb activist Rich Pellegrino discusses immigration related issues and shares things you might not have known about him.
Do you agree with Rich Pellegrino on the immigration issues discussed in the video? What are some of the causes you are passionate about? Speak out in the comments!
Monday, May 21, 2012
The county has used the federal E-Verify program to check on worker status since 2006, but the IMAGE program will go a step further.
The Cobb County commissioners are set to enter an agreement with federal officials Tuesday night to help ensure all county employees are in the country legally and are eligible to work. Cobb is the first municipality in the state to use the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Mutual Agreement, or IMAGE program. Commissioner Bob Ott, who pushed for the program, said he hopes the county can be a leader for others. The county has used the federal E-Verify program to check on worker status since 2006, but Ott said the IMAGE program will go a step further. Though it will initially be used only with county employees, Ott told the Marietta Daily Journal that he hopes that in the future it will be used to prevent situations like the one …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, sponsored SB 458, which would ban illegal immigrants from attending Georgia's public colleges, universities and tech schools.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A bill sponsored by state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, and passed by the Georgia Senate on a 34-19 vote would bar illegal immigrants from the state's higher-education offerings at universities, colleges and tech schools. Senate Bill 458, which now will go to the House for consideration, would require post-secondary-school applicants to submit documents verifying their citizenship, according to a Senate press release. It would apply to the University System of Georgia's 35 colleges, including Kennesaw State University, and the Technical College System of Georgia's 25 schools, including Chattahoochee Tech. “The Georgia Board of Regents is re-interpreting federal policy by allowing undocumented students to attend public colleges and …