Immigration group puts up billboard slamming senator
by Joshua Sharpe
April 18, 2013 11:53 PM | 3886 views | 5 5 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Dustin Inman Society has funded a billboard on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock that criticizes Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for his statements on immigration. <br> Special to the Tribune
The Dustin Inman Society has funded a billboard on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock that criticizes Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for his statements on immigration.
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CANTON — An immigration reform group from Cobb County has put up a billboard in Cherokee County that accuses a U.S. senator from South Carolina of saying “his state has a labor shortage and wants more immigrants.”

In its text, the billboard on Bells Ferry Road near Woodstock bashes Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and informs passersby that “South Carolina welcomes the undocumented.” This accusation is based on comments made by Graham at an Easley, S.C., Rotary function in February.

Graham also had a hand in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, which was introduced to the U.S. Senate this week.

The Dustin Inman Society funded the billboard, which went up Monday.

Cobb County resident D.A. King formed the nonprofit organization in 2005 in the name of a Cherokee County teenager killed by an immigrant living in the country illegally in a 2000 car accident in Ellijay. Inman was travelling with his mother and father, Kathy and Billy Inman, when they were struck from behind. Kathy Inman was paralyzed in the crash, King said Thursday.

After closing his insurance company in 2003, King said he has been active in politics and has lobbied for immigration reform on the state and national levels.

Billy and Kathy Inman have also become active in the same movement. They met King in 2004 and have since come on board with King’s organization.

King accuses Graham’s involvement in the new immigration bill as being for dishonest reasons.

“Lindsey Graham is deep in the pocket of big business, whose endless goal is to obtain ever cheaper labor,” he said.

King said it was the Inman family’s roots in Cherokee County and the high traffic on Bells Ferry Road that led his group to place the billboard there, instead of in Cobb County where they are based. It is the first in what King said the group hopes will be a series of similar billboards.

Though the billboard on Bells Ferry Road singles out Graham and even lists his Pendleton, S.C., office phone number, King said he hopes it will prompt Georgia residents to contact Georgia senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, and ask them where they stand on the bill.
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mollyway
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April 20, 2013
IF we allos for amnesty, ALLOW for lawbreakers to RULE- WE WILL BE RUINED- in America.LAWBREAKERS CARE NOT- for what is right.A society made up of such, will bring CHRONIC destruction.

SEND ILLEGALS- BACK.

THANK YOU- TO ALL LEGALS- WHO DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY, FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, TO ENTER- AMERICA- LEGALLY.

YOU CAN NOT REWARD- WRONG AND EVIL.

IF YOU DO- YOU BECOME A PART OF THAT.

LISTEN UP- YOU ELECTED LEADERS.

HOW YOU GOT TO YOUR POST- GOD, KNOWS.

IF YOU BRING FORTH,FROM IN THE SHADOWS- HE -KNOWS.

CHOSE YOUR SIDE- CAREFULLY.

Allisio Rex
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April 20, 2013
The problem with Senator Graham is that he gets reelected even though he is a traitor to the people of South Carolina and of United States Patriots who are being displaced and replaced by the invaders of the third world.
Bill Bryan
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April 19, 2013
Maybe it should have been in Spanish?
HenryTrue
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April 19, 2013
King has been fighting the good fight for years and is a true hero. This billboard is a great idea to illustrate the fact that the amnesty bill would be the ruin of American workers. And America.

The amnesty from 1986 showed us what not to do.
lance sjogren
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April 19, 2013
It's great to confront these politicians but that billboard doesn't have a lot of zip to it.
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