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27 January 2012

Illegal Immigrant Registers and Votes in Athens-Clarke County

The Athens Banner-Herald reports a local resident, who has been living in the United States illegally for years, may be deported after lying about his citizenship.

Athens businessman Hesham Gad obtained a state driver’s license, attended the University of Georgia, and has been a registered voter while pretending to be a U.S. citizen, a prosecutor said Wednesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

Those are among the reasons the 33-year-old should be deported to Egypt, despite having lived nearly all his life in Athens, argued Western Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney David Lock.

“He’s here illegally,” Lock told Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard.

Johnson, Joe (2012-1-26). Athens man facing deportation lied about U.S. citizenship. Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved on 2012-1-27.

Hesham Gad's voting record shows that not only is he registered to vote, Gad actually did vote in the 2004 General Election.

This is so important, it bears repeating again. A non-U.S. citizen, Hesham Gad, registered and voted in an American election.

Yet, some Georgia legislators want to make it easier for this kind of fraud to occur by allowing same-day voter registration.

What the hell are these Georgia legislators thinking?