On July 8, prominent anti-immigrant activists in Georgia distributed a media advisory announcing the creation of the Georgia Immigration Enforcement Coalition (GIEC). The coalition’s co-founders include Kay Godwin and Pat Tippett of Georgia Conservatives in Action and D.A. King, founder and president of the Dustin Inman Society (DIS).
King, who is GIEC’s spokesman, is no stranger to controversy and maintains ties to white nationalism. Despite having written for the white nationalist website for three years, King claims that neither he nor his organization has any ties to Peter Brimelow’s VDARE.com.
King also has a working relationship with the architect of the modern day anti-immigrant movement. John Tanton’s US Inc. provides a way for DIS to receive thousands of dollars in tax-deductible donations through a program known as “The Georgia Project.” While GIEC is a new group, the nativists behind it have been active within the anti-immigrant movement for years.