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Mass Deportation as a campaign slogan

Mass Deportation as a campaign slogan

by digby



He isn't calling for extermination of the vermin so that's a relief. At least not yet:

A Republican candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race is bringing what he calls a “Deportation Bus Tour' to the state’s "sanctuary cities" to tout his support for expediting deportation for immigrants in the United States illegally.

State Sen. Michael Williams’s campaign said in a press release that the tour will “expose how dangerous illegal aliens ruin local economies, cost American jobs, increase healthcare costs and lower education standards.”

Williams says in a commercial for the tour that his deportation plan will “fill this bus with illegals to send them back to where they came from.”

“We’re not just going to track them and watch them roam around our state,” Williams says. “We’re going to put them on this bus and send ‘em home.”

Williams, a former co-chair of President Trump’s campaign in Georgia, is a staunch supporter of the federal 287(g) immigration program, in which state and local law-enforcement agencies work closely with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to hand over immigrants without legal status who were arrested on crimes unrelated to immigration.

In the press release, Williams’s campaign praises him as “the most outspoken anti-illegal candidate in Georgia's history.”


Does everyone remember when commentators erupted in horror when Hillary Clinton dared to observe that Trump and the Republicans were threatening to “go and literally pull [illegal immigrants] out of their homes and their workplaces . . . Round them up, put them, I don’t know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border?”

Yes, she was way out of line for even suggesting such a thing.