Watch: GOP Georgia Governor Candidate Brings ‘Deportation Bus’ To State’s Sanctuary Cities
State Sen. Michael Williams (R), who is a 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 undocumented immigrants.
In a press release, Williams’s campaign praises him as “the most outspoken anti-illegal candidate in Georgia’s history,” and said the tour will “expose how dangerous illegal aliens ruin local economies, cost American jobs, increase healthcare costs and lower education standards.”
Williams, a former co-chair of President Trump’s campaign in Georgia, 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 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 undocumented immigrants who were arrested on crimes unrelated to immigration.
Sanctuary cities have been at the center of the national conversation on immigration. The Justice Department announced earlier this year a lawsuit against California over the state’s sanctuary laws. Trump has called on Congress to block funding for the cities.
Williams is one of seven GOP candidates vying to replace Gov. Nathan Deal (R), who is approaching the end of his second term.
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