Georgia state senator and gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams released a video in which he said he would embark on a “Deportation Bus” tour. The prominently labeled “Deportation Bus” also features text that says, “Fill This Bus With Illegals. Vote Michael Williams.”
One of the windows on the back of the bus contains a message that reads: “Danger! Murderers, Rapists, Kidnappers, Child Molesters, And Other Criminals On Board.” Another window says, “Follow Me To Mexico.”
According to his Facebook post the tour was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, passing through “each of Georgia’s dangerous sanctuary cities: Clarkston, Decatur, and Athens.” The post continued, “Throughout his bus tour of sanctuary cities, Williams will expose how dangerous illegal aliens ruin local economies, cost American jobs, increase healthcare costs, and lower education standards.”
CNN stated that “State legislators in Georgia passed a law banning sanctuary cities in 2009, but some local governments in the state have policies that are more sympathetic to immigrants.”
WSB-TV said that the city of Clarkston “is a self-described sanctuary city.” The Center for Immigration Studies lists two areas in Georgia on its list of sanctuary jurisdictions: Clayton County and DeKalb County.
“We’re gonna implement my 287(g) deportation plan that’s gonna fill this bus with illegals to send them back to where they came from,” Williams declared in his video.
In a tweet containing the video, Williams wrote, “When I'm Governor, we're going to deport criminal illegals in GA by making the 287(g) illegal deportation program STATEWIDE.”
The 287(g) program described on the ICE website is a program in which ICE trains law enforcement officers to participate in immigration enforcement: “The 287(g) program, one of ICE's top partnership initiatives, allows a state or local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE, under a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), in order to receive delegated authority for immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions.”