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GOP Candidate For Ga. Governor Announces ‘Deportation Bus Tour’ In New Ad

Georgia gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Michael Williams announced his "Deportation Bus Tour" in a new campaign ad Tuesday. His Facebook page says, starting Wednesday, the bus will travel through some of Georgia's "sanctuary cities.”
Georgia gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Michael Williams announced his "Deportation Bus Tour" in a new campaign ad Tuesday. His Facebook page says, starting Wednesday, the bus will travel through some of Georgia's "sanctuary cities.”
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Michael Williams, a Republican state senator who is running for Georgia governor, announced his “Deportation Bus Tour” in a new campaign ad Tuesday.

The tour begins Wednesday, the candidate announced on his Facebook page. The bus will travel through some of Georgia’s “sanctuary cities,” including Clarkston, Decatur and Athens.

“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,” his Facebook post says.

Williams has served as state senator of Georgia’s 27th District since 2015 and endorsed Donald Trump for president.

On his campaign website, Williams says he supports implementing the 287(g) Deportation Program statewide, which gives state and local governments immigration authority within their jurisdictions through a partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“His anti-illegal alien program would expedite the deportation process and send a clear message to illegal communities that they are not welcomed in Georgia,” his announcement on Facebook says.

The schedule for Williams’ “Deportation Bus Tour” is posted on his Facebook page, which indicates that it will be going on until May 21. Georgia’s primary elections are May 22.

In late April, a poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed Republican  Casey Cagle in the lead among GOP gubernatorial candidates and Williams with less than 4 percent of the possible votes. The poll also showed that 33.1 percent of Republican voters were still undecided.