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Post : Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary gets tough on immigration
URL : http://nationalpost.com/pmn/pmn-news/georgia-gop-gubernatorial-primary-gets-tough-on-immigration
Posted : May 16, 2018 at 11:14 pm
Author : The Associated Press
Tags : AP
Categories : PMN News, PMN Politics, PMN World

CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Georgia's Republican primary for governor is shaping up as a contest over who's toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a "deportation bus" and tough talk about "criminal illegal aliens."

GOP candidate Michael Williams says his bus will visit what he calls Georgia's "dangerous sanctuary cities." The former state co-chair for Donald Trump's presidential campaign says he wants to send undocumented immigrants "home."

Protesters who saw the bus's appearance Wednesday in Clarkston, a city near Atlanta that has welcomed immigrants and refugees, say Williams is using scare tactics to demonize immigrants.

Tuesday's upcoming five-candidate GOP primary appears headed for a runoff though Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is seen as the front-runner.

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