Electoral certainties that once defined immigration debate for Republicans may be changing
Since the Trump administration began even tougher immigration enforcement against undocumented workers, many business owners have struggled to fill low-wage jobs, Murphy writes. (Chris Carlson/AP file photo)
If you were on the outside looking in, last month’s Republican primary for Georgia governor seemed to feature state Sen. Michael Williams, an immigration hard-liner, against everyone else.
Williams made national headlines when he kicked off his “Deportation Bus Tour,” promising to drive around Georgia, “fill this bus with illegals and send them back to where they came from.” But while Williams got a ton of press from his infamous deportation bus, he got almost no Republican votes. In the end, he finished second to last in the primary with 4.9 percent.