August 28, 2014 10:17 am -

[su_center_ad]Governor Nathan Deal assumed one of the immigration activists questioning him was undocumented, and it was not pretty.

During an appearance on Tuesday, a group of four immigration activists from the Undocumented Student Alliance asked Deal about the policy of categorizing undocumented students who live in the state to attend college as international students — and pay much higher out-of-state tuition rates.

Deal responded that if the policy was overturned it would be a “huge concern” for the people of Georgia.

“It can only really effectively be dealt with by the federal government at the congressional level in dealing with the DREAM Act children, which I presume maybe you are,” Deal said according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

Deal was then pressed by the activists and at one point the governor responded “what I’m saying here is there is a fundamental problem that can only be solved at the congressional level and that is to deal with the issue of children, I presume you probably fit the category—”

“I don’t. I am not an illegal immigrant and I don’t know why you thought that I was undocumented. Is it because I look Hispanic?” one of the activists interjected.

Deal then apologized.

“I apologize if I insulted you I did not intend to,” he said. “It is an issue that I hope you continue to press in Congress. It is one of the issues that I believe it were a standalone issue, could be passed in Congress.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Georgia Governor Assumes Hispanic Looking Actvivist Is Undocumented

  1. Carla Akins August 28th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Good grief, this man is not very bright. Isn’t he under indictment too?

  2. Tommy6860 August 28th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    He’d been better off having his klan spokesperson stand in for him. Now, he exposed himself for what he really is. F’ing bigot!

  3. Denise August 28th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Deal is in serious trouble, not just politically, but criminally as well. Jack Carter, Jimmy Carter’s grandson, is posed to become Georgia’s first Democratic Governors since his grandfather, I think. Assuming all brown skinned people are undocumented is akin to assuming all Germans are Nazi sympathizers.

    Just like Corbett in Pennsylvania, Deal is in no position to continually place your foot in your mouth, but both do. The Hispanic vote is important, and the female vote is important, but to listen to Deal and Corbett speak they do not need the votes of these two important demographics to win. These votes are needed, and Deal needs to remove his klan robes, quit being narrow minded and reach out to Hispanic votes. He won’t, of course, and now, they will vote for Jack Carter.

  4. Shades August 28th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    He did not “intend” to insult the man by insinuating he was undocumented? Deal is lucky his pants didn’t catch fire right then. Move On should make this a political ad.