RNC chairman condemns ‘self-deportation’

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach may still think that “self-deportation” is good immigration policy, and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney obviously bought into the strategy of using strict enforcement to encourage undocumented residents to leave the country on their own. But Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus condemned the term last week: “Using the word ‘self-deportation’ – it’s a horrific comment to make. I don’t think it has anything to do with our party. When someone makes those comments, obviously, it’s racist.” Priebus spoke to reporters at an RNC “Rising Stars” event in Boston.