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August 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Kennewick candidate says illegal immigrants should be shot

Posted by Jim Brunner

The Tri-City Herald reports today on Kennewick City Council candidate Loren Nichols, who says he'd throw out all illegal immigrants, and told a radio interviewer they should be shot.

From the Herald:

"I'm a hawk on this, but that's how much I value America," Nichols told the Herald on Tuesday after being contacted about his comments during a recent radio interview calling for capital punishment for illegal aliens.

The candidate, who is running against mayor Steve Young, also said illegal aliens should "be shot at the border."

Nichols revealed his hard-line views about illegal immigration during a 15-minute interview Friday morning with KONA radio's Jeff Phillips.

If elected, Nichols said he would push the city council to ban illegal immigrants and order them to leave town in 30 days.

He told Phillips: "If they value their lives, they would leave."

"I told him that sounded like a threat against individuals who come into this country illegally," Phillips told the Herald.

"I'm not promoting killing anyone," Nichols replied during the interview, explaining that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally shows they don't respect "our values."

"I know that is a very drastic stand, but let me put it this way: I expect illegal invasion of our country by foreign entities to be met with deadly force. That's how I expect to see my country protected, and I feel the same way about our city," Nichols explained to the Herald.

Read the whole story at: http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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"Christ, where do these halfwits come from..." Eastern Washington.  Posted on August 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM by Tommy Hind. Jump to comment
Well, it's good to know where the candidates stand! He may be slightly overly enthusiastic but he has the right idea. I wonder how this will...  Posted on August 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM by The Iconoclast. Jump to comment
I hear this guy doesn't even live in the city of Kennewick. He put down an address in town, but lives somewhere else. So, I wonder if by...  Posted on August 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM by Eager Beaver. Jump to comment

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