Reince Priebus is of course right to say self-deportation is a racist policy motivated by racism, but he is wrong to say it is not a policy favored by his political party. It is right there in the Republican Party’s official platform:
“Using the word ‘self-deportation’ — it’s a horrific comment to make,” Priebus said, in a forceful rebuke. “I don’t think it has anything to do with our party. When someone makes those comments, obviously, it’s racist.”
(via Brett Logiurato)
Update: The RNC mistakenly confirmed the “racist” quote. Apparently he said “obviously it hurts us.” That’s true, but so was the original statement.