Boortz suggested Superdome as place to "store 11 million Hispanics just waiting to ship 'em back to Nicaragua, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico"

››› ››› ANNA DIMOND

Radio host Neal Boortz suggested the U.S. government should "store 11 million Hispanics," who entered the country illegally, in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans before deporting them to their home countries.

While discussing recent protests in Los Angeles against recently proposed immigration restrictions, radio host Neal Boortz suggested the U.S. government should "store 11 million Hispanics," who entered the country illegally, in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans before deporting them to their home countries. During and after Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome housed thousands of New Orleans residents displaced by the storm, under wretched conditions. Boortz made his remarks during the March 27 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show.

During the past week, hundreds of thousands of people in Los Angeles and several other U.S. cities marched in the streets to protest a federal immigration bill that would criminalize the provision of aid to undocumented immigrants and make it a felony to cross the border illegally.

From the March 27 edition of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show:

BOORTZ: The 11 or 12 million illegals in this country are not going anywhere. They are staying right here. You tell me if you disagree with this, Royal. You can change their continued presence here from a misdemeanor to a felony if you want to, but they are going to stay. If you think the United States -- er, excuse me, the United Nations Human Rights Commission -- screamed when we force-fed Gitmo prisoners who were trying to kill themselves through starvation, calling that torture, then you just stand back and you listen to the howling, the howling that would follow as surely as night follows day or as Bill Clinton follows flat bellies, the howling that'll erupt with Category 5 force when we try to send these criminals back across the Mexican-American border.

The United Nations and the Euro-weenies, who have their own immigration problem with their own "M" word; It's Muslims for them. They will start screaming about human rights violations like you've never heard them screaming before. They are not going to be shipped back. I mean, Royal, think about -- Mexico doesn't want 'em back, first of all. Think what happens if we round -- first of all, where do we store 11 million Hispanics just waiting to ship 'em back to Nicaragua, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico. Where do we store 'em?

ROYAL MARSHALL (show engineer and occasional co-host): That's a good point.

BOORTZ: You know, the Atlanta Coliseum? I know --

MARSHALL: Superdome!

BOORTZ: The Superdome! Exactly. And the Astrodome in Houston. That's where we'll put 'em. We've got practice. Got practice. But where are we -- and then, what happens if Mexico says, "We ain't taking 'em back"?

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Diversity & Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity, Immigration, Enforcement
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Cox Radio Syndication
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Neal Boortz
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