Thousands of Americans have organized to join a boycott of Greyhound Bus after the company made the surprise announcement that it would ban U.S. immigration officers from boarding buses to look for lawbreaking illegals.
The effort was led by Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli who called for the boycott of Greyhound after last week’s announcement that it would stop cooperating with federal immigration officials.
“Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and team members, and we are confident these changes will lead to an improved experience for all parties involved,” the bus company said in an announcement last week.
Greyhound was apparently reacting to demands made by the American Civil Liberties Union and other activists for criminal illegals.
Cuccinelli slammed the company for bowing to the will of the anti-American activists and on Saturday told Fox News, “It’s a sad day to see something like this, and hopefully #BoycottGreyhound will pick up.”
“This is not something they talked to us about before they made their public comment. So for us, it’s ultimately about how we can all work together and the effectiveness of our law enforcement efforts,” Cuccinelli said.
Cuccinelli added that the DHS would engage in discussions with Greyhound about the policy change. He also noted that Greyhound did not speak to the Dept. of Homeland Security before making its decision.
“It’s very sad to see the politicization of law enforcement,” Cuccinelli said of the left’s success in demonizing U.S. immigration policies.
Meanwhile, #BoycottGreyhound gained ground by trending on Twitter.
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