Satire Report - 'Sarah Palin Wants To Send 11 Million Illegal Immigrants On One-Way Cruise to Mexico City'
OutlineCirculating report claims that Sarah Palin has said in an interview with Fox News that 11 million illegal immigrants in the US should be packed on boats and ships and sent back across the ocean to Mexico.
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Brief AnalysisThe claims in the report are untrue. Palin made no such comments. The report originates from the satirical website DailyCurrant.com. Nothing published on the site is intended to be taken seriously.
Sarah Palin said today that illegal immigrants from Mexico should be put on boats and sent back across the ocean to their home country.
In an interview with Fox News tonight, the former Alaskan governor was asked about President Obama’s new plan to partially legalize some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America. Palin dismissed the president's idea as “amnesty” and offered an unconventional solution of her own.
Report Claims Sarah Palin Wants To Send Illegal Immigrants to Mexico By Sea
'If I were Obama I'd put all 11 million of these folks on boats and send them back to Mexico,' she opined. 'The liberal media says it's impossible to deport that many people. But I say we can do it if we have enough ships'.The story claims that host Sean Hannity then challenged Palin by stating that Mexico was ‘just a short drive from the U.S. border’.
'Let's commandeer all the cruise ships, all the fishing vessels and all the yachts those fat cat Obama donors own. And then let's pack 'em full of illegals and send these people on a one-way cruise to Mexico City.'
She supposedly replied
'Sean you're just wrong on that,' [….] 'I've been to Mexico many times and I can tell you it has excellent beaches. How can you have beaches and not an ocean?'
Report is Satirical
The About Page of the Daily Currant states:
'The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide – now including South Sudan. Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence – which presses forward. 'The page also notes that the stories published on the site are 'purely fictional'.
And, despite the claim in the article, there is no record of Fox News interviewing Sarah Palin on November 20, 2014.
Palin Has Indeed Spoken Against Obama's Policy on Illegal Immigrants
She stated in the video that she feels President Obama's action was 'giving the American people the middle finger'. So there is no doubt that Sarah Palin's opinion is not favourable towards President Obama's announcement. But, she did not claim that the immigrants should all be put on boats back to Mexico.
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Last updated: November 24, 2014
First published: November 24, 2014
By Deborah A. Christensen