An immigration article about Sarah Palin saying the US should send immigrants “back across the ocean” to Mexico is merely satire.
The bunk article was published on the Daily Currant, a political satire website that often lampoons Palin–the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate.
“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,” the report reads in part. It also included more fake quotes from Palin.
But a disclaimer says the Daily Currant shouldn’t be taken seriously.
It says, “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 Currant also says that “our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world.”
The Palin story had tens of thousands of “likes” and shares on Facebook, and it appeared to be gaining steam.
The satirical article is in response to President Obama’s address to the US on Thursday night when he said he would grant amnesty for as many as 5 million immigrants living in the US.