Some students at George Washington University recently signed a fake petition that called for President Obama to deport an American citizen in exchange for an undocumented immigrant to be admitted into the U.S.
The conservative website Campus Reform posed the question to students, many of whom seemed confused by the premise or misunderstood the petition (video below).
However, some students did sign the petition, including one man who said, "Alright, let's go for it," but later added, "Who is going to be selected to be deported?"
“It makes sense,” said a female student who signed the petition. “Like, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of like hatred against undocumented immigrants and it’s not necessarily their fault.”
“Everybody deserves a shot and we shouldn’t rule anybody out,” stated another young woman.
"I think our immigration rules are crazy, and I think it's important," said another woman.
George Washington University has a long history of supporting immigrants. According to the university's website, law students at the school's Immigrant Clinic have offered legal help to immigrants since 1979. The students legally aid undocumented immigrants in avoiding deportation and seeking asylum in the U.S.