CNN Hosts Poll on Whether to Deport Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas


In 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant who had successfully stayed in the US for 14 years, and had unmasked himself to bring attention to the plight of other undocumented immigrants in America.

Yesterday, Vargas continued to tell his incredible story in a CNN documentary, which promoted his film Documented with the following good idea:

This is actually a question that Vargas asks his interview subjects, and it makes sense when a human is asking that question to a fellow human. “At a time of political standstill, with reporters calling immigration reform, ‘dead,’ we gotta humanize this issue,” he told Buzzfeed. “Asking ‘JoseGo’ and ‘JoseStay’ is a way of asking my fellow Americans, ‘What do you want to do with me? What do you want to do with us?’”

When people saw it framed as a CNN poll on non-human Twitter, however, they were not amused:

However, FTVLive felt that this was the most appropriate question of the evening:

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