January 26, 2012
In October 2011, a group of activists decided to take the logic of anti-immigration activists to its logical extreme. They reasoned that if “anchor babies” are such a big issue, we should all look carefully to determine whether any one of our ancestors entered the country illegally, and if they did, we should self-deport to our illegal ancestor’s country of origin.
Thus was born www.SelfDeport.org, a how-to guide for moral-minded American citizens who have realized that the moral standard they apply to today’s undocumented immigrants should apply to those who came here long ago. The site helps answer questions like:
Then, on January 4, 2012, Republican candidate Mitt Romney used the absurd concept of “self-deportation” himself. The next day, the activists launched their site, which quickly became a social-media sensation.
Read the release announcement here.
Read about Mitt Romney’s usage of “self-deportation” here.