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Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry': It's Hard to Believe College Students Really Signed This Immigration Petition

“It makes sense."

Several students at the George Washington University signed a fictitious petition this week calling on President Barack Obama to "deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant."

“Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of our past and make another’s dreams come true," read the petition, circulated by education watchdog Campus Reform.

“It makes sense,” one student said. “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,” echoed another.

The education watchdog said online that more than two-thirds of the students they spoke to in more than an hour signed the petition. At the time of publication, video showing the students sign the petition had amassed more than 60,000 views on YouTube.

"Not sure whether to laugh or cry," commented one individual.

"I'm having a difficult time deciding if this is funny or just sad," wrote another.

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