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CNN Reaches for Ratings By Asking America to Deport One of Its Own

jose antonio vargasMeet Jose Antonio Vargas

This guy is one of the most brazen reporters today. Why? He has courage and temerity to do what few others of his ilk would even consider — he is willing to sacrifice his own residence in America for a greater cause.

As you can see from the picture above, he added to the “Dear God, give us ratings but really not a bad idea” juggernaut of the newly minted CNN FilmsDocumented.” In this amazing documentary, Vargas discloses even more details about living as an undocumented American journalist. More so, because in 2011, he put his stamp on the national immigration debate in The New York Times. 

And for his reward, CNN asked Twitter to deport him. Yes, really.

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Arizona Deals with Negative PR Effects of Immigration Law

Arizona‘s SB 1070, enacted in 2010 in an effort to eliminate undocumented immigration, has faced legal challenges and widespread criticism. When the law was first written, it authorized warrantless arrests, made the act of seeking work a criminal offense for undocumented immigrants and required all immigrants (even the legal ones) to carry papers at all times.

The United States Supreme Court struck down those components of the law but upheld the controversial portion that authorizes police to ask anyone in Arizona for documentation of citizenship or immigration status.

While the law has many supporters, civil rights groups cried foul and encouraged widespread boycotts of Arizona tourism and other businesses. While the PR risks of SB 1070 have been clear for some time, recent data reveals just how seriously the controversy has affected the state’s economy.

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