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Sarah Palin wants to send illegal immigrants across the ocean to Mexico is a fake news storyGetty

An article circulating online claiming that American politician Sarah Palin "wants to send illegal immigrants across the ocean to Mexico is a fake news story.

The bogus report was published on the Daily Currant, a satirical website.

The fake report read: "Sarah Palin said today that illegal immigrants from Mexico should be put on boats and sent back across the ocean to their home country."

"In an interview with Fox News tonight, the former Alaskan governor was asked about President Obama's new plan to partially legalise some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America. Palin dismissed the president's idea as "amnesty" and offered an unconventional solution of her own."

The satirical article also carried a made-up quote from the former Alaska Governor, which read: "If I were Obama I'd put all 11 million of these folks on boats and send them back to Mexico," she opined. "The liberal media says it's impossible to deport that many people. But I say we can do it if we have enough ships."

"Let's commandeer all the cruise ships, all the fishing vessels and all the yachts those fat cat Obama donors own. And then let's pack 'em full of illegals and send these people on a one-way cruise to Mexico City.

"The long voyage back across the Mexican Ocean should give them plenty of time to think about how they shouldn't be coming here to America and jeopardizing our freedom and prosperity by breaking our laws," the fake quote read.

The About section of the website reads: "The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide - now including South Sudan.

"Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence - which presses forward."

However, many Twitter users fell for the website's false story and shared it on social media.

The website has previously published fake article claiming that Kanye West scored 106 points against a wheelchair basketball team.