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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 06/27/2011

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This poll is based on the events of the last week involving this story, which created this fallout for the Washington Post:

You are a high-ranking manager at a newspaper. One of your jobs is to be a mentor to young employees and advise them on career moves. One day a young, talented staffer with a bright future comes to you and, in confidence, confesses he is an undocumented alien. He was smuggled into the country at the age of 12, learned he was illegal at 16, and has gotten by over the years through subterfuge, forgery, etc. You are aware that it is illegal for a company to knowingly employ an undocumented alien, and that if they knew they would certainly fire him and possibly report him to legal authorities. The writer made his confession after you agreed to keep whatever he said in confidence.

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