Piers Morgan is no longer loved in America.
Since UK television host Piers Morgan came out here in the US last week with his adamant stance against gun control and essentially lampooning his guest Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, momentum has gathered for a petition to now be brought forward to the White House’s attention to have him deported back to the UK.
abc: A petition asking President Obama to deport CNN anchor Piers Morgan gathered more than 33,000 signatures in just three days.
The petition on the White House’s “We the People” website posted Friday has crossed the 25,000 threshold needed to solicit a response from President Obama. But unlike the petitions to reduce gun violence that Obama addressed last week, this one isn’t likely to receive a favorable response.
Interesting stuff. But for those of you out there worried the mere expressing a point of view can now get you in trouble (at least not for now) think again.
But according to immigration attorney Mark Schifanelli, it would take more than expressing an opinion on television to get Morgan booted out of the country.
The Department of Homeland Security would have the power to start a deportation process on Morgan if it was warranted, Schifanelli said, but even then, there’s no guarantee Morgan wouldn’t win the right to stay in an appeals process.
“He’s got certain rights,” Schifanelli told ABC News Monday. “Even as a foreign national in the United States, he’s afforded various rights under national security law and due process.”
Piers Morgan for his part has responded by going on twitter urging his haters to “bring it on” and tweeting, “If I do get deported from America wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?”
Aren’t you glad you know live in a country that not only has one of the wackiest shooting sprees going on but now a call for action to depart a journalist simply because of his impassioned beliefs. So much for the first amendment of freedom of expression, never mind the second amendment, the freedom to bear arms, against those who piss you off….