Speaking of Visa Over-stayers

Check out the top three:  Undocumented before they were celebrities.

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  1. Notably absent: Future Congresswoman Mia Love’s (R) parents, who abandoned their children in Haiti, entered the United States on a tourism visa, got pregnant, and gave birth to Mia so they had an anchor baby who gave them automatic citizenship before the law changed.

  2. C. Clavin says:

    Not to be a knuckle-dragging neanderthal…but Selma Hayek can over-stay anytime she wants.
    If she needs citizenship, I’m available.

  3. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    Yeah, but I think you all are missing Superdestroyer’s, Eric’s, JBK’s, and (now) Will’s (is that the current identity?) point. NO ONE is against granting citizenship to these types of immigrants–they are the very heart and soul of the ‘Murk’n dream–most any one of them could pass for native-born citizens (well maybe not the dog sitter and the Nicaraguan, but both of them are rich now, so it’s ok). These immigrants are the one’s America was created for (and did I mention that most of them are white [or at least close]?).

    It’s those other mestizo- and African-looking ones that are the problem. They’re the ones bringing terrorism, drugs, and ebola to the country. (And did I mention Benghazi?)

  4. I was so hoping that Beiber and/or Celine Dion were on that list so we’d have a reason to deport them

  5. Barry says:

    Doug, I believe that the bet on the US-Canada Olympic hockey match was ‘loser gets Bieber’, and we lost………