That’s from Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat congressman from New Jersey who is co-sponsor of an amnesty bill.

The implication is that the soccer players who are whited out are immigrants. Get it? The U.S. can’t succeed in soccer unless we enact amnesty and a massive increase in legal immigration. The #TimeisNow! Because American-born soccer players suck! Or something.

We’re curious to know why Rep. Pallone thinks Alejandro Bedoya and Omar Gonzalez are “immigrants.” Both have Hispanic-sounding names, but they were born on U.S. soil. We certainly hope Rep. Pallone isn’t engaging in racial/ethnic profiling.

Just out of curiosity we decided to take a looksy at the birth places and biographical backgrounds of all 11 of Pallone’s “immigrants”:

Some of these “immigrants” hold (or held) dual citizenship. Nonetheless, all of them appear to have been U.S. citizens at the time of their births, and there’s a good chance that they retained U.S. citizenship to the present.

Lying. It’s what amnesty proponents do. Over and over and over again.

(It is possible that Pallone will say he meant that the whited-out players are descendants of immigrants. That would be a factually accurate claim, but it is even more moronic than the original argument since in that case all the players would be whited-out. It doesn’t appear that any of the players are full-blood Native Americans. Anyway, even Native Americans have ancestors who came to this continent from elsewhere.)

[Update]

Check out all the other Dems spreading this graphic on Twitter. Surprise! Anyone surprised that the list includes Nancy Pelosi?

Correction: We have corrected the birthplaces of Bedoya, Altidore and Jones. While this doesn’t weaken the point of the post, we owe it to our readers to be accurate. In addition, we have corrected the spelling of Omar Gonzalez’s name. Sorry for the errors.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Democrats want amnesty because they want the illegal vote. They don’t care about the effect it’ll have on jobs and the economy, and they don’t care about the crimes committed by illegals once they come over the border.

    If illegal immigration is such a key to American success, why is it costing us billions in tax dollars to take care of the illegals who are here? How are we benefitting from having illegals on the taxpayers dime?

    A deal should be made. For every $1 dollar of taxpayer money being used to take care of an illegal who shouldn’t be here, every Democrat and RINO who supports amnesty should have to pay $100,000 out of their own pocket to go towards helping US citizens. Maybe when they see a personal cost to their advocating breaking the law, they will wake up and stop pushing for rewarding illegals for breaking the law.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      We know it’s about imorting dependable socialist votes, everything else to a democrat is meaningless….

      They know they’ve a snowballs chance in Hell of turning Texas blue,.. hence… flood the nation with illegals and dump enough in red states to drag the state blue.. the biggest election cheating scam in history..

      not every vote by hispanics goes left, but on newly arrived illegals, it’s a near certainty, these people come from mostly left wing states.. it’s all they know..

      reinforced here by hard far left spanish language media.. they simply never hear our side, just that we hate all hispanics. Courtesy of vote stealing leftists..

      we seal the border, or there will be Hell to pay.. the southern western states are literally being invaded, and the democrats are not only fine wih it…. they want to make it easier..

      They lose the white vote entirely but for the left fringe,.. so they just through open the borders,… if they can’t convice you, they’ll just bring in 3 illegals to cancel out your vote..

      the win at any cost left, even if they destroy the country doing it.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        They don’t care if our country collapses, they just care that they will rule over the rubble.

    • j hamma2

      Correct an you should also add that these liberal scumbags dont live anywhere near these “immigrants” ……. out of sight out of mind

    • rte3hrbr .

      A very good idea.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Hmm, a white politician heard the names “Alejandro Bedoya” and “Omar Gonzales” and immediately thought “immigrant.” Wow, just wow. Lucky for Pallone that he has a D at the end of his name and is from a blue state; otherwise, he’d be in some deep s*** right about now.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Democrats can openly use the n-word and still be praised by liberals as being “tolerant.”

      Liberals cheer racism if it suits them.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Cheer it,.. reward it,.. use it as a campaign policy…

        years ago, when I went in the service, coming from a small Ohio town, I was race neutral, simply had no preconcieved ideas,.. open to what was shown me by serving.

        my first brush with race relations as they should be, a meritacracy, no enclaves of racial groups.. one small group of blacks decided during training as we arrived that they would NOT bunk with whites,.. virtually demands from our Staff Sargent a “blacks only” tent,… the backlash from offended whites was clear, our first clue some of us, that inner city urban blacks could be just as racist as any klansman.. that they lived in all black neighborhoods, because they chose to, and were savagely hostile to any whites they felt had no power over them..

        the “mutiny” ended faster than it took them to list their “demands”… our Staff Sargeant was A. Black, B. Angry as Hell that a trio of E-1’s thought they could “demand” anything, let alone be such open bigots in a race nuetral military which kicked bigots out…. so he made an example…

        stood them up at attention and gave the harshest dressing down I ever heard,. He spoke about the only colors that mattered, the red of our mutual blood, the blue of our uniforms.. he spoke of us all being brothers first, before anything else..

        his comments were meant for all of us,.. and I knew then,.. he was right, deep in my bones that character, brotherhood, devotion to duty, honor, not based on surface differences, but in what was in our hearts..

        the lesson was a hard one for a few,.. one of the three plus some white kid later refused the lesson, and got put on the bus back to mom… we were better rid of them..

        Now, if only the democrats understood that same lesson,,. And didn’t stoke minority racism for personal gain.. it’s little wonder why Dr. King was a republican.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Talk about amnesty……

      • mike_in_kosovo

        #Immuni-(D)

    • Jay Stevens

      Pallone? Sounds foreign.

      • Dean Cannon

        Obviously an illegal immigrant from Italy

      • Ailsa Nordstrom

        Pallone? And he is from N.J.? He must be in the mob. (How does it feel to be profiled, Rep. Pallone?)

      • Chris F.

        You’re confusing him with Sylvester Stallone, who crossed Italy’s border and then the Atlantic Ocean to sneak into America.

    • pajamakat

      I’m from NJ. Don’t think we all love him. We don’t

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Wut? Tim Howard is not on the list and he looks tan in the face.

    Seriously you idiots. You live in the greatest country on the planet and this is what you do? I’m an immigrant and you make me sick.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      And I’ma go all sappy and mushy and whatnot which I hate doing but every morning I wake up and I think to myself – well you live in the USA and that is more than you ever hoped for so STFU and give thanks. And the day is off to a great start!

    • fred

      well if you are illegal GTFO

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        You’re quite obviously an idiot.

        • fred

          why

  • mrspinky85

    The problem is with ILLEGAL immigrants. My sister in law is Japanese and doing everything the legal way. Amnesty is rewarding people who didn’t follow our laws and a slap in the face to those who do. This is so wrong that people set the argument against ILLEGAL immigration up like we want NO immigration. That is a lie from the pit. But, when has the left been honest about anyone else’s position.

    • nickshaw

      Setting up strawmen to knock down instead of telling the truth is the Dim way.
      Ask Skeeter, the Resident.

    • David Johnson

      Every Legal Immigrant I’ve known (a couple who were going through the process) haven’t liked Illegal Aliens!

    • Terry West

      So, it’s almost like saying if the gov’t doesn’t obey the law(s), then whey should we obey the law(s). Seems to work for them!

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      +1
      My wife and I spend thousands on lawyer fees & countless hours filling out forms and waiting in lines.

      We did it the right way, but it did not make a bit of difference.

    • LivingRedInABlueState

      Amen, mrs pinky, from another immigrant that had to jump through all the LEGAL hoops!

      • 97E

        I’m not an immigrant, nor are any of my parents. However, all but one of my four grandparents immigrated from Europe post-World War I. The fourth was a young Cherokee woman, whose father fought in said First World War.

        I can only imagine what these immigrant grandparents of mine (all but one of whom have since passed) would think of these border hoppers?

    • BearNJ

      As the son of legal immigrants I despise how left wing politicians and
      Bush Rinos conflate law breakers with those who followed the rules
      and obeyed the law.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    This guy is the worst.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    As far as that goes, Pallone, just about every European team uses “ringers.” Mario Balotelli is the funniest-looking Italian I ever saw. It so happens that we can actually assemble a team with players born here. When you have a nation of 320 million people, you have a sort of embarrassment of riches that way. And if for whatever reason an American kid grows up overseas (like a certain gentleman in Washington DC), and gets good at a game the locals play, and can play it competitively over there, why NOT have him? We’ve elected people like that to high office, after all. A ball player can only win or lose you a game, not a whole country.

    http://www.ze-za.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Mario-Balotelli_0-310×232.jpg

    • MAA Oregon

      “Mario Balotelli is the funniest-looking Italian I ever saw”….. WTF? You DO know that black people are everywhere in the world, right? You DO know they can be born in Italy to Italian parents who are also Italian. Wow… one of the dumbest posts I’ve seen this morning. Thanks for sharing your ignorance.

      • Thomas Darkvane

        You do realize that you are the one who is over their head in this discussion? For there is no way that he nor his family were native to the region, correct? Funny how you left that tidbit out. That was the whole point of this discussion.

    • Phil Lance

      Not supporting Pallone statements, but if you actually checked, Balotelli was born in Italy to Ghanian parents, for what ever reason, he was put in foster care and adopted by an Italian Jewish family, his adoptive mother being a Holocaust survivor, (Therefore being the daughter of an immigrant herself).
      He is the first black player to play for the Italian team and has had to overcome racist chants and more from Italian soccer fans. He is Italian by birth and by adoptive parents. He could have played for Ghana if he so wished, but choose to play for the country he feels he belongs to. Not exactly sure what you are trying to say about him, but it seems as your comment, about him being a “funny looking Italian” has something to do with his skin colour.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        My point was that Mario Balotelli did what anybody in his position would do– play for his adopted nation, as it is a much better chance of winning the Cup for him if he does. And I do not doubt for a second that Italy is his home, in his own mind. My point is that he is a naturalized Italian and that there are many people in Italy who might find the use of a naturalized citizen odd, to say the least, when Italy does not want for indigenous players of high caliber. I am thinking less about him specifically as I am thinking about how many other nations have used African players as “ringers.” It is that he has a name that, were you not to know his history, does seem a bit incongruous, you must allow.

        • Guest

          Let me repeat myself, “he was born in Italy”. How is he a “naturalized Italian”.

        • Phil Lance

          Let me repeat myself, “he was born in Italy”. How is he a “naturalized Italian”. Very easy to find out, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Balotelli#Early_life

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The automatic birthright citizenship only holds if both parents are stateless. Mario Balotelli became indisputably an Italian citizen as a result of being adopted– hence, the use of “naturalized.”

          • Phil Lance

            He was born in Italy!!!! My mother is German and my father is Welsh, I meanwhile was born in London, so pray tell me what am I? In a World Cup I am English, not British.

          • Phil Lance

            Obviously you know very little about football.

  • SisterMary

    Um, may I just say BS? It occurs to me that IF there is a need for immigrants to fulfill a need for the soccer franchises, there are other avenues BESIDES AMNESTY. Sorry, didn’t mean to yell.

  • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive

    Joe Corona was born in California, just to mention one USMNT regular who isn’t on the WC squad.

  • Ed McDowell

    That’s my rep.No I didn’t vote for him.

    • John Hornak

      Same as me and I already called him an asshole to his face.!

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        Sounds like a public service announcement. Good on ya.

  • carmenta

    Par for the course from Pallone. Now, if he were ever to be honest, THAT would be news.

  • Zefal

    Someone take a picture of democrats in congress then blank out the corrupt ones. There wouldn’t be any democrats without the corrupt ones.

    • deano24

      Just blank out the ones that received a medal from the Communist Party.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    My mother was born in Italy and came here legally. What’s his point?

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Lying. So he can pass legislation to get re-elected.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    When a cause has legs there is absolutely zero need to LIE about it. Applies to illegal immigration and 2nd Amendment both. The extremists pushing for amnesty and outlawing guns both depend on lying, misleading, misinformation, and intentional omission.

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      All their causes seem to require lying.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    If a conservative did that they would be branded a racist for profiling.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    He whited them out?

    Nope. No veiled racism there.

  • Dirty Dutch

    A democrat lie? Bullsh!t.

  • AT

    Even if they were immigrants, which they’re not, at least they’re immigrants who are embracing America, trying to help make it great, doing something for the nation, and holding an honest job. “Playing on America’s team,” if you’ll pardon the pun.

    Y’know, as opposed to sucking off the welfare teat while making no effort to embrace America, its culture, or its ideals.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    What a racist. If they have a mexicany spanishy name, they must be immigrants? WTF?

  • TycheSD

    Everybody came from somewhere else originally – even the descendants of the passengers on the Mayflower! The questions are 1) Did the person come here in a legal process? 2) Were the person’s parents here legally? 3) Do we actually need any more immigrants at a time when so many American people can’t find work?

    • nickshaw

      You expect a Dim Representative to ask hard questions like that?
      Anyway, they don’t care.
      It’s just another vote to them!

  • nickshaw

    It seems Dims give the same care and consideration in checking the background of soccer players as they do to their presidential selections!

  • Truth

    It’s not the “immigration system” that’s broken, it’s “border security” that needs fixing.

    • Perso Nasplit

      when the illegals get amnesty, that will cause the people who are trying legally to go to the back of the line. THAT is broken. Fine any company who hires an illegal $100k per employee, and when found, use that money to deport them and support citizens instead. eventually, when no company will hire the illegals, they will go back where they came from.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      Yup.

      As I continue to point out at every opportunity, the phrase Immigration Reform needs to be replaced with Immigration Enforcement Reform. Period.

  • Michael Rice

    How many of those whited out players are illegals?

    • Perso Nasplit

      “whited” out? so racist for asking that question. You cant question if someone is breaking a law, because that might make them uncomfortable breaking the law and stealing our tax money and jobs.

  • jody

    he’s writing amnesty legislation, well just know the jerk was also a major contributor to ACA Obamashitcare as well. So….

  • BorderLine Guy

    Wait, Altidore seems to have been born in Haiti, not Florida, the bio referenced isn’t clear. That’s the only one I checked. Twitchy better do a little more research.

    • BorderLine Guy

      Hmm, wiki says born in New Jersey for Jozy Altidore.

      • Arkuy The Great

        Hey, wasn’t the current President “born in Kenya” for 16 years from 1991 to 2007? That little “fact” got ashcanned as soon as he decided to run.

        All I’m saying is that published bios mean little.

  • Nick

    Another sub-moronic comment from a Liberal grasping at straws for anything to help the cause. In case you missed it, Democrats don’t care thing 1 about immigrants as people, they just know they will get on he Government handout plan and be Democrat voters for life, it’s called buying votes.
    As for the US Soccer team/players, all those guys like Jones, Julian Green, etc. have American military servicemen who are their fathers and foreign born mothers. They have dual citizenship & the choice of which country they want to represent at the senior level and once they pick (USA vs Germany, Iceland or wherever) that’s that.

  • socalcon

    And the Left-tards keep voting for them.

  • Super Marsupial

    You don’t even need to be a citizen of a country to play for it. FIFA rules all you need is 1 grandparent from there! Doofus

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  • Dean Cannon

    Pallone MUST be an illegal immigrant from Italy who is hiding here because he whacked a Mafia head in Sicily.
    See how that works Frank ?

  • Its_My_Fault

    Even if they were immigrants they got here LEGALLY. It is possible to become a citizen legally here, remember?

  • Mike Gable

    Truth has no place in an election year!

  • Andy Bachand

    I have to love the way these guys ignore the difference between immigrating legally and hopping the border in the dark of night.

  • DrVinny

    Potential Governor Marsha Coakley on Illegal Immigrants: “Technically it’s not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts” …. What would we do with out these democrats watching out for our best interests?

    • Arkuy The Great

      Thank Bog she is so far down in the polls!

  • ThewlynOh ✓certifiable

    LIES…it’s like mother’s milk for politician (yes, you GOP people too). The issue with things like this is it shows just how stupid the people we elect to represent us actually are…

  • Evie1949

    Nancy Pelosi put out the same tweet – I suggested yesterday that she had self-identified as a bigot. I love it that this “immigrant” soccer team is becoming a meme for the liberals in the face of the facts. They are only looking at the names and making a judgement based on the names – too funny for words. That, my dear liberals is, once again, liberal projection – you profile and are bigots so you accuse conservatives of that “crime”.

    • Mike Peterson

      They are always the worst offenders of bigotry and racism, but are the first to point the finger at conservatives for things that arent racist but the view as racist like disagreeing with them.

  • Mike Peterson

    I think this needs to be clarified, Republicans and Conservatives dont hate immigrants, we dont believe people should be rewarded for breaking the law.

  • Vicki

    He was counting on no one checking this out…or he was handed this by his staff who were hoping no one would check…

  • Dan13

    The best American footballer, Paolo Rossi, was born in NJ. Unfortunately, he chose to play for Italy.

  • Hoosierdaddy

    Lying is what this administration endorses. He’s just following the child standard. Agreed, nobody opposes legal immigration. We’ve got a law, follow it.

  • Jac Lavone

    Frank Pallone is a moron. Need I say more?Jac

  • dr

    i really hope everybody gets off there ass and vote this year .please help vote these people out

  • Maxsteele

    Thank goodness he equates ethnic last names with being immigrants and not a real racist by putting up a picture of a giraffe or anything :)

  • NickGranite

    So a better soccer team for the World Cup (if it were even true) = illegal alien invasion is OK

  • R. Daniels

    There is stark difference between immigration and ILLEGAL immigration.

  • Unfit4TheInternet

    How many of those on the US team are here because they overstayed a visa or snuck across the border? 0, as in the number of principals this loser follows.

  • rte3hrbr .

    Pallone – vote him out before he ruins the US.

  • Amy

    an immigrant is a person who migrates or moves to another country for permanent residence. Many Amerians move to other countries for permanent residence just watch house hunters interational. However, people who migrate to another country not to live and not because they want to be residents but because they can paid and get other benefit without being resident are not immigrants. I read the NY wants to provide even more benefits, voting and holding public office, to those who migrated here illegally. So, what is the point of citizenship now??? What’s its value to us here in this country?? I value it highly and I will not support, or vote for any politician who does not. Immigrate here legally, no more chain immigration, no more amnesty (didn’t work the first time), and no unlimited immigration. We need to start hitting the industries like construction who take advantage of all the illegal labor.

  • Magnifico

    Yes, because barely literate peasants are the key to economic success in America, and amnesty has nothing to do with votes.

  • JustEric

    I’m not a sports guy, and maybe I’m over thinking this…but in order to compete in a world-wide sporting event representing a country, wouldn’t one of the requirements be citizenship of the country you’re representing? Otherwise, each team could just go around “harvesting” the best players from wherever to represent them. I mean…what’s “team (insert country here)” if not a representation of the best (insert country here) has to offer? 0_o

  • framingham47

    The Left pull stats like this and my favorite, 97% of all Scientists believe that global warming is caused by man,straight out of their butts. They operate on the assumption that if you tell a lie big enough and long enough it will become believed.

    • Acethepug

      Remember the support of the criminally complicit media — it’s essential for these lies. Without it, they can’t saturate the airwaves with these blatant lies.

  • Wayne Lynch

    GOOD job Twitchy.
    HOW do you select?!

  • Veritas177

    Even absent the lies, the argument that our immigration policy should be based on soccer shows the silliness of the amnesty argument.

  • Sanity Check

    So basically this Congressional sleuth used the not white must be immigrant rule.

  • John Williams

    sadly, liberals are banking on the majority of voters being too ignorant, complacent, or lazy to research matters for themselves: see Jesse Watters interview with people who bought Hillary Clinton’s book.

    • Lester

      No, sorry. The right has cornered the market on ignorance, not to mention intolerance.

  • rambler

    Liberal privilege…. it’s whatever needs to be said to make what they need to happen regardless of the consequences.

  • Jim Mcleaster

    to be on the team you have to have one parent that is a citizen.

  • Guest

    This guys is a bleeding f””””knuts

  • $8528932

    It would have been better if “both” parents of these players were USA citizens. Just saying!!!

    • Joe

      What

  • gson97

    Just out of curiosity, has anyone sent this dimwit the facts that are listed in this article? Maybe he should spend a bit more time doing his research before he spouts off about things he knows nothing about!!

  • 1Prop

    Frankie has always been a clueless dweeb who just follows the DNC talking points. It’s a shme the NJ voter are too dumb to send him packing.

  • https://twitter.com/coachanthony79 coachanthony

    I knew that tweet was wrong!!!! And pointless, unless you hate America.

  • PT

    Must be that Pallone’s computer with factual information crashed.

  • Scott Towellz

    Around 70% of the births at Parkland Hospital in Dallas are of illegal aliens.