The last time we checked in on Define American founder José Antonio Vargas, people were passing around online the doctored Social Security card he says he’s used to pay thousands in taxes.
That stunt didn’t bring him any closer to deportation, and Saturday the New York Times gave Vargas yet another opportunity to speak from “the shadows,” where illegals apparently spend their time when they’re not protesting, appearing on cable news programs, writing op-eds, etc.
Opinion: The scariest stranger of all is the U.S. government. It could deport you from the place you call home. https://t.co/JKA2l0uG72
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 9, 2017
“The scariest stranger of all is the United States government,” he writes. “It could deport you from the place you call home. That’s a fear I live with.”
Obviously there’s more to the piece than what fit in the tweet, but there seemed to be an important distinction left out.
If you are illegal no?
— Mazen Boustany (@BoustanyMazen) September 9, 2017
But only if the place you call home is America, and your actual home is somewhere else.
— Based Spock 🇵🇱 (@basedspock) September 9, 2017
Well, if you're here illegally should you be surprised? https://t.co/IPODWbcEXd
— me (@chatroomjester1) September 9, 2017
That's kinda how laws work… https://t.co/w4yuEvVyhB
— Roger (@12inchFamous) September 9, 2017
Not me, I'm a citizen. You have to go back. https://t.co/xHsfnVhN9s
— Mr. X (@stillglomar) September 9, 2017
If you're here legally, you don't have a problem. https://t.co/wUX5ogTh2u
— Jarrell (@Rell_Lauren) September 9, 2017
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) September 9, 2017
Call it home? That's all it takes? Wait, Shotgun! I call Arthur Sulzberger's E Hampton mansion my home! Dibs on the bedroom w/the beach view https://t.co/C5pmfPomfV
— Ed Kirwan (@EKDramatist) September 9, 2017
It's not your home unless you were born here or passed the test to get in
— Dr Robert Simcsak (@DrRobertSimcsak) September 9, 2017
Many world governments exactly the same. Most countries have laws.
— Deanna🌸🌹🌼 (@Deanna773) September 9, 2017
You'll never guess what happens when you're illegal in Mexico or any other country in the world. https://t.co/LuNEEsEV4X
— Mint Chip🇺🇸 (@BasketOfSexy) September 9, 2017
— Spencer Haire (@SpencerHaire) September 9, 2017
But … kicking out people here illegally would be “contrary to our spirit.” At least that’s what Barack Obama just wrote. And as CNN’s Jim Acosta contends, the poem bolted to the Statue of Liberty trumps immigration law — if you qualify as wretched refuse or a huddled mass, you’re in.
This is some excellent fearmongering from the same people who just adored federal government action under Obama. Nicely done! https://t.co/D2RCcBU58c
— Trump 2020 Committee (@ReElect45in2020) September 9, 2017
Isn’t it funny how the same people who cheered President Obama’s power grabs via executive orders and actions now warn against trusting the government? It wasn’t much fun for conservatives when the previous administration decided to weaponize the IRS, either.
I like this "scary" Govt a lot more than the one that politicized the IRS and the intelligence community. https://t.co/HKRpmKuFIb
— Charles Hamerle 🇺🇸 (@CharlesHamerle) September 9, 2017
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Flashback: Illegal immigrant shows off doctored Social Security card he’s used to pay thousands in taxes https://t.co/eKBGGWccZ5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 6, 2017