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Piers Morgan deportation petition exceeds 80,000 signatures as new petition to keep him in the states is launched


By Gillian West, Social media manager

December 27, 2012 | 2 min read

The petition to have chatshow host and former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan deported from the US has received over 20,000 signatures in the last two days, totalling just over 82,000.

American citizens have launched the campaign to have Morgan expelled from the country following his views over US gun control.

The White House has not responded to the online petition that asks for Morgan to be deported for "attacking the second amendment".

A second petition has since cropped up online entitled "Keep Piers Morgan in the USA", which claims there are two very good reasons to keep Morgan in the US "Firstly, the first amendment. Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back".

The petition then adds: "Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react."

Created on Christmas Day this petition is more of a slow burn with just over 5,000 signatures since its creation.

Morgan has since been responding to the deportation calls via his Twitter page, and openly conversing with those inviting him to their homelands including, Finland, France, Germany and Nigeria.

The White House petition site states officials will respond to petitions that pass the 25,000 signature threshold by a certain date. The site does not say users must be US citizens meaning people from across the world can sign the petition to keep Morgan in the US.

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