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White House petition: House illegal immigrant children on White House grounds

Petition demands illegal children be housed on White House grounds
Petition demands illegal children be housed on White House grounds
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On Wednesday, Infowars' Alex Jones posted a petition at the White House "We the People" site demanding Democrats find a way to house thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children on White House grounds.

"Texas Gov. Perry accused the Obama administration of orchestrating an influx of illegal immigrant children from Central America into the US. Obama describes the children and other immigrants as a 'humanitarian crisis' and has requested billions of dollars from tax payers to address the issue," the petition says. The petition also quotes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.: “I wish I could take all those children home with me.”

This statement, Jones said, epitomizes the attitude of Congressional Democrats, many of whom seem to have no problem with the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across the border. As a result, Jones wants Democrats to find a way to house them around the White House.

"We demand Obama and Democrats come up with a plan to establish privately funded housing in Washington and on the grounds of the White House to accommodate illegal immigrants," he said in the petition. "If an amnesty bill is passed by Congress wealthy Democrats and others should continue subsidizing poor and unskilled immigrants who will impose a burden on the federal budget."

Infowars also said wealthy Democrat donors should pony up and pay for housing the illegal immigrants. The site also called for less-wealthy Democrats to pitch in and do what they can to help pay for their needs.

"Let’s make sure Obama and the Democrats are not able to pass the buck and raid already seriously depleted federal coffers and force Americans to pay for this orchestrated effort to flood the country with dependents and undermine a shrinking middle class," the site said.

On Wednesday, the site accused the administration of placing the petition "in limbo" for some 12 hours, preventing people from signing it. According to Infowars, "thousands" of people attempted to sign the petition, but the White House site "failed to make the petition form recognize and tally the signatures."

"Either We the People: Your Voice in Our Government (sic) is akin to Healthcare.gov, the notoriously botched Obamacare website that cost 'north of $600 million' to implement and fix (some claim it will ultimately cost over $1 billion), or somebody at the White House is fudging the numbers," Infowars said.

As of this writing, the petition has only 630 signatures. Over 99,300 more signatures are needed by August 8 for the administration to take action.