Now that Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart, people everywhere who are sick of his petulant blathering are wondering if the newly-unemployed British national could be deported.
Yiannopolous is currently residing in the U.S. under an O-1 visa. Here’s the qualification for this temporary worker visa that’s issued to fewer than 14,000 people a year:
“Individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have demonstrated a record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for these achievements.”
God knows what kind of person decided Milo possesses extraordinary talent, but hey, there’s no accounting for taste.
In order to come into the U.S. on an O-1 visa, a visa applicant has to show that they have a U.S.-based contract for employment within their industry. If they’re fired or resign from their employment, as Yiannopoulis did, they have to submit new proof of employment to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service within 60 days or leave the country.
If Breitbart is the only business sponsoring Yiannopoulos’ stay in the U.S., and he continues to be blacklisted due to his horrifying comments justifying sex with children, it’s possible that he could face deportation this spring.
Unfortunately, with as much as the media loves to capitalize on controversy, the odds of Milo actually getting deported are probably slim. But hey, we can dream.
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