Like it or not, Piers Morgan isn't leaving the U.S. anytime soon.

The Brit's views on gun control (articulated on Piers Morgan Tonight) have caused plenty of controversy, but more than 100,000 people signed a White House petition to have the former Celebrity Apprentice winner and judge on America's Got Talent deported from the country for those views. The White House is required to formally respond when more than 25,000 people sign a petition, but they decided not to, you know, disregard the First Amendment and said Piers can stay.

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"Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment — or any other matter of public concern," said White House spokesman Jay Carney in a statement, according to the Washington Times. "Let's not let arguments over the Constitution's Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First."

Naturally, Piers gleefully rubbed the ruling in the face of all his haters. "BREAKING NEWS: President Obama has officially decided I am NOT being deported. mf," he tweeted.

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