Is it legal for non-US citizens to sign https://petitions.whitehouse.gov?

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  • NVIDIA tourister
    "Is it legal to brush my teeth without asking my congressman for permission?"
    Sep 6 2
    • New ooOa82
      OP
      I am asking for visa holders. Not citizens. When you say 'my' congressman, that implies for citizens right?
      Sep 7
    • NVIDIA dirtycpu
      This is America, stop asking for permission for everything and enjoy the liberties while you still can.
      Sep 7
  • LinkedIn / Eng igotb&
    It’s a petition, it’s not legally binding
    Sep 6 1
    • New ooOa82
      OP
      Right but if it is only meant for US citizens, I feel like visa holders signing could carry huge repurcussions
      Sep 7
  • Expedia Group freeforall
    It's a free country (supposedly)....
    Sep 6 2
    • New ooOa82
      OP
      Different laws for citizens and non-citizens.
      Sep 7
    • Google / Mgmt hoooli.xyz
      Learn the laws of land you live in. Heard of 1st amendment?
      Sep 7
  • Pandora x0kjF
    Anyone can sign those petitions, knock yourself out. It's your patriotic duty!
    Sep 6 2
    • New ooOa82
      OP
      What about visa holders?
      Sep 7
    • Pandora x0kjF
      Even foreign citizens with no visa.
      Sep 7
  • Microsoft LowT😩
    Signing or not signing makes zero difference. So why care?
    Sep 7 2
    • New ooOa82
      OP
      To get voice across.
      Sep 7
    • Google / Mgmt hoooli.xyz
      Across to whom? If you meant voice across to void then yes!

      There is a good reason it's void. This site was created by Obama and obviously the current administration doesn't care about it a bit. It's a lonely place where all petitions are signed in their echo chamber and everyone feels good having done something without moving the issue a bit. The best analogy someone gave me when (at some point in the past) I believed in petitions was to push the stopped car from the comfort of your car seat. Feels good you worked hard - doesn't move the car an inch.

      Besides petitions are worth less when they aren't vetted. Change.org doesn't, obviously.

      Don't believe me?

      There are tons of petitions on this site with 100k votes with no response. These petitions are worth less than the tissue paper used to wipe your ass. At least those tissue have a purpose. These petitions - absolutely 0!
      Sep 7
  • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
    Don't stake your immigration status on something so small; check somewhere more reliable than Blind before you sign
    Sep 6 1
    • New ooOa82
      OP
      Yes, dont knwo where to go though. Also, not sure what one should do if signed. There should be a way to retract signature but would have to call congress or something. What if something like this is seen as misrepresentation. Really worried.
      Sep 7
  • Tableau krxi15
    OP has a point. Every single US immigration forms asks you if you have ever claimed yourself to be a US citizen. It doesn’t describe specific details about where and for what but lying there is a felony and this situation here can be hold against you as are signing something claiming yourself as citizen.
    Sep 19 0
  • Pandora x0kjF
    Anyone in the whole world can sign. It's your opportunity to give input to the US government :)
    Sep 19 0
  • Apple / Eng Sierra8
    When I was living in Canada (born citizen), I especially disliked people, immigrant or foreigners, who tried to interfere in the Canadian democratic process.

    As a non immigrant (soon immigrant) to the US, I consider it is my duty to especially not interfere. I have opinions. I just keep them for myself.
    Sep 7 0