‘Dinner with Hillary’ contest open to illegals

Talk about your dinner theater! What could be more entertaining than the thought of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sitting down to break bread with someone who’s in the country illegally.

It’s not an impossibility if you read the eligibility rules for the “Dinner With Hillary” contest carefully.

Void where prohibited. Entries must be received between 6/26/15 and 7/30/15. Enter by contributing here or click here to enter without contributing.  One Winner and a guest will receive(1) a special invitation to a campaign dinner event with Hillary Clinton, round-trip airline tickets from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to the location of the campaign event and one (1) night hotel accommodation (approximate retail value of Prizes: $1900). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens or residents of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). All prizes awarded. Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility….

Did you notice it? It’s in the third from the last sentence, which specifies that entrants need to be “U.S. citizens or — big or — residents of the 50 states,  DC or Puerto Rico.” As Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller observes, there is no qualification placed on residency, such as “legal residents” or “lawful permanent U.S. residents.”

The eligibility rules also specify in boldface that “no purchase, payment, or contribution is necessary to win,” although it might be argued that getting nabbed by ICE after a well-publicized meeting with the high-visibility Clinton is a pretty steep price, especially if the dinner guest is deported.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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