White House Has To Respond To Deport Bieber PetitionThe popularity of a petition to deport Justin Bieber out of the U.S. is forcing the White House to react to the appeal.
On Wednesday, the deport Bieber petition of the White House’s “We The People” site surpassed the 100,000 signatures mark – the threshold needed a petition submitted to the site for it to warrant an answer from the government.
The appeal which now has over 200,000 signatures was filed the same day Bieber got into his most recent bout of trouble.
However, observers note that the 19-year-old celebrity will likely not be deported.
The petition was lodged after the Canadian pop star was recently arrested in Miami Beach after he was seen drag racing in his yellow Lamborghini against a red Ferrari in a residential neighborhood.
Bieber also reportedly told authorities after his arrest that he has consumed marijuana, taken prescription medicine and had alcohol before the arrest.
The pop star, who also had an expired license at the time of the arrest, is in the U.S., is said to have an O-1 visa, also called “extraordinary ability” visa which is usually given to artists and entertainers.
Bieber is also said to have resisted arrest and curse at the officer arresting him, records released by the police detail.
The petition on the White House site says that the petitioners feel that the American people are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture.
It said that the people would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing Justin Bieber deported and have his green card revoked because the celebrity is not only threatening the safety of the American public but is also being a terrible influence to the youth of the country.
It is unclear when the Obama administration will answer the petition.