Online deport Justin Bieber petition reaches enough signatures for White House response

29 Jan 201468 Views

Pop star Justin Bieber's mugshot, after police arrested him in Miami, Florida, for allegedly driving under the influence and resisting arrest

A petition on the White House’s citizen portal to deport pop star Justin Bieber and revoke his visa reached 100,000 signatures this morning, the amount required for the White House to respond.

A petition on the White House's citizen portal to deport pop star Justin Bieber and revoke his visa reached 100,000 signatures this morning, the amount required for the White House to respond.

POLITICO reported that the online petition was created on 23 January, the same day police arrested Bieber for allegedly driving under the influence and resisting arrest in Miami, Florida.
Shortly afterwards, The Miami Beach Police Department released Bieber's mugshot from the arrest on Twitter.

Nineteen-year-old Bieber, who is Canadian, is in the US on a temporary work visa.

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"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked," the petition reads.

"He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

POLITICO also reported that the White House has taken its time in responding to petitions, has tended to release them on weekends.

Bieber is set to be arraigned on 14 February on charges of drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence, Rolling Stone reported.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic

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