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White House to Address Petition to Deport Justin Bieber

Map of Justin Bieber's recent arrests in Miami, Florida and Toronto, Ontario
Map of Justin Bieber's recent arrests in Miami, Florida and Toronto, Ontario
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The White House says it will be responding to a petition calling for the deportation of troubled Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber.

With more than 234,000 signatures and counting, the deportation request is well over the 100,000 names a petition on the White House website needs before the Obama administration is required to respond to it.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday the response will come "relatively soon."

The 19-year-old Bieber has made headlines recently for a series of run-ins with police related to an egg-throwing attack on his neighbor's house in Los Angeles and alleged alcohol and drug violations.

The "We the People" petition calling for his return to Canada was created on January 23, the same day Bieber was arrested in Miami on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

The petition describes the singer as "dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing." It says he is not only "threatening the safety" of the American people, but "he is also a terrible influence" on the nation's youth.

The petition also calls for revoking his green card or permanent resident status, although the Grammy-nominated Bieber is actually in the United States on a temporary work visa.

He is best known for his hit songs, including "Baby," "Boyfriend" and "As Long as You Love Me."

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by: Yana from: Myrtle Beach, SC
February 16, 2014 7:58 PM
Justin shouldn't get deported. I'm one of his beliebers & I forever will be one.


by: Anon
February 14, 2014 10:18 PM
People keep say that he is only being treated like this cause he's famous and a lot of people do stuff like that too, blah blah blah. Well THATS the problem, He's famous and there will be many people who will be like, "Justin Bieber did it so it must be cool, I'll do it too to be cool." Where as other people who do drugs aren't famous and nobody cares about them. Plus Justin Bieber isn't even that great.


by: Elle_808 from: Honolulu, HI
February 10, 2014 5:40 PM
Yes, he needs to be deported. Everyone makes mistakes and it's normal...but the types of "mistakes" he's supposedly making are just ongoing. Regardless if he's still young and naïve or he's got a lot more going for him, it doesn't change the fact that he won't be doing the same thing over and over again. And to top it off, he's doing all this purposely. Smiling at mug shots, having people take the blame for him. What else is next? Is it because he's not getting that much attention compared to when he first started singing, we'll never know. But he needs to get his act together or he's going to be one fucked up druggie who'll end up just like all of the heroine addicts who passed away due to overdose (god rest their souls) and die as well.


by: Achante from: Mississippi
February 08, 2014 11:26 AM
I Love JUSTIN And I Don't think He needs to get DEPORTED Yess He's made Mistakes But Everyone does we're not perfect But Were All HUMAN And It's Not fair For Everyone to pick On The WRONG He Has Done . He's Really a GREAT PERSON And It Hurts Him Deeply To See That He Has Let His Fans Down So Just Chill With All This Just STUFF ! 💜


by: Sonya lugo from: Boston
February 08, 2014 3:41 AM
Justin is going threw a hard time , he needs HELP not to get deported . If you guys give up on him now what good will that do him or us ? Think off all the good he's done for America ." Pencils for promise " dose that not mean anything to anyone ? His music legit saves life's I know it saved mines . If you guys tear him apart every 5 seconds it will only get word he's a HUMAN bean that makes mistakes like the rest of us he's not perfect , but human so give him a change to fix his mistakes before you trow him away for good !


by: Kenz from: Texas
February 05, 2014 10:50 AM
wow , Most comments to keep him here are from people who say "keep him cause he's music is great," He's doing all this crap because he knows he can get away with it . If he gets deported he'll get his ass going and get back to the right track . that mug shot up that , he's smiling like he's saying "whatcha gonna do i'm Famous ." If he stays he'll just get worst because he KNOWS he got away with this AGAIN.


by: Nellie from: Bethel
February 04, 2014 8:37 PM
Well all I gotta say is that they are only doing this because he is famous.! He is a human and he's been living here for a whole now.!! A lot of people do drugs and drink and drive and all that stuff why does it have to go down like this.? Just let him go don't deport him he didn't do anything serious.! I mean mylie Cyrus and lil Wayne are you joking.!! #freebieber don't deport justin please I've been crying for like 3 days he's my role model


by: Nellie miracle from: Bethel ohio
February 04, 2014 8:26 PM
Also drugs are being used by a tone of people these days just because he's famous doesn't mean you have to over exasadurate just like sit down and straighten things out with him and stuff but I mean he didn't really do anything wrong I don't know why you guys have to do this but there's kids out there that' do drugs and you don't do anything about it what about lil Wayne and them I bet they do drugs please don't deport him give him a brake #freebieber


by: Gwendolyn Easter from: NC
February 03, 2014 9:28 PM
Revoke his green card!!!


by: Mr.Right from: Right Ave.
February 03, 2014 6:32 PM
If anyone from Canada were trying to enter the US with those charges they would be turned back at the border ..... I rest my case ^.^

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