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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: Lucy vega from: Mesquite tx
    February 03, 2014 2:44 PM
    As may I recall half of the accusations are fake? And half of teens over the us do drugs, but he should really get his act together he has millions of kids looking up to him, and he should at least try and hide what he does from the media to stop transmitting this bad image and be a good role model, because pretty much what he's doing most teens do (coming from a teen) but he does have million following him and he needs to clean up his image ASAP
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    by: Anonymous
    February 03, 2014 11:16 PM
    It's sad when teens consider that behaviour normal.
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    by: Anonymous
    February 03, 2014 4:22 PM
    a lot of teens smoke weed and drink underage, yes... a LOT of teens do NOT drink and drive, drag race, piss in buckets for people to clean, and act like a spoiled fool in public.

    by: Unit_108 from: IDAHO
    February 03, 2014 1:59 PM
    To everyone who says no to deportataion, you really need to think about this, it would be a good learning experience for the corrupt teenage bratt. He can break the law and take the little tap on the shoulder for the little fee he has to pay. He is not diciplined and needs to learn that his money dosent raise him above anyone. You supporterd idolize him and need to stop, your giving him posive reinforcement twards his actions. (plus his music sucks). We can barley handle miley cyrus, we dont need this punk!
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    by: Shania from: Elmwood park New Jersey
    February 04, 2014 11:17 AM
    The only brat there is u ...they should let him stay in the us
    He's not a punk u r....he has the best music ..,,ur just jealous

    by: Morgan Hudson from: Culver City, CA
    February 03, 2014 12:50 PM
    Look, do you know why a lot of people want to deport him? You can call it unfair or whatever you like, but life isn't fair. He made his choices. Also, Justin Bieber, has a lot of influence on the younger generations. That is why he needs to go. Didn't someone once say in a Spider-man movie, "With great power comes great responsibility." He has not used his power for good things. Only threw America's hospitality back in our faces. He is not a citizen here, and frankly, I don't know why we didn't think of this earlier!
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    by: Anonymous
    February 03, 2014 11:19 PM
    So he deserves a free ride on everything else? I don't think so.
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    by: denise
    February 03, 2014 2:43 PM
    actually he as done alot of good things. He is one of the top young artist charity donators

    by: Bubba Joe from: USA
    February 03, 2014 12:40 PM
    His mugshot looks like a rabbit on crack.

    by: ayana pettis from: california
    February 03, 2014 12:19 PM
    All I want to know is when is OK to deport someone for being a bad influence.. there's lily Wayne out there talking about shooting people and sex he's been on and out of prison for all kinds of bad things..Why when It's Justin's first time getting in trouble a petition is started when all the news says the allegation was false..his go's states he wasn't even speeding, the drugs he does
    Are not illegal so...? I'm guessing It's a bunch of Bilberry haters who never gave him a chance. All of the thing Justin Biever has did he never gets recognized for the great things he's done, all of the charities he's given to and started..this is absolutely ridiculous give him a break
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    by: Kzee from: Canada
    February 08, 2014 7:58 AM
    Well, where do you want lil Wayne to get deported to? And the point is, Jbiebs is a public figure. he has to act in a manner where his millions of younger followers will learn a good example from. He's what we call a self-destructing person and that's not healthy to anyone. And btw, I've met him how many times, and the kid needs some spanking. Immature and spoiled brat I may say. He's parents should stand accountable for how they raised him. And we don't want him back in canada either.
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    by: Kim Bennett from: Australia
    February 03, 2014 1:18 PM
    Bloody well put Lil Waynie back in prison for all the crap he's involved with too ! People stop tolerating this type of bullshit !

    by: randy cleveland from: wisconsin
    February 03, 2014 11:30 AM
    AMERICANS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CANADA WITH A DRUNK DRIVING CONVICTION SO YEA KICK HIM OUT

    by: Paul N. from: Florida
    February 03, 2014 11:23 AM
    Here's some food for thought : There are thousands of migrant workers in America who are deported everyday for so much less. Running a stop sign or a red light and they are swooped off the streets and deported back to which ever country they came from. However, because he's white teen pop star with billions of dollars to his name, he's allowed to not only a fair trial for committing a FELONY LEVEL offense but multiple infractions in our judicial system. It's not unfair for anyone to say that he should be deported or have his work visa revoked. Set aside any dislike for him as a person or how he's a bad role model for our children and youth, legally he's in the wrong and as such should be held to the same standard(if not high due to the fact he's in the public eye) as any person who is here on a work visa.

    by: Caeleigh Goodman from: Maysville OK
    February 03, 2014 11:07 AM
    They should not send Justin Bieber back to Canada he should stay here in America we all love him and we love him for his songs sure he did alegule things and I'm only 9 years old so please let Justin Bieber stay in America
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    by: Anonymous
    February 04, 2014 6:27 PM
    If you really are 9, this isn't the place for you.

    Don't speak for a whole country when you are just an atom among trillions that make up a molecule.

    He deserves to be deported, to set an example.
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    by: Anonymous
    February 03, 2014 11:25 PM
    Do your parents know you are on the internet reading about all the illegal stuff your idol does? I know you are 9, but I would hope you realize the difference between right and wrong, and understand that no matter how much good stuff you do, when you do something wrong, or in this case illegal, there should always be consequences for your actions.
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    by: orenji from: Miami, FL
    February 03, 2014 8:37 PM
    You're 9... you will understand when you get older. Actions have consequences. People get deported for much less and just because he has money he gets away with it.
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    by: Unit_108 from: IDAHO
    February 03, 2014 1:53 PM
    NO

    by: sharon from: dauphin manitoba canada..
    February 03, 2014 10:38 AM
    seems to be alot of judgement going on....oh my...I am shocked at the haters...but, it takes all kinds for the world to go round.....what you give you get.....hang on...smiles

    by: Brieanna Miller from: 6828 rockland rd
    February 03, 2014 10:20 AM
    Thats not right he has been a citizen here his whole entire life. Many people do these things in america and all you do is send them tojail and they just get bailed out and do the same things over.. This is not fair.. And if you can allow people to smoke cigars and watch them die with cancer then why cant you let him take drugs.. you worrying about one person out of a billion
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    by: Anonymous
    February 03, 2014 11:31 PM
    It's amazing how many teenagers don't think that there's anything wrong with the illegal and idiotic things Justin Bieber does. Just more proof of how negative of an influence he is.
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    by: orenji from: Miami, FL
    February 03, 2014 8:43 PM
    God... teenagers are so mindless. Are you SERIOUS?

    "if you can allow people to smoke cigars and watch them die with cancer then why cant you let him take drugs"

    Your argument is moronic. He is NOT a citizen and drugs are ILLEGAL. If someone who is not a citizen of the US does something illegal, they get deported or aren't even allowed IN. Just because he has money, he has the high probability of getting away with it. You call this FAIR? Stop listening to his brain damaging music and go read a book.

    "you worrying about one person out of a billion"

    This one person has influence on those billions and he KNOWS it.
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    by: Bioniclepluslotr
    February 03, 2014 11:03 AM
    No, he is not a citizen of the US. He wasn't even born in the US. A foreigner with such a high profile crime record should be removed.
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