White House Petition to “Deport Bieber” Gets 17K Signatures in 48 Hours

UPDATE, January 28, 2014: The petition reached 100K signatures. And according to POLITICO, “The White House did not respond to a request for reaction to the petition.”

During the whole Justin Bieber arrest hysteria (for example, seriously, MSNBC?), many in our community quickly pointed out the immigration double standard surrounding the Canadian pop star.

It looks like that theme is getting amplified more and more, as a petition to WhiteHouse.gov’s “We The People” page asking the President to deport Bieber has already gotten over 17,000 signatures since it was created late on January 23.

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Here is what the petition says:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.
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. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.

The petition would need about 82,500 more signatures by February 22 before the Obama Administration would have to address it. Considering that the Administration is responsible for about 1,100 deportations a day, many are wondering why not Bieber?

By the way, Bieber has an O-1 work visa and not a green card.

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