Justin Bieber deportation petition to face White House review after getting 100,000 signatures

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January 29, 2014 12:04:35 PM PST
Pop star Justin Bieber's recent run-in with the law hasn't won him many 'Beliebers.' In fact, there are thousands of people who apparently want him deported to his native Canada, and now the White House is obligated to weigh in.

A petition was filed January 23 with the White House and reads:

"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 nation's youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

On Tuesday afternoon, that petition surpassed 100,000 signatures, the minimum number required before the White House is obligated to respond.

The Grammy-nominated singer faces driving under the influence charges after being arrested last week. Police in south Florida say they arrested a bleary-eyed Bieber after officers saw him street-racing before dawn on a palm-lined residential street, his yellow Lamborghini traveling at nearly twice the speed limit.

Bieber later admitted smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication, police say.

There is another petition that has the pop star's name on it. it was filed with MoveOn.org, asking that all immigrants be treated like Bieber. It reads, in part, "The treatment of Justin Bieber has proven that an immigrant can make mistakes and not be slapped with outrageously steep fines by the justice system, or be detained and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement."

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