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Deport Bieber petition gets 100,000 signatures

Jan. 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 people have signed a White House petition requesting Canadian singer Justin Bieber be deported after his arrest last week.

The White House, which has promised to address two online petitions signed by more than 120,000 people by midday Wednesday (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions/all/0/2/0), has not responded to the Bieber complaint yet, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

"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," one of the petitions said.

The 19-year-old pop star is to be arraigned Feb. 14 in Miami Beach, Fla. He is accused of driving under the influence, drag racing, resisting arrest and having an expired driver's license. He is also under investigation for allegedly vandalizing his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., earlier this month.

TMZ has reported Bieber has been drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and consuming soda mixed with codeine cough syrup, as well.

THR said Bieber is living in the United States through an O-1 visa, which is issued to people with "extraordinary ability or achievement" in their fields, including the arts.

A conviction for an aggravated offense could see Bieber's work visa revoked; however, none of the charges he currently faces are for violent crimes, nor are likely to carry much jail time if he is convicted, THR said.

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