White House Responds to “Deport Justin Bieber” Petition
After numerous run-ins with the law, nearly 275,000 people signed a petition in January to have Justin Bieber deported from the United States.
Titled "Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card,” the petition earned well over the 100,000 minimum that requires an official White House response, and that time has finally come.
"Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People," the statement reads. "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one."
The White House did take the opportunity to comment on immigration reform, and stated, "Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that's 12.5 billion concert tickets -- or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber's debut album."
"So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues," it finishes.
American immigration laws state that an individual’s visa cannot be revoked unless the person convicts a violent crime or is sentenced to more than one year in prison.