White House Officially Responds to “Deport Justin Bieber” Petition — SEE HERE!
By Shari Weiss | 7:46 pm, April 18th, 2014
The White House has officially responded to the petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported.
As Gossip Cop reported, the “We The People” petition requested “to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked,” claiming, he “is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth.”
More than 270,000 people signed the online document, which was started after the Canada-born Bieber was arrested for alleged DUI and drag racing in Miami in January.
Now the White House has posted its official response, saying “Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one,” because the petition actually violated its terms of participation.
The response notes:
“The We the People terms of participation state that, ‘to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.’”
In other words, since Bieber’s legal matters remain unresolved, the White House cannot get involved, and instead, will “leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case.”
It’s also worth noting that, judicially, Bieber could only have his O-1 visa — issued for “individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry” — potentially revoked if he was convicted of a violent crime with a sentence of more than one year in prison.
You can read the White House’s full posting, which goes on to make the case for immigration reform, here.
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