As of Jan. 29, more than 100,000 signatures have been collected for a WhiteHouse.gov online petition to deport Justin Bieber back to Canada.
The petition stipulates that Bieber is both destructive and dangerous and should have his Visa revoked and be sent back to his home country. Since there are more than 100,000 signatures, the petition can be reviewed by the Oval Office.
The deportation petition was started after Bieber, 19, was arrested in the early morning hours of Jan. 23 when he was pulled over for drag racing in a residential neighborhood of Miami Beach.
According to the petition, it stipulates that the people of the United States is wrongly portrayed in the pop culture world and that they would like the drug-abusing, reckless, destructive Justin Bieber needs to be deported and have the green card revoked. It goes on to say that Bieber should be removed from society.
The move began by an unknown person in the Detroit area.
Petition supporters used various social media platforms to push the effort forward with a dedicated Facebook page cheering the success of the petition and more people supporting the move.
Of course, there is also a petition to keep Bieber in the country, which stipulates that he is human and not perfect. It also states that the media only reports on the bad side and that he’s actually saved lives.
The misdemeanor offense is the first time Bieber was arrested despite numerous brushes with the law in the past. Bieber was arrested for driving without a proper license, DUI and resisting arrest. Formal charges will be noted at his Feb. 14 arraignment.
Last year, Bieber was accused of driving recklessly in his neighborhood of Calabasas, Calif. as well as spitting in one of his neighbor’s face. Police looked into the allegations but did not file any charges. This same neighbor alleges that Bieber threw at least a dozen eggs at his home on Jan. 9, which caused about $20,000 in damage. On Jan. 14, cops raided the 19-year-old singer’s home trying to find evidence of the felony vandalism incident. While there, they arrested a person for drug possession.
According to legal experts, it typically takes a serious crime of moral turpitude or felony in order for a deportation order to be granted. As it currently stands, Bieber is clear on being deported.
However, one attorney said this area of law is rather gray.
According to Pasadena-based criminal attorney Brian Claypool, Bieber is headed on the path to deportation unless he quits acting like he is now. Claypool said if Bieber is convicted of more than what he is facing now, the Department of Homeland Security may think he’s a danger to the society and could start a deportation proceeding.