By Amy Hubbard, Chicago Tribune
The petition is clear and to the point: “Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.”
And now the petition at WhiteHouse.gov, created six days ago, has passed the 100,000-signature mark required to get an official response from the Obama administration. Wednesday morning at 8, the total was at 102,446 signatures.
“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.”
Meanwhile, a petition to the Obama administration not to deport the world-famous Canadian pop singer has 1,458 signatures as of 8 a.m. PST Wednesday. As the tally shows, that’s 98,542 signatures still needed by Feb. 24 to hit 100,000.
The anti-deportation contingent seeks to appeal to our humanity.
“The whole idea of Justin Drew Bieber getting deported is completely unfair. He doesn’t deserve this. … With your help, we can stop it. He’s human. He’s not perfect. The media sees the bad side of him. Please. He’s saved so many lives. Including mine. A lifesaver shouldn’t deserve this.”
The Washington Times points out it may be a long time before the pro-deportation deputation gets a response — “weeks, months or even years.”
Bieber’s recent woes include an investigation into the egging of a neighbor’s home in Calabasas, where the singer may be mulling a sale of his mansion, and a DUI case with a scheduled Valentine’s Day arraignment. But if the Obama administration keeps him waiting, the pop star has plenty of time to turn those deportation proponents into true Beliebers.