Petition to deport Justin Bieber reaches almost 20,000 signatures – is it really necessary though?

by Martin
Justin Bieber leaving jail

Justin Bieber mugshot

If you’ve not been near the internet, a television, a radio or any form of media as of late then you might not know that Justin Bieber was arrested earlier in the week.

Following much speculation it turns out he was arrested because he “had a beer, was under the influence of anti-depressants and had been smoking marijuana all day” according to local police.

A petition has now surfaced on the internet looking to get Justin Bieber out of America and back home to his home in Canada.

The petition, set up on the White House’s “We The People” page has to reach 100,000 signatures before the petition can be addressed officially by the White House.

Justin Bieber leaving jail

On the website the petition states:


Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.

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 nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.

At present the petition currently sits at 17,802 signatures with 82,198 required before the White House will officially address it.

According to the Hollywood Reporter however Justin Bieber is not in the United States on a green card which allows permanent residency legally.

Instead Bieber is on an O-1 visa which is granted to high profile academics, athletes or other persons that the government deem exceptional enough in their particular field and worthy of being allowed into the country.

Speaking with ABC a lawyer who specialises in immigration said that being charged for a DUI isn’t likely to be enough to have immigration authorities to look into a case of deportation but it isn’t impossible.


Following the incident Justin Bieber took to his official Twitter account and said: “YOU ARE ALL WORTHY NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS >> BE STRONG GOD IS WITH US ALL> MY BELIEBERS CHANGED MY LIFE> I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL.”

What do you think? Is this really required? Shouldn’t people be offering to help the youngster who obviously needs it rather than pushing him off to someone else?

Sure he’s Canadian born but he wants to spend his time in America surrounded by friends, family and fans. It’s most likely a case of he’s got too much money and fame and it’s all getting on top of him.

After all, he can’t go anywhere without being followed and screamed at. I doubt the best of us could cope with that – even those with an older head.