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White House Responds To Petition To Deport Justin Bieber

Dale Chong |
April 21, 2014 | 11:28 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

The White House has responded to #DeportBeiber, kind of.

Justin Bieber's DUI arrest inspired a petition to deport the Canadian singer out of the United States. Receiving 273,968 signatures, which is nearly three times the 100,000 needed to guarantee an official response. Bieber, who was raised in Stratford, Ontario, has not publicly commented on the petition.

"Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one," the White Houses' statement read, according to E! News.

READ MORE: Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI

"The We the People terms of participation state that, 'to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to eaddress 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.' So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken." 

The White House further addressed immigration reform.

On Sunday, Bieber announced on Twitter that he's a changed person. 

"This is my time off but my mind is always running. Learned a lot this past year thru trail & error but that is life. Excited for what's next," he tweeted.

First Lady Michelle Obama announced to Univision radio host Enrique Santos that she would be "very present in his life right now…" 

Justin Beiber pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving without a valid driver's license. His trail is scheduled for May 5. 


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