White House to respond to petition demanding Justin Bieber's removal from the US

Spokesman Jay Carney says the campaign will be addressed

White House to respond to petition demanding Justin Bieber's removal from the US

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The White House has said that it will respond to a petition demanding Justin Bieber's deportation from the US.

The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures, calls on the White House to revoke the Canadian pop star's green card and remove him from the US. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff.

Responding to a question on whether the White House would respond to the petition at a press conference on Friday (January 31), spokespman Jay Carney said (via Mediaite: "That process will occur, as is our commitment. There will be a response when the threshold is crossed. That response will come, I’m sure, relatively soon. I don’t have one now on matters related to visas. I would refer you to DHS."

"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," the petition reads. "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."

At the end of week (January 31), the pop star's private jet was detained and searched under the suspicion of having marijuana on board. The plane, which Bieber had chartered for the weekend's Super Bowl (February 2), was held at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as police reportedly smelled marijuana.

It was the singer's latest brush with the law. At the beginning of the week, he was charged with assaulting a limo driver, the news came a week after he was arrested for a different incident in Florida and charged with drink driving after a police officer pulled him over on suspicion of racing a hired yellow Lamborghini on a public street. He was later released on bail of $2,500 (£1,500).

In January, police in California searched Bieber's home after he allegedly threw eggs at his neighbour's house. The outcome of the search is still unclear.

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