The White House has refused to comment on a petition to have Justin Bieber deported from the US.
Nearly 275,000 people signed the online petition to have the Canadian singer kicked out of their country and have his green card revoked. According to Sky News, the US Government are expected to respond to petitions over 100,000 signatures.
However, under their ‘We The People’ initiative, the White House is allowed to respond with a ‘no comment’ if it deems necessary. “Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People. Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one,” read the White House statement.
It continued: “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.
“Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets – or 100 billion copies of Mr Bieber’s debut album.”
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber failed to appear in court last Monday (April 14), just hours after he appeared on stage at Coachella Festival.
As reported, Bieber made a surprise appearance during Chance The Rapper’s set at the US festival, a move which appeared to have led to him being unable to make a scheduled visit to court in Toronto where he faces a recent assault charge.
The Toronto Star newspaper reported that the pop star’s lawyers stood in for Bieber and received disclosure evidence from crown prosecutors about the case, which dates back to an incident involving a limo driver in Toronto in December 2013. The case has been scheduled to return to court on May 12.