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White House petition to deport Justin Bieber hits 100K signatures

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A petition calling on the Obama administration to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber passed the 100,000-signature threshold needed to receive an official White House response on Wednesday.

The petition on the White House website calls for the government to “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,” the petition reads.

“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,” it adds.

As of 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, the petition had 111,174 signatures.

Rival petitions, though, urge that the U.S. not deport the 19-year old singer, but have not attained 100,000 signatures.

Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach last week on charges of drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Police in California are also investigating claims that he egged the house of a neighbor.

The White House responds to all petitions that reach the signature threshold, but there is no timeline for a response.

“Once the petition reaches the required threshold, it will be put in a queue to be reviewed by the White House,” says a notice on the petition website.

Last year, the White House responded to a petition urging the government to build a “Death Star,” an ode to the weaponized space station from the “Star Wars” movies.

The administration said that while it shared the public’s “desire for job creation and a strong national defense,” a Death Star “isn’t on the horizon.”

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