Saturday, April 19, 2014

White House Won't Influence Justin Bieber's Deportation From U.S.

Justin Bieber

Bieber hasn't been convicted for any criminal act or sentenced to one year incarnation that would automatically put him on deportation status.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The White House declined to comment on a "We the People" petition requesting for the U.S. government to deport pop star Justin Bieber, a Canadian national. More than 273,968 thousand petition signers seeking for the Obama administration to deport Bieber.
Bieber has been involved in several alleged criminal acts, but hasn't been convicted for a misdeamenor or a felony act. He holds an O-1 U.S. residency card afforded to exceptionally talented artists working in the country.
In January, Bieber was charged with one count of assault in connection with the December 30, 2013 beating of a limousine driver in Toronto.
Last year, Bieber was charged in Miami Beach, Florida with one count of driving under the influence (smoking marijuana and taking medication), resisting arrest and driving with a Georgia expired license for six months.
Bieber was facing felony vandalism charges in California for throwing dozens of eggs at a nieghbor's home causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. He was caught on video audio by the neighbor threatening to throw more eggs. The neighbor released Bieber's audio indicating he was also trespassing when he committed the vandalism.
A statement posted by the White House in response to the petition to deport Bieber cited immigration issues and broken down immigration system. "We need a smart, effective immigration system -- one that can keep up with the demands of a 21st century economy," according to the statement. The White House posted,  "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address 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...Not only is it the right thing to do morally, it's the right thing for our country: 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."

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