Fresh off of his State of the Union address, President Obama has another pressing issue to contend with: Whether or not pop singer Justin Bieber can be deported following his recent DUI arrest.
A We the People petition demanding Bieber’s deportation has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures, meaning that the Obama administration will now have to respond to the petition.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” the petition, created Jan. 23, 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,” the petition concludes.
As of this writing, the petition has amassed more than 107,000 signatures.
Canadian “Boyfriend” singer Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on Jan. 23 after failing a sobriety test, according to the Miami Beach police department. His Calabasas, Calif., home was also recently raided by detectives searching for evidence that the singer was involved in egging his neighbor’s home, causing $20,000 in damage.
It’s unlikely that Bieber will face deportation. According to attorney Russell T. Kirshy’s web site, non-citizens can be deported if they’re convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or an aggravated felony. The Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence aren’t crimes of violence, and they aren’t considered crimes involving moral turpitude by the Immigration and Nationality Act.