100,000 Haters Have Signed a Petition to Deport Justin Bieber
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition and urging the Obama administration to revoke Justin’s US residency status and send him back to his native Canada.
Since Justin’s not an American citizen — and has said he never plans on becoming one — outraged Americans/haters have proposed a solution to just go ahead and deport him.
Here’s what the petition says:
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. 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.
Accorting to TIME, fortunately one cannot simply deport Justin. Plus, the White House already receives tons of petitions.
Justin resides in the US on an O-1 visa, which is reserved for “individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry.”
According to federal law, only violent crimes and sentences longer than 1 year result in a re-evaluation of visa status.
(g) Criminal activity. A condition of a nonimmigrant’s admission and continued stay in the United States is obedience to all laws of United States jurisdictions which prohibit the commission of crimes of violence and for which a sentence of more than one year imprisonment may be imposed. A nonimmigrant’s conviction in a jurisdiction in the United States for a crime of violence for which a sentence of more than one year imprisonment may be imposed (regardless of whether such sentence is in fact imposed) constitutes a failure to maintain status under section 241(a)(1)(C)(i) of the Act.
So, haters, try not to get your hopes up.