More than 100,000 people want to see Justin Bieber deported -- he's Canadian, don't you know -- and with that, the White House must respond, because as of Wednesday a "We the People" petition reached the magic 100K mark.
"We the People" is the website that the Obama Administration created for the public to raise issues -- and petitions -- on. Once a petition reached 100,000 signatures (and it must do so within 30 days), the White House must make an official response. Notably, the petition had until Feb. 22 to make that mark, so it is obvious there is much backing behind it.
The petition, reads:
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. 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.
To be clear, though, none of the alleged crimes that Justin Bieber has or has not committed would lead to deportation, under normal circumstances. This, therefore, is a statement petition, at best.
There is a competing "Don't deport Justin" petition circulating on the same site. Whether through lack of publicity or lack of interest, the petition is having trouble reaching 100,000 signatures. It has 1,515 signatures as of 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday, and that leaves 98,485 signatures still needed by Feb. 24.