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Deport Justin Bieber petition signers duped into believing petition will succeed

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Over 234,000 people have been duped into signing the “Deport Justin Bieber” petition under the mistaken belief that enough signatures will get Justin Bieber deported from the United States. As reported on Feb. 2 and Feb. 1 by, Yidio TV and Movie News, Gigwise, The Celebrity Café and other media outlets, once a petition reaches the threshold of 100,000 signatures, the White House is obligated to respond. But petitioners have been misled about what to expect. See Justin Bieber Cannot Be Deported on Basis of “Deport Justin Bieber” Petition.

Misled about What Form the Response Will Take

The “Deport Justin Bieber” petition now over 234,000 signatures and counting. While it’s true that President Obama will respond to the petition since it has passed the 100,000 mark, be the response will not be the one petitioners have been led to expect.

The response will be an official statement of some kind from the president, but it will not be deportation.

The key word is “respond.” Most petition signers have been duped about the nature of that response and what form it will take.

The majority of people signed the petition because they were under the impression that with a certain number of signatures, White House response would be to revoke Justin Bieber’s green card and deport him from the United States. They will be disappointed to find out that’s not the case. See Justin Bieber Cannot Be Deported on Basis of “Deport Justin Bieber” Petition.

The White House is obligated to respond, not deport.

The problem stems from a misunderstanding of what deportation actually requires. A mere petition, regardless of how many signatures it contains, will not do the trick. See Justin Bieber Not Likely to be Deported from United States

Misinformed about What Deportation Really Requires

Justin Bieber is in this country on an O-1 visa, which allows individuals with "extraordinary ability or achievement" in their fields, including the arts, to legally live and work in the United States.

Under United States law, the holder of an O-1 visa cannot be deported from the country unless he or she has been convicted crime of “moral turpitude,” an aggravated felony, or a crime punishable by more than a year in prison.

In Miami, Justin is facing the charges of DUI and drag racing charges, and resisting arrest. See Justin Bieber DUI, Drag Racing Charges Dropped or Not: Contradictory Reports. Justin is also being investigated for felony vandalism charges in Los Angeles for causing over $20,000 worth of damage to his neighbor’s house by pelting it with eggs.

Experts in immigration law say that none of these charges qualify as crimes of “moral turpitude.” Furthermore, even Justin were found guilty and convicted, none of the charges would earn him a year in jail. See Thursday Justin Bieber News: Toxicology Report, Toronto Arrest, Million a Month

The bottom line is that Justin Bieber cannot be deported from the United States on the basis of a petition no matter how many signatures it contains.

The signers of the “Deport Justin Bieber” petition have been duped.


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Ruth Houston is a journalist, author, columnist, speaker and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) specializing in celebrity and lifestyle topics. She writes a Celebrity Infidelity column, and is frequently called on by the media to comment on celebrity infidelity scandals, high profile infidelity court cases, and popular infidelity/ relationship issues in the news. Ruth also does cruise ship lectures on celebrity scandals, as well as other lifestyle topics. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail

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