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Justin Bieber won't be getting a white house send off

Bieber performing at Coachella 2014
Photo by Kevin Winter

Looks like 'The Biebs' is free and clear...at least for now. It began with a petition created on the website We The People to deport Bieber back to Canada, claiming that he is "threatening the safety of our people". In order for a petition to warrant a government response, it needs to have at least 100,000 signatures; this one garnered roughly 274,000 signatures.

Despite the public's apparent dislike for the pop star's recent over-the-top antics, the government has decided that they don't want to play the bad guy. Michelle Obama reportedly took a sympathetic stand for him and told Univision Radio host Enrique Santos that she would "pull him close" and "be very present...just to talk, to figure out what's going on in his head".

The government's official statement? "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one. We'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues."