Finally, the White House has reacted to the “Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card” petition filed by 273,968 Americans about pop star Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber is from Canada, and has rose to fame in 2009 with his song “One Time” and soon captured the world with “Baby”, “As Long as You Love Me”, “Beauty and a Beat”, and “Boyfriend.” His concerts are well-attended with screaming fans, who seem not to get enough of him.
Here is an excerpt of the statement released by the White House from its website:
“Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People.
Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one.
The We the People terms of participation state that, “to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.”
So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.
That status quo isn’t good for our economy or our country. We need common-sense immigration reform to make sure everyone plays by the same set of rules.
Not only is it the right thing to do morally, it’s the right thing for our country: Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber’s debut album.”
Justin Bieber has had brushes with the law because of various cases that included DUI. The petitioners feel that he is “a terrible influence” on America’s youth because of his “dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing” behavior.
Read more at petitions.whitehouse,gov.