President Barack Obama
This is a follow up to the January 30, 2014 article "Petition To Deport Justin Bieber Hits 100,000 Signatures Sent To The White House Requiring A Response From President Obama" where the Judiciary Report stated “Thus far, none of Bieber’s legal issues are of the level that would warrant deportation, as one has to commit a serious felony to be deported as an immigrant. However, the White House, under its own rules, is compelled to respond.”
As stated in the aforementioned article, to receive a response from the president, a petition must have 100,000 signatures. The deport Bieber petition has nearly three times that amount. This week, President Obama responded to the petition signed by 275,000 and as the Judiciary Report stated three months ago, the president would not be deporting Bieber (for his offenses at the time). See the president's official response below.
However, despite Obama opting not to deport Bieber, Homeland Security is after him. When he rolls through airport security in America now, he's been facing added scrutiny and lengthy questioning, due to a dangerous incident that alarmed the government. Bieber and his entourage were smoking weed on a private flight into New Jersey, impairing the airplane crew’s ability to maneuver the plane without distress and difficulty.
The captain ordered gas masks distributed to ensure the crew could continue to fly the aircraft and not flunk required drug tests. The captain radioed the airport and staff sent federal police to storm plane when it landed in New Jersey. Bieber and company were interrogated for 4-hours regarding the incident. Bieber was detained and interrogated again by Homeland Security this week at LAX (Los Angeles). Bieber is a marked man.
Official White House Response to Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.
Believing in Immigration Reform
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. You better believe it.