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  • Petition asks White House to deport Justin Bieber

  • The people have spoken: Pop star Justin Bieber is no longer welcome in the United States. At least that's according to a petition that's been signed by more than 187,000 people on the White House's "We the People" website.
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  • SALT LAKE CITY - The people have spoken: Pop star Justin Bieber is no longer welcome in the United States. At least that's according to a petition that's been signed by more than 187,000 people on the White House's "We the People" website. The petition asks that the United States revoke Bieber's legal standing in the United States and deport him. The petition was posted on Jan. 23 and quickly met the required threshold of 100,000 signatures in 30 days to merit a response from the White House earlier in the week. The White House has yet to respond. "We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoke(d)," the petition states. "He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations (sic) youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society." Bieber was arrested last week after officers saw him drag-racing on a residential street in his Lamborghini going approximately twice the speed limit. Bieber later admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication. Bieber was charged with DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest without violence. The White House has responded to more than 130 petitions since creating the website on Sept. 22, 2011. Some of the most popular petitions include a petition for new gun-control methods following the Sandy Hook shooting and a petition to urge the government to create a Death Star as an economic stimulus. In response to the Death Star petition, the White House released a response titled, "This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For." "The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon," the response says. "Here are a few reasons: The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it. The administration does not support blowing up planets. Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D141494%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E
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