Bieber has been in hot water with police for most of the last month or so in California, Florida and most recently in his home country in Toronto.
The petition was posted on the Obama administration’s “We the People” web site, which allows anyone to create a petition to bring issues to the government’s attention.
The deport Bieber petition was started on Jan. 23, the day of his arrest in Florida while driving a rented $180,000 Lamborghini at 4 am in a suburban neighborhood. He was charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving on an expired license.
After two days, on Jan. 25, TheImproper reported that only 27,362 people so far had recorded their electronic signatures on the petition. But as of today, that number has soared to 227,381, or ten times as much.
If the petition gets 100,000 signatures or more, the White House has promised to respond to it.
The campaign to send Bieber back to Canada seemed to get new impetus after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a limo driver in Canada. More media outlets are also publicizing the movement.
Bieber could be facing charges in California as well, as early as Monday (Feb. 3)
He’s being investigated there for felony vandalism for allegedly causing more than $20,000 in damage to his nieghbor’s home. He allegedly threw a fusillade of eggs at the property damaging expensive Venetian plaster and imported hardwood doors.
Despite the outpouring of support for his deportation, the chances of that happening are still slim to none.
Bieber is in the country on a special visa tailored for individuals who demonstrate extraordinary ability, or receive sustained national or international acclaim.
Bieber’s career would be ruined if he were banned from the United States because he earns the lion’s share of his money here.
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