The White House has responded to a petition demanding Justin Bieber be deported to his native Canada.
The ruling? It looks like Biebz is safe to stay on American soil…for now.
“Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one,” the White House’s statement read.
It seems that President Obama isn’t getting involved in this one and is leaving it to “others to comment” on the Baby singer’s bad boy behaviour.
Bieber’s arrest in January for drag racing, DUI and resisting arrest in Miami Beach inspired the petition to kick the pop star, who was raised in Ontario in Canada, out of the US.
It received 273,968 signatures — nearly triple the amount needed to guarantee an official response.
The petition read, “We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
The White House, in its response, did not address the 20-year-old’s legal problems, but it did discuss immigration reform, “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.”
It looks like the singer isn’t letting anything get him down, and tweeted on Sunday, ” Learned a lot this past year thru trial & error but that is life. Excited for what’s next.”