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article imageJustin Bieber back to Canada? Deport Biebs petition hits 100,000

By Marcus Hondro     Jan 29, 2014 in Entertainment
After Canadian singer Justin Bieber's recent shenanigans, arguably his most serious, a petition to deport him appeared on the 'We the People' page of the White House's website. If successful, such a petition can force the government into a response.
Success is measured by the number of the signatures the petition gets. Forcing that government response, and possibly action, requires 100,000 and on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the petition made it over that mark and sits at over 105,000. The government does not have to adhere to the petition and can, as it has done in the past, state the reasons why such an action will not be taken.
Or it can set in motion to take the action demanded. It's not clear when a response might come but in the meantime the petition, began on Jan. 23, grows. For those in the U.S. who like Justin Bieber, another petition was more recently begun, this one calling for the government not to deport the Biebs.
Justin Bieber: deportation movement gaining
Bieber incurred the wrath of those 100,000 plus Americans after a number of actions, the most recent, and the one which inspired it, being caught allegedly drag-racing on the streets of Miami after 4 a.m. last Thursday. In that incident there has been inconsistencies in police accounts of what Bieber will be charged with but drag-racing, resisting arrest without violence and a D.U.I. (despite not blowing over the legal limit) are likely to be among the charges.
He's also had his home raided in L.A. over an egg-tossing incident with a neighbor. Drugs were found in that raid but police say they were not Bieber's drugs but belonged to a friend of his, who at the time was taken into custody.
Justin Bieber the Good
The singer has a good side, in addition to his music (his record sales are sky-high so it is assumed it is well-loved by many) he contributes great amounts of money and time to numerous many charities in the U.S. and all around the world.
Among them are his 'Believe Charity Drive,' the 'Make a Wish Foundation' and 'Pencils for Promise' (a group founded by manager Scooter Braun's brother, Adam). He's also contributed to the cause of clean drinking water, typhoon relief in the Philippines, done anti-bullying public service announcements and worked extensively for don't text and drive campaigns.
And as of 2013 it was estimated he was worth some $130 million (he's listed by Forbes as the 9th most powerful celebrity) so the taxes he pays in the U.S. are extremely high. Given that, and his origins in the country and number of fans there, should he be deported from the U.S., Canada is sure to welcome him back.
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