White House has no comment on deporting Bieber
White House has no comment on deporting Bieber These police booking mugs show pop star Justin Bieber. Bieber was arrested for allegedly drag-racing on a Miami Beach Street
White House has no comment on deporting Bieber
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The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke his green card. That's far more than required to merit an official response through the White House's "We the People" program.

The White House says it's sorry to disappoint, but it won't be commenting. It's citing a caveat that lets the White House decline to address certain petitions.

But the White House is using the occasion to argue that an immigration overhaul could shrink deficits by nearly $1 trillion over two decades. The White House says that's equivalent to 12.5 billion concert tickets or 100 billion copies of Bieber's debut album.

Critical thinking challenge: As a citizen of Canada, how does Justin Bieber benefit the United States if at all?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/teen/white-house-has-no-comment-deporting-bieber/

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  • madelines-Ste
    4/23/2014 - 01:30 p.m.

    People in Canada cannot just say that "Oh we don't want him back that just doesn't happen its's funny but they cannot do that if we want to give him back then we can

  • KirstaBlackhair-Lar
    4/23/2014 - 01:35 p.m.

    Well first of all Im not a fan of Justin Bieber and I dont really care about him that much. I think that he should be deported back to Canada because he is getting out of hand here at the United States with these new things hes learning here can be dangerous to his surroundings. I dont think Justin Bieber benefits the United States that much because he made many mistakes and I know hes young and all that but he has to know young girls and boys look up to him as a role model. Now hes a bad role model because he is doing drugs and racing and even going to jail. So I would have to say deport him but if he learns from his mistakes and becomes a good person again he should stay but its not only my choice on whether he should stay or go.

  • colleenl-Ste
    4/23/2014 - 02:34 p.m.

    I think the White House should give us some kind of sign about the future of this petition. Many people want deported, some want him to stay and others really do not care if he is or is not in the United States. I fall into the do not care group.

  • joshuar-Koc
    4/23/2014 - 08:26 p.m.

    I think it's funny that people want Justin Bieber deported. Like, all of America dose not like him for all that he has done. I for one do not like him at all and i think he should go back to Canada. Let Canada deal with him and his problems.

  • NicoleK-5
    4/23/2014 - 08:48 p.m.

    President Obama states, "No comment," on recent conversations on the deportation of teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. The White House says, "it's sorry to disappoint, but it won't be commenting." Nearly 275,000 people signed a petition to deport him back to Canada and for Obama to revoke his green card. I agree that Bieber's recent actions have put a damper on his reputation, and I do miss the way he used to be 3 years ago-- the sweet innocent pop singer, however, I do not think he deserves to be deported. I think this is just a phase and that he'll hopefully get over this soon.

  • JericaD77
    4/24/2014 - 08:39 a.m.

    As long as money is circulating, our economy will survive. With Justin Bieber doing concerts there will be fans that go, which means money circulates. Sure, it could circulate without his help, but why take something away that helps? Just because he is "reckless" doesn't mean he needs to be deported! Isn't our country founded for freedoms? Isn't that kind of a way of taking that away from him? He isn't a citizen yet, but revoking his green card makes that impossible. There are more people out there far worse than Bieber and no one is petitioning to deport them. Why don't you get some of them out before you try to get out someone who actually helps bring in money?

  • lisettem-Koc
    4/24/2014 - 11:31 a.m.

    I don't think that they will deport Justin. Yeah, he's made mistakes and has gotten out of control, but I don't think they're going to deport him. In my opinion it wouldn't be fair. There's people committing crimes, killing people, and they don't get deported, and Justin hasn't killed anyone, so why deport him? I don't think people are willing to see the good that Justin has done in the past, and now they're only focusing on all the bad things he's done.

  • GabrielTalahytewa-Lar
    4/24/2014 - 12:27 p.m.

    He sings which beneifts people to try and hear him be free living his teen life singing for the people and making new albums. I knid of don't judge him but he got arrested is all that I know countless times which is becoming a real problem. Justin bieber is a Candian and i think he does understand U.S. laws and ways on how they do stuff but hes justa singer. I kind of think why does he do this stuff but I really think that it is all just a bunch of government stuff to deal with.

  • yulissac-Koc
    4/24/2014 - 07:25 p.m.

    In my opinion, Justin Bieber doesn't benefit the United States in any way. All he does is sing songs. I don't believe he helps the United States in any way.

  • 15agibson
    4/24/2014 - 08:21 p.m.

    Obama has "no comment" but the rest if the world does. There was 275,000 people who want him gone. But they don't think about his fans and how that would effect them. They wouldn't be able to see him in America in concert or meet him for that matter. Deporting him would just be wrong.

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