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. They asked Obama to revoke his green card. A green card allows people from other countries to work in the U.S.
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 limitation that allows the White House to 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?