Thousands of US citizens have signed a petition calling for Justin Bieber to be deported from the country following his arrest.
The online petition, on the White House’s ‘We The People’ page, has already gained more than 15,000 signatures in less than 48 hours (it's currently at 36,166).
‘We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,’ it says of the Canadian popstar.
‘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 nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.’
The Baby singer is facing the threat of a prison sentence after officers saw him drag-racing before dawn in a residential street in Florida.
The 19-year-old later admitted smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication, police say.
He was charged with driving under the influence, driving with an expired licence and resisting arrest without violence.
Despite all his legal troubles, the charges against Bieber are unlikely to put him at risk of being deported or denied entry into the US.
According to US immigration law, authorities generally do not revoke an individual’s visa unless the person has been convicted of a violent crime or has been sentenced to more than one year imprisonment.
Contrary to the petition, Bieber is reported to be in the US on an O-1 visa as opposed to a green card.
Earlier today he thanked his fans for their support, he wrote on Twitter: ‘You are all worthy no matter what anyone says…’
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Source / The Petition