Back in January I found a White House petition demanding Justin Bieber's deportation
when it was just a wee little movement of 40 signatures. Within a week, the collective grew to 250,000, and hit the required mark to receive an official response from our nation's leader. Nearly four months later we're finally receiving a response. According to the petition
, the White House will not involve themselves in Biebs' current legal issues in Miami and Toronto, so our petition is going into File 13. Bieber's fate in the U.S. now lies in the hands of Florida's stunning judicial system...
"Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one.
The We the People terms of participation state that, "to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition."
We'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.
That status quo isn't good for our economy or our country. We need common-sense immigration reform to make sure everyone plays by the same set of rules.
Not only is it the right thing to do morally, it's the right thing for our country: 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."