As the petition to deport Justin Bieber
reached about 275,000 signatures, almost three times more than required for an official response, the White House
came back with a bit of a disappointing reply. "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one,"
the response reads, along with a few notes regarding immigration. "So 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,"
the official note
Pointing out how having a "common-sense immigration reform"
is critical at the moment, the response concludes, "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."
As reported, the petition demanded "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 nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."