White House Declines Petition to Deport Justin Bieber: 'Sorry to Disappoint'

"Won't be commenting on this one," the response reads.

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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," theĀ official note further reads.

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."

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    I'm waiting for everyone to blame Obama...
    Mustaine must be angrier than ever
    To be honest, who actually thought this would work? I'd love it if it did work, but there's a slim chance, unless bieber is in some group, like the illumanati, otherwise, sadly, no. =/
    Deporting him back to Canada..... What were they thinking!?!?!?!?! Do it properly and deport him from the planet
    America shaped him into what he is though; created a monster.
    I tried to keep telling people this but they wouldn't believe me. I mean Canada as a country doesn't even have the same population as California alone. They made the monster they can keep him and his lame ass excuse of being too rich to know better.
    Or alternatively, stop giving him all this attention and let him disappear. The only reason he is still a familiar face is because of things like this, people going out of their way to hate on him.
    Americon needs a nu persident: Kerry king! #HailToTheKerryKing!
    Fight me.
    It looks like we'll have to fight Kerry, WITH THE POWER OF DETHKLOK!!!!!
    Thank God the white house had enough sense to dismiss this. I don't like Bieber any more than the next guy, but trying to deport him was just ridiculous. Naming him a saftey hazard and using it as an excuse to throw him out was very far fetched, these people were making a way bigger deal out of his actions than what they were in order to feed their childish hatred. It was child-like.
    Whether its a joke or not, the petition got the required amount, the white house should have given it more thought at least instead of just dismissing it as if it were a silly joke
    It was a silly joke though. It shouldn't be treated otherwise just because a lot of people were in on it.
    Ever heard the song Peace Sells by Megadeth? "Tell me something, it's still 'We the people', right?" My point is, this government is supposed to be run by the people, so if almost 300,000 people want Beiber deported, the white house should not write it off as "Funny joke guys, he's here to stay."
    Danjo's Guitar
    Our government is set up to stop mob mentality stuff like this from getting anywhere though. Which is good, because otherwise our country would have torn itself apart long ago.
    Ever heard the song Peace Sells by Megadeth? "Tell me something, it's still 'We the people', right?" My point is, this government is supposed to be run by the people, so if almost 300,000 people want Beiber deported, the white house should not write it off as "Funny joke guys, he's here to stay."
    ugh this whole deport bieber shit is stupid in the first place, second I'm not a bebier fan i just believe deportation is stupid since this country was built by immigration and last Canada didn't make bieber the way he is we Americans did so STFU
    I can see where you're coming from, but just because America was started by immigrants doesn't make illegal immigration cool. We have laws about it now that did not exist back then. Plus, America was built on mistreatment of natives and murder, so by your logic we should be ok with murder and treating everyone else poorly.
    Once again, Obama's group of tyrants destroying America....this loser needs to be deported! **** this kid.
    As comedic as this whole fiasco was, I'm a little disappointed that a quarter million people would come together for a joke against a pop star rather than getting a real issue solved. I don't know, I hate the use of the term "losing faith in humanity", but it really does apply here.
    It's less surprising when you consider the percentage of that number that actually, genuinely want it to happen. I'd bet it was well over 50%
    Good, making fun of him is a worn out joke that stopped being funny almost half a decade ago.
    link no1
    I had to double check your 'half a decade' claim and my God...The fact that he has actually been around that long without fading into obscurity disgusts me.
    He kinda has been though. Besides the occasional single I don't see him in every appearance anymore. 1D kinda took over for a bit although their hype train is dying down too.
    Why? If people enjoy his music there's nothing wrong with that.
    Don't know why you got so many thumbs down when there's nothing wrong with that attitude.
    Because most rock fans have the 'It sucks if it isn't rock' attitude and can't accept that people like different music from them.
    Justin Beiber, the lack of substance in his music, the way he acts (like he's untouchable), the way he dresses (like every douche that wears baggy clothes, flat brimmed hats, and shades), and the issues he faces as his life progresses--it's more of an indication of our country's misguided morals and ideals of what "the good life" truly entails. Don't blame Beiber, blame our society, because it's a joke. Many many years ago the most barbaric cultures were caught up in excessive violence. Now, the most barbaric culture in our world is caught up in cheap highs and material goods. Brave New World, anyone?
    They won't entertain this because Bieber is owned by a major label, which in turn is owned by the real people running Amurrica. Negavote me if you want, it won't stop the fact that corporations lobbying in America is a HUGE problem.
    I don't know why i got so anal about this, but reading through the comments, for ****s sake, atleast spell his name correctly if you're gonna talk about him BIEBER. Not frickin' Beiber. Again. NO idea why i care, but for some reason that annoyed the crap out of me :p
    I hope no one actually thought this would happen, of course they were gonna deny it. Its the fact that it actually made it to the white house thats funny
    Or alternatively, stop giving him all this attention and let him disappear. The only reason he is still a familiar face is because of things like this, people going out of their way to hate on him.
    I don't get whats the ****ing deal about Justin anyways. Never gave a crap about his music (or the little girls liking it), but saw him play once on german TV (Wetten Dass). In Opposition to most 'murica sized stars, he actually sung live while playing the piano (the ladder quite badly I might add), but did totally okay. He's like any other retarded pop or rap star, get over it guys ...
    I'm happy they didn't deport him not because I like him, but because it would move him into a "legendary" status. Rather than hearing about him for the next 5 years it would be forever.
    Do people really think that the government is going to deport their media puppet? hell no
    Even though i hate him, It is really some bullshit that americans waste time on a petition like this when there are other issues that need addressing. This shit is ridiculous, Priorities are all ****ed up.
    Well the shithole Obama administration has tackled even more insignificant problems before, so this is almost a surprise. That being said, maybe if all these people hating on some annoying pop teenager could get over their secret wet dreams about him, and ignore him, it wouldn't be such a problem, because the president, in theory, has more important things to worry about on this planet
    I'm a little bit upset that someone in the administration actually wasted his or her time responding to this stupid garbage.
    If they don't have to take the time now they don't have to take the time when it is about something important. They are not to decide what's important, the people do, at least they used to.
    Nah, we (the US) have been a Plutocracy for so long now, it really doesn't matter.
    If the majoraty of the people want something and are willing to do something about it, the government can't stop them. Especially in a country where the public is armed to the teeth.
    I believe a petition only needs something like 25,000 signatures before the White House HAS to address it by law or some shit like that (I'm Canadian) I remember maybe about 6 months ago they even addressed building a real Death Star because enough signatures were on the petition. The people responding to these petitions are probably lacky interns or something fighting for a real job at the White House, nobody of importance will address the petitions.
    Julia Heaven
    I don't like Justin Bieber. I really think that he is an a*****. But what these people have done, that's not fair! The media often make things even worse than they are. Think about MJ. Look what we have done to him. He was called "wacko jacko". The media and its followers destroyed him, killed him. If you like Justin Bieber or not, leave him alone! Nobody of us want to be treated in this way. Or would you like it? If nobody would be interested in what he is doing, he wouldn't appear that often in the news and maybe he would change himself. But I have to disagree with a lots of people, because this is not the correct and nice way!